Rebecca Walsh

Reiter & Walsh, P.C.

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Rebecca Walsh began her career working in the insurance industry both as a claims adjuster and as defense counsel. She also taught Legal Methods at Cooley Law School as an adjunct professor. In 2010, she was accepted at the Gerry Spence Trial Lawyers College and successfully completed that program in July, 2010. For the past 20 years she has worked as a trial attorney prosecuting high profile personal injury lawsuits and successfully obtaining numerous verdicts and settlements in excess of $1 million for her clients. Rebecca is a member of the AAJ’s Birth Trauma Litigation Group, and a sustaining member of Michigan Association for Justice, where she serves on the executive board and on several committees, including the Amicus Committee. She has been chair of the Daubert section of the Amicus Committee since 2006. Rebecca’s recent accolades include recognition for the pro bono work she did with Trial Lawyers Care (TLC) representing victims of 9/11 to receive compensation for their injuries after the terrorist attacks; being named Michigan Association for Justice Pacesetter and her selection to Michigan Super Lawyers in 2010 and 2011. Rebecca is frequently invited to speak on legal issues, including insurance litigation and trial practices, and has published several articles on these topics. Education Thomas M. Cooley Law School, Juris Doctor Central Michigan University, Bachelor of Science in Business Administration Memberships & Appointments State Bar of Michigan, 1991 United States District Court - Eastern District of Michigan, 1996 - Western District of Michigan, 2007 Additional States Admitted to Practice Pro Hac Vice: Alaska, Arizona, Florida, Kentucky, Mississippi, New Mexico, South Carolina, Virginia American Association for Justice Member – 2011 Birth Trauma Litigation Group Member - 2011 Michigan Association for Justice – Sustaining Member - Executive Board, 2007- Present - Amicus Committee, 2006-Present; Co-Chair Daubert/Causation 2006-Present - Community Coalition Committee Co-Chair, 2007-2008 - Young Lawyers Committee Co-Chair, 2007-Present - Media Committee - People’s Law School Committee - Mentor law students Ronald McDonald House Charities Board of Directors – 2009 - Present 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 Federal Bar Association Member – 2008-2010 Justice Caucus Board of Directors – 2009 – present Oakland Gymnastics Booster Club, Founder and President, 2008-Present Huron Valley School Board, Elected to a four year term beginning January, 2010 - Auxiliary Committee – 2010 - Education Committee – 2010-2011 - Athletics Committee – 2010-2011 - Middle School Utilization Committee – 2010-2011 - Communications Committee Chair – 2010-2011 Huron Valley Schools, Year Round Task Force, 2008 Awards Selected to Michigan Superlawyers 2010, 2011 Certificate of Appreciation - Roseville Community Schools Project Challenge Program, 2008 U.S. District Court – Eastern District of Michigan, Certificate of Appreciation, Pro Bono Recognition, 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 Michigan Association for Justice Pacesetter – 2007 Martindale-Hubble BV rating Appreciation Award presented by the Thomas M. Cooley Law School Law Student Division of the American Bar Association, 2004 Student Bar Association Outstanding Service Award Lectures Moderator – “How To’s of Trial Practice from Start to Finish!,” – Michigan Association for Justice, April 1, 2011 “What Judges Want You to Know,” NBI, Inc., Southfield, MI – May 8, 2009 “Daubert Update,” Michigan Association for Justice, Novi, MI, November 13, 2008 “Is this a Case? Can I Handle It?,” Michigan Association for Justice, New Lawyers Seminar, September 10, 2008< “The Verdict is in...Now What?,” Michigan Association for Justice Rapid Fire Seminar, May 8, 2008 Moderator and Organizer – “The Verdict is in...Now What?,” Michigan Association for Justice, January 31, 2008 “Evidence and Expert Testimony Best Practices: Supporting Your Case,” National Business Institute, Southfield, MI, June 21, 2007 “Personal Injury Case Management for Seasoned Litigators,” National Business Institute, Southfield, MI, May 24, 2007 “Anticipating the Use of DaubertFrye” Using Science to Prove Your Claim, DaubertFrye Forum, Michigan Association for Justice, May 22, 2006 “The ABCs of Federal Practice,” Michigan Association for Justice, May, 2006 “Keys to Successful PreTrial Preparation in Michigan,” NBI, Inc., January, 2005 “Damages Caps and their Effect on the Judiciary,” International Legal Studies, Vienna, Austria, 2004 “Governmental Immunity Issues in Michigan,” Lorman Education Services, May, 2004 “Challenges in Michigan Insurance Coverage Litigation,” National Business Institute, Southfield, MI, November 7, 2002 “Uninsured and Underinsured Motorist Law in Michigan,” National Business Institute, Southfield, MI, February 26, 2002 “Adjusting the Automobile Injury Claim,” National Business Institute, Southfield, MI, March 24, 1999 Publications Rebecca S. Walsh, “What Judges Want You to Know,” NBI, Inc., Southfield, MI, May, 2009 Rebecca S. Walsh, “Daubert Update,” Michigan Association for Justice, Novi, MI, November 13, 2008 Rebecca S. Walsh, “The Verdict is in...Now What?,” Michigan Association for Justice, 2008 Daniel V. Padilla, Rebecca S. Walsh, and Martin C. Weisman, “Evidence and Expert Testimony Best Practices: Supporting Your Case,” NBI, Inc. 2007 Margaret A. Costello and Rebecca S. Walsh, “Personal Injury Case Management for Seasoned Litigators,” NBI, Inc., 2007 Rebecca S. Walsh, “The ABCs of Federal Practice,” Michigan Association for Justice, 2006 Rebecca S. Walsh, “Using Science to Prove Your Claim,” DaubertFrye Forum, Michigan Association for Justice, May, 2006 Rebecca S. Walsh, “Keys to Successful PreTrial Preparation in Michigan,” NBI, Inc., 2005 Rebecca S. Walsh, “Governmental Immunity Issues in Michigan,” Lorman Education Services, 2004 Rebecca S. Walsh and Mark E. Williams, “Challenges in Michigan Insurance Coverage Litigation,” NBI, Inc., 2002 Rebecca S. Walsh and Mark E. Williams, “Uninsured and Underinsured Motorist Law in Michigan,” NBI, Inc., 2002 Douglas Moseley and Rebecca S. Walsh, “Adjusting the Automobile Injury Claim,” NBI, Inc., 1999
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