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Michael J. Walsh

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Personal Injury Attorney in West Hartford, CT

Walsh Woodard, LLC
527 Prospect Avenue
West Hartford, CT 06105
Phone: 860-549-8440
Fax: 860-549-8443
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2006 - 2022
Licensed in Connecticut Since: 1987
Practice Areas: Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff, Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Plaintiff, Personal Injury - Products: Plaintiff
Attorney Profile

Attorney Michael J. Walsh founded his Connecticut law firm, Walsh Woodard LLC, in 1996. Today, from his law offices in West Hartford and Groton, he continues to focus his efforts on assisting clients who have suffered due to the negligence of other individuals, businesses and professionals. Today, clients from throughout New England seek his assistance as they pursue personal injury and wrongful death compensation in cases related to the following:

• Medical malpractice
• Motor vehicle accidents
• Slip-and-fall accidents
• Dangerous drugs
• Product liability

Mr. Walsh began his legal career in 1987 after earning his law degree from University of Connecticut School of Law and his approval to practice in Connecticut's state courtrooms. Today, he has also received the approvals to practice from New York state, the U.S. District Courts for the District of Connecticut and the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York, and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 2nd Circuit.

Thanks to Mr. Walsh's unwavering dedication to protecting the rights of injured victims and their families, he has earned a reputation as one of the country's leading personal injury attorneys. As a result, he is the recipient of a number of honors and awards, including a "Superb" rating from Avvo and a Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished peer-review rating*. In addition, the National Board of Trial Advocacy recognizes him as board certified in the area of civil trial law.

Mr. Walsh is a valued member of the legal community, thanks to his involvement with a number of organizations. He is a member of the American Association for Justice and the Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association, where he served as president from 2012 until 2013.

*AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished and Martindale-Hubbell Notable are certification marks used under license in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell® is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Rating™ fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.

Practice Areas
  • 50%Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff
  • 40%Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Plaintiff
  • 10%Personal Injury - Products: Plaintiff
Focus Areas

Animal Bites, Motor Vehicle Accidents, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Slip and Fall, Wrongful Death, Dram Shop Laws, Construction Accident, Brain Injury, Sexual Abuse - Plaintiff, Trucking Accidents, Premises Liability - Plaintiff, Personal Injury - Defense, Medical Malpractice, Birth Injury, Delayed or Incorrect Diagnosis, Informed Consent, Motor Vehicle Defects, Medical Devices, Pharmaceutical


17 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2006 - 2022

About Michael J. Walsh

First Admitted: 1987, Connecticut

Professional Webpage:

Educational Background

  • Stonehill College, B.S. in Mathematics/Computer Science, magna cum laude, with high honors, 1984

Pro bono/Community Service

  • Life Fellow, Connecticut Bar Foundation

Scholarly Lectures/Writings

  • Adjunct Professor at the University of Connecticut School of Law
  • Editorial Board of the Connecticut Law Review


  • Weigold v. Patel
  • Chylinski v. Walmart, Inc.
  • Filippi v. State of Connecticut
  • Suarez v. Sordo
  • Rumbin v. Utical Mutual
  • Falls Church v. Tyler, Cooper & Alcorn
  • Meek v. Walmart Stores, Inc.


  • Connecticut's Super Lawyers, Connecticut Magazine’s Super Lawyer Section
  • Selected as one of the Top 10 Connecticut Super Lawyers, 2009 and 2010

Special Licenses/Certifications

  • Board Certified Civil Trial Advocate, National Board of Trial Advocacy

Bar/Professional Activity

  • President, Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association, 2012
  • Connecticut Bar, 1987
  • Medical Malpractice Committee, Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association
  • New London County Bar Association
  • Board of Governors, CLE Committee, Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association
  • Associate Member, American Board of Trial Advocates, 2006
  • Eastern District Court of New York
  • Member, American Association of Justice
  • Federal District Court of Connecticut
  • Member, Hartford County Bar Association
  • Officer, Executive Committee, Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association
  • Fellow, American College of Trial Lawyers, 2010
  • Second Circuit Court of Appeals
  • Advocate Member, American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA)
  • Member, American Bar Association
  • New York Bar, 1988
  • Member, Connecticut Bar Association
  • Fellow, International Academy of Trial Lawyers, 2015
  • Southern District Court of New York
  • Legislative Committee, Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association

Industry Groups

  • American Assoc. For Justice
  • American College Of Trial Lawyers
  • Connecticut Trial Lawyers Assoc
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Office Location for Michael J. Walsh

527 Prospect Avenue
West Hartford, CT 06105

Phone: 860-549-8440

Fax: 860-549-8443

Last Updated: 5/15/2022

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