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Hon. Brian C. Walsh (Ret.) to Be Honored With Lifetime Achievement Award by Santa Clara County Bar Association

Hon. Brian C. Walsh (Ret.) to Be Honored With Lifetime Achievement Award by Santa Clara County Bar Association

Judge Walsh will be recognized for his commitment and years of service within the Santa Clara County legal community

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Irvine, Calif. – JAMS, the largest private provider of alternative dispute resolution (ADR) services worldwide, is honored to announce that Hon. Brian C. Walsh (Ret.) has been selected by the Santa Clara County Bar Association (SCCBA) as the recipient of the 2022 Lifetime Achievement Award. He will be honored with the award on October 26 at the SCCBA’s annual Judges’ Night.

The event will recognize Judge Walsh’s decades of commitment and dedication to public service and to the Santa Clara County legal community. Judge Walsh is highly esteemed in the community for his integrity, professionalism and knowledge of the law. He has been a member of the Santa Clara County Bar Association since 1975, serving on its board of trustees from 1988 to 1989, as secretary in 1990, president elect in 1991 and president in 1992. During his time as president, he was the architect of the association’s Code of Professionalism, which was used as a model for the California Attorney Guidelines of Civility and Professionalism later adopted by the California State Bar.

We are so pleased to see Judge Walsh recognized for his contributions to the Santa Clara County legal community. He brings tremendous experience and industry know-how in each case that he handles, and his professionalism and optimism for helping parties put their differences aside to find a solution are unmatched. We are fortunate to have him on our panel and congratulate him on this award.

- Chris Poole, JAMS CEO

Before Joining JAMS, Judge Walsh served two decades as a judge on the Santa Clara County Superior Court and 25 years as a litigator in the San Francisco Bay Area. He also served on the Sixth District Court of Appeal for two years by appointment of the chief justice of the Supreme Court of California, where he authored over 100 opinions. In his role at JAMS, he serves as an arbitrator, mediator, neutral evaluator and special master/referee, handling unfair competition, business and commercial, mass torts, professional liability, insurance, intellectual property, employment, personal injury and torts, government and public agency, cybersecurity and privacy, securities and banking disputes.

Judges’ Night will be held from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at Blanco Urban in San Jose to recognize Judge Walsh and other award recipients. More information can be found here.

About JAMS – Local Solutions. Global Reach.

Founded in 1979, JAMS is the largest private provider of alternative dispute resolution services worldwide. JAMS successfully resolves and manages business and legal disputes by providing efficient, cost-effective and impartial ways to overcome barriers at any stage of conflict. JAMS offers customized in-person, virtual and hybrid resolution services locally and globally through a combination of industry-specific experience, first-class client service, the latest technology and highly trained mediators and arbitrators.

With a roster of over 400 neutrals and 29 locations, JAMS resolves thousands of the world’s important cases every year. JAMS neutrals are adept at managing the resolution process whether they are conducting in-person, virtual or hybrid hearings.

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Hon. Brian C. Walsh (Ret.)
  • Antitrust & Competition
  • Banking
  • Business Commercial
  • Class Action & Mass Tort
  • Cybersecurity & Privacy
  • Employment Law
  • Governmental & Public Agency
  • Insurance
  • Intellectual Property
  • Personal Injury
  • Professional Liability
  • Securities

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For further information, please contact:

Kristine Snyder

JAMS Director, Public Relations & Content 

+1 949-224-4614 (Direct Dial)

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