James Frederick Waltz earned his B.A. from Westminster College in 1969 and his J.D. from the University of Missouri in 1972. For his professionalism and ethics, he has earned an AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell®, the highest recognition possible in the legal industry. He is a member of The Cape Girardeau County and American Bar Associations, the Missouri Bar, Defense Research Institute, Association of Defense Trial Attorneys, and the Missouri Organization of Defense Lawyers.