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Robert P. Walsh, Jr.

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Personal Injury Attorney in Chicago, IL

Clifford Law Offices PC
120 North LaSalle Street, 36th Floor
Chicago, IL 60602
Phone: 312-899-9090
Fax: 312-251-1160
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2005 - 2022
Licensed in Illinois Since: 1986
Practice Areas: Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff, Insurance Coverage, Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Plaintiff
Attorney Profile

Robert Walsh is a partner at Clifford Law Offices as well as one of our most qualified vehicular accident attorneys and Chicago accident lawyers. Mr. Walsh is experienced in many complex practice areas, including insurance coverage and liability. We are proud to have him on our team of accident lawyers in Chicago. U.S. News-Best Lawyers named him a top attorney in the area of plaintiffs’ Personal Injury Litigation.

The area of insurance law is becoming more complex with each passing year and, as one of our leading accident attorneys, Robert Walsh is ahead of the changes. For over three decades, Mr. Walsh has been handling automobile and other vehicular accidents, all with amazing clarity and aplomb. His keen intelligence in sorting out liability and insurance coverage issues has led many to call upon him for his expertise and sound, practical approach to what appears to be complicated, emotionally-charged matters.

As one of our most capable accident attorneys, Mr. Walsh can handle hundreds of details. He can juggle a caseload with numerous lawsuits at the various discovery, pre-trial and post-trial stages. He is a man-on-the-go. Mr. Walsh’s well-known and beloved staccato conversation allows him to move from case to case, advancing matters at an appropriate pace for all involved. He is an endless fount of knowledge, for everyone turns to him at some point in time for his words of wisdom in the areas of his sub-specialty. As one of the leading accident lawyers in Chicago, he has been invited as a guest speaker at numerous seminars presented by the Chicago Bar Association, the Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal Education, the Illinois State Bar Association, Illinois Trial Lawyers Association, and the Northwest Suburban Bar Association.

Mr. Walsh has received many multi-million dollar verdicts and settlements. He settled four million-dollar-plus cases in the span of a year as well as obtained a $1.8 million verdict for a 21-year-old man who broke his neck in an auto accident with a UPS truck. More recently, Mr. Walsh obtained a $7.8 million result for a client injured in a motor vehicle crash. His superior legal abilities led to his being named a partner at Clifford Law Offices on January 1, 2000. He has been named an Illinois Leading Lawyer and an Illinois Super Lawyer.

Practice Areas
  • 80%Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff
  • 10%Insurance Coverage
  • 10%Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Plaintiff
Focus Areas

Motor Vehicle Accidents, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Slip and Fall, Wrongful Death, Premises Liability - Plaintiff

Selections

18 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2005 - 2022

About Robert P. Walsh, Jr.

First Admitted: 1986, Illinois

Professional Webpage: https://www.cliffordlaw.com/attorneys/robert-p-walsh/

Educational Background

  • Loyola University Chicago School of Law, 1986
  • St John’s University, Collegeville, Minnesota, B.A., Major: Government, Minor: Business Administration, 1981, 1981

Special Licenses/Certifications

  • Chicago, Illinois, Re-Certified, 2002, 2002
  • Chicago, Illinois, Certified, 1990, 1990
  • Circuit Court Arbitrator
  • Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal Education

