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Kathleen Grace Walsh

Workers compensation Attorney at Occoquan, VA

5.0   10 reviews
  • State Years
    Virginia - VA 37 years
    New Jersey - NJ 30 years
  • Licensed for 37 years
    State VA
    Acquired 1986
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 30 years
    State NJ
    Acquired 1993
    Administrative - Not Authorized to Practice No misconduct found

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

About Kathleen

Learn Kathleen’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Social Security & Disability
    Representing persons who have applied or want to apply for Social Security Disability benefits.

    37 years

  2. Workers compensation
    I work to help people get all the benefits they are entitled to under the Virginia Workers' Compensation Act.

    37 years

  3. Personal injury

    37 years


Kathleen Walsh was born in Elizabeth New Jersey. She attended George Washington University in Washington, DC, where she received a Bachelor Degree in Political Science in 1976. After working as a legal journalist at Commerce Clearing House covering consumer product safety issues she went on to receive her Juris Doctor degree from The Columbus School of Law at Catholic University in 1986.

Ms. Walsh was admitted to the Virginia Bar in 1986 and the New Jersey Bar in 1989. She is also admitted to the U.S District Court and to the U.S Supreme Court.

From 1986 through 2000 Ms. Walsh was associated with Ashcraft & Gerel concentrating her practice in workers’ compensation and personal injury. In March of 2000 Ms. Walsh opened her own firm. In addition to her practice of workers’ compensation and personal injury Ms. Walsh now also handles social security disability cases.

Ms. Walsh has served in the past as an editorial editor for the Virginia Trial Lawyers Journal and on the Virginia Trial Lawyers Workers’ Compensation legislative committee. In addition to her membership in the Virginia and New Jersey bar she is a member of the Virginia Trial Lawyers Association, and the National Organization of Social Security Representatives. In addition to her professional activities she is also a summer swim coach and active as a reader in her Church.

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Posted by Aaliyah | December 21, 2022
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Definitely Recommend
Ms. Walsh and her staff has the knowledge and expertise to get the job done and that’s exactly what they did with my SSDI claim. Ms. Walsh worked consistently on my case and when it was time for the hearing she had the timeline of my medicals down pack. I was very impressed. I am so glad I was referred to this firm. They all get it.
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Posted by Julieta Sole | December 7, 2022
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Very happy!
Stellar lawyer and team! These ladies got me through it all! Was referred by another patient at my PT appointments and honestly cant thank them enough for making the process so seamless for me! They keep you updated on everything and always are on top of all the paperwork! 10/10 recommend! Love Kathleen and Linda they are the best! Couldn’t have asked for a better team for my work comp case. I was so scared of everything everyone always says about work comp but the best decision I ever did for my case was call this office, these ladies took care of everything that was needed and never had to worry once!
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Posted by Rosy C-J. | March 26, 2022
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Workers comp case
Mrs Walsh and her staff are very professional keep me up date in me worker's comp case, I spoke with them by phone and all treat me like they know me for like not like others lawyers. I want to mention miss Linda and mrs Bonnie they both are so professional and kind people. I love this law firm. I will recommend to all my friends who need a good lawyer.. Thank you all of you. (Mrs Rosy C-J.)
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Posted by Hanan | May 18, 2021
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The best!!
I’ve been a client with Mrs.Walsh since 2006 and recently settled my worker’s compensation claim. They were always professional, never pressured to do anything I didn’t want to do and were always patient with me. I felt that they always had my back and my interest came first. I was assigned to Linda, one of her staff, who was and is the best person to deal with when dealing with a difficult claim. I recommend this wonderful group to everyone and anyone who will listen.
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Posted by Orlando | August 6, 2020
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Ms. Walsh is the goal standard of how a professional should conduct themselves in the service to a client.
I have observed numerous attorneys over the years in my previous profession and choose her to represent me in my case. I did not have a lot of hope in being approved since Social Security disability is not easy to get approved. I provided all the facts and documentation and Ms. Walsh accomplished the rest. I was surprised on the hearing date to find out that she had sent a letter to the Judge on my behalf which reduced a long and extended hearing ordeal. Her immediate communication to me in relationship with Judge opinion resulted in a quick resolution to the issues at hand. Remember, it is not about getting everything your way but achieving a result. I strongly recommend you consider Ms. Walsh for legal counsel. She is the best.
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Posted by Mark | August 30, 2017
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Ms.Walsh, a very professional attorney
Ms. Walsh and all of her staff were just tremendous. She took care of a disability case involving my wife. Then she took care of a workmans comp case that I was involved in. Both were successes and the feeling of support I had was just so awesome. I would not hesitate even a half second recommending this fine group to anyone to in need of their professional assistance.
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Posted by Jessie | August 16, 2017
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Awesome and Helpful Lawyer!
Ms. Walsh helped me to win my workman's compensation claim with skill, She and her staff were thorough and communicated with me on a consistent basis, so that I never had a question unanswered. This was a difficult experience for me, but Ms. Walsh was always prepared. Whenever I felt down about things, she would put my mind at ease. I appreciated her staff and their assistance. I was able to focus on caring for my injury and taking care of my family at this time. I highly recommend her to anyone.
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Posted by Mickey | September 22, 2016
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Looking for a hard working attorney ? Look no farther .......
I was injured in a car accident while working. I was in a company car so this was a workman's comp. claim. I looked and there are not many attorneys that will take on the big insurance companies. After being told i had no case by several attorney's i found Kathleen. I met with her and she was so angry that i had been told i had no case. She apologized for her fellow attorney's and began working at once. She told me up front that workman's comp. cases are a process, so my case may take awhile. It did, but Kathleen and her office staff kept me informed all through the process so i knew what was going on. We finally got the insurance company to settle my case, and i think Kathleen Walsh was the reason. She is a "bull dog" when it comes to dealing with insurance companies. She knows the law, and used it to get what i deserved after this accident. Then the negligence part of my case started. This was really a process. While this was going on, i had 4 surgery's, 2 on my neck and 2 on my back as a result of my accident. Kathleen actually called me while i was in the hospital to see how i was. That small gesture showed me that she cared about me, and that i had made the right choice in an attorney. My case was complicated, for reasons i won't go into here, but Kathleen worked tirelessly on my case. Even when i felt like quitting it all, she was there for me and keep me going. I never thought an attorney would work so had on a case. I felt like i was her only client because of what she put into my case. We finished my case in 2016. So with both sides of this law suit it took 4 years and i couldn't be happier. I have personally referred a half dozen people to her now, and my wife is now a client too. We became good friends during this process, and i plan to remain her friend even though my case is over. So if your looking for an attorney, why not get one that actually knows what they are doing, and actually cares. Kathleen Grace Walsh gets a 10 out of 10 in my book.
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Posted by Darryl | March 17, 2015
A Lawyer Who Will Fight For Her Clients
Ms. Walsh was willing to help me with my workers’ compensation claim when no one else would. She did outstanding work; she won my case at a hearing. She and her staff showed me that they really cared, they provided superior service, they were courteous, profession and carrying. I would recommend Ms. Walsh to anyone who needs a lawyer to fight for them.
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Posted by Jay | January 30, 2015
Highly Recommended!
Ms. Walsh represented me in a VA Worker's Compensation claim. Through a difficult process with a very uncooperative employer, Ms. Walsh was persistent and diligent at resolving various issues including having Doctors visits approved/paid for, reimbursement of out of pocket expenses prior to her representation, 2nd opinions. Ms. Walsh employs an excellent staff, who, together with her, gave the utmost attention to the details of my case, resolving issues as they arose, and kept me very well informed of the progress of my case. They took the time necessary to keep me informed and to help me understand the intricacies of what was happening through the various proceedings, hearings, etc. that lead to the successful settlement of my case. Ms. Walsh and her staff worked late evenings and, occasionally weekends in order to complete the work necessary to successfully concluding my case. Some ten years later, I can still count on this firm to resolve issues related to my Compensation claim and the resultant award. I would highly recommend Kathleen Walsh and her firm to anyone seeking legal assistance with Worker's Compensation.
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Work Experience

