About Us

Matt Walker is a 2003 summa cum laude graduate of Concord University with an interdisciplinary degree in business, geography, and social work, and a 2007 graduate of the West Virginia University College of Law. Walker has served as legislative liaison for the West Virginia Primary Care Association, West Virginia Family Health, the West Virginia Physical Therapy Association, the American Cancer Society, the March of Dimes, Save the Children USA, the National Alliance for Public Charter Schools, the West Virginia Association of Home Inspectors, and the West Virginia Society for Respiratory Care, and has held advisory positions with Mountain State Occupational Medicine, Main Street Medical, the West Virginia Partnership for Elder Living, and the Benedum Foundation's Lincoln County ElderCare Program, and others. Walker has been appointed to the board of directors for the Family Medicine Foundation of West Virginia. He also has work experience with Cabell County Prosecuting Attorney, Chris Chiles, Lincoln County Prosecuting Attorney, Jackie Stevens, as well as health care attorney, Dave Campbell, and administrative law judge, Jack Stevens.

In addition to being a registered lobbyist in West Virginia, Walker completed formal assessments of access to health care and health care needs assessments for Lincoln, Wayne, and Clay Counties, and developed a system of low-cost sampling and data integration used by four local county health departments to complete required county needs assessments. Walker completed various law school courses in health care law, intellectual property, intellectual property and the internet, constitutional law, workers compensation law, and administrative law.

Jeff Stevens is a 2003 summa cum laude graduate of the University of Kentucky, with a degree in accounting, and is a 2007 graduate of the University of Kentucky College of Law. Jeff has been an active member of the West Virginia State Bar since November of 2007, specializing in the areas of contract law, intellectual property law, constitutional law, tax planning, business formation, health care law, and criminal defense. He has long had a passion for the law, completing his first internship with Cabell County Prosecutor Chris Chiles at the age of seventeen. Jeff is also a registered lobbyist in West Virginia, focusing on health care and education issues. He served as legislative liaison for the West Virginia Primary Care Association, West Virginia Family Health, the West Virginia Physical Therapy Association, the American Cancer Society, the March of Dimes, Save the Children USA, the National Alliance for Public Charter Schools, the West Virginia Association of Home Inspectors, and the West Virginia Society for Respiratory Care, and has held advisory positions with the Family Medicine Foundation of West Virginia, Mountain State Occupational Medicine, Main Street Medical, the West Virginia Partnership for Elder Living, and the Benedum Foundation's Lincoln County ElderCare Program. Currently, Jeff serves as the CEO of the West Virginia Physical Therapy Association. In 2011, Jeff served as legal counsel to the West Virginia Senate President, Jeff Kessler, during the 2011 Regular Legislative Session.

During his undergraduate studies, Jeff was honored with the Outstanding Senior in Accounting award, given to the top ten graduates of the accounting school at the University of Kentucky. He was also the sole recipient of the 2003 W.L. Matthews Jr. Fellowship, one of the University's three highest academic graduate fellowships. Additionally, Jeff lectured a 2006 seminar regarding his article entitled: "Tax Shelters in the 21st Century: Is the Current Lull in Activity Due to Economic Recession or Has Congress Finally Closed the Loopholes?"

Walker & Stevens recently added Johnna Gaunch, full-time Program Coordinator and Public Relations Director. Johnna is a lifelong resident of West Virginia and a 1992 graduate of Marshall University. She is currently a registered lobbyist in the state of West Virginia, with a special interest in education issues. Johnna has worked for Wayne County Schools, Cabell County Schools and most recently, Marshall University's Department of Communication Disorders. Johnna is now serving as Program Coordinator for the Family Medicine Foundation of West Virginia, performing a key role in hosting the largest continuing medical education conference in the state, managing scholarship programs for medical students, and aiding with numerous grants and projects. In 2015, Johnna assumed the role of Public Relations Director for the West Virginia Physical Therapy Association, focusing on conference-building strategies and various social media efforts and outreach.