The firm’s founding member, Larry Walker is a native of the gnat line, (a distinctive area of Georgia), having lived in Perry, Georgia all of his life. He was born in 1942. He attended the public schools of Perry and graduated from Perry High School in 1960. Larry has two degrees from the University of Georgia (a “double dawg”), including a law degree. He has practiced law in Perry, now with the firm of Walker Hulbert Gray & Moore, LLP, since he graduated from the UGA law school in 1965. Larry represents individuals, small businesses, corporations, and banking institutions in all aspects of real estate, commercial transactions, civil litigation, estate and probate, personal injury and wrongful death matters.
Larry is Peer Review Rated AV Preeminent by Martindale-Hubbell.
In 1972, Larry was elected to the Georgia General Assembly, taking the seat formerly occupied by Senator Sam Nunn, a fellow Perryan, and served continuously until January 10, 2005. In 1983, he assumed the duties of Administration Floor Leader for Governor Joe Frank Harris, and in 1986, he was elected Majority Leader of the Georgia House of Representatives, serving in this capacity for sixteen years. Larry served for four years (1999 through 2002) as Chairman of the State Legislative Leaders Foundation, a nationwide organization of state legislative leaders.
Larry served on the Georgia Department of Transportation Board from January 2007 through June 2009, representing Georgia’s Eighth Congressional District. In August of 2009, Larry was appointed by Governor Sonny Perdue to the University System of Georgia Board of Regents as an at-large member until he resigned at the end of 2017.
Larry writes a quarterly article for JAMES magazine, and has written weekly articles over a period of 16 1/2 years for Macon’s The Telegraph and The Houston Home Journal. He is the author of Life on the Gnat Line, a composition of Larry’s widely read columns on family, everything Southern, reading, politics, and, of course, folks. Larry is a frequent speaker at various community and state events, including Continuing Legal Education seminars.
Larry lives in Perry, Georgia with his wife Janice. They have four children and ten grandchildren.