The Walsh & Associates Legal Team

Dennis J. Walsh


  • Employment Law

  • Tort Liability

  • Civil Rights

  • Business Litigation

  • Constitutional Claims

  • Writs & Appeals



B.S. Villanova University 1979

J.D. cum laude  Pepperdine University School of Law 1982

       Author Pepperdine Law Review



Admitted to practice before all state and federal courts in California and the United States Supreme Court.



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Mr. Walsh has specialized in Civil Litigation and Labor and Employment law for over 37 years, first with the law firm of Shield & Smith, then as an associate and partner with McLauglin & Irvin, and later as partner and head of the Labor and Employment Law Department of Liebman, Reiner & Walsh.  In January 1996, Mr. Walsh became a founding partner of Walsh & Declues.  In January of 2003, he started his own firm, Walsh & Associates, APC.


He has successfully defended employment cases and tort liability cases at trial, including sexual harassment lawsuits, discrimination claims based upon race, national origin, sexual preference and disability, constitutional claims, whistleblower claims, defamation claims and personal injury claims against both public and private companies.  He has handled several high profile lawsuits and trials that have received national media attention.  He has appeared on the O'Reilly Factor and other news shows to discuss important legal issues.  He has argued before the California Appellate Courts and the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals on public agency and employment law issues.  He also argued successfully before the California Supreme Court in a landmark decision for public administrators.


Mr. Walsh frequently speaks throughout the nation on various labor and employment law issues.  He has authored articles on sexual harassment, discrimination and wrongful termination and a desktop guide and compliance kit for understanding and complying with California and federal disability discrimination laws.  He also presents “How To” training seminars and mock trials for employers countrywide on employment law issues such as reasonable accommodation in the workplace, sexual harassment, discrimination, discipline, performance evaluations and termination.