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Robert P. Walsh

Robert P. Walsh

Chicago, Illinois
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Car Accident and Chicago Accident Lawyer

Robert Walsh is a partner at Clifford Law Offices as well as one of our most qualified car accident attorneys and Chicago accident lawyers. Mr. Walsh is experienced in many complex practice areas, including insurance coverage and liability. We are proud to have him on our team of accident lawyers in Chicago.

The area of insurance law is becoming more complex with each passing year and, as one of our leading accident attorneys, Robert Walsh is ahead of the changes. For nearly two decades, Mr. Walsh has been handling automobile and other vehicular accidents, all with amazing clarity and aplomb. His keen intelligence in sorting out liability and insurance coverage issues has led many to call upon him for his expertise and sound, practical approach to what appears to be complicated, emotionally-charged matters.

As one of our most capable car accident attorneys, Mr. Walsh can handle hundreds of details. He can juggle a caseload with numerous lawsuits at various discovery, pre-trial and post-trial stages. He is a man-on-the-go. Mr. Walsh's well-known and beloved staccato conversation allows him to move from case to case, advancing matters at an appropriate pace for all involved. He is an endless fount of knowledge, for everyone turns to him at some point in time for his words of wisdom in the areas of his sub-specialty. As one of the leading accident lawyers in Chicago, he has been invited as a guest speaker at numerous seminars presented by the Chicago Bar Association, the Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal Education, the Illinois State Bar Association, Illinois Trial Lawyers Association and the Northwest Suburban Bar Association.

Mr. Walsh has received many multi-million dollar verdicts and settlements. He settled four million-dollar-plus cases in the span of a year as well as obtained a $1.8 million verdict for a 21-year-old man who broke his back in an auto accident with a UPS truck. His superior legal abilities led to his being named a partner at Clifford Law Offices on January 1, 2000. He has been named an Illinois Leading Lawyer and an Illinois Super Lawyer.

Aside from his work as a lawyer, Mr. Walsh has enjoyed coaching his four sons in many different sports, especially baseball. He is one of the founding fathers and current treasurer of the Fenwick Friars Rugby Football Club.

Clifford Law Offices is proud to call Robert Walsh one of its own, and one of the top Chicago accident lawyers and car accident attorneys.

Areas of Practice

  • Construction Liability
  • Personal Injury
  • Premises Liability
  • Transportation Liability

Certified Legal Specialties

  • Circuit Court Arbitrator
  • Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal Education
  • Chicago, Illinois, Re-Certified, 2002

Bar Admissions

  • Illinois, 1986
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Illinois, 1986
  • U.S. Federal Courts, 1986


  • Loyola University Chicago School of Law, Chicago, Illinois
    • J.D. - 1986
    • Honors: Leadership and Service Award 1986
    • Honors: Student Bar Association Class Representative 1982 - 1983 and 1983 - 1994
    • Honors: Student Bar Association Treasurer 1984 - 1985
  • St John's University, Collegeville, Minnesota
    • B.A. - 1981
    • Honors: School of Irish Studies, 1979
    • Major: Government
    • Minor: Business Administration


