An AV Rated Civil Trial attorney with more than 37 years of experience, Bernard F. Walsh first began his career protecting the rights of the public as a prosecuting attorney for Florida. For three years as a trial attorney for the State of Florida, Mr. Walsh helped prosecute numerous high profile trials concerning serious felony crimes.
Since 1982, he 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), motorcycle recoveries (2006) and a daycare center recovery (2010) in the State of Florida.
Bernard Walsh is on the Board of Governors for the Florida Justice Association, the Boards of the Florida Trial Lawyers, National Trial Lawyers, and the American of Plaintiff Interstate Trucking Lawyers of America (APITLA). Mr. Walsh is a 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.
Mr. Walsh is firmly committed to community service. His volunteer efforts to help all levels of law enforcement have benefited by private citizens and law enforcement personnel. He gives back, supporting many churches, organizations and the arts of Sarasota and Manatee Counties.