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Bernard Walsh's
Ratings On Legal Websites


  • 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

    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.


Bernard Walsh's
Memberships + Legal Associations


  • 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.

  • Million Dollar Advocates Forum

    Legal Associations – 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. […]

  • 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

    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

    The Motor Vehicle Trial Lawyers Association is a networked group of attorneys representing injury victims and plaintiffs in claims involving motor vehicle accidents.

  • 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.

  • 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

  • American Association For Justice

    Legal Associations – 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 […]

  • 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.

  • 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

    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 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.

  • Academy of Truck Accident Attorneys

    The Academy of Truck Accident Attorneys (ATAA) is a 501(c)(6) nonprofit organization with over 500 members. – Monitoring and active involvement in judicial, legislative and regulatory initiatives that affect highway safety and the trucking industry. This also includes grass-roots campaigns. – Providing lawyers who handle truck crash cases for victims with the very best cutting […]

  • Trucking Trial Lawyers – Top 10

    Legal Associations – The Trucking 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 Trucking accidents and injuries claims. Members of The […]

  • Expertise – Best Accident Lawyers In Sarasota

    Legal Associations – Our proprietary research and selection process identifies the top service professionals in over 200 different industries across the top cities in the United States. Every month we help over 10M customers find the best qualified service professional for their needs. To date, we’ve analyzed over 10M companies and have generated $200M in […]

  • American Institute of Legal Advocates (AIOLA)

    American Institute of Legal Advocates (AIOLA) is here to promote attorneys who not only have the highest ethical standards but also provide top tier advocacy for their clients. AIOLA reviews select candidates who have positive reviews for outstanding work in their field, positive recommendations of other lawyers in their field, along with no ethical concerns from their local licensing authority.

  • Super Lawyers

    Super Lawyers is a rating service of outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high-degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. The selection process is multi-phased and includes independent research, peer nominations and peer evaluations.

  • American Association of Attorney Advocates

    The American Association of Attorneys Advocates™ (AAAA) is a premier invitation-only organization dedicated to top attorneys dedicated to providing the best service for their clients.


Bernard Walsh's
Lectures and Events


  • Florida Justice Association

    Florida Justice Association

    Attorney has participated as a guest speaker at an even held by the FJA

  • Western Michigan University – Cooley Law School

    Western Michigan University – Cooley Law School

    Lectures & Speaking Events – Attorney has participated as a guest speaker at an event held by Western Michigan University – Cooley Law School

  • National Trial Lawyers

    National Trial Lawyers

    Attorney has participated as a guest speaker at an event held by the National Trial Lawyers

  • Melvin M. Belli Society

    Melvin M. Belli Society

    Attorney has participated as a guest speak at a Melvin M. Belli Society event

  • Stetson University – College of Law

    Stetson University – College of Law

    Attorney has participated as a guest speak at Stetson University – College of Law


Bernard Walsh's
Recognition and Publications


  • JUSTLAW

    JUSTLAW

    Professional Recognition & Publications – JUSTLAW Southern Trial Lawyers Association Magazine

  • The Lawyer’s LogBook

    The Lawyer’s LogBook

    Professional Recognition & Publications – The Lawyer’s LogBook Endorsed by APITLAmerica

  • Working a Trucking Case – the A to Z Basics

    Working a Trucking Case – the A to Z Basics

    Professional Recognition & Publications – Working a Trucking Case – the A to Z Basics Winter 2012 (with Elisabeth DeWitt)

  • The A to Z Basics of Proving Closed Head Injury

    The A to Z Basics of Proving Closed Head Injury

    Professional Recognition & Publications – 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

    Florida’s Switch From Frye to Daubert: Not A Substantial Change in the Admissibility Determination of Expert Witness Testimony

    Professional Recognition & Publications – 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

    Navigating ERISA

    Professional Recognition & Publications – Navigating ERISA – Vol. 3, No. 4 Oct. – Nov. 2013 (with Elisabeth DeWitt)

  • The Hiring of a Lifetime Care Plan Expert

    The Hiring of a Lifetime Care Plan Expert

    Professional Recognition & Publications – The Hiring of a Lifetime Care Plan Expert – First Quarter 2015 (w/Elisabeth DeWitt)

  • The Trial Lawyer

    The Trial Lawyer

    Professional Recognition & Publications – The Trial Lawyer – The National Trial Lawyers Magazine


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