Justice Walter Sofronoff QC is a graduate of the University of Queensland. He holds Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Laws (Honours) degrees.
He was admitted as a Barrister of the Supreme Court of Queensland in 1977 and was appointed Queen’s Counsel in 1988. Before being appointed as a Judge of the Supreme Court of Queensland, Justice Walter Sofronoff QC served as a member, Vice-President and President of the Bar Association of Queensland Committee (1994–1996). His Honour was a member of the Queensland Incorporated Council of Law Reporting (1999–2004), President of the Queensland Anti-Discrimination Tribunal (2001–2005), member of the Royal Australian Navy Reserve (2003–2014) and a member of the University of Queensland Law School Advisory Board.
He was also an adjunct professor of law at the University of Queensland and is a fellow of the Australian Academy of Law and Institute of Arbitrators and Mediators Australia.
From 2005 to 2014, His Honour served as the Solicitor-General of Queensland.
In 2015, His Honour was appointed Commissioner of the Grantham Floods Commission of Inquiry and in 2016 he led a review of the parole system in Queensland.
Justice Walter Sofronoff QC was appointed President of the Court of Appeal on 3 April 2017.