Jane Kreusler-Walsh

Top rated appellate attorney in West Palm Beach, Florida

Kreusler-Walsh Vargas & Serafin
Jane Kreusler-Walsh
Kreusler-Walsh Vargas & Serafin

Practice Areas: Appellate; view more

Licensed in Florida since: 1979

Education: Loyola University New Orleans College of Law

Selected to Super Lawyers: 2006 - 2023

Kreusler-Walsh Vargas & Serafin

501 South Flagler Drive
Suite 503
West Palm Beach, FL 33401 Visit website


Jane Kreusler-Walsh is Board Certified as a specialist in appellate practice, the highest level of recognition by The Florida Bar of an attorney's competency and experience in a specific area of law.  Ms. Kreusler-Walsh focuses on civil appeals and litigation support involving complex commercial, medical malpractice, personal injury, product liability, class action, insurance, securities, marital and family law, and probate and trust law issues.

Ms. Kreusler-Walsh is admitted to practice in all Florida state courts, the U.S. Supreme Court, the U.S. Courts of Appeals for the 4th and 11th Circuits, and the U.S. District Courts for the Middle and Southern Districts of Florida.  She has more than 500 reported decisions to date.

Ms. Kreusler-Walsh has a long record of service to the bar and is an active member of several professional organizations. She is the Vice Chair of The Florida Bar Civil Procedure Rules Committee.  She holds an AV Preeminent* peer review rating through Martindale-Hubbell and has received numerous honors and awards. Ms. Kreusler-Walsh is one of only 14 Florida fellows in the American Academy of Appellate Attorneys, a national invitation-only organization founded to advance the highest standards and practices of appellate advocacy and to recognize outstanding appellate attorneys. Chambers USA 2017 ranks Ms. Kreusler-Walsh as among the top 13 appellate attorneys in Florida. 

*AV Preeminent and BV Distinguished are certification marks of Reed Elsevier Properties Inc., used 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 ratings fall into two categories: legal ability and general ethical standards.

Practice areas


Focus areas


  • 100% Appellate

First Admitted: 1979, Florida

Professional Webpage: https://www.kwvsappeals.com/attorneys/jane-kreusler-walsh/

Pro bono/Community Service:
  • Ms. Kreusler-Walsh serves on the Board and is Vice-President of Making Every Day Count, a non-profit that serves the needs of families and teens affected by addiction.
  • Ms. Kreusler-Walsh serves on the Board of Trustees of the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Palm Beach Area Chapter. She is a current Vice-President.   She is also a founding Board Member and Vice-President of the Board of Directors of Making Every Day Count, a non-profit  organization dedicated to supporting family and juvenile delinquency drug courts in Palm Beach County. In addition, Ms. Kreusler-Walsh is on the Advisory Council for St. Mary's Hospital in West Palm Beach.
Special Licenses/Certifications:
  • Appellate Practice Certification
  • The American Law Institute, Member
  • American Academy of Appellate Lawyers, Fellow
  • Lawyer of the Year, Palm Beach County Bar Association Medical/Legal Committee, 2002
  • Recognized as one of "11 Who Shape the Law", South Florida Daily Business Review, 1997
  • Appellate Lawyer of the Year for West Palm Beach, Best Lawyers in America, 2018, 2015 & 2011
  • honoring the firm's efforts in mentoring women, Athena Business Award, Chamber of Commerce of the Palm Beaches, 2012
  • Fellow, Litigation Counsel of America
  • AV-Preeminent Peer Review Rating, Martindale-Hubbell
  • Professionalism Award, Palm Beach County Bar Association, 2007
  • Woman Volunteer of the Year, The Junior League of the Palm Beaches and Wachovia Bank, 2001
  • Pro Bono Service Award for the 15th Judicial Circuit, Florida Bar President, 1993
  • In recognition of years of dedication to the law and the faith, Monsignor Jeremiah P. O'Mahoney Award, Guild of Catholic Lawyers of the Diocese of Palm Beach, 2014
  • Florida Trend Magazine listed in Florida Legal Elite since 2006
  • One of only 14 fellows from Florida in the American Academy of Appellate Lawyers
  • Appellate Law Award, Legal Aid Society of Palm Beach County, 2003
  • Woman of Distinction Award, March of Dimes, 2000
  • Appellate Law Award, Legal Aid Society of Palm Beach County, 1991
  • Women in Leadership Award for the Private Sector, Executive Women of the Palm Beaches, 2013
  • Fellow, American Bar Foundation
Bar/Professional Activity:
  • Member, National Association of Women Lawyers
  • The Florida Bar, Rules of Judicial Administration Committee
  • U.S. Courts of Appeals, Fourth Circuit
  • Member, Board of the Guild of Catholic Lawyers
  • Florida Supreme Court Committee on Standard Jury Instructions in Contract and Business Cases, 2010 - 2015
  • Fourth District Court of Appeal Judicial Nominating Commission, Chair 1993 - 1994, Vice Chair, 1990 - 1992, Member, 1990 - 1994  
  • Board of the Legal Aid Society of Palm Beach County, President, 1999 - 2001, Vice President, 1997 - 1999, Member 1994 - 2003
  • Member, American Bar Association
  • U.S. Courts of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit
  • American Inns of Court
  • U.S. District Courts for the Southern District of Florida
  • The Florida Bar, Judicial Relations Committee, 2018
  • The Florida Bar, Appellate Practice Certification Committee, Chair, 2001 - 2002, Vice Chair, 2000 - 2001, Member 1993 - 2003
  • The Florida Bar, Grievance Committee 15B, Chair, 1987 - 1989, Member 1986 - 1989
  • Member, Palm Beach County Bar Association
  • Florida Supreme Court Committee on Judicial Evaluations, 2006 - 2008
  • Member, Florida Association of Women Lawyers
  • U.S. District Courts for the Middle District of Florida
  • The Florida Bar, Civil Procedure Rules Committee, Vice Chair, 2013 - 2014 & 2015 - present, Member 2012 - present
  • Florida Supreme Court Committee on Standard Jury Instructions (Civil), 1998 - 2004
  • The Florida Bar, Appellate Court Rules Committee, Vice Chair, 1993 - 1994, 1998, 2000, Member, 1983 - 2000
  • Chair, Appellate Practice Committee, Palm Beach County Bar Association, 1984-1987, 1989-1993
Educational Background:
  • University of Florida, 1975

These comments were made by fellow attorneys during the annual nomination process.

“a consummate professional”

“Excellent in every respect”

“A class act, experienced and trustworthy.”

Office location for Jane Kreusler-Walsh

501 South Flagler Drive
Suite 503
West Palm Beach, FL 33401

Phone: 561-659-5455


18 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2006 - 2023

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