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About Walter L. Dutton

I have written several books on law topics and working to enter the publishing world of fiction. Creative nonfiction in the form of memoir, family history and short stories are favorites. I can send you a chapter of fiction or nonfiction to read to get a sense of my style although your style may be different. All of us mature through years, education, family, and experiences. Your vocabulary may be similar but, you may have a preferance for certain words or expressions.


J.D., Law, Thomas Jefferson School of Law, San Diego, 1982
M.A., Literature & Writing Studies, California State University, San Marcos, 2005
B.S.L., Law, Thomas Jefferson School of Law, San Diego, 1978
Courses – Fiction, Advanced Fiction, et al., University of Iowa, 1996
A.S., Behavioral Science, Imperial Valley College, El Centro, 1977
Certificates – Teaching Technology, Web Site Development, Graphics Design, Multimedia, University of California, San Diego, Extension University, 2002
Workshops on advanced fiction, novel structure, character development, dialogue,   University of Iowa Summer Writing Festival, University of Iowa Writers'   Workshop


2003-2018 – Adjunct Professor, GEW Program, CSUSM
2006-2007 – Seminars – Memoir Writing, Writing to Heal, Spiritual Writing, CSUSM Osher Foundation
2006 -2011 - Dean of Writing Studies, Brown Western University (
1982-2016 – Attorney at Law – Emphasis in Intellectual Property and Education Law
1999-2005 – Adjunct Professor, University of California, San Diego, Extension University
1995-2001 – Adjunct Professor, Palomar Community College
1996-1998 – Seminars – Law, Logic & Language, Thomas Jefferson School of Law
1973-1979 – Law Enforcement (Deputy Sheriff & Police Officer)
1966-1973 – U.S. Air Force – Air Traffic Controller


 At Every Peril, Fiction – police procedural – In the process for publication in 2017.

Using Story in the Rehabilitation of Persons with Acquired Brain Injury – Thesis - California State University, San Marcos. Revised as book to be published by a major publisher.

Emotional Damages: Fact, Fiction or Fraud?. - insurance defense industry (1992) Published by Neurolegal Publications

Legal Terminology (Vol I & II), Harcourt Brace, New York, NY (1995)

U.S. Courts (Vol I & II), Harcourt Brace, New York, NY (1996)

Paralegal Career, Harcourt Brace, New York, NY  (1996)

Truth & Deception – self published (2004)

Future Publications:

Walking in Beauty – A clairvoyant serial killer is on the loose in So. California

Awards & Honors:

Graduate Deans Award, California State University, San Marcos (2005)


 GEW 50 - 2009
GEW 101 – 2003-2011
How to Write a Cogent Judicial Opinion
Legal Writing with Plain Language
Writing to Heal
Memoir Writing
Copyright Law
Intellectual Property
Copyright Law for Writers and Graphic Artists
Contracts Law for Writers and Graphic Artists
Business Law and Writing for Web Developers & Graphic Artists
Photoshop I and II
Criminal Evidence
Criminal Procedure
Criminal Law
Introduction to Justice
Juvenile Justice

Professional Organizations:

California State Bar – License # 105994
National Writers Union – Professional Member