Robert P. Walsh, Jr.

Robert P. Walsh, Jr.

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Personal Injury Attorney in Chicago, IL

Clifford Law Offices PC
 | 120 North LaSalle Street, 31st Floor
Chicago, IL 60602
Phone: 312-899-9090
Fax: 312-251-1160
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2005 - 2020
Licensed Since: 1986
Practice Areas:
  • Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (70%),
  • Aviation and Aerospace (20%),
  • Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Plaintiff (10%)
Attorney Profile

Robert Walsh is a partner at Clifford Law Offices as well as one of our most qualified car accident attorneys and Chicago accident lawyers. Mr. Walsh is experienced in many complex practice areas, including insurance coverage and liability. 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 Robert Walsh is ahead of the changes. For nearly two 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 to many calling upon Mr. Walsh for his expertise and sound, practical approach to what appears to be complicated, emotionally-charged matters.

Robert Walsh can handle hundreds of details, juggling a case load with numerous lawsuits at various discovery, pre-trial and post-trial stages. He is a man-on-the-go. His well-known and beloved staccato conversation allows him to move from case to case, moving these matters along at an appropriate pace for all involved. Mr. Walsh 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. 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, 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 back in an auto accident with a UPS truck. His superior legal abilities led to his being named a partner at Clifford Law Offices on January 1, 2000. Clifford Law Offices is proud to call Robert Walsh one of its own.

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About Robert Walsh, Jr.

Admitted: 1986, Illinois

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

Honors/Awards:

  • Best Lawyers in the United States, 2019, Best Lawyers in the United States, 2019
  • Martindale-Hubbell, an A.V. rating, 1998 - Present, 2019
  • Leading Lawyers, Peer Selected 2018, Leading Lawyers, 2018
  • Super Lawyers, Super Lawyers, Super Lawyers

Special Licenses/Certifications:

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

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Illinois Trial Lawyers Association, Member, 1991-Present, 2019
  • Chicago Bar Association, Member, Committee on Judicial Evaluation, 1995 - Present, 2019
  • Fenwick Bar Association, Immediate past President, 2011 - Present, 2019
  • 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