Scholarly Lectures/Writings

  • Safe Harbors and Calm Seas, CNA Insurance – Webinar, April 22, 2020, Safe Harbors and Calm Seas, CNA Insurance - Webinar, 2020
  • Impact of the Ciox Health Decision on Illinois Plaintiff Litigation, ITLA – Webinar, April 7, 2020, Impact of the Ciox Health Decision on Illinois Plaintiff Litigation, Illinois Trial Lawyers Association, 2020
  • Navigating the COVID-19 for Your Law Firm and Your Clients: A Positive Outlook, ITLA – Webinar, April 2, 2020, Navigating the COVID-19 for Your Law Firm and Your Clients: A Positive Outlook, Illinois Trial Lawyers Association, 2020
  • Ethics 2020 – The Future is Now, Clifford Law Offices, P.C. – Webinar, February 20, 2020, Ethics 2020- The Future is Now, Clifford Law Offices Webinar, 2020
  • Sane Lawyering: Building Hardiness in the Provision of Legal Services, Catholic Lawyers Guild of Chicago, January 16, 2020, Sane Lawyering: Building Hardiness in the Provision of Legal Services, Catholic Lawyers Guild of Chicago, 2020
  • A Responsibility to Change the Game: Professionalism & Civility in to the Legal Profession, Catholic Lawyers Guild of Chicago, September 23, 2019, A Responsibility to Change the Game: Professionalism & Civility in to the Legal Profession, Catholic Lawyers Guild of Chicago, 2019
  • Adapting Your Firm to Emerging Threats, CNA Insurance – Webinar, August 22, 2019, Adapting Your Firm to Emerging Threats, CNA Insurance - Webinar, 2019
  • Overview of Legal Malpractice for Litigators, Clifford Law Offices, P.C. Webinar, May 9, 2019, Overview of Legal Malpractice for Litigators , Clifford Law Offices Webinar, 2019
  • The Path to Lawyer Well Being & Conscious Inclusion, Clifford Law Offices, P.C., February 21, 2019, DePaul University College of Law, The Path to Lawyer Well Being & Conscious Inclusion , DePaul University College of Law, 2019
  • The Changing Ethical Landscape of Litigation, Clifford Law Offices, February 15, 2018, DePaul University College of Law, The Changing Ethical Landscape of Litigation, DePaul University College of Law, 2018
  • Arbitrator Refresher Training, Cook County Mandatory Arbitration & Mediation, April 26, 2018, James R. Thompson Center, Arbitrator Refresher Training, Cook County Mandatory Arbitration & Mediation, 2018
  • Update & Review Seminar, Illinois Trial Lawyers Association Education Fund, October 12, 2018, The Westin Chicago River North, Chicago, Illinois, Update and Review Seminar, Illinois Trial Lawyers Association, Education Fund, 2018
  • Preserving Error, Clifford Law Offices, P.C. Webinar, November 28, 2018, Preserving Error, Clifford Law Offices Webinar, 2018
  • Knee & Shoulder: Anatomy, Injury Mechanism, Proximate Cause, Treatment & Disability Rating for the Practicing Attorney, Illinois Sports Medicine & Orthopedic Centers/Dr. Chadwick Prodomos, April 6, 2017, Petterino’s Restaurant, Chicago, Illinois, Knee & Shoulder: Anatomy, Injury Mechanism, Proximate Cause, Treatment & Disability Rating for the Practicing Attorney, Illinois Sports Medicine & Orthopedic Centers , 2017
  • Ethics and Professionalism Seminar, Illinois Trail Lawyers Association Education Fund, May 5, 2017, Hilton Oak Brook Hills Resort, Oak Brook, Illinois, Ethics and Professionalism Seminar, Illinois Trial Lawyers Association, 2017
  • Trucking: Taking it to Trial – Preparing, Presenting and Winning Your Case, Attorneys Information Exchange Group, November 9-10, 2017, InterContinental Chicago, Chicago, Illinois, Trucking: Taking it to Trial- Preparing, Presenting and Winning Your Case, Attorneys Information Exchange Group, 2017
  • "Evidence: Hot Topics," Lynn M. Egan- Thompson Center, January 25, 2017, 2017
  • Social Media Ethics Outside and in the Courtroom, Clifford Law Offices, P.C.- Webinar, February 16, 2017, Social Media Ethics Outside and in the Courtroom, Clifford Law Offices Webinar, 2017
  • Ethics and Professionalism Seminar, Illinois Trial Lawyers Association Education Fund, May 5, 2017, Hilton Oak Brook Hills Resort, Oak Brook, IL, Ethics and Professionalism Seminar, Illinois Trial Lawyers Association, Education Fund, 2017
  • Attorney Mental Health and Substance Abuse: A Call to Action, Lawyers Assistance Program, Chicago, IL, September 9, 2016, Attorney Mental Health and Substance Abuse: A Call to Action, Lawyers Assistance Program, 2016
  • Document Review Solutions & 2016 FRCP Overview, Complete Discovery Source at Clifford Law Offices, Chicago, IL, May 26, 2016, Document Review Solutions & 2016 FRCP Overview, Clifford Law Offices, 2016
  • Nuts & Bolts of a Case, From the Initial Interview to the Appeal, Illinois Trial Lawyers Association Education Fund, Oak Brook, IL, April 2, 2016, Nuts & Bolts of a Case, From the Initial Interview to the Appeal, Illinois Trial Lawyers Association, Education Fund, 2016
