Trial lawyer Janet Walsh was born in Limerick, and qualified as a solicitor in Dublin. She left Ireland for New York at the age of 24, after graduating University College Dublin, the Law Society of Ireland and Blackhall Place.
She is a member of Locks Law Firm in New York, and specializes in mass torts and other complex personal injury litigation on behalf of injured people, as well as employment-related litigation. She is admitted to the New York State Bar, the U.S. Supreme Court and several other federal courts.
After growing up in an Ireland with a “never-ending recession,” Walsh believes she has learned the valuable things in life.
“This aspect of my Irish heritage has taught me to value personal connections much more than material wealth,” says Walsh.
She is proud that Ireland is a role model in the world for equality of sexes, and believes this had added to her determination to succeed.
An instrumental player in the Irish American Bar Association of New York, where she serves as director, Walsh says “Being Irish means knowing the value of democracy, independence and equality, all ideals realized through hardship and struggle.”
Walsh is married to John Mills, and has two children, Eoin and Fiona. “I do earnestly hope that the values I have identified as being part of my Irish heritage will become their heritage, and that they will pass along with they think is important to the next generation,” Walsh says.
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