Richard Walden obtained his B.A. from Texas Christian University at the age of 19. He graduated from TCU in 1977 cum laude and with Departmental Honors in Political Science. Mr. Walden attended the University of Texas School of Law and received his J.D. in 1981. During law school, Mr. Walden was a finalist in both moot court and mock trial competitions.
Mr. Walden relocated to Los Angeles and was admitted to practice law in California in 1983. He is also admitted to practice before various U.S. District Courts and Courts of Appeal. From 1983 through 2007, Mr. Walden was with the law firm of Saphier, Rein & Walden. On January 1, 2008, Mr. Walden became a name partner with the law firm of Burris & Schoenberg, which then changed its name to Burris, Schoenberg & Walden.
Mr. Walden's practice is broad, but concentrates on business and real estate litigation, in addition to transactional work with a specific emphasis on sports and entertainment law. He has tried over fifty cases in these areas.
Since 2000, Mr. Walden has been adjunct professor of Sports Law for the University of San Francisco Masters Program in Sport Management. He has also guest taught sports law courses at Concordia University in Orange County, California, USC, and TCU.
Mr. Walden is the co-author of the article "Imputed Contributory Negligence As a Defense In Wrongful Death Actions," which appeared in California Lawyer in October 1984. He has served as a member of the California State Bar Committee on the History of Law in California, and as a Mock Trial Judge and Coach for the Constitutional Rights Foundation. He has served as a Judge Pro Tem for both the Los Angeles Superior and Municipal Courts.
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