Academy Member Inducted 2022

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Hon. Patrick J. Walsh (Ret.), Mediator & Arbitrator, Los Angeles, California.

Hon. Patrick J. Walsh (Ret.)

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Recognized to California Chapter for Mediation & Arbitration Other ADR Services: Discovery Referee, Early Neutral Evaluation, Med-Arb, Mini-Trial Judge, Special Master
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  • Practice Commenced: 2
  • Total Mediations (as of Jul 2022): 30
  • Total Arbitrations (as of Jul 2022): 3
Practice Percentages
  • BAKERSFIELD
  • CHICO
  • FRESNO
  • LOS ANGELES/ORANGE COUNTY
  • MERCED
  • MODESTO
  • NAPA
  • REDDING-REDBLUFF
  • SACRAMENTO-ROSEVILLE
  • SALINAS
  • SAN DIEGO
  • SAN FRANCISCO-OAKLAND
  • SAN JOSE-SANTA CLARA
  • SAN LUIS OBISPO
  • SANTA CRUZ
  • SANTA MARIA/SANTA BARBAR
  • SANTA ROSA

Biographical

From 2001-2020, Judge Walsh served as a United States Magistrate Judge in the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California.  His chambers were located in Los Angeles.  Judge Walsh served as the Chief Magistrate Judge from 2016-2020.  While on the bench, he settled close to 1,000 cases, involving business disputes, civil rights, employment, intellectual property, environmental, forfeiture, contracts, and class actions.

Prior to his appointment to the bench, Judge Walsh served as an Assistant United States Attorney in Los Angeles as a federal prosecutor from 1996 to 2001 and on the civil side from 1992 to 1996. Before that, he worked as a trial attorney for the United States Department of Justice in Washington, D.C.

Judge Walsh began his career as a law clerk in the U.S. District Court for the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands in Saipan, where he served from 1985 to 1989. In addition to clerking for district judges Alfred Laureta and Alex R. Munson on that court, he also served as Judge Munson’s law clerk during Judge Munson’s tenure as the Chief Justice of the High Court of the Trust Territory of the Pacific Islands.

Judge Walsh taught pre-trial advocacy at USC Gould School of Law from 2008-2019 and legal writing in 2002 and 2003.

Judge Walsh is known for his understanding and handling of complex issues in civil cases.  He treats each matter uniquely and strives to bring a sense of equity to each case before him.

 


Case Experience

  • Banking & Finance
  • Business Dissolution
  • Civil Rights
  • Class Actions
  • Commercial/Business
  • Contract Disputes
  • Discrimination
  • Employment
  • Environmental
  • Insurance
  • Intellectual Property
  • Product Liability

Education

  • J.D./MBA, University of Illinois (Chicago)
  • B.A., Northern Illinois University

Memberships & Affiliations

  • United States Magistrate Judge, Chief Judge(2016 – 2020)
  • United States Magistrate Judge, Judge (2001 – 2020)
  • U.S. Attorney, Federal Prosecutor (1992 – 2001)
  • U.S. Department of Justice, Trial Attorney (1989 – 1992)

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