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Bernard F. Walsh

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Firm Name
Goldman Babboni Fernandez & Walsh
Address
5291 Office Park Blvd.
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Bradenton, FL 34203

Website
http://www.justicepays.com
Areas of Practice
Personal Injury, Personal Injury - $400 Million+ Recovered, Personal Injury - Bicycle/Cyclist, Personal Injury - Catastrophic Injury, Personal Injury - Traumatic Brain Injury
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5291 Office Park Blvd, Bradenton, FL, USA
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Practice Summary
Practice Overview

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. For the next three years, Mr. Walsh handled numerous high profile trials concerning serious felony crimes.

Since 1982, Mr. Walsh 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 recoveries in the State of Florida in the following areas: playground recovery (2008-$1,900,000.00); motorcycle recovery (2006-$6,000,000.00); motor vehicle vs. commercial truck recovery (2016-$4,700,000); auto accident recovery (2018-$1,050,000.00); and daycare center recovery (2010-$1,000,000.00). Several additional recoveries include bicycle vs. truck ($1,000,000.00), auto vs. van ($1,000,000.00), motor vehicle - single car ($500,000.00), motorcycle vs. truck ($950,000.00), auto vs. semi-trailer ($475,000.00), and private property/fall down ($750,000.00).

Mr. 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 and the highest ranking the 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 both private citizens and law enforcement personnel. He gives back by supporting many churches, organizations, and the arts of Sarasota and Manatee Counties.

Awards & Honors

Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum
Million Dollar Advocates Forum
Trucking Trial Lawyers – Top 10
The National Association of Trial Lawyers
American Jurist Institute
The National Association of Distinguished Counsel
The American Society of Legal Advocates
Insurance Bad Faith Trial Lawyers Association
Motor Vehicle Trial Lawyers Association
Association of Plaintiff Interstate Trucking Lawyers of America (APITLA)
Southern Trial Lawyers Association
Manasota Trial Lawyers Board
Florida Justice Association
Academy of Truck Accident Attorneys
American Association for Justice

Publications

JUSTLAW
Southern Trial Lawyers Association Magazine

The Lawyer’s LogBook
Endorsed by APITLA

Working a Trucking Case – the A to Z Basics
Winter 2012 (with Elisabeth DeWitt)

The A to Z Basics of Proving Closed Head Injury
April - May 2013 (with Elisabeth DeWitt)

Florida’s Switch from Frye to Daubert: Not a Substantial Change in the Admissibility Determination of Expert Witness Testimony
Aug-Sept 2013 (with Sara W. Calabrese, Candidate for Juris Doctor, Stetson University College of Law)

Navigating ERISA
Vol. 3, No. 4 Oct. – Nov. 2013 (with Elisabeth DeWitt)

The Hiring of a Lifetime Care Plan Expert
First Quarter 2015 (with Elisabeth DeWitt)

Presentations

Association of Plaintiff Interstate Trucking Lawyers of America
Florida Justice Association
Manasota Trial Lawyers Board
National Trial Lawyers
Melvin M. Belli Society
Southern Trial Lawyers Association
Stetson University – College of Law
Western Michigan University – Cooley Law School

Education

Cumberland Law School
J.D., 1978
Selected as a Research Clerk/Intern for a Federal Judge and the U.S. Attorney’s Office
Awarded the National Book Awards for Constitutional Law and Professional Responsibility

University of South Florida
B.A., 1975

Google Reviews
Google Reviews
Goldman Babboni Fernandez & Walsh

5291 Office Park Blvd, Bradenton, FL 34203, USA

(941) 752-7000

4.9 out of 5 stars

Willmilette Friends0026

5 out of 5 stars

posted 3 months ago

They did a great job definitely would go back to them if I ever needed help again

Lay Hoggins

5 out of 5 stars

posted 4 months ago

I was struck by a motorist while riding my road bike, Bernie Walsh made sure all of my treatment costs were looked after and negotiated a substantial settlement. He also helped me identify good healthcare practitioners to assist me with my long- term recovery. I highly recommend them if you need...

Gael Kirkpatrick

5 out of 5 stars

posted 5 months ago

Mr. Walsh is a brilliant lawyer who is very quick to comprehend complex issues, he is professional and service-oriented. My experience with the firm was excellent and would highly recommend their services.

