Bernard F. Walsh. Portrait on canvas. 16" x 21". 2017.Collection of Bernard Walsh. Shapiro Goldman Babboni & Walsh. Sarasota. Florida Portrait on canvas.
Bernard F. (Bernie) Walsh credits his Irish immigrant parents for his successes as a trial attorney and says he learned drive, determination, and great ethics from both his mother and father to land him where he is today.
Walsh, a 1978 graduate of Cumberland Law School, is a successful personal injury lawyer in Sarasota and Manatee Counties in Florida. Walsh has had successes in cases involving playground injuries, motorcycle accidents, daycare negligence, and falls on private property.
Walsh serves on the board of governors for the Florida Justice Association as well as the boards of the Florida Justice Association Trial Lawyers, National Trial Lawyers, and the Association of Plaintiffs Interstate Trucking Lawyers of America. He has been named a Florida legal elite, and has a superb rating by AVVO, and an AV preeminent rating by Martindale-Hubbell.
Walsh is a member of the Melvin M. Belli Society, the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum, the National Association of Distinguished Counsel, and the Southern Trial Lawyers.
Walsh also finds time to give back to the community, serving on boards of many community organizations including the Florida Highway Patrol Advisory Council, the Manatee County Sheriffs Advisory Board, the Sarasota County Sheriffs Advisory Board, the Sarasota Ballet, and the Circus Arts Conservatory of Sarasota.