Kaylin E. Martinelli
Walter Ketcham

About Walter A. Ketcham, Jr

Walter A. Ketcham, Jr. is a senior partner with the firm having practiced for over 49 years, predominantly in Florida with an accepted invitation to try a products liability case in Pennsylvania and one in New York. He specializes in all aspects of personal injury defense, has been a member of ABOTA since it originated in Central Florida in 1989 and was its President in 1993. He was also selected “Trial Lawyer of the Year” by ABOTA for 2017. He was born in Miami, Florida and went to college and law school in the state at Stetson graduating law school in 1973.

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Location Orlando, FL
Phone 407-843-2111
Fax 407-422-1080

Year Joined Firm

  • 2022

Areas of Practice

  • Civil Defense
  • Civil Plaintiff
  • Personal Injury Defense
  • Government Liability - Defense

Bar Admissions

  • Florida, 1973


  1. Stetson University, College of Law, J.D., 1973
    • J.D., 1973
    • Walter Mann Award, 1973
    • Class President, 1971-1973
  2. Stetson University
    • B.B.A., 1970
    • Major: Business

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • The Florida Bar, 1973 - present
  • Orange County Bar Association, Member
  • American Board of Trial Advocates, Central Florida Chapter
    • Member, 1990-present
    • President, 1993
    • President Elect, 1992
  • Florida 5th District Court of Appeals, 1973
  • U.S. District Court Middle District of Florida, 1973
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 5th Circuit, 1981
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 11th Circuit, 1981


  • Orlando Orange County Expressway Authority, Chairman, 2010-2015
  • Mennello Museum, Chairman of the Board, 2015-present
  • Mennello Foundation, Board Member
  • United Safety Council, Board Member
  • GENCOR Industries, Board Member
  • ABOTA Trial Lawyer of the Year, 2017

Representative Clients

  • Orange County Sheriff
  • Orange County
  • City of Orlando
  • Mears Destination Services / Yellow Cab


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