walter2Walter P. Fontenot…

Walter was born right here in Liberty County. He graduated high school, Valedictorian of his class, at Carter G. Woodson in 1964, and with full four year Ford Foundation scholarship he attended Texas Southern University and upon graduation, Walter volunteered for service in the US Navy. He attended the Naval Officer Candidate School, and following graduation, in 1969, he was commissioned Ensign-USNR. Walter did two tours in Vietnam and was honorably discharged in September, 1974.

As his time in the Navy grew short, the young Lieutenant decided to apply for Law School. He was accepted right out of the Navy to the University of Texas Law School, from which he graduated in May, 1977. That was the year Walter returned to Liberty County. He worked in the Law Firm of Zbranek & Hight for six years before venturing out and establishing his own firm in 1984.