  • Nuts & Bolts of A Case, From the Initial Interview to the Appeal, Illinois Trial Lawyers Association Education Fund, 2016
  • Everything You Need to Know About Motor Vehicle Cases, Plaintiff Motorcyclists, Defendant Cab Drivers, Illinois Trial Lawyers Association, 2012
  • Opening Statements and Closing Arguments: Starting Right and Finishing Right, Chicago Bar Association, 2009
  • “Opportunities for Use of Demonstrative Evidence in Back and Neck Injury Cases”, Winning Back and Neck Injury Cases, Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal Education, 2003
  • Back and Neck Injury Deposition and Case Development Workshop: Demonstrations of Key Case Preparation”, • Winning Back and Neck Injury Cases, Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal Education, Winning Back and Neck Injury Cases, Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal Education, 2003
  • “Recent Illinois Case Law and the Painful Impact it May Have on Your Back and Neck cases”, Winning Back and Neck Injury Cases, Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal Education, 2013
  • Handling Personal Injury Cases At Mandatory Arbitration/Arbitration Hearings from the Plaintiff’s Perspective, Young Lawyers Section - Chicago Bar Association, 1999
  • How to Deal With Insurance Carriers and Get Great Results, “Educating Insurers About the Value of Your Case: Innovative Techniques; the Use of Focus Groups”, Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal Education (I.I.C.L.E.), 1998
  • Preparing and Litigating Premises Liability Actions Under the New Law, Discovery Issues from the Plaintiff’s Perspective, Chicago Bar Association - John Marshall Law School, 1996
  • Tort Reform: Day to Day Issues, Product Liability: Failure to Warn Cases - What Do You Need to Proceed?, Illinois State Bar Association/ISBA Tort Law Section Council, 1995
  • New Rules for Discovery and Arbitration - Non-Expert Discovery, Northwestern Suburban Bar Association, 1995
  • Preparation and Trial of the Automobile Collision Case, Chicago Bar Association Continuing Legal Education Program, Chicago Bar Association Seminar, 1995
  • Preparation and Trial of the Automobile Collision Case - Effective Discovery Techniques - Plaintiff’s Perspective, Chicago Bar Association, Continuing Legal Education Program, 1992
  • Successful Automobile Trials, Child Dart Out Cases, Chicago Bar Association, Young Lawyers Section, 1989
  • The Ethics of Pre-Trial And Trial Work Clifford Law Offices, P.C. Webinar, February 18, 2016
  • Trial Evidence: The Rules You Might Not Know IICLE- WEBCAST, November 6, 2015
  • Extreme Makeover: Law Firm Website Edition CBA - Webinar, June 30, 2015
  • 371 Civil Trial Practice Institute Part 1: Preparing For the Trial NACLE - Webinar, June 19, 2015
  • Making the Most of Your Arbitration CBA- Chicago, Illinois, June 15, 2015
  • If You're Not on Facebook , You’re Committing Malpractice, AVVO, INC. - Webinar, June 11, 2015
  • Products Liability- Plaintiff's Perspective, ApexCLE, Inc., May 20, 2015
  • State Farm Exposed, ITLA - Webinar, May 19, 2015
  • "Ethics & Professionalism” Seminar, ITLA - Webinar, May 8, 2015
  • The Ethics of Conflicts of Interest, Clifford Law Offices, P.C. - DePaul University College of Law, February 19, 2015
  • Damages Seminar, ITLA- Westin River North, Chicago, February 16, 2015
  • Understanding Erisa, ITLA - Webinar, December 12, 2014
  • Not Now, Not Here: Supreme Court Rule 103(B) and Forum Non Conveniens Motions, Lynn Egan -Thompson Center, September 26, 2014

Honors and Awards

  • Martindale-Hubbell, an A.V. rating, 1998 - Present

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • American Bar Association, Member
  • American Association for Justice f/k/a ATLA, Member
  • Chicago Bar Association, Member, Committee on Judicial Evaluation, 1995 - Present
  • Chicago Bar Association, Tort Litigation Committee, 1986 - 1993
  • Fenwick Bar Association, Treasurer, 1995 - 1999
  • Fenwick Bar Association, Vice President, 2000 - 2004
  • Fenwick Bar Association, President, 2005 - 2011
  • Fenwick Bar Association, Immediate past President, 2011 - Present
  • Fenwick Friars Rugby Football Club The Top Lawyers, Board of Directors
  • Illinois State Bar, Member
  • Illinois Trial Lawyers Association, Member
  • Irish Fellowship Club of Chicago
  • Leading Lawyers Network The Top Lawyers
  • National Law Registry of Who’s Who, Life Member

Past Employment Positions

  • Clifford Law Offices, P.C., Associate, 1995 - 1999
  • Corboy - Demetrio- Clifford, P.C., Associate, 1994 - 1995
  • Robert A. Clifford & Associates, P.C., Associate, 1986 - 1994
  • Robert A. Clifford & Associates, P.C., Law Clerk, 1985 - 1986

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