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Bernard F. Walsh

Bernard F. Walsh

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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. As a trial attorney, 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), auto 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 by private citizens and law enforcement personnel. He gives back, supporting churches, the local arts and organizations.

Practice Area
  • Personal Injury
Additional Practice Areas
  • Insurance Bad Faith
  • General Civil
  • Car Accidents
Fees
  • Free Consultation
    No Fee Unless You Win
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Florida
Professional Experience
Founder, President
Manasota Trial Lawyers Board
- Current
Manasota Trial Lawyers Board is a local organization composed of some of the foremost trial lawyers in Manatee and Sarasota Counties. Membership is obtained through special invitation and is extended only to those attorneys who exemplify superior qualifications of leadership, reputation, influence, stature, and profile as civil plaintiff or criminal defense trial lawyers. It is the mission of The Manasota Trial Lawyers Board to promote excellence in the legal profession through practical educational programs, networking opportunities, and legal publications that deal with current issues facing local Manatee and Sarasota County lawyers.
Education
Samford University, Cumberland School of Law
Doctor of Jurisprudence/Juris Doctor
University of South Florida
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Professional Associations
American Association for Justice
Member American Association For Justice
Current
Member Florida Justice Association
Member Florida Justice Association
Current
Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum
Member Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum
Current
Million Dollar Advocates Forum
Member Million Dollar Advocates Forum
Current
The National Association of Trial Lawyers
Member The National Association of Trial Lawyers
Current
Insurance Bad Faith Trial Lawyers Association
Member Insurance Bad Faith Trial Lawyers Association
Current
Motor Vehicle Trial Lawyers Association
Member Motor Vehicle Trial Lawyers Association
Current
Motorcycle Injury Trial Lawyers Association
Member Motorcycle Injury Trial Lawyers Association
Current
The Association of Plaintiff Interstate Trucking Lawyers of America
Bernard F. Walsh is a member of The National Advisory Board of APITLA
Current
the Melvin M. Belli Society
Mr. Walsh is a member of the Melvin M. Belli Society
Current
Activities: The Melvin M. Belli society is a group of lawyers who distinguished themselves as trial lawyers and who are dedicated to the principles of education on an international basis. Membership in the Melvin M. Belli society is by invitation only and approval of the board. Only those lawyers who met the criteria established by the board are invited to join.
the Manasota Trial Lawyers Board
Mr. Walsh is the founder, president and a lecturer at the Manasota Trial Lawyers Board
Current
Florida State Bar # 263826
Member
- Current
Publications
Articles & Publications
Using Cell Phone Records to Track a Truck's Route and Time Line
The Lawyer's Logbook - Endorsed by APITLAmerica
Using Cell Phone Records to Track a Truck's Route and Time Line
JUSTLAW - Southern Trial Lawyers Magazine
The A to Z Basics of Proving Closed Head Injury
The Trial Lawyer - The National Trial Lawyers Magazine
Florida's Switch From Frye to Daubert: Not a Substantial Change in the Admissibility Determination of Expert Witness Testimony
JUSTLAW - Southern Trial Lawyers Magazine
Navigating ERISA
The Lawyer's Logbook - Endorsed by APITLAmerica
Florida's Switch From Frye to Daubert: Not a Substantial Change in the Admissibility Determination of Expert Witness Testimony
The Trial Lawyer - The National Trial Lawyers Magazine
Navigating ERISA
JUSTLAW - Southern Trial Lawyers Magazine
Working a Trucking Case - the A to Z Basics
The Trial Lawyer - The National Trial Lawyers Magazine
Florida's Switch From Frye to Daubert: Not a Substantial Change in the Admissibility Determination of Expert Witness Testimony
The Lawyer's Logbook - Endorsed by APITLAmerica
The A to Z Basics of Proving Closed Head Injury
JUSTLAW - Southern Trial Lawyers Magazine
The A to Z Basics of Proving Closed Head Injury
The Lawyer's Logbook - Endorsed by APITLAmerica
Working a Trucking Case - the A to Z Basics
The Lawyer's Logbook - Endorsed by APITLAmerica
Working a Trucking Case - the A to Z Basics
JUSTLAW - Southern Trial Lawyers Magazine
Websites & Blogs
Website
Injury Law Firm Website
Blog
Justice Pays Blog
Social Media
Contact & Map
Bradenton Law Office
5291 Office Park Boulevard
Bradenton, FL 34203
USA
Toll-Free: (866) 330-0077
Telephone: (941) 330-0077
Fax: (941) 751-0651
Sarasota Law Office
308 Cocoanut Ave.
Sarasota, FL 34236
USA
Telephone: (941) 907-3088
St. Petersburg Law Office
6446 Central Ave.
St. Petersburg, FL 33707
USA
Telephone: (727) 821-8409