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Christopher R. Walsh is a Minnesota Trial Lawyer with twenty-five years of experience focused in two civil litigation practice areas: personal injury and employment law. Walsh Law Firm will fight for you - to compensate you if your health or your job were taken away illegally. Mr. Walsh is a fourth generation Minnesota lawyer who mainly helps consumers, injured persons, the disabled, families of accident victims, and those wrongly fired or discriminated against. What does Mr. Walsh view his greatest accomplishment in his legal career? "The many people whom I helped recover from an accident, injury or illegal treatment by an employer. To get their lives back."

Minnesota Personal Injury Lawyer

Are you or someone you care about suffering serious injuries because of a car accident, pedestrian accident, or truck collision?  Mr. Walsh is a Million Dollar Advocate with experience in helping people recover financially from catastrophic injuries, suing drunk or hit-and-run drivers for punitive damages, and forcing insurers to fairly pay claims for pain, suffering disability, wage loss, and future impairment to earning capacity.  In his long and storied career of fighting for justice for the disadvanteged, Chris Walsh has successfully and creative resolved claims from aviation to bicycle accidents, from semi-truck collisions, to supposed "low impact" claims which in fact resulted in a brain injury.  Attorney Walsh and his staff never just look at the surface of a case; they dig deep finding a way to win, sometimes agaisnt the odds.  From burn injuries to dog attack cases, Mr. Walsh has helped shape Minnesota law particularly in cases where others negligently inflicted emotional distress on a helpless victim who was placed in a zone of danger, or suffered abuse or assault.  The human mind, body and emotions are all connected, so Chris Walsh advocates for the whole person.  When insurance companies, adjusters and corporations take a rigid or limited approach to evaluating claims, Mr. Walsh is skilled at bringing them to court and seeking the whole truth of the case.  Both pre-suit and all the way up to trial, Walsh Law Firm seeks real justice, and whole justice for the injuried.  Has a defective product, or careless driver caused the death of a loved one? You can call Walsh Law Firm for confidential legal help in all aspects of an injury or death case.  He listens, he cares and he will be a tough advocate for you. Mr. Walsh provides a free consultation in all cases of personal injury, wrongful death, and all accident-related injuries. Injured? Make one call: (612) 333-1529. 333-1-L-A-W. "There is one law: Justice."  All consultations in accident/injury cases and wrongful death cases are free, and there is no fee if no recovery.

Christopher R Walsh has more than two decades of experience investigating, litigating and mediating all types of accident and personal injury cases.  With more than twenty-five jury trials, and more than twenty-five verdicts and settlements exceeding $100,000 he has a proven track record in personal injury and employment law.  Attorney Walsh has recovered millions of dollars in settlements and verdicts for his clients. Chris Walsh is a member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum and was named a Leading American Attorney. For a quarter century, Mr. Walsh has been the trusted choice of injured people and their families.  From Minneapolis, to Duluth, to Fargo-Moorhead, to Anchorage, Alaska, and back to the nation's Heartland in St. Paul, Attorney Walsh has prevailed in state, federal and appellate courts.

Minnesota Discrimination & Employment Lawyer

Christopher R. Walsh is a Minnesota Employment Law Attorney who has achieved superlative results for clients, in FEPA agencies, with the EEOC, and in both Minnesota State and Federal Courts.  Though most agencies routinely dismiss more than 90% of discrimination charges, and federal courts nationwide dismiss or rule against the Plaintiff a startling 85% of the time, Mr. Walsh has the endurance and determination to take on powerful employers and corporations and win or force them to settle.  At the trial court level and in the appellate courts, Mr. Walsh and his clients have prevailed in many, many types of discrimination, retaliation and employment law matters. Age, sex, race, and disability discrimination, or retaliation can unfairly damage the careers of good performers and loyal employees.  People have a right to work and expect that their employers, managers and co-workers tell the truth and follow the law.  Sadly, they often don't.  Illegal discrimination, reprisal/whistleblower firings, and common law torts occur all too frequently in our workplaces. Chris Walsh has represented hard working folks in many industries and from all walks of life who were denied equal employment opportunities or wrongfully discharged. From blue collar steelworker to the white collar executive, female to male, black to white, old to young, civil rights laws protect many classes of employees and job applicants. But many employers fail to provide equal opportunity or "layoff" protected workers in what is called disparate impact discrimination.  At Walsh Law we are trained to cut through your bosses' excuses or "pretexts" for discrimination.  From individuals to groups or class actions we represent you all fairly and zealously.  Mr. Walsh has dedicated his career to the belief that every race, religion, and orientation of people have a right to work and pursue the American Dream, and to overcome disabilities or get past historical discrimination, gender bias and stereotypes. Our employment laws should promote and protect equality and civil rights, both here in the diverse State of Minnesota and nationwide. If you've been harmed by a possible employment law violation or wrongly fired, do not hesitate to call attorney Chris Walsh at (612) 333-1529 or Toll Free (866) 333-1529. Initial telephone consultations are free regarding employment law.  But to determine if your discrimination dispute has merit, there may be a charge for a full office consultation in employment law matters, requesting and reviewing personnel files, or for transactional work such as reviewing executive severance or noncompete agreements and other documents.  Each employment law or civil rights case is different and complex and there is simply a high risk of losing, so some cases are taken on retainer/contingency, while others are taken on straight contingency.


