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Personal Injury Attorney Bernard F Walsh

Bernard F Walsh Personal Injury Attorney

"Our profession is law. Our goal is justice." - Bernard F Walsh
  • Personal Injury
  • Trucking Accidents
  • Motorcycle Accidents
  • Brain injury
  • Car Accidents
  • Wrongful dealth
  • Slip and Fall
  • Drunk Driving Victims
  • Workplace Accidents

About Attorney Bernard F Walsh

Bernard F. Walsh, Esq.

An AV Rated Civil Trial attorney with more than 37 years of experience, Bernard F. Walsh first began his career protecting the rights of the public as an attorney for the State of Florida. For the next three years, as a trial attorney for the State of Florida, Mr. Walsh handled numerous high profile trials concerning serious felony crimes.

Since 1982 Bernie has exclusively practiced personal injury law and helped accident victims in and beyond Sarasota and Manatee Counties in Florida. Mr. Walsh has won the largest playground recovery (2008-$1,900,000.00), motorcycle recoveries (2006-$6,000,000.00) and a daycare center recovery (2010-$1,000,000.00) in the State of Florida. Several additional recoveries include a bicycle v truck ($1,000,000.00), auto v van ($1,000,000.00), MVA – single car ($500,000.00), auto v truck ($950,000.00), auto v semi ($475,000.00) and Private Property/fall down ($750,000.00).

Bernard Walsh is on the Board of Governors for the Florida Justice Association (PAC), as well as the Boards of the Florida Justice Association (Florida Trial Lawyers), National Trial Lawyers, and the Association of Plaintiff Interstate Trucking Lawyers of America (APITLA). Mr. Walsh has been named in Florida Legal Elite, has a “Superb Rating” by AVVO – widely recognized by the legal community for superb professional conduct and experience, and an “AV Preeminent Rating” by Martindale-Hubbell – the pinnacle of professional excellence earned through a strenuous Peer Review Rating process, highest ranking this organization bestows on an attorney.

Mr. Walsh is firmly committed to community service. His volunteer efforts to help all levels of law enforcement have benefited by private citizens and law enforcement personnel. He gives back, supporting many churches, organizations and the arts of Sarasota and Manatee Counties.

Education

  • Juris Doctorate (Law Degree), 1978 – Cumberland Law School
  • Selected as a Research Clerk - Intern for a Federal Judge and the U.S. Attorney’s Office
  • Awarded the National Book Awards for Constitutional Law and Professional Responsibility
  • Bachelor Degree (Undergraduate), 1975 – University of South Florida

Professional Distinctions

  • Top Rated Attorney – ‘10’ – Avvo – Superb Rated Attorney (Highest Rating)
  • ‘AV’ Preeminent® Rated – Martindale-Hubbell (Highest Rating)
  • Academy of Truck Accident Attorneys Member
  • American Institute of Personal Injury Attorneys® (Top 10 Best Attorney)
  • The American Jurist Institute (Top 10 Personal Injury Attorneys of Florida)
  • The American Society of Legal Advocates (Top 100 Litigation Lawyer)
  • Association of Plaintiff Trucking Lawyers of America (APITLA) – National Board Member
  • Best Attorney’s of America (Lifetime Charter Member)
  • The Irish Legal 100
  • Florida Legal Elite (Top 1%)
  • Melvin M. Belli Society Member
  • Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum
  • The National Association of Distinguished Counsel (Top 1%)
  • The National Association of Personal Injury Attorney’s (NAPIL) Member
  • The National Trial Lawyers – Board Member
  • Motor Vehicle Trial Lawyers Section
  • National Brain Injury Trail Lawyers Section
  • Mass Tort Trial Lawyers Section
  • Insurance Bad Faith Trial Lawyers Section
  • Southern Trial Lawyers Association Member
  • Advisor for Legal Zoom
  • Manasota Trial Lawyers Board (Founder; & President/Board)
  • Tampa Bay Trial Lawyers Association Member
  • Florida Justice Association, Board of Governors, Eagle/Board Member
  • American Association of Justice Member
  • The Florida Bar/Trial Section Member
  • Manatee County Bar Association Member
  • Sarasota County Bar Association Member
  • US District Court for Middle District of Florida Member
  • Florida Highway Patrol Advisory Council/Board
  • Florida Sheriff’s Association (Lifetime Member)
  • Manatee County Sheriff’s Advisory Board
  • Sarasota County Sheriff’s Advisory Board

