Rebecca S. Walsh

Rebecca S. Walsh

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Medical Malpractice Attorney in Bloomfield HIlls, MI

Reiter & Walsh, P.C.
 | 122 Concord Road, Bloomfield HIlls, MI 48304
Phone: 248-593-5100
Fax: 248-593-5108
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2010 - 2018
Licensed Since: 1991
Practice Areas:
  • Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Plaintiff (80%),
  • Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (20%)
Attorney Profile

An attorney since 1991, Rebecca Walsh’s extensive legal experience includes many verdicts and settlements in excess of $1 million for personal injury and medical malpractice cases. Rebecca Walsh joined Reiter & Walsh ABC Law Centers in 2011 to focus on her skills in medical malpractice, specifically in birth trauma litigation. As a partner and senior attorney at Reiter & Walsh, her work has significantly contributed to the firm's consistent award-winning presence.

Not only is Walsh recognized as a skillful litigator, she is also known as an active participant in her Metro Detroit community. Her service with the Huron Valley School Board spans roles including President, Vice President, Task Force member and others. She has also served on nine committees for the Huron Valley School Board. Walsh sat on the Ronald McDonald House of Southeastern Michigan Board of Directors (2009-2016), founded and worked with the Oakland Gymnastic Booster Club, and sat on the Justice Caucus Board of Directors (2009-2012). She also graduated from the Gerry Spence Trial Lawyers College and was asked to join the prestigious Melvin Belli Society (2012). Walsh maintains active participation in other professional groups and associations including the Michigan Association for Justice, the American Association for Justice, and the Birth Trauma Litigation Group. She is consistently awarded by publications and groups including Super Lawyers, U.S. News & World Report/Best Lawyers, Michigan Lawyers Weekly, and many others.

Walsh is also a dedicated educator and speaker. She is a frequent author and lecturer on legal issues including insurance litigation and trial practices, and she has published several articles on these topics. In the past, she taught Legal Methods at Cooley Law School as an adjunct professor.

About Rebecca Walsh

Admitted: 1991, Michigan

Professional Webpage: http://www.abclawcenters.com/about-the-firm/about-the-attorn...

Honors/Awards:

  • Recognized by Martindale-Hubbell, AV-Distinguished Rating, 2019
  • Pacesetter, Michigan Association for Justice (MAJ), 2007
  • Recognized by Michigan Lawyers Weekly , Leaders in the Law, 2019
  • Women in the Law, Michigan Lawyers Weekly, 2012
  • Best Lawyers In America: Medical Malpractie Law - Plaintiffs; Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs, 2013
  • Top Lawyers in Metro Detroit, dBusiness Magazine, 2013
  • Selected for "Top 50 Women Attorneys in Michigan," Hour Detroit, 2016
  • Certificate of Appreciation from Roseville Community Schools Project Challenge Program, 2007
  • Appreciation Award, Thomas M. Cooley Law School Law Student Division of the American Bar Association, 2004
  • Selected as one of the "Top 50 Women Michigan Super Lawyers" in 2012 and 2014-2015, Super Lawyers
  • Selected as one of the "Top 50 Consumer Michigan Lawyers" in 2014, Super Lawyers
  • In 2014, Rebecca Walsh was one of a small selection of attorneys invited to be a member of the prestigious Melvin Belli Society., Melvin Belli Society Member, 2014
  • Selected as a "Leading Michigan Lawyer," LeadingLawyers.com, Michigan Bar Journal, 2013-2016
  • Certificate of Appreciation, Pro Bono Recognition, U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Michigan. Recognition for work done with Trial Lawyers Care (TLC) representing victims of 9/11 to receive compensation for their injuries after the terrorist attack, 2007.
  • Outstanding Service Award, Student Bar Association
  • "Michigan Super Lawyers," 2010-2015
  • Selected as one of the "Top 25 Women Consumer Michigan Lawyers" in 2013-2015, Super Lawyers
  • Selected for "Women in the Law: Top Peer-Nominated Lawyers," Best Lawyers, 2016
  • Best Lawyers in Metro Detroit, dBusiness Magazine, 2017

