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Michael J. Walsh, American lawyer.


Walsh, Michael J. was born on September 4, 1932 in Portland, Oregon, United States. Son of Frank Michael Jackson and Elisemary (Derbes) Walsh.


University of Portland (Bachelor of Arts, 1954). Georgetown University (Juris Doctor, 1959). Phi Delta Phi.


Law Clerk, Honorary William E. Perry, Justice Oregon.

Law ck. to presiding justice Oregon Supreme Court, Salem, 1959-1960. Managing partner Rankin, Walsh, Ragen and Roberts, Portland, 1960-1975. Private practice, 1976—1981.

Partner Walsh and Connolly, 1982—1983. Of counsel McEwen, Hanna, Gisvold and Rankin, 1983-1985, Bullivant, Houser, Bailey, Pendergrass, & Hoffman, Washington, since 1985. Chief Judge Employees Compensation Appeals Board United States Department Labor, Washington, 1985—2003, senior counsel Administrative Appeals Boards, 2003—2005.

Retired; legal counsel Reagan-Bush '84, National Headquarters, Washington, 1983—1984. Candidate United States Congress, 1972.


  • Bar: District of Columbia 1959, Oregon 1959, United States Court Appeals (federal and 9th circuits) 1959, United States Tax Court 1959, Supreme Court of the United States Court 1968.


Member, Panel of Arbitrators, American Arbitration Association.

Chairman legal development March of Dimes, 1967. Chairman admissions Georgetown University, Oregon, 1972-1983. Trustee Christie School, 1974-1978.

Trustee Catholic Charities Oregon, 1966-1972, president 1971. Trustee Parry Center for Children, 1967-1973, vice president 1970-1971. Trustee Portland Tennis Center Association, 1972-1983, president 1976-1982.

Board directors Portland Traffic Safety Commission, 1981-1983. Served with Judge Advocate General Corps, United States Air Force, captain research. Member American Judicature Society, American Trial Lawyers Association, National Association College and Uiv.

Attorneys, American Arbitration Association, District of Columbia Bar Association, Oregon Bar Association (member various committees), Multnomah County Bar Association, Portland C. of Chamber (board directors 1975-1978, chairman legislation council 1975), John Carroll Society, Thomas More Society Clubs: Georgetown University (Oregon) (president 1966).


Married June Griffin, November 28, 1959. Children: Molly, Erin, Kathryn (deceased), Anne.

Frank Michael Jackson Walsh

Elisemary (Derbes) Walsh

June Griffin

Molly Walsh

Erin Walsh

Kathryn Walsh (deceased)

Anne Walsh