Bernard F. Walsh

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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 Bradenton and Manatee counties in Florida. Mr. Walsh has been listed in Avvo, an attorney rating site, as Superb. Lexis Nexis/ Martindale Hubbell, an attorneys rating publication as very high legal ability and ethical standards. Mr. Walsh is listed in Top Lawyers of America, National Association of Personal Injury Lawyers, and inducted into Southern Trial Lawyers Association. He has also won the largest playground recovery judgment, one of the top three motorcycle recoveries and the second largest daycare center recovery in the state of Florida. He is also a member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum. The Million Dollar Advocates Forum is a group of attorneys who have achieved career case successes that include million dollar recoveries, settlements and/or verdicts. Bernard Walsh is firmly committed to community service. He is an active member of Manatee and Sarasota Sheriff's Advisory Board, the Florida Highway Patrol Advisory council and the One Hundred Club for Law Enforcement in Manatee and Sarasota. His volunteer efforts to help all levels of law enforcement have benefited both private citizens and law enforcement personnel. As a guest lecturer on the law, he has been asked to make presentations for the Academy of Florida Trial Lawyers, Stetson School of Law, American Inns of Court and Manatee Community College. He has also presented at Southern Trial Lawyers Association and North Carolina Trial Lawyers Association. These lectures include presentations on how evidence to both a jury and insurance companies. Other lectures he has presented include Trial Advocacy and Medical Jurisprudence. Mr. Walsh is also a member of The National Advisory Board of APITLA. APITLA is The Association of Plaintiff Interstate Trucking Lawyers of America. APITLA 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, we are working today to make America's highways a safer place. Mr. Walsh is a member of the Melvin M. Belli Society. The Melvin M. Belli society is a group of lawyers who had 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. Mr. Walsh is the Founder and President of the Manasota Trial Lawyers Board. This organization promotes lectures on improving trial skills and better representation of injury victims.

Areas of Practice (49)

  • Personal Injury Law
  • Wrongful Death Law
  • Personal Injury
  • AIDS Litigation
  • Accidents
  • Animal Attacks
  • Aquatic Injuries
  • Automobile Accidents
  • Automobile Negligence
  • Bicycle Accidents
  • Bodily Injury
  • Boating Accidents
  • Brain Injury
  • Bus Accidents
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Catastrophic Injury
  • Commercial Vehicle Liability
  • Cumulative Trauma
  • Dog Bites
  • Electrical Injury
  • Electromagnetic Field Litigation
  • Head Injury
  • Motor Vehicle Accidents
  • Motorcycle Accidents
  • Neurolaw
  • Pedestrian Injuries
  • Personal Injury Appeals
  • Personal Injury Arbitration
  • Personal Injury Defense
  • Personal Injury Mediation
  • Plaintiffs Personal Injury
  • Power Line Contact Injury
  • Psychological Injury
  • Rental Vehicle Litigation
  • Repetitive Stress Injury
  • School Bus Accidents
  • Severe Burns
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Slip and Fall
  • Spinal Injury
  • Subway Accidents
  • TMJ Dysfunction
  • Third Party Wrongful Death
  • Tourist Injuries
  • Transfusion Associated AIDS
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Unintended Acceleration
  • Whiplash
  • Wrongful Death

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
941-752-7200  Phone
941-751-0651  Fax
University Attended:
University of South Florida, B.A., 1975
Law School Attended:
Cumberland School of Law Samford University, J.D., 1978
Year of First Admission:
1978, Florida
Sarasota County and American Bar Associations; The Florida Bar (Member, Trial Lawyers Section); Tampa Bay Trial Lawyers Association; The Minnesota Trial Lawyers Board; Academy of Florida Trial Lawyers; Florida Justice Association; American Trial Lawyers Association; American Association of Justice; Southern Trial Lawyers Association.
Special Agencies:
FHP Advisory Board.
Birth Information:
Amityville, New York, January 27, 1953
Reported Cases:
Motorcycle Accident, 6 Million Dollar-Brain Injury; Trucking Accident-1 Million Dollar; Bad Faith Claim, 275,000 Dollar; Motorcycle Accident-amputation-1 Million Dollar; Airplane Accident-policy limits tendered; Drunk Driver-pedestrian-fractured arm-200,000.00 Dollar.
Payment Information:
  • Free Initial Consultation

Peer Reviews

4.6/5.0 (14 reviews)
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  • 5.0/5.0 Rated by a Partner on 10/29/12 in Personal Injury

    Excellent attorney/ a leader in the field of personal injury!

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  • 5.0/5.0 Rated by a Sole Practitioner on 10/08/12 in Personal Injury Mediation

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