Kandace D. Walter

Adjunct faculty

Director and Adjunct Clinical Professor of Law, Small Business and Trademark Clinic

Phone: 214-768-3323

Email: kdwalter@smu.edu


Attorney Kandace D. Walter is licensed to practice law in Texas and is also registered to practice before the United States Patent and Trademark Office. Ms. Walter has provided valuable legal guidance to her business and intellectual property clients via Walter Legal PLLC since 2016. Prior to opening her own law firm, Ms. Walter was an Assistant District Attorney for the Dallas County District Attorney’s Office as well as an Assistant City Attorney and Community Prosecutor for the Dallas City Attorney’s Office. She also worked for a medium-sized firm focusing on school law, and an intellectual property boutique focusing on prosecution and litigation for a wide range of clients.

In 2020, Ms. Walter was hired as the Director of the Small Business Trademark Clinic at SMU Dedman School of Law. She previously worked as an Adjunct Professor at Collin County Community College, where she has taught Introduction to Intellectual Property. She has served on the boards of J.L. Turner Legal Association, J.L. Turner Legal Association Foundation, and The NEW Roundtable, Inc. She also participated in the Dallas Bar Association 2019 WE LEAD Program and the Dallas Association of Young Lawyers 2017 Leadership Class. Ms. Walter also served as the 2019 Chair for the Diversity in the Profession committee and was also recently appointed to the Justice in Leadership Committee of the State Bar of Texas.

Areas of Expertise

  • Intellectual Property


B.S. in Chemistry, Florida A&M
J.D., The University of Texas School of Law