Bernard F Walsh - Personal Injury Lawyer

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"Our profession is law. Our goal is justice." - 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 Sarasota and Manatee Counties in Florida.

Mr. Walsh is an AV Preeminent® rated attorney in Martindale-Hubbell®. AV means the highest possible rating in both Legal Ability and Ethical Standards. Mr. Walsh is also listed in AVVO as Superb, which is the highest rating for attorneys in AVVO. Mr. Walsh was appointed to the National Trial Lawyers Association as an Executive Committee Top 100 Trial Lawyers (2013 onward). Florida has only 12 lawyers appointed to the National Trial Lawyers Executive Committee. The executive committee is selected nationwide for excellence, professionalism and being and demonstrating they are an active and a driving force in the legal community. He is also listed in the National Association of Personal Injury Lawyers, and has been inducted into Southern Trial Lawyers Association, as well as the Melvin M. Belli Society. He has also won the largest playground recovery (2008), one of the top three motorcycle recoveries (2006), and the second largest daycare center recovery (2010), in the State of Florida. He is a member of the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum. The Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum is a group of attorneys who have achieved career case successes that include multi-million dollar recoveries,
settlements and /or verdicts.

Activities, Associations and Awards

 Bernard 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. His volunteer efforts to help all levels of law enforcement have benefited both private citizens and law enforcement personnel.

The National Trial Lawyers Association has appointed Mr. Walsh as an Executive Committee - Top 100 Trial Lawyer.
Florida has only 12 lawyers appointed to the NTL Executive Committee and this honor was bestowed on him by a vote of the Executive Committee.

Florida Motorcycle Injury Lawyer The Motorcycle Injury Trial Lawyers association.
As an experienced Florida motorcycle injury lawyer, Bernard Walsh won a $6 Million settlement - one of Florida's three largest motorcycle accident case settlements. A time-tested and highly respected member of the legal and law enforcement community, Mr. Walsh's membership brings additional knowledge and prestige to the Motorcycle Injury Trial Lawyers association (MITLA) and benefits the mission of The Motorcycle Injury Trial Lawyers Association to promote excellence in the legal profession through training, networking and education of trial lawyers. Additionally The Motorcycle Injury Trial Lawyers Association promotes and endorses some of the country's premier educational CLE seminars. These conferences offer the most current information regarding important topics facing today's trial lawyer.

Bradenton Attorney Bernard F. Walsh Speaks At Florida Justice Association of Trial Lawyer

Attorney Bernard Walsh lectures to Florida Trial Lawyers
on use of automobile crash reports in February 2011

North Carolina Trial Lawyers

Mr. Walsh was honored by the North Carolina Trial Lawyers for Justice by being invited to give a talk on National Trucking Litigation.

Bernard F. Walsh is a board member of the Florida Justice Association, a statewide organization of trial lawyers; the founder and president of the Manasota Trial Lawyers Board, a ‘by invitation’ group of trial lawyers; and The National Advisory Board of APITLA.

APITLA is the Association of Plaintiff Interstate Trucking Lawyers of America and is a national association of committed lawyers who have joined together to help eliminate unsafe and illegal interstate trucking practices. Through the combined efforts in learning, litigation and legislation, they are working today to make America’s highways a safer place.

Mr. Walsh lectures on the law and has been asked to make presentations for the Academy of Florida Trial Lawyers, Stetson School of Law, American Inns of Court and the State College of Florida. He has also presented at Southern Trial Lawyers Association, Florida Justice Association, the Melvin M. Belli Society, the North Carolina Lawyers for Justice, and the Ft. Myers Trial Lawyers 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. Additionally, Mr. Walsh has been a moderator for a national webcast on trucking litigation.

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, and the American Society of Legal Advocates. The American Society of Legal Advocates, ASLA, is an invitation-only, nationwide organization of elite lawyers in practice today. ASLA draws its membership from lawyers who combine stellar legal credentials with a proven commitment to community engagement and the highest professional standards. Mr. Walsh is a member of the Sarasota County Bar Association, Manatee 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 Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum.

He is also a member of the Melvin M. Belli Society. The Melvin M. Belli Society is a group of lawyers who have distinguished themselves as trial lawyers and who are dedicated to the principles of education on an international basis. Membership in the Melvin M. Belli Society is by invitation only and approval of the board. Only those lawyers who meet the criteria established by the board are invited to join. Its stated purpose is to promote the international exchange of ideas among lawyers through meetings and education.

