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Leon M. Walsh
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Leon Walsh is an associate trial attorney at McKeen & Associates. His practice focuses on medical malpractice and complex personal injury claims.

Leon graduated from the Florida State University College of Law in 2009. Prior to studying law, Leon received his Bachelor of Business Administration with honors from Western Michigan University where he studied business management.

Since becoming a lawyer, Leon has been fighting the powerful in the courtroom on behalf of his client. He began his legal career as an assistant public defender in Fort Myers, Florida so he could obtain valuable trial experience early in his career. After four years as a public defender, Leon wanted to gain civil litigation experience and joined a small firm in Fort Myers that exposed him to nearly all practice areas.

In 2017, Leon returned to his home roots of Michigan so he could focus exclusively on representing clients in medical malpractice actions at Grewal Law. Leon joined McKeen & Associates in 2021. Leon's dedication and passion in helping clients has led to a number of accolades including, 2019 Michigan Lawyer's Weekly Up and Coming Lawyer, American Association for Justice New Lawyer's Division Above and Beyond Recipient and Excellence Awards. Leon is actively involved in many professional associations and served as the Co-Chair of the Education Committee for the New Lawyer's Division of American Association for Justice and has presented at many education seminars.

When not practicing law, Leon enjoys spending time with this family, traveling, playing golf, and staying active.

Areas Of Practice

  • Medical Malpractice 90%
  • Wrongful Death 5%
  • Personal Injury 5%

Litigation Percentage

  • 100%

Bar Admissions

  • Florida, 2009
  • Michigan, 2012
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Michigan, 2017
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Michigan, 2021
  • U.S. District Court Middle District of Florida, 2014
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Florida, 2021

Education

  • Florida State University College of Law, Tallahassee, Florida
    • J.D.
  • Western Michigan University , Kalamazoo, Michigan
    • Bachelors of Business Admin - 2005
    • Honors: cum laude

Representative Cases

  • 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 Ahktar and Michigan Cardiovascular Institute, unpublished opinion per curiam of the Court of Appeals, issued Oc. 22, 2019 (Docket No. 344377)—obtained opinion and order reversing the trial court’s decision to dismiss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.
  • Estate of Elissabeth Halabicky v Lapeer County Medical Care Facility, unpublished per curiam opinion of the Court of Appeals, issued June 2021 (Docket No. )- obtained opinion reversing trial court’s order dismissing case finding that the complaint sounded in ordinary negligence and not medical malpractice.

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Michigan Bar Association
  • Florida Bar Association
  • U.S. District Court- Middle District of Florida
  • U.S. District Court- Northern District of Florida
  • U.S. District Court- Eastern District of Michigan
  • U.S. District Court- Western District of Michigan
  • Michigan Association for Justice
  • American Association for Justice
  • AAJ New Lawyers Division, Chair of Education Committee, 2017 – 2019
  • Detroit Metropolitan Bar Association
  • Inn of Courts Detroit Bar Association, 2018 - 2019

Past Employment Positions

  • 20th Judicial Circuit Public Defender’s Office, Assistant Public Defender, 2010 – 2013.
  • Grewal Law, Med Mal Attorney, 2017 to 2021
  • Lusk Drasites and Tolisano, Civil Litigator, 2013 to 2017

Honors

  • Lee County Bar Association, Distinguished Pro Bono Honoree
  • Michigan Lawyer’s Weekly, Up and Coming Lawyer, 2019
  • American Association for Justice, New Lawyers Division, Above and Beyond Recipient, 2019
  • American Association for Justice, New Lawyers Division, Excellence Award 2019
  • Florida State University College of Law Distinguished Pro Bono Recipient
  • Lee County Bar Association Pro Bono Honoree
  • Michigan Lawyer's Weekly Up and Coming Lawyer, 2019