Robert A. Walker

Robert A. Walker, J.D., LL.M., is a former trial attorney with the Office of Chief Counsel (International and General Litigation Divisions), Internal Revenue Service, Washington, D.C. He is a member of the New York and Washington, D.C. Bar Associations and the United States Tax Court, Court of Federal Claims, and the United States Supreme Court. Mr. Walker received his J.D. cum laude at Vermont Law School and his LL.M. in Taxation from Boston University Law School.

From 1996 to 1998, he was awarded a Fulbright International Teaching Fellowship to the KIMEP Presidential Institute in Almaty, Kazakhstan. Thereafter, for fifteen years, he has taught for the University of Maryland University College Asian Division in Okinawa, Japan and Korea and the European Division in Germany and Italy. His subject matters of expertise include accounting, taxation, and business law. Attorney Walker has extensive experience in law in both the private and public sectors.

An inveterate traveler, Mr. Walker has visited over 130 countries and has plans to visit many more. His particular favorites are Russia, China, Mongolia, and Japan – the subject countries of “The Trans-Siberian Railway Encyclopedia.” Attorney Walker has studied both Russian and Chinese for many years and admits to speaking both poorly. He speaks French and Spanish as well. After living the last three years in Waikiki Beach, Honolulu, Hawaii, Mr. Walker and his wife recently re-located to Washington, D.C.

Robert Walker’s first book, “Okinawa and the Ryukyu Islands,” winner of the Lowell Thomas Annual Travel Book Award Silver Medal in 2015, is currently available on in print or e-book format. It is published by Tuttle Publishing.