|Contact Info||Telephone: 602.445.8405|
|University ||University of Notre Dame, B.A., 1976|
|Law School||University of Pittsburgh School of Law, J.D., 1979|
|Admitted||1979, Pennsylvania (inactive); Arizona; Supreme Court of the United States; U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit; U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit; U.S. District Court for the District of Arizona; U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania; U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan; U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California|
Professional & Community Involvement
•Board Member, Barrow Neurological Foundation, 2006-Present
•Board Member, Greater Southwest Chapter, Arthritis Foundation
•Member, American Bar Association, Litigation Section, Forum on the Construction Industry
•Member, American Arbitration Association, Regional Advisory Council, Chair Construction Arbitration Advisory Committee. Served as both sole arbitrator and panelist in arbitration of multimillion-dollar disputes. Three matters, one of which was decided by the Arizona Supreme Court.
•Bar Counsel, State Bar of Arizona Disciplinary Commission, 1992-1998
•National Institute of Trial Advocacy
•Faculty, Western Regional Seminar, Berkeley, California, 1988, 1989
•Director, In-house NITA Trial Skills Programs, 1990, 1992
•President, Notre Dame Club of Phoenix, 1998-2000
|Born||Kittery, Maine, November 9, 1954|
E. Jeffrey Walsh, who has practiced law for more than 34 years, is an AV peer review rated litigator who has been recognized in the 2005 to 2014 editions ofThe Best Lawyers in America, inSouthwest Super Lawyers, including, from 2009 to 2014, among the Top 50 in Arizona, inArizona Business Magazine's Top Attorneys of Arizona, and in theBusiness Journal's Best of the Bar in Phoenix Metropolitan Area. He is the former head of the firm's Litigation Group in Phoenix. His practice focuses on business litigation and trials, real estate litigation, and construction litigation, at both the trial level and on appeal. He has represented clients in more than 30 jury and non-jury trials, arbitrations and evidentiary hearings, as well as in a number of seven and eight-figure settlements. In a key appeal, he represented a former Arizona Corporation Commissioner in overturning $60 million punitive damages award arising out of a failed utility merger. He has served as a Special Master at the request of the Maricopa County Superior Court. He has appeared in the federal courts in Arizona, Pennsylvania, Nevada, Michigan, Colorado, California, New York, and Texas and he has on appeal appeared in matters in the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, the Arizona Supreme Court and the Arizona Court of Appeals. He has also appeared in a number of special actions to the State Court of Appeals.
Areas of Concentration
•Business Litigation Representing businesses, financial institutions, shareholders and partners, and individuals in contract, distribution and franchise disputes, stock valuation disputes, securities fraud, partnership and opposed shareholder claims, lender liability, breach of fiduciary duty claims, business torts, Lanham Act claims, and other litigation.
•Construction Law Representing public and private owners, general contractors, major subcontractors and design professionals on public and private projects in contract drafting and negotiation, claims preparation, arbitration and trial of claims, surety claims, and design professional liability issues. Served for many years as the General Counsel for the Arizona Builder's Alliance, Arizona's largest organization of commercial building contractors, and as a commercial and construction arbitrator with the American Arbitration Association. He serves as Co-Chairman of the firm's Construction Law Practice.
•Real Estate Litigation Representing title companies and insureds in litigation relating to title insurance coverage, escrow liability, land trust and account servicing responsibilities. Representation of developers, purchasers, sellers and lenders in litigation arising out of transactions. Representation of landlords and major tenants in commercial lease disputes. General real estate issues, including contract and commission disputes and broker error and omissions.
Awards & Recognition
•Listed,The Best Lawyers in America, Commercial Litigation; Construction Law; Litigation - Construction; Litigation- Real Estate, 2005-2014
•Listed,Super Lawyersmagazine,Southwest Super Lawyers, 2007-2014
•Top 50 Attorneys in Arizona, 2009-2014
•Listed,Arizona's Finest Lawyers, 2011
•Recommended,PLC Which Lawyer?, 2009-2010
•Listed,Arizona Businessmagazine, Top Attorneys of Arizona, 2006-2010
•Listed,The Legal 500 United States, 2009, 2012
•Recommended, Practical Law Company,PLC Dispute Resolution Handbook, 2008
•Listed,Phoenix Business JournalBest of the Bar, 2005-2006
•Rated, AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5AV , BV , AV Preeminent and BV Distinguished are registered certification marks of Reed Elsevier Properties Inc., used under in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies.