Lauren Bryant

5 out of 5 stars

posted 5 months ago

Working with Bernie Walsh and his team was great! They listened to me, were knowledgeable, and made me feel comforted that someone was in my corner working with my best interests in mind. Bernie worked on my behalf for a solution that I am extremely happy with instead of dragging out the case for...

Allan Moore

5 out of 5 stars

posted 5 months ago

Mr. Goldman was very accommodating. He kept in close touch with me along the way. I was very pleased with how he handled my case and treated me with respect and dignity.

Yelp Reviews
Yelp Reviews
Goldman Babboni Fernandez & Walsh 3550 S Tamiami Trl,Fl 3 +19419541234

4.5 out of 5 stars

Victoria R.

5 out of 5 stars

posted 2 years ago

If you want results, these are lawyers you want to get. My lawyer, Atty Fernandez, worked tirelessly on my case with great results. Don't pass up any...

Sharon T.

4 out of 5 stars

posted 8 years ago

David Goldman did a great job of helping to settle my injury case. To be honest, I did not understand the process and became extremely frustrated at times....

Avvo Reviews
Avvo Reviews
Bernard Walsh - Goldman Babboni Fernandez & Walsh
Bernard Walsh - Goldman Babboni Fernandez & Walsh 5291 Office Park Blvd, Bradenton, FL 34203

4.85 out of 5 stars

Jackie

5 out of 5 stars

posted 4 years ago

After my accident, Mr. Walsh, Lorraine, and their entire staff were outstanding in listening, understanding my needs, explaining the process as well as my options, and assisting with every question and concern I had. They work diligently for their clients and really work for the citizens in our...

anonymous

5 out of 5 stars

posted 4 years ago

I hired Mr. Walsh and his law firm to represent me and being involved in an automobile accident. Bernie was tireless when it came to dealing with the insurance company and his endurance won out. I was extremely satisfied with the outcome.

anonymous

5 out of 5 stars

posted 5 years ago

I hired Mr. Walsh after an automobile accident this past March. He and his entire staff were extremely professional. They kept me informed every step of the way and settled my case in a timely manner. Thank you so much for your help.

Pam

5 out of 5 stars

posted 5 years ago

Bernard and his staff were professional, courteous, prompt, and very good at keeping me up to date on the process every step of the way. I appreciate all the assistance I received from the first phone call to the successful conclusion. Pam

Guy

5 out of 5 stars

posted 5 years ago

I was treated very well by Mr Walsh and staff They took on my complicated case as I am Canadian injured in the US The staff (Nikki West) was fantastic always answering my questions and taking care of all my needsI would Highly recommend Mr Bernard Walsh to anyone

Silvin1

4 out of 5 stars

posted 6 years ago

This is my updated review about the my case which was resolved more than a year ago. I want to say that after my first review, Mr. Walsh and his staff, took great interest in my case and I was very pleased by their promptness after that. Although at the beginning I was not getting all the answers I...

Elisa

5 out of 5 stars

posted 6 years ago

From the minute I contacted the office until the job was done I was kept informed about the case. He fought hard, everyone in his office was responsive whenever I called and he prevailed. Very pleased.

Naedinne

5 out of 5 stars

posted 7 years ago

I was very happy with Mr. Walsh's services. I felt very comfortable with his knowledge and experience. He was very helpful through the entire process and i will definitely recommend him.

John

5 out of 5 stars

posted 7 years ago

Mr. Walsh has proven once again, why he is considered one of the foremost attorneys in the nation. His knowledge and expertise along with his courteous and professional staff eased many of my concerns, letting me concentrate on healing. Out Standing Job!

Velta

5 out of 5 stars

posted 7 years ago

This is the second time that I have used Mr. Walsh in regards to an auto accident, and once again I was not disappointed with the assistance given by him and his staff. The office is always courteous and helpful.

Lawyers.com Reviews
Lawyers.com Reviews
Bernard Walsh - Goldman Babboni Fernandez & Walsh
Bernard Walsh - Goldman Babboni Fernandez & Walsh 5291 Office Park Blvd, Bradenton, FL 34203

4 out of 5 stars

Lawyers.com User

4.8 out of 5 stars

posted 9 years ago