Joanne Walker has more than 25 years of legal and management experience with law firms and environmental steering committees.
She has litigated diverse and complex matters, primarily involving environmental, land use, and construction issues; demonstrated success in maintaining cost reductions and cost effective operations at environmental cleanup sites; and has advocated for smart growth development and open space preservation with municipalities and developers. In addition to administering a $130 million private Superfund cleanup, she has also coordinated and maintained consensus arrangements between eight Fortune 500 companies to implement environmental cleanup.
Ms. Walker has also successfully negotiated partnering and preservation agreements between local developers and private citizen organizations.
Ms. Walker has a private legal practice in Conshohocken, PA. She was previously a Partner with McKenna Walker, P.C., Cherry Hill, N.J. from 1997 to 2006. She was a Senior Associate and then Partner with Manta and Welge, Philadelphia, from 1986 to 1997; an Attorney with Timoney, Knox, Hasson & Weand, Fort Washington, from 1984 to1986; and an Attorney-Advisor for the Federal Labor Relations Authority, Office of Chief Counsel, Washington, D.C., in 1983.
Ms. Walker is a current and founding member of the Board of Directors of the Mental Health Association in Pennsylvania; a member of the Board of Directors of the Whitemarsh Township Residents Association; a member and Rules Committee Chair for the Bo-Rit/Ambler Area Asbestos Site Community Advisory Group; a sponsoring attorney for Elementary School Conflict Resolution with the Pennsylvania Bar Association’s Project PEACE program; and a former member and chair of the Board of Directors of the Mental Health Association of Southeastern Pennsylvania and a former member of the Boards of Directors for the Briar Nature Center of Abington and the Better Business Bureau of Eastern Pennsylvania.
Ms. Walker received her Juris Doctorate (cum laude) from the Syracuse University College of Law; a Master of Public Administration from Syracuse University Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs, and a Bachelor of Arts in Public Administration (maxima cum laude) from LaSalle University.