Thomas J. Walsh

Attorney Thomas “TJ” Walsh founded The Walsh Law Firm, LLC in 2021 after nearly a decade practicing as a multi-state litigator and counselor. After growing up in Ann Arbor, Michigan, TJ moved to Florida to attend Florida Gulf Coast University immediately followed by law school at Nova Southeastern University. Over the span of his career, TJ has defended the nation’s largest automobile manufacturers, protected small and mid-sized business interests, drafted contracts for tech companies such as Google, and represented some of the largest golf course communities in South Florida. TJ’s well-rounded experience provides a unique perspective that enables him to capture all his client’s needs and goals with each project. 

TJ is licensed in California, Florida and Washington, D.C, along with numerous federal courts. TJ protects businesses in the technology, healthcare, transportation, retail, real estate, food/beverage, and hospitality industries. He counsels employers in multiple states by helping them navigate complex federal, state and local employment laws and creating strong employment and HR policies that add value and promote company objectives, including everything from onboarding documents to Employee Handbooks. Additionally, TJ defends companies of all size against wage and hour claims, discrimination, harassment and retaliation actions; as well as class actions and multi-plaintiff lawsuits. 

TJ is a passionate advocate for clients and is committed to providing the quality advice that matters at an affordable rate. He is committed to building community through access to legal services and stewardship and he as served as Chairman of the Labor & Employment Section of the San Mateo County Bar Association (San Mateo, CA, 2018 – 2019), as well as Membership Director on the Board of Directors for the Gay & Lesbian Lawyers Network (Fort Lauderdale, FL, 2012 – 2014). 

TJ spends most of his free time playing tennis, traveling, and hanging out in the kitchen making pasta and tiramisu.

Practice Areas

Employment Law

Corporate Matters


Juris Doctor, Nova Southeastern University, Fort Lauderdale, Florida, 2012

Bachelor of ArtsFlorida Gulf Coast University, Fort Myers, Florida 2009

Bar Admissions

Florida (2012)

California (2016)

U.S. Dist. Ct. for the District of Columbia (2020)

Southern District of Florida (2012)

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit (2015)

U.S. District Court for the Northern, Eastern, Southern and Central Districts of California (2019)

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit (2020)

Speeches & Presentations

Panelist, “What Florida Employers Need to Know About About Covid-19, Employee Benefits & Law Changes” (Fort Lauderdale, Florida 04/2021)

Presenter, “2019 California Employment Law Updates” (Redwood City, CA; 01/2019)

Presenter, “Wage and Hour Discovery: Common Privacy Objections from Employers and Employees” (Redwood City, CA; 10/2018)

Community Involvement

Board of Directors, Tower Club, Fort Lauderdale, FL, 2022 – Present

Board of Directors, South Florida Symphony Orchestra, Fort Lauderdale, FL, 2022 – Present

Chair of Labor & Employment Section, San Mateo County Bar Association, San Mateo, CA, 2018-2019

Board Of Directors, Gay & Lesbian Lawyers Network, Fort Lauderdale, FL, 2012-2014

Awards & Honors

Selected to 2024 Florida Rising Stars list. (Super Lawyers™)

Selected to 2023 Florida Rising Stars list. (Super Lawyers™)

Awarded the 2022 South Florida Employment Lawyer of the Year by the South Florida Legal Guide

Selected to 2022 Florida Rising Stars list. (Super Lawyers™)

Selected to 2021 Northern California Rising Stars list. (Super Lawyers™)

Selected to 2020 Northern California Rising Stars list. (Super Lawyers™)

Selected to 2019 Northern California Rising Stars list. (Super Lawyers™)