• Ann Arbor
    201 S. Division Street
    Suite 400
    Ann Arbor, MI 48104
    T 734-761-3780
  • Detroit
    1901 St. Antoine Street
    6th Floor at Ford Field
    Detroit, MI 48226
    T 313-259-7777
  • Grand Rapids
    99 Monroe Avenue NW
    Suite 300
    Grand Rapids, MI 49503
    T 616-205-4330
  • Troy
    201 W. Big Beaver Road
    Suite 500
    Troy, MI 48084
    T 248-743-6000
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David B. Walters


T 248-743-6052F 248-743-6002248-743-6052

  • University of Detroit School of Law, J.D.
  • Central Michigan University, cum laude, B.S.
  • Michigan
Court Admissions
  • U.S. District Ct., E.D. Mich.
  • U.S. District Ct., W.D. Mich.
  • U.S. Tax Ct.

Mr. Walters concentrates his practice in employee benefits, corporate law and estate planning. He has more than 30 years of experience counseling employers on all aspects of employee benefit plan formation, administration, and taxation.

He also helps business clients form and develop their enterprises, including securing financing of assets and real estate. Mr. Walters frequently assists health care professionals with general corporate and employment matters with particular emphasis on retirement planning and employee benefit plan design and administration.

Mr. Walters has been involved in the establishment, revision, modification, merger and termination of pension, money purchase, stock bonus, ESOP and profit sharing plans (including all types of 401(k) plans), as well as group health plans, health care reimbursement plans, cafeteria plans and dependent care arrangements. He serves on the Great Lakes Area TE/GE Council. The Council maintains lines of communication between the Great Lakes Area TE/GE Division of the Internal Revenue Service and the practitioner community and provides input and advice regarding tax policies and procedures related to employee benefit tax issues.

Mr. Walters is listed as a 2024 Troy “Lawyer of the Year” for Employee Benefits by The Best Lawyers in America.  He is listed in The Best Lawyers in America 2024 under Employee Benefits Law, listed in Chambers USA 2024 under Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation, and listed in Michigan Super Lawyers 2022 under Employee Benefits/ERISA. He is also listed as a 2024 “Top Lawyer” for Employee Benefits Law by DBusiness Magazine.

Honors, Awards, and Recognition
  • The Best Lawyers in America® 2017, 2020 and 2024 Troy “Lawyer of the Year,” Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law
  • The Best Lawyers in America® 2007-2024, Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law
  • Chambers USA 2024, Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation
  • DBusiness Magazine “Top Lawyers” 2009, 2011-2013, 2015-2024, Employee Benefits Law, Litigation-Labor Employment Benefits
  • Michigan Super Lawyers 2006-2022, Employee Benefits
Professional Affiliations
  • Great Lakes Area Tax Exempt/Governmental Entities (TE/GE) Council, EP Coordinator
  • State Bar of Michigan
    • Employee Benefits Committee
    • Taxation Section
  • American Bar Association
    • Employee Benefits Committee


Practices & Industries Education
  • University of Detroit School of Law, J.D.
  • Central Michigan University, cum laude, B.S.
  • Michigan