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Hon. Brian C. Walsh
Last updated: 9/6/2017
Hon. Brian C. Walsh
Professional Information
Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara
Biographical Information
  • Judge Walsh has been a Superior Court judge in Santa Clara County for 17 years. He has served in the Court’s Complex Civil
Litigation Department since January, 2017.

• Judge Walsh was Presiding Judge of his Court in 2013 and 2014 and Assistant Presiding Judge in 2011 and 2012. His previous assignments include Felony Trials, Family Law, and Civil Trials. He has served on the Court of Appeal, Sixth Appellate District by appointment of the Chief Justice for a total of two years.

• Judge Walsh was twice a member of the Judicial Council of California and has been a member of the California State-Federal Judicial Council for the past 14 years. He was Chair of California’s Trial Court Presiding Judges’ Committee in 2013-14. Among his honors are: State Bar 2016 Professional Responsibility Award, 2014 Outstanding Jurist, and 2012 Trial Judge of the Year.

• Prior to his appointment to the Bench, Judge Walsh practiced law for 28 years. He was elected President of the Santa Clara County Bar Association (SCCBA) and of the California Association of Local Bars. He was awarded the SCCBA’s Byrl Salsman Award and named Professional Lawyer of the Year.

• Judge Walsh received his J.D. from Boalt Hall (UC Berkeley School of Law), and his B.A., from the University of Notre Dame.

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