Named among the Top 100 Trial Lawyers by the National Trial Lawyers in 2014, Mr. Walsh has a well established reputation amongst lawyers and Judges as being a tough but fair, ethical, smart, strategic lawyer who is hard working and passionate about his clients' cases. It was these qualities that led him to becoming a member of the firm in 2013.
Prior to joining Perlet, Shiner, Melchiorre & Walsh, P.A., Mr. Walsh was a prosecutor in the Drug Unit and Organized Crime Unit of the Palm Beach County State Attorney's Office, where he gained the respect of his office, defense lawyers and Judges. Mr. Walsh's experience as a former prosecutor has given him priceless experience to evaluate any criminal case from both sides, which provides him with a unique advantage inside and outside the courtroom. This experience, hard work and dedication to his clients have resulted in numerous favorable dispositions, including dismissal of charges, reduction in sentences and winning numerous pre-trial motions.
Mr. Walsh has had more than 80 jury and non-jury trials, more than most lawyers will have in their career. As an experienced West Palm Beach criminal litigator who is not afraid of the courtroom, not many lawyers are better prepared than Mr. Walsh. Mr. Walsh handles all criminal cases, with a focus on all drug cases, including drug trafficking, "pill mill" cases, organized crime cases, RICO, all sex crimes, sexual assault / battery, human sex trafficking, DUI, home invasion robbery, carjacking, BUI, DUI, and all misdemeanor and serious felony charges in state and federal courts.
Because of his very impressive track record and success with forfeiture cases, Mr. Walsh handles the majority of forfeiture cases for the firm. He has had enormous success recovering clients' property, including cash settlements, in forfeiture cases.
Mr. Walsh is licensed to practice in Florida and the U.S. District Court, Southern District of Florida. Mr. Walsh practices in all Florida State Courts throughout the State of Florida and in all Federal Courts in the U.S. Mr. Walsh is a member of the Palm Beach County Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers; and the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers.
A native of South Florida, Mr. Walsh received his B.A from the University of Florida and earned his law degree from St. Thomas University School of Law.