James F. Walsh
Jimmy Walsh primarily focuses his litigation practice in the areas of commercial litigation, consumer practices with an emphasis on breach of warranty and Lemon Law claims and product liability defense.
Jimmy represents small and large businesses including those in the banking and financial sector in a variety of disputes. He litigates cases involving allegations of breach of contract, fraud, breach of fiduciary duty, constructive trust and violations of state and federal statutes including the Uniform Commercial Code.
Defending manufacturers and dealers of automotive vehicles against claims by consumers is another facet of his practice. He regularly represents clients in cases involving the Magnuson-Moss Warranty Act, Alabama’s Lemon Law and common law breach of warranty and fraud claims. Jimmy also represents manufacturers and distributors in product liability lawsuits. Product clients include manufacturers and distributors of industrial products and heavy equipment, including presses, saws, drills, skidders and front-end loaders.
Jimmy also represents private and public medical facilities and healthcare providers in cases alleging malpractice. He defends clients in matters involving mental health issues, in both the civil and criminal courts.
A West Point graduate and retired U.S. Army Lieutenant Colonel, Jimmy uses his military experience to assist clients in matters involving military law. This includes consulting with clients on issues related to military procedure as well as representing them in litigated matters when required. Representing clients in matters involving the Federal Tort Claims Act is also part of his practice.
Jimmy currently serves as the Administrative Partner for the Birmingham office. Outside of his litigation practice, Jimmy is an active member of the Birmingham community. He is a member of the State Executive Board of the National Alliance for the Mentally Ill, and former president. He also serves on the Birmingham Board of the American Diabetes Association. An active participant in scouting for the past 25 years, he has served in various positions over the years including that of Scout-Master for the past 12 years. Within the legal community, he has served on the Grievance Committee of the Birmingham Bar Association as well as its Fee Arbitration Committee. At the state level, he is a past state chairman of the Military Law Section of the Alabama Bar Association.
Attorneys Jimmy Walsh and Fred Clarke and paralegal Linda Latham of the Birmingham office of RumbergerKirk obtained a defense verdict for their client in Birmingham, Alabama, Jefferson County.
In Bromberg v. Sterling, LLC, a construction fraud claim of nondisclosure of substantial foundation and building rebuilding, the Plaintiff sought $475,000.00 plus punitive damages. Sterling convinced a jury that it had properly disclosed the prior construction efforts, and that the house was in good shape. The jury returned a defense verdict in favor of Sterling.
- Banking and Financial Institutions
- Motor Vehicles
- Alabama Trial Lawyers Association
- Defense Research Institute
- Alabama Defense Lawyers Association
- Birmingham Bar Association
- Fee Arbitration Committee — Former member
- Grievance Committee — Former member
- Alabama Bar Association
Military Law Section — Former State Chairman
- American Bar Association
- National Alliance for the Mentally Ill
Alabama State Executive Board
- American Diabetes Association
Leadership Council, Birmingham Branch
- Scoutmaster Troop 1
Samford University, Cumberland School of Law — J.D., cum laude, 1976
United States Military Academy, West Point — B.S., 1968
- Alabama — 1976
- Court of Military Appeals
- U.S. District Courts of Alabama (Northern, Middle, Southern)
- U.S. Court of Appeals, 11th Circuit
- U.S. Court of Federal Claims
- U.S. Supreme Court