Lectures

  • Association of Plaintiff Trucking Lawyers of America (APITLA)
  • Florida Justice Association
  • Manasota Trial Lawyers Board
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • Melvin M. Belli Society
  • Southern Trial Lawyers Association
  • Stetson University – College of Law
  • Western Michigan University – Cooley Law School

Published

  • The Lawyer’s LogBook – Endorsed by APITLAmerica
  • JUSTLAW – Southern Trial Lawyers Association
  • The Trial Lawyer – The National Trial Lawyers Magazine
  • The Lawyer’s LogBook – Endorsed by APITLAmerica
  • Working a Trucking Case – the A to Z Basics – Winter 2012 (with Elisabeth DeWitt)
  • The A to Z Basics of Proving Closed Head Injury – April - May 2013 (with Elisabeth DeWitt)
  • Florida’s Switch From Frye to Daubert: Not A Substantial Change in the Admissibility Determination of Expert Witness Testimony – Aug-Sept 2013 (with Sara W. Calabrese, Candidate for Juris Doctor, Stetson University College of Law)
  • Navigating ERISA – Vol. 3, No. 4 Oct. – Nov. 2013 (with Elisabeth DeWitt)
  • Using Cell Phone Records to Track a Truck’s Route and Time Line – Vol. 4, No. 3 Aug. – Sept. 2014 (with Elisabeth DeWitt)
  • JUSTLAW - Southern Trial Lawyers Association Magazine
  • Working a Trucking Case – the A to Z Basics – First Quarter 2012 (with Elisabeth DeWitt)
  • The A to Z Basics of Proving Closed Head Injury – Second Quarter 2013 (with Elisabeth DeWitt)
  • Navigating ERISA – Third Quarter 2013 (with Elisabeth DeWitt)
  • Florida’s Switch From Frye to Daubert: Not A Substantial Change in the Admissibility Determination of Expert Witness Testimony (with Sara W. Calabrese, Candidate for Juris Doctor, Stetson University College of Law)
  • Using Cell Phone Records to Track a Truck’s Route and Timeline – Second Quarter 2014 (with Elisabeth DeWitt)
  • The Hiring of a Lifetime Care Plan Expert – First Quarter 2015 (w/Elisabeth DeWitt)
  • The Trial Lawyer - The National Trial Lawyers Magazine
  • Working a Trucking Case – the A to Z Basics – Fall 2013 (with Elisabeth DeWitt)
  • Florida’s Switch From Frye to Daubert: Not A Substantial Change in the Admissibility Determination of Expert Witness Testimony – Fall 2013 (with Sara W. Calabrese, Candidate for Juris Doctor, Stetson University College of Law)
  • The A to Z Basics of Proving Closed Head Injury – Volume IV, number 1, Spring 2014 (with Elisabeth DeWitt)
  • Navigating ERISA – Volume IV, number IV, Winter 2014 (with Elisabeth DeWitt)
  • Using Cell Phone Records to Track a Truck’s Route and Timeline – Volume V, number I, Spring 2015 (with Elisabeth DeWitt)

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As an experienced auto accident and personal injury lawyer, Attorney is a member of several prestigious legal and community organizations.

American Association For Justice
American Association For Justice

The Mission of the American Association for Justice is to promote a fair and effective justice system—and to support the work of attorneys in their efforts to ensure that any person who is injured by the misconduct or negligence of others can obtain justice in America’s courtrooms, even when taking on the most powerful interests.

Florida Justice Association
Florida Justice Association

The Florida Justice Association (FJA), formerly the Academy of Florida Trial Lawyers (AFTL), is dedicated to strengthening and upholding Florida's civil justice system and protecting the rights of Florida's citizens and consumers.

Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum
Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum

Established in 1993, the Million Dollar Advocates Forum (which includes the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum) is one of the most prestigious groups of trial lawyers in the United States. Membership is limited to attorneys who have won million and multi-million dollar verdicts and settlements. There are over 4000 members throughout the country. Fewer than 1% of U.S. lawyers are members.

Million Dollar Advocates Forum
Million Dollar Advocates Forum

Established in 1993, the Million Dollar Advocates Forum (which includes the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum) is one of the most prestigious groups of trial lawyers in the United States. Membership is limited to attorneys who have won million and multi-million dollar verdicts and settlements. There are over 4000 members throughout the country. Fewer than 1% of U.S. lawyers are members.