  • The Ethics of Pre-Trial and Trial Work, Clifford Law Offices, P.C. Webinar, February 18, 2016, The Ethics of Pre-Trial and Trial Work, Clifford Law Offices Webinar, 2016
  • Annual Symposium with the Judges, Law Bulletin Seminars, Swissotel, Chicago, IL, November 17, 2016, Annual Symposium with the Judges, Law Bulletin Seminars, 2016
  • If You’re Not on Facebook , You’re Committing Malpractice, AVVO, INC. – Webinar, June 11, 2015, If You're Not on Facebook, You're Committing Malpractice, AVVO, 2015
  • Making the Most of Your Arbitration CBA- Chicago, Illinois, June 15, 2015, Making the Most of Your Arbitration, Chicago Bar Association, 2015
  • Trial Evidence: The Rules You Might Not Know IICLE- Webcast, November 6, 2015, Trial Evidence: The Rules You Might Not Know, IICLE, 2015
  • ABA Section of Dispute Resolution Negotiation Institute, American Bar Association, Washington, DC, October 3, 2015, ABA Sections of Dispute Resolution Negotiation Institute, American Bar Association, 2015
  • 371 Civil Trial Practice Institute Part 1: Preparing for the Trial NACLE, Webinar, June 19, 2015, 371 Civil Trial Practice Institute Part 1: Preparing for the Trial , NACLE Webinar, 2015
  • Extreme Makeover: Law Firm Website Edition CBA, Webinar, June 30, 2015, Extreme Makeover: Law Firm Website Edition, Chicago Bar Association, 2015
  • Products Liability- Plaintiff's Perspective, ApexCLE, Inc., May 20, 2015, Products Liability- Plaintiff's Perspective, ApexCLE, 2015
  • State Farm Exposed, ITLA, Webinar, May 19, 2015, State Farm Exposed, Illinois Trial Lawyers Association, 2015
  • Damages Seminar, ITLA, Westin River North, Chicago, February 16, 2015, Damages Seminar, Illinois Trial Lawyers Association, 2015
  • "Ethics & Professionalism" Seminar, ITLA, Webinar, May 8, 2015, Ethics and Professionalism Seminar, Illinois Trial Lawyers Association, 2015
  • The Ethics of Conflicts of Interest, Clifford Law Offices, P.C.- DePaul University College of Law, February 19, 2015, The Ethics of Conflicts of Interest, DePaul University College of Law, 2015
  • Understanding Erisa, ITLA, Webinar, December 12, 2014  , Understanding Erisa, Illinois Trial Lawyers Association, 2014
  • Not Now, Not Here: Supreme Court Rule 103(B) and Forum Non Convenience Motions, Lynn Egan- Thompson Center, September 26, 2014, Not Now, Not Here: Supreme Court Rule 103(B) and Forum Non Convenience Motions , 2014
  • I-Pad for Lawyers, ABA- Clifford Law Offices, P.C. Webinar, July 22, 2014, I-Pad for Lawyers, American Bar Association, 2014
  • Reconstructing Evidence, MCLE- The Hon. Lynn M. Egan, James R. Thompson Center, Chicago, IL, March 28, 2014, Reconstructing Evidence, MCLE, 2014
  • The Ethics of Client Communications, Clifford Law Offices- Webinar, February 20, 2014, The Ethics of Client Communications, Clifford Law Offices Webinar, 2014
  • Engineering Design & Product Liability Failure Investigations, LWG Consulting- Webinar, January 31, 2014, Engineering Design & Product Liability Failure Investigations , LWG Consulting, 2014
  • Understanding the Medicare Secondary Payer Program, MCLE- the Hon. Lynn M. Egan, James R. Thompson Center, Chicago, IL, January 24, 2014, Understanding the Medicare Secondary Payer Program, MCLE, 2014
  • Mastering Medicare Liens and Set-Asides, ABA- Webinar, December 4, 2013, Mastering Medicare Liens and Set-Asides, American Bar Association, 2013
  • New Rule 45 of The Federal Rules of Civil Procedure, ABA- Webinar, November 25, 2013, New Rule 45 of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure , American Bar Association, 2013
  • Ethics of Witness Preparation for Deposition and Trial, Clifford Law Offices- Webinar, Chicago, IL, February 21, 2013, Ethics of Witness Preparation for Deposition and Trial, Clifford Law Offices Webinar, 2013
  • Introduction to Westlawnext, Clifford Law Offices, December 6, 2012, Introduction to Westlawnext, Clifford Law Offices, 2012
  • Planning Opportunities for Clients in 2012: Capitalizing on the Changing, Tax Landscape, Putnam Investments, Chicago, IL, March 26, 2012, Planning Opportunities for Clients in 2012: Capitalizing on the Changing, Tax Landscape, Putnam Investments , 2012
  • Everything You Need to Know About Motor Vehicle Cases- Plaintiffs on Motorcycles- Cab Driver Defendants, Illinois Trial Lawyers Association Education Fund, Oak Brook, IL, March 23, 2012, Everything You Need to Know About Motor Vehicle Cases- Plaintiffs on Motorcycles- Cab Driver Defendants, Illinois Trial Lawyers Association, Education Fund, 2012
