James P. Walsh

Bud Walsh concentrates on civil litigation and dispute resolution in state and federal courts. His focus is on complex work involving the environment and natural resources, admiralty matters, health care issues and business disputes. Bud's work includes jury and bench trials, administrative proceedings and appeals.

Practice Highlights

  • Environmental Litigation: handled oil spill litigation in Alaska, California, Oregon, Washington and the Federated States of Micronesia
  • Government Enforcement: assisted in defending investigations and forfeiture cases for the fishing industry
  • Regulatory Compliance: helped cruise industry clients comply with customs and state and federal pollution requirements
  • Business Disputes: has advised and defended the health care and fishing industries in business disputes


  • LL.M., Law & Marine Affairs, University of Washington School of Law, 1971
  • J.D., University of Washington School of Law, 1970
  • B.A., History, Stanford University, 1967

Admitted to Practice

California, 1996
Washington, 1970
District of Columbia, 1976
U.S. Court of Appeals Federal Circuit
U.S. Court of Appeals 9th Circuit
U.S. Court of Appeals 11th Circuit
U.S. Court of Appeals D.C. Circuit
U.S. District Court Northern District of California
U.S. District Court District of Oregon
U.S. District Court Western District of Washington
U.S. District Court District of Alaska
U.S. District Court District of Columbia
Supreme Court, Federated States of Micronesia

Contact James P. Walsh

Davis Wright Tremaine LLP
505 Montgomery Street
Suite 800
San Francisco, California  94111-6533
Phone: 415.276.6556
Fax: 415.276.6599


Service Area

Statewide service provider in:
  • California
  • Washington

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