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

  • "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, 2017
  • Ethics and Professionalism Seminar, Illinois Trial Lawyers Association Education Fund, May 5, 2017, Hilton Oak Brook Hills Resort, Oak Brook, IL, 2017
  • Attorney Mental Health and Substance Abuse: A Call to Action, Lawyers Assistance Program, Chicago, IL, September 9, 2016, 2016
  • Document Review Solutions & 2016 FRCP Overview, Complete Discovery Source at Clifford Law Offices, Chicago, IL, May 26, 2016, 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, 2016
  • The Ethics of Pre-Trial and Trial Work, Clifford Law Offices, P.C. Webinar, February 18, 2016, 2016
  • Annual Symposium with the Judges, Law Bulletin Seminars, Swissotel, Chicago, IL, November 17, 2016, 2016
  • Trial Evidence: The Rules You Might Not Know IICLE- Webcast, November 6, 2015, 2015
  • ABA Section of Dispute Resolution Negotiation Institute, American Bar Association, Washington, DC, October 3, 2015, 2015
  • 371 Civil Trial Practice Institute Part 1: Preparing for the Trial NACLE, Webinar, June 19, 2015, 2015
  • Making the Most of Your Arbitration CBA, Chicago, IL, June 15, 2015, 2015
  • Extreme Makeover: Law Firm Website Edition CBA, Webinar, June 30, 2015, 2015
  • Products Liability- Plaintiff's Perspective, ApexCLE, Inc., May 20, 2015, 2015
  • State Farm Exposed, ITLA, Webinar, May 19, 2015, 2015
  • If You're Not on Facebook, You're Committing Malpractice, AVVO, Inc., Webinar, June 11, 2015, 2015
  • Damages Seminar, ITLA, Westin River North, Chicago, February 16, 2015, 2015
  • "Ethics & Professionalism" Seminar, ITLA, Webinar, May 8, 2015, 2015
  • The Ethics of Conflicts of Interest, Clifford Law Offices, P.C.- DePaul University College of Law, February 19, 2015, 2015
  • Understanding Erisa, ITLA, Webinar, December 12, 2014  , 2014
  • Not Now, Not Here: Supreme Court Rule 103(B) and Forum Non Conveniens Motions, Lynn Egan- Thompson Center, September 26, 2014, 2014
  • I-Pad for Lawyers, ABA- Clifford Law Offices, P.C. Webinar, July 22, 2014, 2014
  • Reconstructing Evidence, MCLE- The Hon. Lynn M. Egan, James R. Thompson Center, Chicago, IL, March 28, 2014, 2014
  • The Ethics of Client Communications, Clifford Law Offices- Webinar, February 20, 2014, 2014
  • Engineering Design & Product Liability Failure Investigations, LWG Consulting- Webinar, January 31, 2014, 2014
  • Understanding the Medicare Secondary Payer Program, MCLE- the Hon. Lynn M. Egan, James R. Thompson Center, Chicago, IL, January 24, 2014, 2014
  • Mastering Medicare Liens and Set-Asides, ABA- Webinar, December 4, 2013, 2013
  • New Rule 45 of The Federal Rules of Civil Procedure, ABA- Webinar, November 25, 2013, 2013
  • Ethics of Witness Preparation for Deposition and Trial, Clifford Law Offices- Webinar, Chicago, IL, February 21, 2013, 2013
  • Introduction to Westlawnext, Clifford Law Offices, December 6, 2012, 2012
  • Planning Opportunities for Clients in 2012: Capitalizing on the Changing, Tax Landscape, Putnam Investments, Chicago, IL, March 26, 2012, 2012
  • Everything You Need to Know About Motor Vehicle Cases- Plaintiffs on Motorcycles- Cab Driver Defendants, Illinois Trial Lawyers Associaiton Education Fund, Oak Brook, IL, March 23, 2012, 2012
  • Ethical Issues in Mediation, Clifford Law Offices/Audio Conference, Chicago, IL, February 16, 2012, 2012
  • Annual Symposium with Judges: Improving the Litigation Process, MCLE- Presented by Law Bulletin Seminars, Chicago Mart Plaza, November 14, 2012, 2012
  • Vehicle Event Data Recorder (EDR) Technology and Data Application, Dynamic Safety, LLC., Rosemont, IL, October 12, 2011, 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, Setpember 13, 2011, 2011
  • Avoiding Expert Witness Traps at Trial: Update on Procedural and Evidentiary Developments by Veteran Trial Counsel and Trial Judge, Chicago Bar Associaiton, Continuing Legal Education, Napa Valley, CA, September 13, 2011, 2011
  • Social Media and Litigation, Chicago Bar Association, Continuing Legal Education, Napa Valley, CA, September 13, 2011, 2011
  • Medical Malpractice at the Crossroads: Where Are We Going?, Chicago Bar Association, Continuing Legal Education, Napa Valley, CA, September 12, 2011, 2011
  • The Ten Commandments for Avoiding Ethical Problems as a Lawyer, Chicago Bar Association, Continuing Legal Education, Napa Valley, CA, September 12, 2011, 2011
  • The Business of Medical Malpractice Liability, Chicago Bar Association, Continuing Legal Education, Napa Valley, CA, September 12, 2011, 2011
  • Guide to Handling a Medical Malpractice Case, NACLE- Online Audio Conference, Chicago, IL, June 30, 2011, 2011
  • A General Overview of Personal Injury Litigation, NACLE- Online Audio Conference, Chicago, IL, June 29, 2011, 2011
  • Summation: A Work in Progress, NACLE- Online Audio Conference, Chicago, IL, June 29, 2011, 2011
  • Structured Settlement Transfers, NACLE- Online Audio Conference, Chicago, IL, June 24, 2011, 2011
  • Enforcement of Judgments, Clifford Law Offices/Audio Conference, Chicago, IL, June 8, 2011, 2011
  • Personal Injury Claims and the Medicare Secondary Payer Act Strafford Publications, Inc.- Webinar, September 28, 2011, 2011
  • Don't "Lien" on Me: A Comprehensive Overview of Liens, Illinois State Bar Association, Chicago, IL, April 15, 2011, 2011
  • The Attorney/Client Relationship, Chicago Bar Association/Webinar, Chicago, IL, March 15, 2011, 2011
  • Ethical Applications of the New Illinois Rules of Evidence, Clifford Law Offices/Webinar, February 17, 2011, 2011
  • Understanding the Real Life Issues Underlying Tort Reform Proposals, American Bar Association, Chicago, IL, May 16, 2011, 2011
  • New Illinois Rules of Evidence- 2011 Live Webcast, Illinois State Bar Association, Chicago, IL, November 8, 2010, 2010
  • A View from the Bench, Chicago Bar Association, Cancun, Mexico, March 13, 2010-Present, 2010
  • Ethics- Part 1: Illinois Rules of Professional Conduct of 2010, Chicago Bar Association, Cancun, Mexico, March 13, 2010-Present, 2010
  • Investigations in Mexico, Chicago Bar Association, Cancun, Mexico, February 14, 2010, 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, 2010
