Jeffrey N. Walker is the series manager and co-editor for the legal and business volumes of the Joseph Smith Papers. Raised in Michigan, Jeff served a mission in the Canada-Montréal mission. Upon his return he completed a B.S. from Western Michigan University, magna cum laude. Jeff earned J.D., cum laude, from the J. Reuben Clark Law School, where he served as an editor for the BYU Law Review.He practiced in Los Angeles with one of the largest west-coast law firms before joining the Salt Lake City law firm of Jones, Waldo, Holbrook & McDonough. Jeff has worked as general counsel for a regional healthcare company, a national consultant for Lexis/Nexis, as well as a founding partner of the law firm Holman & Walker. He is the president and co-owner of Western Architectural Services, a thematic manufacturing company located in Draper, Utah, and a founder of the national watch store chain, Precision Time. He is also a trustee and treasurer for the Mormon Historic Sites Foundation and the managing editor of the Mormon Historic Studies. Jeff is currently an adjunct professor in the Department of Church History and Doctrine and the J. Reuben Clark Law School at Brigham Young University.
Jeff is married to the former Elizabeth Hepburn and they have four children, three dogs, three cats and one grandson.