Colin W. Walsh

Top rated Employment Litigation attorney in Austin, Texas

Wiley Walsh, P.C.
Colin W. Walsh
Wiley Walsh, P.C.

Practice Areas: Employment Litigation, Employment & Labor; view more

Licensed in Texas since: 2011

Education: The University of Texas School of Law

Selected to Rising Stars: 2015 - 2023

Wiley Walsh, P.C.

1011 San Jacinto Blvd
Suite 401
Austin, TX 78701 Visit website


Attorney Colin W. Walsh at the law firm of Wiley Walsh, P.C., in Austin, Texas, has vast experience representing employees against employers in the areas of:

· Employment litigation

· Employment discrimination

· Contract disputes

· Leave issues

· Unpaid wages and overtime

· Wrongful termination and unemployment benefits

· Rights of workers in state and federal government and private sector 

· Whistleblowing and retaliation

Licensed to practice law in Texas and the District of Columbia, Mr. Walsh strives to protect the best interests of clients before the U.S. District Courts for the Northern, Eastern and Western Districts of Texas; the United States Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit and the Federal Circuit; all Texas state courts; administrative actions; and other internal grievance hearings for over a decade. He has also written several persuasive appellate briefs for intermediate courts of appeal, petitions for review and briefs on the merits for the Texas Supreme Court.

Mr. Walsh received his B.A. in theater from The University of Texas at Austin and his Juris Doctor with honors from The University of Texas at Austin School of Law. While in law school, he obtained Endowed Presidential Scholarship in Law, Tom Hathaway Memorial Scholarship for Trial Advocacy for three years and the Dean’s Achievement Award for the highest grade in his Federal Courts class. Meanwhile, he interned at the Dallas County Public Defender’s Office and Houston’s 14th Court of Appeals. In addition to completing international and comparative law at University College London, he was part of the National Security Clinic and one of the finalists in the ABA Law Student Division Arbitration Competition in fall of 2009.

Mr. Walsh is affiliated with the following organizations: the Texas Employment Lawyers Association, the National Employment Lawyers Association, the Austin Bar Association, the Austin Bar Foundation, the Austin Young Lawyers Association, the Texas Young Lawyers Association and the Texas Exes. He is board-certified in labor and employment law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. He mentored The University of Texas at Austin School of Law’s interscholastic mock trial team, empowering it to compete in a unique competition involving negotiation, mediation and arbitration at St. John’s University in New York City.

Practice areas

Employment Litigation: Plaintiff, Employment & Labor: Employee

Focus areas

Employment Discrimination, Employment Law - Employee, Retaliation, Sexual Harassment, Wage & Hour Laws, Wrongful Termination

  • 80% Employment Litigation: Plaintiff
  • 20% Employment & Labor: Employee

First Admitted: 2011, Texas

Professional Webpage:

  • Texas Rising Star, Super Lawyers by Thomson Reuters, 2015-2020
  • Endowed Presidential Scholarship in Law, Recipient Tom Hathaway Memorial Scholarship, Recipient (given to one student showing promise in advocacy) Dean's Achievement Award, Highest Grade in Federal Courts TEXAS INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY LAW JOURNAL, Associate
Bar/Professional Activity:
  • Austin Bar Association, Austin Young Lawyers Association, Austin Bar Foundation, National Employment Lawyers Association, Texas Employment Lawyers Associations, Texas Young Lawyers Association
  • Federal Circuit Court of Appeals, 2014  
  • Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals, 2014
  • Western, Northern, and Eastern Districts of Texas
  • District of Columbia, 2013
  • State of Texas, 2011
Educational Background:
  • B.A., Theatre, University of Texas at Austin, Morton Brown, Nellie Lea Brown, Minelma Brown Lockwood Scholarship, Recipient; University Honors, 6 semesters, ANALECTA LITERARY JOURNAL 31, Poetry Contributor: “Bookman and Gunnison”; UT-Oxford Summer Program 2005, Brasenose College, Oxford University, 2006
Special Licenses/Certifications:
  • Board Certified Specialist in Labor & Employment Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization, 2017
  • Labor & Employment Specialist, Texas Board of Legal Specialization, 2016
Industry Groups:
  • Austin Bar Association
  • Austin Young Lawyers Association
  • National Employment Lawyers Association
  • Texas Employment Lawyers Association
  • Texas Young Lawyers Association

Office location for Colin W. Walsh

1011 San Jacinto Blvd
Suite 401
Austin, TX 78701

Phone: 512-271-5527


9 Years Rising Stars
  • Rising Stars: 2015 - 2023

Top Lists

Up-and-Coming 100: Texas Rising Stars: 2023

Certificates and credentials

Texas Board of Legal Specialization
Labor and Employment Law

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