Mr. Walsh was recently honored by membership in the Motor Vehicle Trial Lawyers Association, the Insurance Bad Faith Trial Lawyers Association, the Mass Tort Trial Lawyers Association and the National Brain Injury Trial Lawyers Association.


Attorney Bernard Walsh receiving Honorary Sheriff's Badge for ongoing help to Sarasota Sheriff's Office presented by Sheriff Tom Knight.

  

Bernard Walsh of the Florida Personal Injury Law Firm of Shapiro Goldman Babboni & Walsh was honored to present the Trooper of the Year Award to Florida State Trooper Edward Pope

Trooper Pope won this prestigious distinction for the second time when he saved the life of a choking infant by using back thrust.

"Having the privilege of presenting this prestigious award to Trooper Pope for an amazing second time is a real honor. Trooper Edward Pope has distinguished himself in the service of Floridians over the years and the people of Florida are fortunate to have such an effective State Trooper protecting their safety" - Attorney Bernard Walsh.



Attorney Bernard F. Walsh, Activities, Press & Articles

Injury Law Firm Shapiro Goldman Babboni & Walsh Attends Port Manatees Networking Event

Injury Law Firm Shapiro Goldman Babboni & Walsh Attends Port Manatee's Networking Event... ...read more

Attorney Bernard Walsh Supports Local Immigrant Artist

Attorney Bernard Walsh Supports Local Immigrant Artist... ...read more

Manasota Trial Lawyers Bad Faith Insurance Seminar Earns Attendees CLE Credit

Manasota Trial Lawyers Bad Faith Insurance Seminar Earns Attendees CLE Credit... ...read more

Accident lawyer Bernard Walsh Attends Florida Justice Association Board Meeting

Accident lawyer Bernard Walsh Attends Florida Justice Association Board Meeting... ...read more

Injury Lawyer Bernard Walsh Commented On Sarasota's I-75, 50 Car Pile Up

Injury Lawyer Bernard Walsh Commented On Sarasota's I-75, 50 Car Pile Up... ...read more

Attorney Bernard Walsh Lectures at The Southern Trial Lawyers Association Mardi Gras Conference

Attorney Bernard Walsh Lectures at The Southern Trial Lawyers Association Mardi Gras Conference... ...read more

Personal Injury Attorney Bernard Walsh Joins The Insurance Bad Faith Trial Lawyers Association

Personal Injury Attorney Bernard Walsh Joins The Insurance Bad Faith Trial Lawyers Association... ...read more

Attorney Bernard F. Walsh Becomes Life Member Of The Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum

Attorney Bernard F. Walsh Becomes Life Member Of The Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum... ...read more

Bernard Walsh of the Florida Personal Injury Law Firm of Shapiro Goldman Babboni & Walsh was honored to present the Trooper of the Year Award to Florida State Trooper Edward Pope

Bernard Walsh of the Florida Personal Injury Law Firm of Shapiro Goldman Babboni & Walsh was honored to present the Trooper of the Year Award to Florida State Trooper Edward Pope... ...read more

Brain Injury Lecture to The Paralegal Association

Brain Injury to The Paralegal Association... ...read more

Florida Justice Association

Florida Justice Association... ...read more

North Carolina Trial Lawyers for Justice

North Carolina Trial Lawyers for Justice... ...read more


 

Attorney Bernard F. Walsh memberships

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

American Justice Association

Member American Association For Justice

Florida Justice

Member Florida Justice Association

Florida Justice

Member Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum

Million dolar advocates

Member Million Dollar Advocates Forum

National association of trial lawyers

Member The National Association of Trial Lawyers

National association of trial lawyers

Member Insurance Bad Faith
Trial Lawyers Association

National association of trial lawyers 

Member Motor Vehicle
Trial Lawyers Association

The motorcycle injury trial lawyers

Member Motorcycle Injury
Trial Lawyers Association

Super Lawyers

Recognized By Super Lawyers

Lexis Nexis

AV Preeminet Reviewed Rated

American Society Of Legal Advocates

Member of The American Society Of Legal Advocates

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Member Of The Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum 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
Peer Reviewed AV rated on Martindale Hubble
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