Leon Walsh, Jr. is a trial lawyer dedicated to representing clients who have been injured as a result of the misconduct and negligence of others with a focus on medical malpractice cases. As a trial lawyer, he is passionate about helping individuals and families get their lives back on track while holding those accountable for their actions.
Leon’s been fighting the powerful in the courtroom since he graduated from Florida State University College of Law in 2009. After law school, Leon was eager to get in the courtroom so he began his career as a public defender in Fort Myers, Florida. Leon quickly rose up the ranks of the office with jury’s finding his clients not guilty in more than fifty percent of the cases that went to trial.
After nearly four years, Leon left the public defender’s office and joined a boutique firm in Cape Coral, Florida so he could gain civil litigation experience. As a civil litigator, Leon gained experience in nearly all practice areas while continuing to hone his skills in the courtroom. He served as first-chair trial counsel in personal injury jury trials in state and federal courts.
In 2017, Leon returned to Michigan to be closer to his family and joined the Grewal Law team. At Grewal Law, Leon focuses on medical malpractice cases and represents clients in the pursuit of justice in Michigan and Florida. In addition to serving as first-chair in medical malpractice trials, Leon has gained appellate experience and successfully had the trial court’s decision dismissing two cases reversed by the Court of Appeals.
Mr. Walsh currently serves as a Chair of the Education Committee for the American Association for Justice (AAJ) New Lawyer’s Division, which focuses on providing educational programs to its members. He is active in many legal organizations including the American Association for Justice, Michigan Association for Justice, Detroit Bar Association, and Ingham County Bar Association. He has been a member of the Detroit Inn of Courts the past two years.
In his spare time, Leon enjoys spending time with his wife and two daughters. He is an avid golfer and sports enthusiast. He is an advocate for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation and started “Ellie’s Entourage” on behalf of his daughter to participate in the Great Strides Walk.
- Florida State University College of Law, Juris Doctorate, 2009
- Western Michigan University, B.B.A., Cum Laude, 2005
- Plymouth Salem High School, 2001
- The Florida Bar 2010
- State Bar of Michigan 2012
- United States District Court Eastern District of Michigan
- United State District Court Middle District of Florida
- American Association for Justice Leaders Forum
- Michigan Association for Justice
- CoChair Education Committee for New Lawyer’s Division of American Association for Justice
- Detroit Metropolitan Bar Association
- Detroit Inn of Courts Member 2018, 2019
- Ingham County Bar Association
- Injury Board
Awards and Recognitions
- Michigan Lawyer’s Weekly Up and Coming Lawyers Class of 2019
- Above and Beyond Award American Association for Justice NLD 2019
- New Lawyer’s Division Excellence Award American Association for Justice 2019
- Excellence Award New Lawyer’s Division 2020
- Florida State University College of Law Distinguished Pro Bono Recipient
- Lee County Bar Association Pro Bono Honoree
- Estate of Edward Szekely v Dr. Ahktar and Michigan Cardiovascular Institute, unpublished opinion per curiam of the Court of Appeals, issued Oc. 22, 2019 (Docket No. 344377)—obtained opinion and order reversing the trial court’s decision to dismiss the case on defendants’ motion for summary disposition.
- Ackley v Kingswood, unpublished opinion per curiam of the Court of Appeals, issued May 14, 2020 (Docket No. 346350); 2019 WL 5418342—obtained opinion and order reversing trial court’s decision to dismiss case finding the action sounded in ordinary negligence as alleged.
- Answers Sought for Teen’s Suicide Just Hours After Psychiatric Hospital Discharge