Mary Ann Walker is the founder and Executive Chairperson of Walker Advertising, a leading direct response advertising agency serving the legal industry. Walker Advertising invests more than $23 million in media annually, reaching consumers through its powerful brands, Los Defensores and The Defenders at 1-800-THELAW2. Ms. Walker’s specialty is creating successful direct response marketing campaigns in various areas of law, including Personal Injury, Mass Torts, Birth Injuries, and more. In the 1990s, she collaborated with the California State Bar to write the rules regulating joint legal advertisers. As a young court interpreter in Los Angeles during the 1980s, Ms. Walker saw Latinos denied fair and equal justice simply because they couldn’t speak English. This was all the more painful given her own Latino heritage, as well as her experiences growing up in Mexico. Her lifelong passion is expanding legal access to underserved communities, with a focus on the Latino audience.