Rebecca S. Walsh, J.D.

Rebecca Walsh, Michigan birth injury attorney serving clients throughout the U.S.

Contact Info:
rwalsh@abclawcenters.com
(248) 593-5100

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Rebecca Walsh came to ABC Law Centers (Reiter & Walsh, P.C.) in 2011 to focus on her skills in personal injury and medical malpractice. In the past, she worked as a trial attorney on high profile personal injury lawsuits and won multi-million dollar settlements for her clients. Now, birth injury is where her passion lies. As a partner and senior attorney at ABC Law Centers, her work has significantly contributed to the firm’s consistent, award-winning presence.

Rebecca brings extensive knowledge, meticulous attention to detail, and unwavering determination to ABC Law Centers. She is able to parse through complex legal and medical information and win difficult birth injury cases. All the while, she maintains focus on communication, making sure that her clients are kept informed throughout their cases, and that their questions are answered.

She brings a wealth of experience to ABC Law Centers. In the past, she defended premises and general liability, personal injury, no-fault Personal Protection Insurance (PIP), property and commercial lawsuits. She served as a prosecutor for medical malpractice, auto negligence, premises liability, police brutality and false imprisonment, constitutional violations, wrongful termination, sexual harassment, and discrimination.

Not only is she recognized as a skillful litigator, she is also known as an educator and speaker. In the past, she taught Legal Methods at Cooley Law School as an adjunct professor. She continues to write and speak about insurance litigation and trial practices on a regular basis.

Through her work at ABC Law Centers, she strives to bring her clients closer to the resources they need. With a specific focus on birth injury law, she uses her legal expertise to give the most vulnerable clients the opportunities and resources they deserve.

Education

  • Thomas M. Cooley Law School, Juris Doctor, 1991
  • Central Michigan University, Bachelor of Science in Business Administration

Memberships and honorary appointments

Bar admissions:

  • United States District Court
    • Western District of Michigan: Admitted to practice in 2007
    • Eastern District of Michigan: Admitted to practice in 1996
    • State Bar of Michigan: Admitted to practice in 1991
  • Additional states admitted to practice pro hac vice: Alaska, Arizona, Florida, Kentucky, Mississippi, New Mexico, South Carolina, Virginia

Bar foundations and associations

  • Birth Trauma Litigation Group (BTLG) Member: 2011 – Present
  • Federal Bar Association Member 2008-2010

American Association for Justice (AAJ)

  • Sustaining member
  • Elected Michigan delegate to the AAJ by the Michigan Association for Justice (MAJ): 2014 – Present

Michigan Association for Justice (MAJ)

  • Sustaining member
  • Elected Michigan delegate to the AAJ by the Michigan Association for Justice: 2014 – Present
  • Executive Board, 2007- present
  • Amicus Committee:
    • Chair: 2004-Present
    • Co-Chair Daubert/Causation: 2006-present
  • Young Lawyers Committee Co-Chair, 2007-2013
  • Pacesetter – 2007
  • Community Coalition Committee Co-Chair, 2007-2008
  • Media Committee
  • People’s Law School Committee
  • Mentor law students

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

Huron Valley School Board

Rebecca Walsh has been a dedicated and enthusiastic member of the Huron Valley School Board since 2008. Her involvement with the Huron Valley School Board has led her to support a variety of initiatives and services in her community.

  • President: 2014-2015
  • Vice President: 2011-2014
  • Certified School Board Member by MASB
  • NSBA National Convention and National Advocacy Summit attendee
  • Huron Valley Schools, Year Round Task Force: 2008
  • Committees:
    • Education Committee: Elected in 2009, re-elected in 2014
    • Executive Committee: 2011-2014
    • AAA Committee
    • Finance Committee
    • Technology Committee
    • Athletics Committee – 2010-2011
    • Middle School Utilization Committee – 2010-2011
    • Communications Committee Chair – 2010-2011
    • Auxiliary Committee – 2010

Other groups and associations

  • Melvin Belli Society:
    • Member: 2014-Present. In 2014, Rebecca Walsh was one of a small selection of attorneys invited to be a member of the prestigious Melvin Belli Society.
    • Speaker: “10 Reasons Babies Suffer Injuries During Labor and in the First Days of Life,” – 66th Annual Belli Seminar, July 17, 2013
  • Gerry Spence Trial Lawyers College: Graduate
    • Rebecca Walsh is one of only a few graduates of the highly regarded Gerry Spence Trial Lawyers College.
  • Ronald McDonald House Charities Board of Directors: 2009-2016
  • Justice Caucus Board of Directors: 2009-2012
  • Oakland Gymnastics Booster Club
    • Founder
    • President: 2008
    • Oakland Classic Meet Committee Chair