Languages spoken: English, Spanish

Practice areas

  1. Car Accident: 35%
    27 years, 350 cases
  2. Employment: 15%
    27 years, 450 cases
  3. Discrimination: 10%
    27 years, 450 cases
  4. Investment Fraud: 10%
    4 years, 6 cases
  5. Other: 30%
  6. More 



Contingent (33-40%), Retainer (sometimes), Free consultation (15 minutes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check

Attorney endorsements

5 total 

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  • Michael S. Waddington

    I endorse Christopher. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community.


    Michael Waddington Military law Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Leonid Kandinov

    I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Walsh is a well-rounded attorney who knows his trade and is a pleasure to work with. Very accessible.


    Leonid Kandinov Securities and investment fraud Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

Contact info

Walsh Law Firm

80 South Eighth Street
Suite 900
Minneapolis, MN, 55402


COSuspended Registration and Grievance199407/22/2016
MNDiscipline: Suspended198906/15/2016

Professional misconduct

This lawyer was disciplined by a state licensing authority.

  1. Reciprocal - Suspension
    issued in CO, 2016


    This means that the attorney's misconduct in another state, or jurisdiction, also violated the rules for practicing law in Colorado.

  2. Suspension
    issued in MN, 2015


    This means the attorney lost his or her license to practice law for a period of time. The attorney typically returns to practicing law when the suspension expires.

Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Million Dollar AdvocateMillion Dollar Advocates Forum2007
Certificate of Appreciation, Wall of ToleranceSouthern Poverty Law Center, Montgomery, Alabama2006
Personal Injury Attorney of the YearConsumer Business Review2004
Best Brief Award, Miller CupCatholic University of America1988
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
AttorneyWalsh Law Firm1993 - Present
Liaison Counsel for Plaintiffs Target Shareholder LitigationWalsh Law Firm2013 - 2014
Independent Contract Attorney, million dollar trials/appeals,Robert Brenner & Associates1990 - 1993
Judicial Clerk, Staff Attorneys OfficeMinnesota Court of Appeals1988 - 1990
Association namePosition nameDuration
National Association of Distinguished CounselNations Top One Percent of Attorneys2015 - Present
National Employment Lawyers Association (Minnesota chapter)Member, Minnesota NELA, Plaintiff's Employment Lawyers2012 - Present
Million Dollar Advocates ForumMember2007 - Present
Colorado Bar AssociationMember, Inactive1994 - Present
Minnesota Association for JusticeMember1993 - Present
United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth CircuitMember1993 - Present
District of Columbia BarMember, Inactive1990 - Present
Hennepin County Bar AssociationMember1990 - Present
Minnesota State Bar AssociationMember1989 - Present
United States District Court, District of MinnesotaAttorney and Counselor of said District Court1989 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Metz v. City of Minneapolis, et al.After winning a "paper trial," Metz and her counsel, Chris Walsh and Bob Brenner, forced the City to face a jury. I continue to fight for civil rights, equal rights in the workplace, and the most important right of all in our democracy: Jury Trial.
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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Catholic University of America, Columbus School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1988
Colorado CollegePolitical ScienceBA - Bachelor of Arts1984