The National Association of Trial Lawyers
The National Association of Trial Lawyers

The National Trial Lawyers is a professional organization composed of the premier trial lawyers from across the country who exemplify superior qualifications as civil plaintiff or criminal defense trial lawyers.

Insurance Bad Faith Trial Lawyers Association
Insurance Bad Faith Trial Lawyers Association

The National Trial Lawyers is a professional organization composed of the premier trial lawyers from across the country who exemplify superior qualifications as civil plaintiff or criminal defense trial lawyers. This national organization provides networking opportunities, advocacy training, and the highest quality educational programs for trial lawyers.

Member Motor Vehicle Trial Lawyers Association
Member Motor Vehicle Trial Lawyers Association

The Motor Vehicle Trial Lawyers Association is a networked group of attorneys representing injury victims and plaintiffs in claims involving motor vehicle accidents. The goal is to enable members to draw upon the specialty association’s strong training, educational and networking resources so they may have benefits that were either unavailable or difficult to find on their own.

AV Preeminent Reviewed Rated
AV Preeminent Reviewed Rated

The Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Ratings™ are an objective indicator of a lawyer's high ethical standards and professional ability, generated from evaluations of lawyers by other members of the bar and the judiciary in the United States and Canada. The first review to establish a lawyer's rating usually occurs three years after his/her first admission to the bar.

The American Society Of Legal Advocates
The American Society Of Legal Advocates

The American Society of Legal Advocates is an invitation-only, nationwide organization of elite lawyers in practice today who combine stellar legal credentials with a proven commitment to community engagement and the highest professional standards.

Association of Plaintiff Interstate Trucking Lawyers of America (APITLA)
Association of Plaintiff Interstate Trucking Lawyers of America (APITLA)

The Association of Plaintiff Interstate Trucking Lawyers of America is a national association of committed lawyers who have joined together to help eliminate unsafe and illegal interstate trucking practices. Through our combined efforts in learning, litigation and legislation, we are working today to make America's highways a safer place tomorrow for our families, our clients, and all Americans.

Southern Trial Lawyers Association
Southern Trial Lawyers Association

The essential mission of the Southern Trial Lawyers Association is as simple as it is straightforward:To promote fellowship, learning, and networking among trial lawyers throughout the 13 southern states. We do not engage in political activity or fundraising of any kind, leaving those worthwhile activities to the state trial lawyer associations and to

Manasota Trial Lawyers Board
Manasota Trial Lawyers Board

Manasota Trial Lawyers Board is a local organization composed of some of the foremost trial lawyers in Manatee and Sarasota Counties. Membership is obtained through special invitation and is extended only to those attorneys who exemplify superior qualifications of leadership, reputation, influence, stature, and profile as civil plaintiff or criminal defense trial lawyers.

The National Association Of Distinguished Counsel
The National Association Of Distinguished Counsel

The National Association of Distinguished Counsel is an organization dedicated to promoting the highest standards of legal excellence. The mission of the NADC is to objectively recognize the attorneys who elevate the standards of the Bar and provide a benchmark for other lawyers to emulate. By virtue of the incredible selectivity of our research process, only the elite few are invited to join the ranks of the NADC. Specifically, less than 1% of practicing attorneys in the United States are members of the “Nation’s Top Attorneys”. The recipients of this prestigious award have demonstrated the highest ideals of the legal profession.

American Jurist Institute
American Jurist Institute

The American Jurist Institute (AJI), is a third party consumer driven organization that identify and promote the nation’s best attorneys, to allow the consumer to make the wisest decisions when choosing the most appropriate lawyer for their legal issue. The mission of the American Jurist Institute is to promote and encourage excellence in the legal profession and to provide attorneys with information, professional support and a nationwide network to offer the highest level of professional service.

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Member Of The Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum
Peer Reviewed AV rated on Martindale Hubble
Member Of The Million Dollar Advocates Forum
Member Of The National Justice Association
Member Of The Insurance Bad Faith Trial Lawyers Association
Member Of The Florida Justice Association
Member Of The Motorcycle Injury Trial Lawyers Association
Member Of The Motor Vehicle Trial Lawyers Association
Member Of The American Association Of Justice
A Plus Rating With the Better Business Bureau
Recognized By SuperLawyers
10 out of 10 client rating from AVVO
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