  • Ethics- Part 2: Hypotheticals, Chicago Bar Association, Cancun, Mexico, February 13, 2010, 2010
  • Human Trafficking, Chicago Bar Association, Cancun, Mexico, February 13, 2010-Present, 2010
  • Immigration Law, Chicago Bar Association, Cancun, Mexico, February 14, 2010, 2010
  • Rules of Evidence, Clifford Law Offices, P.C./Webinar, Chicago, IL, June 11, 2009-Present, 2009
  • Opening Statements and Closing Arguments: Starting Right and Finishing Right, Chicago Bar Association, Chicago, IL, February 17, 2009-Present, 2009
  • The Ethics of Lincoln the Lawyer, Clifford Law Offices, P.C./Webinar, Chicago, IL, February 10, 2009-Present, 2009
  • The Ethics of Trial Work, Clifford Law Offices, P.C./Webinar, Chicago, IL, February 21, 2008-Present, 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, 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, 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, 2003
  • Current Courtroom Presentation Technology, Presented by Visual Evidence Company, Legal Video Sync, Ritz Carlton, Chicago, IL, March 18, 2003-Present, 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, 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, 2002
  • Uninsured and Underinsured Motorist Law in Illinois National Business Institute Chicago City Center, Chicago, IL, October 15, 2002, 2002
  • Structured Settlements: Using Leverage to Settle Cases and Maximize Client Satisfaction Ritz Carlton, Chicago, IL, May 30, 2002, 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, 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, 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, 2002
  • Excellence with Experts & Successful Depositions Illinois Trial Lawyers Association Aladdin Resort & Casino, Las Vegas, NV, March 9-10, 2001, 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, 1999
  • Negotiating and Settling Personal Injury Cases Illinois Trial Lawyers Association Drake Hotel, Chicago, IL, February 16, 1998, 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 Instutite for Continuing Legal Education (I.I.C.L.E.), Chicago, IL, April 17, 1998-Present, 1998
  • Illinois Tort Law Update- Professor Bruce Ottley, Chicago, IL, November 12, 1997, 1997
  • Recent Case Law Interpretation of Daubert- Professor Terrence F. Kieley Clifford Law Offices- CLE Series #2, Chicago, IL, November 12, 1997, 1997
  • Preparing for and Conducting a Winning Deposition Illinois Trial Lawyers Association, Las Vegas, NV, March 8, 1997, 1997
  • Powerful Witness Preparation- Ronald J. Cohen, Illinois Trial Lawyers Association, March 7, 1997-Present, 1997
  • Negotiations and Conflict Resolutions for Lawyers, Professor Gerald Williams, Brigham Young University Law School, Ritz Carlton, Chicago, IL, February 21-22, 1997, 1997
  • Maximizing Results Through Settlement and Trial- Prosecuting the Negligence Case, Illinois Trial Association, Drake Hotel, Chicago, IL, February 17, 1997-Present, 1997
  • Litigation, Lies and Other Ethical Traps, American Bar Association Center for Professional Responsibility Cornilia Wallais Honchar, August 13, 1996-Present, 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, 1996
  • A Day on Trial: The Secrets of Persuasion Dominic Gianna and Thomas Mauet, Illinois Trial Lawyers Association, March 8-9, 1996, 1996
  • New Rules for Discovery and Arbitration- Non-Expert Discovery, Northwestern Suburban Bar Association, Rolling Meadows, IL, October 25, 1995-Present, 1995
  • Preparation and Trial of the Automobile Collision Case, Chicago Bar Association Continuing Legal Education Program, Chicago Bar Association Seminar, April 6, 1995-Present, 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, 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, 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, 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, 1993
  • Presidential Face Off Seminar, Illinois Trial Lawyers Association, June 12, 1993-Present, 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, 1992
  • Lawyers Professional Liability Program/Loss Control Seminar, CNA Insurance Company Chicago, IL, April 14, 1992, 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, 1992
  • United States Arbitration Mediation: Concepts in Mediation, Mediation Training Workshop for Lawyers, September 26-28, 1991, 1991
  • Emerging Issues in Automobile Product Liability Litigation, American Bar Association- Section of Tort and Insurance Practice, Phoenix, AZ, March 21-22, 1991, 1991
  • Tort Lawyers Guide to Negotiation and Settlement, Gerald R. Williams, Illinois Trial Lawyers Association, Las Vegas, NV, March 1-2, 1991, 1991
  • Anatomy of an Automobile Accident Lawsuit, Illinois Trial Lawyers Association, October 8, 1990, 1990
  • Circuit Court of Cook County Arbitration, Training Project Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal Education, Chicago, IL, February 27, 1990, 1990
  • Successful Automobile Trials, Child Dart Out Cases, Chicago Bar Association, Young Lawyers Section, November 30, 1989-Present, 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, 1989
  • Statutory Causes of Action, Illinois Trial Lawyers Association, June 4, 1988, 1988
  • Proving and Disputing Damages in Personal Injury Cases, Chicago Bar Association, Young Lawyers Section, May 28, 1987, 1987
  • Trial Techniques: Special Considerations in the Trial of Soft Tissue Case, Chicago Bar Association, Young Lawyers Section Chicago, IL, May 7, 1987, 1987
  • Packaging the Evidence: Illinois Trial Lawyers Association Education Fund, February 16, 1987-Present, 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, 1985

Verdicts/Settlements:

  • 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. 

Educational Background:

  • Loyola University Chicago School of Law, Chicago, IL, 1986
  • St. John's University, Collegeville, MN, 1981
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Office Location for Robert P. Walsh, Jr.

120 North LaSalle Street
31st Floor
Chicago, IL 60602

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Last Updated: 9/19/2019

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