Awards

  • “Leaders in the Law,” Michigan Lawyers Weekly, 2019.
  • “AV-Distinguished rating,” Martindale-Hubbell, 2019
  • “America’s Most Honored Professionals – Top 1%” – American Registry
  • “Top 25 Women Consumer Attorneys in Michigan,” Hour Detroit, 2014-Present
  • “Top 50 Women Attorneys in Michigan,” Crain’s Detroit Business, 2016
  • Peer-reviewed and recommended “Leading Michigan Lawyer,” LeadingLawyers.com, Michigan Bar Journal, 2013-2016
  • “Women in the Law: Top Peer-Nominated Lawyers,” Best Lawyers, 2016
  • “Top 50 Women Attorneys in Michigan,” Hour Detroit, 2016
  • “Best Lawyers in America,” U.S. News & World Report/Best Lawyers, 2013-Present
    • Medical Malpractice Law – Plaintiffs
    • Personal Injury Litigation – Plaintiffs
  • “Top Lawyers in Metro Detroit,” DBusiness Magazine, 2013-Present
  • Selected for Michigan Super Lawyers, 2010-Present
  • Michigan Lawyers Weekly Women in the Law 2012 award
  • 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
  • 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
  • Certified Board Member Award and the Award of Merit from the Michigan Association of School Boards
  • “Million-Dollar Verdicts & Settlements” by Michigan Lawyers Weekly

Lectures

  • “When a Picture Isn’t Worth a Thousand Words: Proving Damages in a Case With No CP,” AAJ Birth Trauma Litigation Association 2018 Winter Convention
  • “Are Future Damages a Thing of the Past?,” Podcast, January 13, 2016
  • Michigan Association for Justice Medical Malpractice Seminar “The Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) – Are Future Damages a Thing of the Past?” – December 4, 2015
  • “Recent ACA Win,” BTLG/MNIEG Dallas ACA Roundtable, November 21, 2015
  • “Discovery of Electronic Records and Audit Trails” Michigan Association for Justice (MAJ) Medical Malpractice Seminar 2014
  • “10 Reasons Babies Suffer Injuries During Labor and in the First Days of Life,” – 66th Annual Belli Seminar, July 17, 2013
  • “Legal Ways to Leave Your Employer/Lose Your Employee” – Michigan Association for Justice, Rapid Fire Seminar, May 4, 2012
  • 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 Daubert-Frye” Using Science to Prove Your Claim, Daubert-Frye Forum, Michigan Association for Justice, May 22, 2006
  • “The ABCs of Federal Practice,” Michigan Association for Justice, May, 2006
  • “Keys to Successful Pre-Trial 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

  • Co-Author, “The Impact of Therapeutic Hypothermia on Newborns with Hypoxic-Ischemic Encephalopathy,” Birth Trauma Litigation Group (BTLG) Newsletter. February 2019.
  • Co-Author, “Timing Hypoxic-Ischemic Fetal Brain Injury,” Michigan Bar Journal. January 2018.
  • “Are Future Damages a Thing of the Past?” – AAJ Professional Negligence Winter 2016 Newsletter
  • “What Judges Want You to Know,” NBI, Inc., Southfield, MI, May, 2009
  • Daubert Update,” Michigan Association for Justice, Novi, MI, November 13, 2008
  • “The Verdict is in…Now What?,” Michigan Association for Justice, 2008
  • Coauthor, “Evidence and Expert Testimony Best Practices: Supporting Your Case,” NBI, Inc. 2007
  • Coauthor, “Personal Injury Case Management for Seasoned Litigators,” NBI, Inc., 2007
  • “The ABCs of Federal Practice,” Michigan Association for Justice, 2006
  • “Using Science to Prove Your Claim,” Daubert-Frye Forum, Michigan Association for Justice, May, 2006
  • “Keys to Successful Pre-Trial Preparation in Michigan,” NBI, Inc., 2005
  • “Governmental Immunity Issues in Michigan,” Lorman Education Services, 2004
  • Coauthor, “Challenges in Michigan Insurance Coverage Litigation,” NBI, Inc., 2002
  • Coauthor, “Uninsured and Underinsured Motorist Law in Michigan,” NBI, Inc., 2002
  • Coauthor, “Adjusting the Automobile Injury Claim,” NBI, Inc., 1999   

Testimonials about Rebecca Walsh

“I have worked with Rebecca as a structured settlement consultant on many of her cases. She is a true professional and excellent attorney who really cares about her clients! I would give her the highest recommendation!” – Cyril White, MBA, CFP®

“Jesse Reiter and Rebecca Walsh are respected as competent, professional birth trauma attorneys throughout the state and nation.” – Don Sowle

“Jesse Reiter and Rebecca Walsh are among the best birth trauma/medical malpractice attorneys in Michigan.” – Joey Niskar

“Jesse, Rebecca and team are fabulous lawyers. So knowledgeable and compassionate I highly recommend them.” – Isobel Thomas

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