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BERNARD F. WALSH

EDUCATION

Bernard F. Walsh graduated from the University of South Florida before receiving his law degree from Cumberland School of Law in 1978. During law school, he was selected to serve as a research clerk and intern for a federal judge and the U.S. Attorney's Office. He was awarded The National Book Awards for Constitutional Law and Professional Responsibility during law school.

EXPERIENCE

Bernard Walsh devoted the next three years to trial work for the State of Florida. This provided him with the opportunity to concentrate on his trial abilities, with numerous high profile trials concerning serious felony crimes. Since 1982, he has exclusively practiced personal injury law and helped accident victims in and beyond Bradenton and Manatee Counties in Florida.

Mr. Walsh has been listed in Avvo, an attorney rating site, as Superb Lexis Nexis/Martindale, an attorneys rating publication, as very high legal ability and ethical standards. Mr. Walsh is listed in Top Lawyers of America, National Association of Personal Injury Lawyers, and inducted into Southern Trial Lawyers Association. He has also won the largest playground recovery judgment, one of the top three motorcycle recoveries, and the second largest daycare center recovery in the State of Florida. He is also a member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum. The Million Dollar Advocates Forum is a group of attorneys who have achieved career case successes that include million dollar recoveries, settlements and/or verdicts.

ACTIVITIES, ASSOCIATIONS & AWARDS

Bernie Walsh is firmly committed to community service. He is an active member of the Manatee and Sarasota Sheriff's Advisory Board, the Florida Highway Patrol Advisory Council and the One Hundred Club for Law Enforcement in Manatee and Sarasota. His volunteer efforts to help all levels of law enforcement have benefited both private citizens and law enforcement personnel.

As a guest lecturer on the law, he has been asked to make presentations for the Academy of Florida Trial Lawyers, Stetson School of Law, American Inns of Court and Manatee Community College. He has also presented at Southern Trial Lawyers Association and Academy of Florida Trial Lawyers (Florida Justice Association). These lectures include presentations on how to present evidence to both a jury and insurance companies. Other lectures he presented include Trial Advocacy and Medical Jurisprudence.

Mr. Walsh is a member of The Academy of Florida Trial Lawyers, the Florida Justice Association, American Trial Lawyers Association, American Association of Justice, Southern Trial Lawyers Association, Sarasota County Bar Association, Tampa Bay Trial Lawyers Association, the Florida Bar - Trial Lawyers Section, the American Bar Association, the Manasota Trial Lawyers Board, and The Million Dollar Advocates Forum. The Million Dollar Advocates Forum a group of attorneys who have achieved career case successes that include million dollar recoveries, settlements and/or verdicts.

 


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