  • Owner
  • Law Office of Kathleen G. Walsh
  • 2000 - Present


  • Catholic University of America, School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1986
  • George Washington University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1980


  • Virginia Trail Lawyers Association
  • Workers' Compensation Retreat Chair
  • 2015 - Present
  • Virginia Trial Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 1986 - Present
  • Virginia Workers' Compensation Inn of Court
  • Secretary
  • 2014 - 2016

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Distinguished
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2019
  • SuperLawyer
  • SuperLawyer
  • 2019
  • Leaders in the Law
  • Virginia Lawyers Weekly
  • 2019

Speaking Engagements

  • Workers' Compensation: The Settlement Process and Hearings
  • Workers' Compensation Hearing and Appeals
  • 2014
  • Social Security Disability Bootcamp
  • The Search for Evidence/Effective Hearing Techniques
  • 2014
  • Handling A Social Security Disability Case
  • Social Security/Resolve Ethical Issues in Your Practice
  • 2013

Attorney endorsements

Received (4)
Given (3)
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Workers compensation Attorney | Jun 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Kathy is a leader in the workers' compensation claimant's bar. She fights for her clients. I highly recommend her as a Workers' Compensation and Social Security Lawyer."
Workers compensation Attorney | Apr 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Ms. Walsh is an excellent lawyer, fighting hard for all of her clients. She is well respected throughout the Commonwealth as an expert in the field Of Workers' Compensation and Social Security Law. I have known Ms. Walsh for over 30 years!!!"
Workers compensation Attorney | Dec 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Kathleen is an excellent workers' compensation attorney."
Workers compensation Attorney | Jul 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. She is a well regarded Virgina Workers Compensation attorney. She has keen insight into the issues which arise in a Workers Compensation claim and she is a zealous advocate for her clients."
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Occoquan Workers compensation Lawyer Kathleen Grace Walsh
Kathleen Grace Walsh
Workers compensation Attorney
Occoquan, VA
Licensed for 37 years