Michael J. Walsh is a founder and principal of the Walsh Woodard law firm. He has dedicated his practice to the representation of individuals in personal injury actions.
Mr. Walsh was admitted to the Connecticut Bar in 1987 and the New York Bar in 1988. He is also admitted to practice in the Federal District Court of Connecticut, the Eastern District Court of New York, the Southern District Court of New York and the Second Circuit Court of Appeals.
From 1988 through 1989, Mr. Walsh served as a federal law clerk to the Honorable Ellen Bree Burns, who at the time was the Chief Judge, and now serves as Senior Judge, for the District of Connecticut.
Mr. Walsh is an active member of the Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association. He is a Past President of the Association (2012-2013), and has held every officer position. He currently serves on the Association's Executive Committee and Board of Governors. He also is a member of the Continuing Legal Education Committee, Legislative Committee and Medical Malpractice Committee.
Mr. Walsh is board certified as a Civil Trial Advocate by the National Board of Trial Advocacy. Additionally, Mr. Walsh is an Advocate Member of the American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA).
Starting in 2007, and in every year thereafter, Mr. Walsh has been selected by his peers as one of the Top 50 Connecticut Super Lawyers, as is published in Connecticut Magazine's Super Lawyer Section. In 2009, Mr. Walsh was selected as one of the top 10 Connecticut Super Lawyers and was further recognized as the third highest vote recipient in the statewide poll.
Mr. Walsh is also a member of the American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA) and currently serves on its Executive Committee. Mr. Walsh has also been inducted into the prestigious American College of Trial Lawyers, whose membership is limited to less than 1% of the trial attorneys in a given state.
Mr. Walsh has extensive trial experience handling plaintiff's personal injury actions in Connecticut's state and federal courts. Mr. Walsh is listed as attorney of record in several reported Connecticut Supreme Court and Appellate Court decisions, including Suarez v. Sordo, Chylinski v. Walmart, Inc., Meek v. Walmart Stores, Inc., Rumbin v. Utical Mutual, Filippi v. State of Connecticut, Weigold v. Patel, and Falls Church v. Tyler, Cooper & Alcorn.
Additionally, Mr. Walsh has served as an adjunct professor at the University of Connecticut School of Law. He is a member of the Hartford County Bar Association, the American Bar Association and the American Association of Justice.
Mr. Walsh was educated at Stonehill College where he graduated with high honors in 1984, with a Bachelor of Science degree in Mathematics and Computer Science. He received his law degree from University of Connecticut in 1987, where he served on the editorial board of the Connecticut Law Review.
Licensed since 1987
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|Award Name||Grantor||Date Granted|
|Re-Certified - Civil Trial Advocate||National Board of Trial Advocacy||2014|
|Top 50 Connecticut Superlawyer||Connecticut Magazine||2014|
|Life Fellow||Connecticut Bar Foundation||2013|
|Top 50 Connecticut Superlawyer||Connecticut Magazine||2013|
|Top 50 Connecticut Superlawyer||Connecticut Magazine||2012|
|Top 50 Connecticut Superlawyer||Connecticut Magazine Law and Politics||2011|
|Top 10 Connecticut Super Lawyers||Connecticut Magazine Law and Politics||2010|
|Top 10 Connecticut Superlawyers||Connecticut Magazine and Law and Politics||2009|
|Top 50 Connecticut Superlawyers||Connecticut Magazine and Law and Politics||2008|
|Re-Certified - Civil Trial Advocate||National Board of Trial Advocacy||2008|
|Top 50 Connecticut Superlawyer||Connecticut Magazine and Law and Politics||2007|
|Board Certified Civil Trial Advocate||National Board of Trial Advocacy||2003|
|Principal and Founder||Walsh Woodard, LLC||1996 - Present|
|Law Clerk to the Hon. Ellen B. Burns, USDCJ||U.S. District Court||1988 - 1989|
|Association Name||Position Name||Duration|
|Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association||Past President||2012 - 2013|
|Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association, Nominating Committee||Member||2007 - Present|
|Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association, Legislative Committee||Member||2004 - Present|
|Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association, Medical Malpractice Committee||Member||2000 - Present|
|Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association, CLE Committee||Member||1997 - Present|
|American Association for Justice||Member||1992 - Present|
|Connecticut Bar Association||Member||1989 - Present|
|Connecticut Bar Association, Federal Practice Section||Member||1989 - Present|
|Hartford County Bar Association||Member||1989 - Present|
|Connecticut Law Tribune||The Doctrine of Governmental Immunity: The Connecticut Supreme Court Expands Where It Should Contract||2008|
|Connecticut Law Review||The Disclosure Requirements of 35 USC and Software-Related Patent Applications||1986|
|University of Connecticut School of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1987|
|Stonehill College||Mathematics and Computer Science||BS - Bachelor of Science||1984|
|Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association Seminar||Medical Malpractice||2014|
|Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association Seminar||Defective Premises||2013|
|Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association Seminar||Defective Premises||2011|
|Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association Seminar||Litigating Truck Collision Cases||2010|
|Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association Seminar||Medical Malpractice||2010|