  • Ethical Issues in Mediation, Clifford Law Offices/Audio Conference, Chicago, IL, February 16, 2012, Ethical Issues in Mediation, Clifford Law Offices/ Audio Conference, 2012
  • Annual Symposium with Judges: Improving the Litigation Process, MCLE- Presented by Law Bulletin Seminars, Chicago Mart Plaza, November 14, 2012, Annual Symposium with the Judges: Improving the Litigation Process, MCLE- Presented by Law Bulletin Seminars, 2012
  • Vehicle Event Data Recorder (EDR) Technology and Data Application, Dynamic Safety, LLC., Rosemont, IL, October 12, 2011, Vehicle Event Data Recorder (EDR) Technology and Data Application, 2011
  • Don't Panic! Recent Developments in Medicare Set Aside Requirements, Liens, Settlements and Confidentiality Agreements, Chicago Bar Association, Continuing Legal Education, Napa Valley, CA, September 13, 2011, Don't Panic! Recent Developments in Medicare Set Aside Requirements, Liens, Settlements and Confidentiality Agreements , Chicago Bar Association, 2011
  • Avoiding Expert Witness Traps at Trial: Update on Procedural and Evidentiary Developments by Veteran Trial Counsel and Trial Judge, Chicago Bar Association, Continuing Legal Education, Napa Valley, CA, September 13, 2011, Avoiding Expert Witness Traps at Trial: Update on Procedural and Evidentiary Developments by Veteran Trial Counsel and Trial Judge, Chicago Bar Association, 2011
  • Social Media and Litigation, Chicago Bar Association, Continuing Legal Education, Napa Valley, CA, September 13, 2011, Social Media and Litigation, Chicago Bar Association, 2011
  • Medical Malpractice at the Crossroads: Where Are We Going?, Chicago Bar Association, Continuing Legal Education, Napa Valley, CA, September 12, 2011, Medical Malpractice at the Crossroads: Where Are We Going?, Chicago Bar Association, 2011
  • The Ten Commandments for Avoiding Ethical Problems as a Lawyer, Chicago Bar Association, Continuing Legal Education, Napa Valley, CA, September 12, 2011, The Ten Commandments for Avoiding Ethical Problems as a Lawyer, Chicago Bar Association, 2011
  • The Business of Medical Malpractice Liability, Chicago Bar Association, Continuing Legal Education, Napa Valley, CA, September 12, 2011, The Business of Medical Malpractice Liability, Chicago Bar Association, 2011
  • Guide to Handling a Medical Malpractice Case, NACLE- Online Audio Conference, Chicago, IL, June 30, 2011, Guide a Handling a Medical Malpractice Case, NACLE- Online Audio Conference, 2011
  • A General Overview of Personal Injury Litigation, NACLE- Online Audio Conference, Chicago, IL, June 29, 2011, A General Overview of Personal Injury Litigation , NACLE- Online Audio Conference, 2011
  • Summation: A Work in Progress, NACLE- Online Audio Conference, Chicago, IL, June 29, 2011, Summation: A Work in Progress, NACLE- Online Audio Conference, 2011
  • Structured Settlement Transfers, NACLE- Online Audio Conference, Chicago, IL, June 24, 2011, Structured Settlement Transfers, NACLE- Online Audio Conference, 2011
  • Enforcement of Judgments, Clifford Law Offices/Audio Conference, Chicago, IL, June 8, 2011, Enforcement of Judgements, Clifford Law Offices/ Audio Conference, 2011
  • Personal Injury Claims and the Medicare Secondary Payer Act Strafford Publications, Inc.- Webinar, September 28, 2011, Personal Injury Claims and the Medicare Secondary Payer Act, Strafford Publications , 2011
  • Don't "Lien" on Me: A Comprehensive Overview of Liens, Illinois State Bar Association, Chicago, IL, April 15, 2011, Don't "Lien" on Me: A Comprehensive Overview of Liens, Illinois State Bar Association, 2011
  • The Attorney/Client Relationship, Chicago Bar Association/Webinar, Chicago, IL, March 15, 2011, The Attorney/Client Relationship, Chicago Bar Association, 2011
  • Ethical Applications of the New Illinois Rules of Evidence, Clifford Law Offices/Webinar, February 17, 2011, Ethical Applications of the New Illinois Rules of Evidence, Clifford Law Offices Webinar, 2011
  • Understanding the Real Life Issues Underlying Tort Reform Proposals, American Bar Association, Chicago, IL, May 16, 2011, Understanding the Real Life Issues Underlying Tort Reform Proposals, American Bar Association, 2011
  • New Illinois Rules of Evidence- 2011 Live Webcast, Illinois State Bar Association, Chicago, IL, November 8, 2010, New Illinois Rules of Evidence, Illinois State Bar Association, 2010
  • A View from the Bench, Chicago Bar Association, Cancun, Mexico, March 13, 2010-Present, A View from the Bench, Chicago Bar Association, 2010
  • Ethics- Part 1: Illinois Rules of Professional Conduct of 2010, Chicago Bar Association, Cancun, Mexico, March 13, 2010-Present, Ethics- Part 1: Illinois Rules of Professional Conduct, Chicago Bar Association, 2010
