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Thomas M. Walsh

Chair, Medical Malpractice Defense

Overview

Tom Walsh has represented hospitals, physicians, nurses and the full spectrum of other health professionals since 1984. He affirms that healthcare professionals are some of the most treasured people in this country and honors their talent and dedication. Be it a physician making complex and difficult medical judgments or a nurse offering long hours of supportive care, Tom believes that healthcare providers are essential to the fabric of our society and are in the profession to try to help people.

Tom’s clients include numerous acute care health systems, subacute and long term care facilities, and healthcare professionals in a wide range of specialties such as cardiology, general surgery, neurosurgery, orthopedics, obstetrics and gynecology, emergency medicine, family medicine, anesthesia, dentistry, psychiatry, oncology, nursing, chiropractic therapy and pathology.  Tom has tried more than 100 major jury trials to verdict in the state and U.S. District courts of New Jersey and Pennsylvania. He has provided counseling in such specialties as risk management, quality assurance, director and officer liability and pre-suit adverse occurrence management. Additionally, he represents licensed health professionals in New Jersey licensing board matters. In short, he brings together a synthesis of his training, experience and an intimate knowledge of how health facilities and professionals care for their patients with one goal in mind: defending and counseling them when they need it most.

Beyond healthcare, Tom’s extraordinary depth of litigation and trial experience permits him to bring his skills and judgment to litigated matters in other fields.

Tom began his career as a Superior Court law clerk and then joined Parker McCay in 1984. He became a shareholder in 1990 and has been a member of the firm’s Executive Committee since 1996.

He is an invited speaker at continuing education seminars and lectures to health care professionals on New Jersey legal issues.

Tom resides with his wife, Cathryn, and has an adult daughter and son. He is an avid tennis player and a supporter of the theater arts.

Professional Activities

  • Burlington County Bar Association
  • Camden County Bar Association
  • New Jersey State Bar Association
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Education

  • Rutgers University School of Law – Camden (J.D., 1983)
  • University of Richmond (B.A., Political Science, 1980)

Admissions

  • New Jersey
  • U.S. District Court, District of New Jersey
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