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • United States District Court - Western District of Michigan, 2007
  • Ronald McDonald House of Southeastern Michigan Board of Directors, 2009-2016
  • Member of American Association for Justice's Birth Trauma Litigation Group, 2011
  • United States District Court, Eastern District of Michigan, 1996
  • Oakland Gymnastics Booster Club, Founder and President, 2008-present
  • Federal Bar Association Member, 2008-2010
  • Justice Caucus Board of Directors, 2009-2012
  • State Bar of Michigan - Active Member (P45331), 1991
  • Michigan Association for Justice: Sustaining Member Executive Board, 2007-Present Amicus Committee, 2006-present Co-Chair Daubert/Causation 2006-2014 Committee Chair, 2014-present Community Coalition Committee Co-Chair, 2007-Present Young Lawyers Committee Co-Chair, 2007-2013 Media Committee People's Law School Committee Mentor law students
  • Thomas M. Cooley Law School - Alumni Association Board of Governors - Extern Supervisor - Student Mentor - National Trial Team Member-John Marshall Competition - Delta Theta Phi Law Fraternity
  • Member of the American Association for Justice

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • Recipient of the Certified Board Member Award and the Award of Merit from the Michigan Association of School Boards, 2012
  • Education Committee: Elected in 2009, re-elected in 2014 President: 2014-2015 Vice President: 2011-2014 Certified School Board Member by MASB Committees: Executive Committee: 2011-2014 AAA Committee Finance Committee Technology Committee Athletics Committee – 2010-2011 Middle School Utilization Committee – 2010-2011 Communications Committee Chair – 2010-2011 Auxiliary Committee - 2010 NSBA National Convention and National Advocacy Summit attendee Huron Valley Schools, Year Round Task Force: 2008
  • U.S. District Court - Eastern District of Michigan, Certificate of Appreciation, Pro Bono Recognition, in honor of work done with Trial Lawyers Care (TLC) representing victims of 9/11 to receive compensation for their injuries after the terrorist attack., 2007

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

  • Michigan Association for Justice and Florida Justice Association Webinar , Speaker, "Are Future Damages a Thing of the Past?", 2016
  • Published in the Birth Trauma Litigation Group (BTLG) Newsletter, Co-author, The Impact of Therapeutic Hypothermia on Newborns with Hypoxic-Ischemic Encephalopathy, 2001
  • “Recent ACA Win,” BTLG/MNIEG Dallas ACA Roundtable, November 21, 2015
  • “When a Picture Isn’t Worth a Thousand Words: Proving Damages in a Case With No CP,” AAJ Birth Trauma Litigation Association 2018 Winter Convention
  • Speaker at the BTLG/MNIEG ACA Round Table, Speaker, Birth Trauma Litigation Group (BTLG), MNIEG, 2015
  • Author and Presenter, "What Judges Want You to Know", NBI Inc., 2009
  • Author and Presenter, "Daubert Update", Michigan Association For Justice (MAJ), 2008
  • New Lawyers Seminar, Presenter, "Is this a Case? Can I Handle it?", Michigan Association For Justice (MAJ), 2008
  • MAJ Rapid Fire Seminar, "The Verdict is in... Now What?", Michigan Association For Justice (MAJ), 2008
  • MAJ Rapid Fire Seminar, Moderator and Organizer, "The Verdict is in... Now What?", Michigan Association For Justice (MAJ), 2008
  • Presenter and Co-Author with Margaret A. Costello, "Personal Injury Case Management for Seasoned Litigators", NBI Inc., 2007
  • Daubert-Frye Forum, Author and Presenter, "Anticipating the Use of Daubert-Frye: Using Science to Prove Your Claim", Michigan Association For Justice (MAJ), 2006
  • Author and Presenter, "The ABCs of Federal Practice", Michigan Association For Justice (MAJ), 2006
  • Author and Presenter, "Keys to Successful Pre-Trial Preparation in Michigan", NBI Inc., 2005
  • Presenter, "Damage Caps and their Effect on the Judiciary", Austria, International Legal Studies, 2004
  • Author and Presenter, "Governmental Immunity Issues in Michigan", Lorman Education Services, 2004
  • Presenter and Co-Author with Mark E. Williams, "Challenges in Michigan Insurance Coverage Litigation", National Business Institute Inc., 2002
  • Presenter and Co-Author with Mark E. Williams, "Uninsured and Underinsured Motorist Law in Michigan", NBI Inc., 2002
  • Presenter and Co-Author with Douglas Moseley, "Adjusting the Automobile Injury Claim", NBI Inc., 1999
  • Presenter and Co-Author with Daniel V. Padilla and Martin C. Weisman, "Evidence and Expert Testimony Best Practices: Supporting Your Case", NBI Inc., 2007
  • Moderator, New Lawyers Workshop: "How-To's of Trial Practice from Start to Finish!",, Michigan Association For Justice (MAJ), 2011
  • Presenter, "10 Reasons Babies Suffer Injuries During Labor and in the First Days of Life," - 66th Annual Belli Seminar, 2013
  • Speaker, "Legal Ways to Leave Your Employer/Lose Your Employee," - Michigan Association for Justice, Rapid Fire Seminar, 2012
  • Presenter,, "Discovery of Electronic Records and Audit Trails", Michigan Association for Justice, Medical Malpractice Seminar, 2014
  • Speaker: American Association for Justice (AAJ) Annual Convention, Professional Negligence Section. Her presentations were titled "When a Picture Is Not Worth a Thousand Words—Proving Damages with a Mild Brain Injury" and "Are Future Damages a Thing of the Past?", 2017
  • Speaker at the Michigan Association for JusticeMichigan Association for Justice Med Mal Seminar, Speaker, “The Affordable Care Act (Obamacare)- Are Future Damages a Thing of the Past?", 2015