  • Investigations in Mexico, Chicago Bar Association, Cancun, Mexico, February 14, 2010, Investigations in Mexico, Chicago Bar Association, 2010
  • Managing a High Profile Case: Perspectives from the Defense and Plaintiff on the 69 West Washington Fire, Chicago Bar Association, Cancun, Mexico, February 13, 2010, Managing a High Profile Case: Perspectives from the Defense and Plaintiff , Chicago Bar Association, 2010
  • Ethics- Part 2: Hypotheticals, Chicago Bar Association, Cancun, Mexico, February 13, 2010, Ethics- Part 2: Hypotheticals, Chicago Bar Association, 2010
  • Human Trafficking, Chicago Bar Association, Cancun, Mexico, February 13, 2010-Present, Human Trafficking, Chicago Bar Association, 2010
  • Immigration Law, Chicago Bar Association, Cancun, Mexico, February 14, 2010, Immigration Law , Chicago Bar Association, 2010
  • Rules of Evidence, Clifford Law Offices, P.C./Webinar, Chicago, IL, June 11, 2009-Present, Rules of Evidence , Clifford Law Offices Webinar, 2009
  • Opening Statements and Closing Arguments: Starting Right and Finishing Right, Chicago Bar Association, Chicago, IL, February 17, 2009-Present, Opening Statements and Closing Arguments: Starting Right and Finishing Right, Chicago Bar Association, 2009
  • The Ethics of Lincoln the Lawyer, Clifford Law Offices, P.C./Webinar, Chicago, IL, February 10, 2009-Present, The Ethics of Lincoln the Lawyer, Clifford Law Offices Webinar, 2009
  • The Ethics of Trial Work, Clifford Law Offices, P.C./Webinar, Chicago, IL, February 21, 2008-Present, The Ethics of Trial Work, Clifford Law Offices Webinar, 2008
  • Cook County Mandatory Arbitration and Mediation Refresher, Arbitrator Training, Presented by the Honorable Judge Laurie, Richard J. Daley Center, Chicago, IL, October 4, 2007-Present, Cook County Mandatory Arbitration and Mediation Refresher, Arbitrator Training, 2007
  • "Recent Illinois Case Law and the Painful Impact it May Have on Your Back and Neck Cases," Winning Back and Neck Injury Cases, Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal Education, Chicago, IL, October 31, 2003-Present, Recent Illinois Case Law and the Painful Impact it May Have on Your Back and Neck Cases, IICLE, 2003
  • "Back and Neck Injury Deposition and Case Development Workshop: Demonstrations of Key Case Preparation," Winning Back and Neck Injury Cases, Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal Education, Chicago, IL, October 31, 2003-Present, Back and Neck Injury Deposition and Case Development Workshop: Demonstrations of Key Case Preparation, IICLE, 2003
  • Current Courtroom Presentation Technology, Presented by Visual Evidence Company, Legal Video Sync, Ritz Carlton, Chicago, IL, March 18, 2003-Present, Current Courtroom Presentation Technology, 2003
  • "Opportunities for Use of Demonstrative Evidence in Back and Neck Injury Cases," Winning Back and Neck Injury Cases, Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal Education, Chicago, IL, October 31, 2003-Present, Opportunities for Use of Demonstrative Evidence in Back and Neck Injury Cases, IICLE, 2003
  • Selected Case Law Addressing Mandatory Arbitration Issues in Illinois, Circuit Court of Cook County Mandatory Arbitration Program, Presented by the Honorable James P. McCarthy, December 10, 2002-Present, Selected Case Law Addressing Mandatory Arbitration Issues in Illinois, 2002
  • Uninsured and Underinsured Motorist Law in Illinois National Business Institute Chicago City Center, Chicago, IL, October 15, 2002, Uninsured and Underinsured Motorist Law in Illinois National Business Institute , 2002
  • Structured Settlements: Using Leverage to Settle Cases and Maximize Client Satisfaction Ritz Carlton, Chicago, IL, May 30, 2002, Structured Settlements: Using Leverage to Settle Cases and Maximize Client Satisfaction, 2002
  • Trial Evidence in Action: Cross Examination Techniques (Cross Examining the Sympathetic Witness) American Bar Association, Section of Litigation Annual Meeting Westin Copley Place, Boston, MA, April 25, 2002, Trial Evidence in Action: Cross Examination Techniques, American Bar Association, Section of Litigation, 2002
  • Town Hall Meeting: The Role of Lawyers in a Democracy, Part I- Responding to Our National Crisis, Part II- The Public View American Bar Association, Section of Litigation Annual Meeting Westin Copley Place, Boston, MA, April 25, 2002, Town Hall Meeting: The Role of Lawyers in a Democracy, Section of Litigation Annual Meeting, 2002
