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

Judge Walsh is recognized for his strong character which exemplifies the highest standards of judicial excellence.

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Santa Clara, Calif. – JAMS, the largest private provider of alternative dispute resolution (ADR) services worldwide, is proud to share that Hon. Brian C. Walsh (Ret.) has been selected by the Santa Clara County Trial Lawyers Association (SCCTLA) as a recipient of the 2023 Lifetime Achievement Award. He will be honored with the award at the SCCTLA’s annual Judges’ Night.

The event recognizes judges that exemplify the highest standards of judicial excellence. Judge Walsh is known among his peers for his integrity, knowledge of the law and procedure, work ethic and judicial temperament. He has also been a leader in supporting civility and professionalism and is a former president of the Santa Clara County Bar Association.

We congratulate Judge Wash on this well-deserved recognition that highlights his years of judicial service in Santa Clara. He is known throughout the legal community for his professionalism and commitment to the law, and we are fortunate to have him on our panel.

- Chris Poole, JAMS CEO

Before joining JAMS, Judge Walsh served on the Santa Clara County Superior Court for more than 20 years, including a two-year term as the presiding judge, as well as two years on the Sixth District Court of Appeal. Prior to his appointment to the bench, Judge Walsh was the managing partner of McTernan, Stender, Walsh, Weingus & Tondreau.

Judges’ Night will be held on May 18 from 5:00 to 7:30 p.m. at the Signia by Hilton in San Jose. 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 30 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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