Cohen and Wolf Attorney Joseph G. Walsh Named to Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum
DANBURY, CT May 18, 2011 - Joseph G. Walsh, Chair of Cohen and Wolf’s Personal Injury Group and a member of its Litigation Group, has been certified as a member of the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum, one of the most prestigious groups of trial lawyers in the United States.
Membership in the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum is limited to attorneys who have won million and multi-million dollar verdicts, awards and settlements. The organization was founded in 1993 and there are approximately 3000 members located throughout the country. Fewer than 1% of U.S. lawyers are members. Forum membership acknowledges excellence in advocacy, and provides members with a national network of experienced colleagues for professional referral and information exchange in major cases.
Resident in the firm's Danbury office, Mr. Walsh practices in the areas of personal injury, criminal defense and commercial litigation. He also supervises many of the enforcement actions filed on behalf of the firm’s municipal clients.
Prior to joining Cohen and Wolf, P.C. in 1988, Mr. Walsh was an assistant district attorney in Suffolk County, New York, where, as a member of the Narcotics Bureau, he investigated and prosecuted New York 's drug law offenders. He also served as Suffolk County's first attorney-in-charge of the East End Narcotics Task Force, a compilation of federal, state, county and town law enforcement officers investigating drug trafficking in the east end of Long Island, New York. Mr. Walsh tried more than 30 cases to verdict as a prosecutor.
Mr. Walsh has served as a member of the Board of Directors of the Ridgefield Chamber of Commerce. He is a manager in Ridgefield Babe Ruth Baseball and Ridgefield Little League. Mr. Walsh served on the Board of Directors of Ridgefield Little League from 1998 to 2007, serving as President from 2003 through 2005. He has been a member of the Ridgefield Community Coalition Against Substance Abuse since the group's inception in 2004.
He was recently named a 2011 Super Lawyer, as chosen by his peers, reviewed by a panel of experts by Law & Politics, and selected to be amongst the top 5% of lawyers in his practice area.
Mr. Walsh received his B.S., summa cum laude, in 1980 from Manhattan College and his J.D., cum laude, in 1983 from Boston College Law School.
About Cohen and Wolf
This year marks Cohen and Wolf’s 60th anniversary. The firm began in 1951 with two lawyers, Herbert L. Cohen and Austin K. Wolf, working from a single office in Bridgeport. Since then, the firm has expanded to 50 attorneys across Bridgeport, Danbury, Westport and Orange. Attorneys at Cohen and Wolf represent a diverse assortment of individuals, businesses and municipalities, handling their personal and professional legal needs, from matters involving litigation, employment, corporate and securities law, real estate, land use and zoning, to family law and estate planning. Additional information is available at www.cohenandwolf.com.