  • What Makes Juries Listen Today: The Communication Challenges of the New Jury American Bar Association, Section of Litigation Annual Meeting Westin Copley Place, Boston, MA, April 26, 2002, What Makes Juries Listen Today: The Communication Challenger of the New Jury , American Bar Association, Section of Litigation, 2002
  • Excellence with Experts & Successful Depositions Illinois Trial Lawyers Association Aladdin Resort & Casino, Las Vegas, NV, March 9-10, 2001, Excellence with Experts & Successful Depositions , Illinois Trial Lawyers Association, 2001
  • Handling Personal Injury Cases at Mandatory Arbitration/Arbitration Hearings from the Plaintiff's Perspective, Young Lawyers Section- Chicago Bar Association, October 14, 1999-Present, Handling Personal Injury Cases at Mandatory Arbitration/Arbitration Hearings from the Plaintiff's Perspective, Chicago Bar Association, Young Lawyers Section, 1999
  • Negotiating and Settling Personal Injury Cases Illinois Trial Lawyers Association Drake Hotel, Chicago, IL, February 16, 1998, Negotiating and Settling Personal Injury Cases, Illinois Trial Lawyers Association, 1998
  • How to Deal With Insurance Carriers and Get Great Results, "Educating Insurers About the Value of Your Case: Innovative Techniques; the Use of Focus Groups," Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal Education (I.I.C.L.E.), Chicago, IL, April 17, 1998-Present, How to Deal with Insurance Carriers and Get Great Results, "Educating Insurers About the Value of Your Case: Innovative Techniques; the Use of Focus Groups", IICLE, 1998
  • Illinois Tort Law Update- Professor Bruce Ottley, Chicago, IL, November 12, 1997, Illinois Tort Law Update, 1997
  • Recent Case Law Interpretation of Daubert- Professor Terrence F. Kieley Clifford Law Offices- CLE Series #2, Chicago, IL, November 12, 1997, Recent Case Law Interpretation of Daubert, Clifford Law Offices CLE, 1997
  • Preparing for and Conducting a Winning Deposition Illinois Trial Lawyers Association, Las Vegas, NV, March 8, 1997, Preparing for and Conducting a Winning Deposition , Illinois Trial Lawyers Association, 1997
  • Powerful Witness Preparation- Ronald J. Cohen, Illinois Trial Lawyers Association, March 7, 1997-Present, Powerful Witness Preparation, Illinois Trial Lawyers Association, 1997
  • Negotiations and Conflict Resolutions for Lawyers, Professor Gerald Williams, Brigham Young University Law School, Ritz Carlton, Chicago, IL, February 21-22, 1997, Negotiations and Conflict Resolutions for Lawyers, 1997
  • Maximizing Results Through Settlement and Trial- Prosecuting the Negligence Case, Illinois Trial Association, Drake Hotel, Chicago, IL, February 17, 1997-Present, Maximizing Results Through Settlement and Trial- Prosecuting the Negligence Case, Illinois Trial Lawyers Association, 1997
  • Litigation, Lies and Other Ethical Traps, American Bar Association Center for Professional Responsibility Cornilia Wallais Honchar, August 13, 1996-Present, Litigation, Lies and Other Ethical Traps , American Bar Association, 1996
  • Preparing and Litigating Premises Liability Actions Under the New Law, Discovery Issues from the Plaintiff's Perspective, Chicago Bar Association- John Marshall Law School, February 1, 1996-Present, Preparing and Litigating Premises Liability Actions Under the New Law, Discovery Issues from the Plaintiff's Perspective, Chicago Bar Association, 1996
  • A Day on Trial: The Secrets of Persuasion Dominic Gianna and Thomas Mauet, Illinois Trial Lawyers Association, March 8-9, 1996, A Day on Trial: The Secrets of Persuasion , Illinois Trial Lawyers Association, 1996
  • New Rules for Discovery and Arbitration- Non-Expert Discovery, Northwestern Suburban Bar Association, Rolling Meadows, IL, October 25, 1995-Present, New Rules for Discovery and Arbitration- Non-Expert Discovery, NWSBA, 1995
  • Preparation and Trial of the Automobile Collision Case, Chicago Bar Association Continuing Legal Education Program, Chicago Bar Association Seminar, April 6, 1995-Present, Preparation and Trial of the Automobile Collision case, Chicago Bar Association, 1995
  • Trial Techniques: Advocacy from the Inside Out Expert Witnesses: Getting and Grooming the Expert Witness- James W. Jeans, Sr., Illinois Trial Lawyers Association, March 10-11, 1995, Trial Techniques: Advocacy from the Inside Out Expert Witnesses: Getting and Grooming the Expert Witness, Illinois Trial Lawyers Association, 1995
  • Tort Reform: Day to Day Issues, Product Liability: Failure to Warn Cases- What Do You Need to Proceed?, Illinois State Bar Association/ISBA Tort Law Section Council, Chicago, IL, November 6, 1995-Present, Tort Reform: Day to Day Issues, Product Liability: failure to Warn Cases- What Do You Need to Proceed? , Illinois State Bar Association/ISBA Tort Law Section Council, 1995
