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Open Ninth Episode 155

Many of us remember the moment we made a life-changing decision. For Judge Doug Walker, that moment happened to take place in a dentist’s office. After some time wondering what direction he wanted to take in life, it was pure chance that he came across an article titled “The Versatility of a Law Degree” while waiting in the lobby that day. And it was in that moment, he knew his next step. Listen in to Open Ninth as Chief Judge Lisa Munyon sits down with Judge Walker to hear about his life as a lawyer and what brought him to the bench.


  • 00:14 – Introduction to Judge Doug Walker
  • 09:40 – Pursuing the law
  • 19:21 – Getting started after law school
  • 22:24 – Public defender’s office
  • 24:02 – Working at Bradford Cederberg, PA
  • 28:31 – Joining the bench
Open Ninth
Episode 155

Conversations Beyond the Courtroom.

Run time 34:44



In this episode

Chief Judge Lisa T. Munyon
Lisa T. Munyon

Chief Judge and Open Ninth host

Chief Judge Lisa T. Munyon has been a Judge with the Ninth Judicial Circuit for 18 years. She is the Ninth Circuit's first female Chief Judge.

Orange County Judge Doug Walker
Doug Walker

Orange County Judge

Judge Walker was appointed to the County bench in 2022 by Governor DeSantis. He currently serves in the Orange County Criminal Division.