Murrel R. Walters III

Since his admission to the Pennsylvania Bar in December 1976, Murrel R. Walters III has maintained his practice in downtown Mechanicsburg. David R. Galloway joined him in January 2014 to start Walters & Galloway PLLC. Murrel has focused his practice on transactional law including estate planning, estate administration, real estate transactions and business formation. 

He is a member of the Pennsylvania Bar Association, Cumberland County Bar Association and Cumberland County Inns of Court. He is admitted to practice in all courts of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, the State of Florida and the United States Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania. Murrel is a member of the Continuing Legal Education Board of the Pennsylvania Supreme Court where he serves as the Vice Chair.

Murrel is a 1972 graduate of Dickinson College where he received a Bachelor of Arts in History and Political Science. In 1976 he received his Juris Doctor degree from the University of Miami. Murrel served for six years in the United States Army Reserves.

His hobbies include spending time with wife Kay exploring the wonders of beekeeping.  Many days he can be found at the Gettysburg National Military Park where he is continually reminded about the supreme sacrifices made on the hallowed ground that provided our nation its new birth of freedom.  He relishes exploring his family roots in Cumberland County which he traces back to before 1800. 

He served for eight years on the Cumberland Valley School Board including one year as president. He was a founding member of the Eagle Foundation which is dedicated to assisting in the educational, cultural and athletic activities of the Cumberland Valley School District. He served for nine years on the Board of Trustees of the Mechanicsburg Area Public Library including three years as president. He has been a Boy Scout troop leader, a coach, volunteer and leader of several area youth soccer and youth basketball organizations. 

Murrel resides in Boiling Springs with his wife, is the father of three millennials and the grandfather of two. 

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David R. Galloway

David R. Galloway joined Murrel R. Walters, III to start Walters & Galloway, PLLC in January 2014.  Since his admission to the Bar of Pennsylvania in 2001, David has focused his practice on real estate transactions, estate planning, estate administration, business law and civil litigation with an emphasis on creditor’s rights and collections.

David is a Past-Chair of the Cumberland County Young Lawyers’ Division and is a current Board Member of the Cumberland County Bar Association.   He is also a member of the Cumberland County Inn of Court, the Pennsylvania Bar Association, the National Association of Retail Collection Attorneys and the Pennsylvania Creditor’s Bar.  He is admitted to practice in all courts of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and the United States District Court for the Eastern, Middle & Western Districts of Pennsylvania.

He is a 1996 graduate of York College of Pennsylvania where he received the degree of Bachelor of Science in Accounting.  In 2001, he earned the degree of Juris Doctor from the Dickinson School of Law of the Pennsylvania State University.  While at Dickinson, David was Editor-in-Chief of the Dickinson Journal of Environmental Law & Policy.

David is a 2003 graduate of Leadership Carlisle (now known as Leadership Cumberland), a ten-month program designed to effectively prepare individuals for community leadership involvement.  Since graduating, Mr. Galloway has been both a Board Member and a Past-Chair of the United Way of Carlisle & Cumberland County and Leadership Cumberland.  He is a past-president of Downtown Mechanicsburg Partnership, an organization devoted to preserving and promoting Mechanicsburg’s downtown.

David resides in Dillsburg with his wife Stephanie, daughter Maggie & son Levi.


Katie J. Maxwell

Katie Maxwell joined Walters Galloway in June 2016.  Since her admission to the Pennsylvania Bar in 2007, Katie has focused her practice on criminal defense, civil litigation, and family law. 

Katie is a member of the Order of Barristers, Cumberland County Bar ​Association, Cumberland County Inns of Court, Pennsylvania Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers and the Pennsylvania Bar Association. She currently serves as a  Zone 3 Delegate to the Pennsylvania Bar Association's House of Delegates.

Katie is a 2007 graduate of the Dickinson School of Law of the Pennsylvania State University, where she was a member of the National Trial Competition team and an articles editor for the Penn State Environmental Law Review.  She is a 2004 graduate of Columbia University, Barnard College where she received a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science. 


Katie lives in Carlisle with her husband and two young sons. 


Austin W. Wolfe

Austin W. Wolfe joined the firm in January 2018 after practicing in Colorado for four years where he focused on various forms of civil litigation.  He is admitted to the Pennsylvania Bar and the Colorado Bar.


Austin was born and raised in the Borough of Mechanicsburg and is a 2004 graduate of Mechanicsburg Area Senior High School. He received his Bachelor’s degree from Temple University in 2008.  Prior to attending law school, Austin obtained a Master’s Degree in Legal Administration from the University of Denver, during which he worked in the Clerk’s Office for the federal District of Colorado and learned firsthand the business of administering justice. Austin received his law degree from Villanova University Charles Widger School of Law in 2013. While at Villanova, he served on the Farmworkers Legal Aid Clinic, providing legal help to migrant workers for various labor, immigration, and bankruptcy issues. Austin was also a recipient of the Dorothy Day Award, which is given to law students who donate exceptional time to pro bono service to the community. 

Austin is a member of the Cumberland County Bar Association. He lives in Camp Hill with his wife, Meryl, and sons, Ian & Asher. When he isn’t practicing law, he can be found hiking the various trails in and around Central Pennsylvania, watching baseball, and reading.


Hon. J. Michael Eakin

Justice Eakin was elected to the Pennsylvania Supreme Court in 2001, retained in 2011 and retired in 2016. He was elected to the Pennsylvania Superior Court in 1995.  He served three terms as District Attorney of Cumberland County from 1984-1995.  During that time, he was an invited speaker at various national programs, and served on the faculty of the National College of District Attorneys, receiving their “Lecturer of Merit” Award in 1990.  Justice Eakin served as president of the Pennsylvania District Attorneys Association in 1992-1993, and served as that organization’s Education Chair for nine years.  A past Chairman of the Criminal Procedural Rules Committee of the Supreme Court, he is a member of the Bar Associations of Cumberland, Dauphin, and Lancaster Counties, as well as the PBA and ABA.  A 1970 graduate of Franklin & Marshall College, he received his degree from the Dickinson School of Law in 1975. Justice Eakin received an honorary Doctor of Laws degree from Widener Law in 2004 where he also served as an adjunct professor. 

Justice Eakin works directly with our firm, Walters & Galloway, PLLC, as a mediator and appellate practice advisor as “Of Counsel.”