  • Winning the Pre-Trial Battle (Discovery, Depositions & Settlements); The Qualities of a Winner (Brainstorming the Theory of Your Case); Mastering Evidence (Using the Rules that Shape the Case)- James W. McElhany, Illinois Trial Lawyers Association, 1994-Present, Winning the Pre-Trial Battle (Discovery, Depositions & Settlements); The Qualities of a Winner (Brainstorming the Theory of Your Case); Mastering Evidence (Using the Rules that Shape the Case), Illinois Trial Lawyers Association, 1994
  • Winning Trial Techniques (A Roadmap for Effective Advocacy) Advanced Jury Selection (Making the Process Work- Taylor) by William A. Barton, Illinois Trial Lawyers Association, March 5-6, 1993, Winning Trial Techniques (A Roadmap for Effective Advocacy) Advanced Jury Selection (Making the Process Work), Illinois Trial Lawyers Association, 1993
  • Presidential Face Off Seminar, Illinois Trial Lawyers Association, June 12, 1993-Present, Presidential Face Off Seminar, Illinois Trial Lawyers Association, 1993
  • Preparation and Trial of the Automobile Collision Case- Effective Discovery Techniques- Plaintiff's Perspective, Chicago Bar Association, Continuing Legal Education Program, May 11, 1992-Present, Preparation and Trial of the Automobile Collision Case- Effective Discovery Techniques- Plaintiff's Perspective, Chicago Bar Association, 1992
  • Lawyers Professional Liability Program/Loss Control Seminar, CNA Insurance Company Chicago, IL, April 14, 1992, Lawyers Professional Liability Program/Loss Control Seminar, CNA Insurance, 1992
  • Art of Cross Examination: Expert Witnesses (The Art and The Law): Persuasion: Opening Statement and Final Argument- James W. McElhany, Illinois Trial Lawyers Association, Las Vegas, NV, March 1992, Art of Cross Examination: Expert Witnesses (The Art and The Law): Persuasion: Opening Statement and Final Argument, Illinois Trial Lawyers Association, 1992
  • United States Arbitration Mediation: Concepts in Mediation, Mediation Training Workshop for Lawyers, September 26-28, 1991, United States Arbitration Mediation: Concepts in Mediation, Mediation Training Workshop for Lawyers, 1991
  • Emerging Issues in Automobile Product Liability Litigation, American Bar Association- Section of Tort and Insurance Practice, Phoenix, AZ, March 21-22, 1991, Emerging Issues in Automobile Product Liability Litigation, American Bar Association, 1991
  • Tort Lawyers Guide to Negotiation and Settlement, Gerald R. Williams, Illinois Trial Lawyers Association, Las Vegas, NV, March 1-2, 1991, Tort Lawyers Guide to Negotiation and Settlement, Illinois Trial Lawyers Association, 1991
  • Anatomy of an Automobile Accident Lawsuit, Illinois Trial Lawyers Association, October 8, 1990, Anatomy of an Automobile Accident Lawsuit, Illinois Trial Lawyers Association, 1990
  • Circuit Court of Cook County Arbitration, Training Project Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal Education, Chicago, IL, February 27, 1990, Circuit Court of Cook County Arbitration, IICLE, 1990
  • Successful Automobile Trials, Child Dart Out Cases, Chicago Bar Association, Young Lawyers Section, November 30, 1989-Present, Successful Automobile Trials, Child Dart Out Cases, Chicago Bar Association, Young Lawyers Section, 1989
  • Wrongful Discharge Under Illinois Law Sanctions: Rule 11 and Section 2-611, the Cambridge Institute Chicago Bar Association Young Lawyers Section, April 27, 1989, Wrongful Discharge Under Illinois Law Sanctions: Rule 11 and Section 2-611, Chicago Bar Association, Young Lawyers Section, 1989
  • Statutory Causes of Action, Illinois Trial Lawyers Association, June 4, 1988, Statutory Causes of Action , Illinois Trial Lawyers Association, 1988
  • Proving and Disputing Damages in Personal Injury Cases, Chicago Bar Association, Young Lawyers Section, May 28, 1987, Providing and Disputing Damages in Personal Injury Cases, Chicago Bar Association, Young Lawyers Section, 1987
  • Trial Techniques: Special Considerations in the Trial of Soft Tissue Case, Chicago Bar Association, Young Lawyers Section Chicago, IL, May 7, 1987, Trial Techniques: Special Considerations in the Trial of Soft Tissue Case, Chicago Bar Association, Young Lawyers Section, 1987
  • Packaging the Evidence: Illinois Trial Lawyers Association Education Fund, February 16, 1987-Present, Packaging the Evidence, Illinois Trial Lawyers Association, Education Fund, 1987
  • David S. Shrager: Mini Basic Course in Trial Advocacy, Roscoe Pound- American Trial Lawyers Foundation, Loyola University School of Law, October 25-27, 1985, David S. Shrager: Mini Basic Course in Trial Advocacy, Roscoe Pound, American Trial Lawyers Foundation , 1985

