When it comes to legal matters, having an experienced and skilled attorney by your side is crucial. Meet Mike Walsh, the Practice Group Leader of Taylor Porter’s Criminal Defense and Domestic Relations Law practices. With over 35 years of experience, he has successfully represented individual and corporate clients in complex criminal and civil litigation and enforcement cases across the country.
A Wide Range of Expertise
Criminal Defense and Grand Jury Matters
Mr. Walsh’s practice covers a wide range of areas, including public corruption, antitrust, healthcare, False Claims Act, Lacey Act, environmental matters, and alcoholic beverage licensing and enforcement issues. He has handled numerous grand jury and trial matters, with a particular focus on public corruption cases. His expertise in designing and implementing strategies during grand jury investigations has helped his clients avoid indictments.
Achieving Favorable Resolutions
While Mr. Walsh has successfully represented clients in high-profile cases, he understands that often the best resolution is achieved when no formal charges are brought. Through skillful negotiation and persuasive advocacy, he has obtained favorable outcomes by convincing government lawyers to refrain from filing charges.
Complex Criminal Cases and Internal Investigations
Mr. Walsh’s criminal defense practice includes handling complex criminal cases, even those with the death penalty on the line. He also has recent experience conducting investigations into sexual torts/abuse incidents. His record of taking difficult cases to trial plays a crucial role in obtaining favorable resolutions for his clients.
Mr. Walsh’s extensive experience and outstanding reputation have earned him numerous accolades and recognition within the legal community. He is a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers (ACTL), an invitation-only association limited to just 1 percent of the total lawyer population of any state. He has been selected as the “Criminal Defense: General Practice Lawyer of the Year” by Best Lawyers in America in 2016, 2020, and 2022. Additionally, he is listed in Chambers USA in Litigation: White Collar Crime & Investigations.
Commitment to Ethics and Professionalism
Apart from his criminal defense and family law practice, Mr. Walsh also represents lawyers, law firms, and judges in disciplinary proceedings, malpractice matters, professional liability claims, and ethics violations. He is a highly regarded lecturer on ethics, professionalism, and litigation skills, sharing his expertise with prosecutors, defenders, and federal investigators both nationally and internationally.
Construction Law and Public Records Requests
In addition to his criminal defense work, Mr. Walsh represents construction clients in litigation and transactional matters concerning commercial, residential, industrial, and roadway projects. He advises and represents clients on the complex intricacies of public records requests, particularly the Louisiana Public Records Law.
Antitrust and Price Fixing Matters
Mr. Walsh’s expertise extends to antitrust and price fixing matters. He advises clients on ensuring their business practices comply with regulations domestically and abroad, promoting fair and open competition in the marketplace.
Admissions, Associations, and Community Involvement
Mr. Walsh is admitted to the bar in Louisiana and Texas, practicing in all state and federal district courts in Louisiana, as well as the United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas, the United States District Court for the Northern District of Texas, the Southern District of Mississippi, the U.S. Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals, and the Supreme Court of the United States. He is a former chair of the Louisiana State Bar Association’s Criminal Law Section and serves as judge pro tempore of the East Baton Rouge Parish Juvenile Court. Mr. Walsh has also served in leadership roles in various legal associations and actively contributes to the Baton Rouge community.
When you need legal representation, you want an attorney who is experienced, trustworthy, and capable of achieving positive outcomes. With his extensive experience, commitment to ethics, and recognized expertise, Mike Walsh of Garrity Traina is the attorney you can rely on. Visit Garrity Traina to learn more.