“ Fighting For Your Right To Compensation Is All We Do ”

During his time as a public attorney for the State of Florida, Bernard Walsh developed a passion for defending the legal rights of Florida's citizens. Having seen many people being taken advantage of after being injured and the financial harm that can cause for families he committed himself fully to helping injured clients get justice, by fighting to make greedy insurance companies pay what they owe.

Memberships

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.
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 Insurance Bad Faith Trial Lawyers Association – Top 10 is an invitation-only professional organization composed of and limited to the Top 10 attorneys from each state or region who serve individuals and families who need attorneys to represent them in the American legal system regarding Insurance Bad Faith claims.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The American Society of Legal Advocates

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. Through ASLA’s Top 100 Lawyers and Top 40 Lawyers Under 40 listings, we recognize exceptional legal talent and early promise among the next generation of great lawyers.
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.

Ratings Sites

10.0 Avvo Rating

10.0 Avvo Rating

To obtain an AV Peer-Review rating an attorney must be reviewed objectively by colleges including other bar member attorneys and members of the judiciary. Reviewers are asked to assess their colleagues’ general ethical standards and legal ability in a specific area of practice
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.

Professional Recognition & Publications

Attorney Bernard Walsh Has Been Published In Many Legal Publications Including The Following:

  • JUSTLAW Southern Trial Lawyers Association 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)
  • The Hiring of a Lifetime Care Plan Expert – First Quarter 2015 (w/Elisabeth DeWitt)
  • The Trial Lawyer - The National Trial Lawyers Magazine

Lectures & Speaking Events

Attorney Bernard Walsh Has Participated As A Guest Speak At Special Events Held By The Following Organizations:

  • Association of Plaintiff Interstate 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

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