Honors/Awards

  • Selected to Illinois Super Lawyers list (2005 – Present), Super Lawyers, Super Lawyers, 2022
  • Best Lawyers in the United States (2018-2021), Best Lawyers in America, Best Lawyers in America, 2022
  • Leading Lawyers, Law Bulletin Media (2015-Present), Leading Lawyers, Law Bulletin Media, 2022
  • Martindale-Hubbell, an A.V. rating (1998 - Present), Martindale-Hubbell, 2022
  • Bob Walsh, partner at Clifford Law Offices, received the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award by the Marquis Who’s Who Publications Board. It is an honor bestowed on lawyers who have “achieved career longevity and demonstrated unwavering excellence in their chosen fields.”, Lifetime Achievement Award, Marquis Who's Who Publications Board, 2018

Other Outstanding Achievements

  • Bob Walsh was re-appointed by the Illinois Supreme Court as a member of the Committee on Character and Fitness, Second District. (2021-2022), 2022
  • Robert Clifford, Kevin Durkin and Robert Walsh have been named to the 2017 list of Irish Legal 100, a group of “the most distinguished legal professionals in the United States who share one common bond: pride in their Irish roots,” according to the organization., 2017

Verdicts/Settlements

  • Bob Walsh obtained a $6.2 million settlement on behalf of a 54-year-old disabled man, crossing the street in a crosswalk in a wheelchair, who suffered multiple fractures when he was struck by a vehicle that blew a stop sign. , 2022
  • Bob Walsh obtained a $4 million settlement on behalf of a 9-year-old girl who was killed in a trucking accident. , 2021
  • Bob Walsh obtained a $1.6 million settlement on behalf of a 46-year-old woman who was killed when the husband lost control of the vehicle. , 2020
  • Bob Walsh obtained a $7.8 million settlement on behalf of a 28-year-old male who sustained multiple fractures to his skull, resulting in blindness, when the car he was traveling in was struck by a vehicle attempting to make a left turn. , 2019
  • Bob Walsh obtained a $2.4 million settlement on behalf of a 66-year-old businessman who was struck by a vehicle as he was crossing a suburban street. The plaintiff succumbed to his injuries seven weeks later. (Policy Limits), 2019
  • Bob Walsh obtained a $1.75 million settlement on behalf of a 25-year-old truck driver who was killed when his truck crashed after colliding with a tire that had become detached from another truck on Interstate 94. , 2018
  • Bob Walsh obtained a $2.25 million settlement on behalf of a 49-year-old elevator mechanic who suffered below the left knee amputation and multiple fractures when a retired school teacher turned left in front of him on a rural road. , 2017
  • Bob Walsh obtained a $1.5 million settlement on behalf of a 54-year-old iron worker who suffered a torn rotator cuff injury requiring surgeries when he was rear-ended. , 2017
  • Bob Walsh obtained a $1.18 million settlement on behalf of a 25-year-old who was killed when an industrial machine lowered on him during repair. (Policy Limits), 2016
  • Bob Walsh obtained a $1 million settlement on behalf of a 62-year-old truck driver and husband that was killed on I-55. , 2015
  • Bob Walsh, along with partner Kevin Durkin, obtained a $3 million settlement on behalf of a 71-year-old who died when a truck rear-ended the plaintiff. , 2006
  • Mr. Walsh obtained a $1.8 million verdict for a 21-year-old man who broke his back in an auto accident with a truck. , 1998

Bar/Professional Activity

  • Illinois Trial Lawyers Association, Member (1991-Present), 2022
  • Chicago Bar Association, Member, Committee on Judicial Evaluation (1995 - Present), 2022
  • Fenwick Bar Association, Immediate past President (2011 - Present), 2022
  • Fenwick Bar Association, President (2005 - 2011), 2011
  • Fenwick Bar Association, Vice President (2000 - 2004), 2004
  • Fenwick Bar Association, Treasurer (1995 - 1999), 1999
  • Chicago Bar Association, Tort Litigation Committee (1986 - 1993), 1993
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Illinois, 1986, 1986
  • U.S. Federal Courts, 1986, 1986
  • Illinois Bar, 1986, 1986
  • American Bar Association, Member
  • American Association for Justice f/k/a ATLA, Member
  • Fenwick Friars Rugby Football Club The Top Lawyers, Board of Directors
  • Illinois State Bar, Member
  • Irish Fellowship Club of Chicago
  • Leading Lawyers Network The Top Lawyers
  • National Law Registry of Who’s Who, Life Member
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Office Location for Robert P. Walsh, Jr.

120 North LaSalle Street
36th Floor
Chicago, IL 60602

Phone: 312-899-9090

Fax: 312-251-1160

Last Updated: 5/16/2022

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