An AV Rated Civil Trial attorney with more than 30 years of experience, Bernard F. Walsh first began his career protecting the rights of the public as an attorney for the State of Florida. For the next three years, as a trial attorney for the State of Florida, Mr. Walsh handled numerous high profile trials concerning serious felony crimes.
Since 1982 Bernie has exclusively practiced personal injury law and helped accident victims in and beyond Sarasota and Manatee Counties in Florida.
Mr. Walsh has won the largest playground recovery (2008-$1,900,000.00), motorcycle recoveries (2006-$6,000,000.00), motor vehicle v commercial truck (2016-$4,700,000), auto accident recovery (2018-$1,050,000.00), and a daycare center recovery (2010-$1,000,000.00) in the State of Florida. Several additional recoveries include a bicycle v truck ($1,000,000.00), auto v van ($1,000,000.00), MVA – single car ($500,000.00), motorcyle v truck ($950,000.00), auto v semi ($475,000.00) and Private Property/fall down ($750,000.00).
Bernard Walsh is on the Board of Governors for the Florida Justice Association (PAC), as well as on the Board of the Florida Justice Association (Florida Trial Lawyers), the Board of the National Trial Lawyers, the Board of the Association of Plaintiff Interstate Trucking Lawyers of America (APITLA), and on the Board of Manasota Trial Lawyers Board. Mr. Walsh has been named in Florida Legal Elite, has a “Superb Rating” by AVVO – widely recognized by the legal community for superb professional conduct and experience, and an “AV Preeminent Rating” by Martindale-Hubbell – the pinnacle of professional excellence earned through a strenuous Peer Review Rating process, highest ranking this organization bestows on an attorney.
Mr. Walsh is firmly committed to community service. His volunteer efforts to help all levels of law enforcement have benefited both private citizens and law enforcement personnel. He gives back, supporting many churches, organizations and the arts of Sarasota and Manatee Counties.