Verdicts/Settlements:

  • Ms. Walsh's verdicts and settlements include:  $9 million for a child with HIE and cerebral palsy. $6.9 million settlement for a baby with cerebral palsy as a result of delivery errors. $5.8 million for a child with brain damage due to kernicterus. $5.0 million for a child with mental and physical deficits due to undiagnosed cystic PVL. $4.5 million awarded to child for damages that were alleged to have occurred during the labor and delivery process. $4.425 million awarded to a child that was harmed by doctor's negligence during labor and delivery. $3.9 million awarded to a young girl with motor delays and mild cerebral palsy. $3.85 million for a child who has CP from HIE because physicians failed to respond to intrauterine growth restriction, oxygen deprivation, and fetal distress. $3.75 million for child with cerebral palsy and cognitive deficits due to lack of oxygen and delayed C-section in an ill-advised VBAC birth. $3.6 million for child with cerebral palsy, brain bleeds and developmental delays from forceps trauma. $3.5 million obtained for a young client who was injured at birth due to negligence. $3.5 million for brain injury caused by medical professionals' failure to treat infection and timely deliver infant. $2.475 million for a young child injured during labor and delivery. $2.1 million awarded to a twin with mild developmental delays. $1.875 million for birth injuries sustained by a child as a result of a doctor's negligence. The firm has been involved in numerous seven (7) figure cases involving neurologically-injured children and babies. Recent selected verdicts and settlements of the firm include: $6.159 million verdict awarded to young female client with mild cerebral palsy. $4.75 million settlement awarded for young boy with mild cerebral palsy, mental retardation and delays.  $3.75 million settlement for young female client with mental retardation, developmental delays and cerebral palsy. $2.5 million settlement awarded to man with cervical disk herniation and loss of use of arm due to truck accident. $2.25 million settlement awarded to twins with cerebral palsy and developmental delays. $2.25 million settlement awarded to young male client with Erb’s palsy, cerebral palsy. $2.1 million settlement awarded to twins with cerebral palsy and developmental delays. $1.995 million settlement awarded to toddler with mild developmental delays. $1.55 million settlement awarded to young male client with mild cerebral palsy and physical impairment.  $1.45 million settlement awarded to twins with cerebral palsy and developmental delays. $1.3 million settlement for a little girl delivered prematurely who developed cerebral palsy. $1.25 million settlement awarded to young male client with mild cerebral palsy and severe seizure disorder. $1.1 million settlement awarded to a young woman with cerebral palsy. $1.0 million settlement awarded to young female client with mild cerebral palsy and learning problems. $1.0 million settlement awarded to young man with mental retardation.

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Educational Background:

  • Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Central Michigan University, 1987
  • Gerry Spence Trial Lawyers College
  • Juris Doctor from Thomas M. Cooley Law School, 1991
Office Location for Rebecca S. Walsh

122 Concord Road
Bloomfield HIlls, MI 48304

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Last Updated: 2/14/2019

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