Associated News & Events
08.19.13 28 Phoenix Greenberg Traurig Attorneys Named to Best Lawyers in America 2014 List
09.27.12 25 Greenberg Traurig Phoenix Attorneys Included in 2013 Edition of Best Lawyers in America
06.21.12 Greenberg Traurig Continues Excellence With 51 Shareholders Recognized Nationally by The Legal 500
04.13.12 25 Greenberg Traurig Attorneys Recognized in the 2012 edition of Southwest Super Lawyers
09.29.11 Twenty- Four Greenberg Traurig Attorneys in Phoenix Listed in The Best Lawyers in America 2012
06.15.11 53 Greenberg Traurig Attorneys Featured in 2011 Edition of Legal 500 United States
10.26.10 24 Greenberg Traurig Attorneys in Phoenix Office Listed in The Best Lawyers in America 2011
05.05.10 Eighteen Greenberg Traurig Attorneys Recognized in the 2010 edition of Southwest Super Lawyers
09.21.09 More than 25 Greenberg Traurig Attorneys Ranked in 2009 PLC Which Lawyer? Yearbook
09.10.09 Greenberg Traurig Takes Top Spot in Best Lawyers in America for 3rd Year
|Reported Cases||Trials, Arbitrations and Evidentiary Hearings ; Represented title insurance company defendant in a jury trial dealing with escrow liability issues. Case settled mid-trial.; Represented plaintiff title insured in a State Court jury trial and on appeal in a lien priority dispute, resulting in judgment for client.; Represented rental car company defendant in a non-jury trial involving claims arising out of payment/construction defect dispute. Affirmed on appeal to the Arizona Court of Appeals.; Represented truck driver in a jury trial in Arizona State Court on claims for significant personal injuries arising out of a near fatal vehicle accident. Jury verdict for $12,000.; Represented defendant in a non-jury trial in Arizona State Court for recovery of $1.5 million in funds embezzled by plaintiff's former officer.; Represented plaintiff architecture firm in summary jury trial involving an indemnity claim for recovery of funds paid to settle significant personal injury claim on a construction project.; Represented plaintiff architect in an arbitration against school district to recover design fees.; Represented defendant hotel company in an arbitration for recovery of $1.5 million in executive severance benefits.; Represented defendant hotel company in an arbitration for recovery of $1 million in executive severance benefits.; Prosecution of member of the bar for ethics violations. Respondent censured.; Prosecuted member of the bar for ethics violations. Respondent suspended after appeal to the Arizona Supreme Court.; Defended and pursued counterclaim for property owner in non-jury trial in Arizona Superior Court and two appeals. Claims and counterclaims arose out of destruction of client's premises during asbestos abatement. Affirmed on appeal.; Defense of claim and prosecution of counterclaim for common area maintenance charges for a retail landlord in jury trial in State Court in which tenant sought rescission/damages for breach of contract and misrepresentation.; Jury trial for defendant in United States District Court for the District of Arizona of client on multimillion-dollar claim of wrongful termination of brokerage.; Represented client in jury trial in Arizona Superior Court involving $32 million in claims for appraisal malpractice. Case settled while on appeal.; Represented national broker dealer organization and its agents in $250 million securities fraud class action trial in the Arizona Superior Court. Case settled during jury deliberation.; Represented minority shareholder in statutory bench trial in Arizona Superior Court to determine the fair value of the shares following a squeeze-out merger.; A special action proceeding in Arizona Superior Court, represented land developer to remove lis pendens from residential subdivision.; Represented client gaming company in three evidentiary hearings in United States District Court for the District of Arizona and United States Bankruptcy Court, Eastern District of Texas to (1) permit termination of client's distributor; (2) imposing constructive trust on funds held by distributor for client's benefit; and (3) removing case from bankruptcy court in the District of Texas and returning it to United States District Court for the District of Arizona. Judgment upheld on appeal to the Ninth Circuit.; Tried breach of contract dispute to a jury in United States District Court for the District of Arizona for defendant following summary judgment for defendant on a portion of claim.; Prosecution of tortious interference claims for client gaming company in jury trial in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia, resulting in seven figure verdict and injunctive relief.; Defended claims brought in Arizona Superior Court by former officer and shareholder for breach of contract, tortious interference, breach of fiduciary duty, and invasion of privacy. Four-week jury trial resulted in directed verdict for client.; Prosecuted breach of contract and tortious interference claims and defense of counterclaims for gaming company against a terminated distributor and its principal in federal court in the United States District Court for the District of Arizona, resulting in seven figure jury verdict, including awards of punitive damages against both defendants. Judgment upheld on appeal to the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals.; Prosecuted subcontractor's contract and lost productivity claims against general contractor in California Superior Court, leading to seven-figure jury verdict for client.; Prosecuted and defended of claims of breach of contract and wrongful termination claims in federal court jury trial in Phoenix, Arizona. Adverse result was overturned on appeal to the Ninth Circuit.; Jury verdict for gaming company on post-verdict fraudulent transfer claims in federal court in the Eastern District of Texas.; Arbitration of breach of contract and declaratory judgment claims, and request for injunctive relief, on behalf of developer group seeking to compel performance by other developer under a joint development agreement for construction of a wastewater treatment plant and other sewer improvements. Tried within 40 days of appointment of arbitrator.; Seven-figure jury verdict for client gaming company on breach of contract and wrongful termination of distributorship claims in United States District Court for the District of Arizona.; Six-figure AAA arbitration award for client following three week arbitration on breach of construction subcontract in Las Vegas, Nevada.; Defense verdict for client following jury trial in $100 million Lanham Act false advertising case in the United States District Court for the District of Arizona.; Extended hearings for client who was partner resulting in two injunctions against other partner, prohibiting other partner from usurping client's rights in a business. Case involved three appeals that upheld the client's positions. The above representations were handled by Mr. Walsh prior to his joining Greenberg Traurig, LLP.|
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