John J. Walsh

John J. Walsh

Illustrative Matters

Significant Cases

William P. Tavoulareas v. Washington Post Company, et al Attorney for plaintiffs in jury trial. Action for libel by plaintiff against the publisher, editors and reporters of the Washington Post based on two articles published on November 30 and December 1, 1979. It has become one of the leading cases in U.S. libel law. $2,205,000 jury verdict.
Hammer DeRoburt v. Gannett Company, Inc. et al Attorney for plaintiff in jury trial. Action for libel against major newspaper organization and subsidiary which published the Pacific Daily News in the Commonwealth of Guam.
Prozeralik v. Capital Cities/ABC Argued in the New York Court of Appeals on behalf of plaintiff appellee in October 1993 when Capital Cities/ABC appealed the initial $15,000,000 verdict against it, upheld by the Appellate Division, 4th Department. Obtained key "actual malice" ruling which led to successful retrial and ultimate $11,000,000 verdict for plaintiff.
Slattery v. Morrison-Knudsen Completed nine week bench trial representing defendant counterclaimant in a dispute between joint venture partners over performance of a $50,000,000 contract for the reconstruction of a portion of the Schuylkill Expressway in Philadelphia. $12,000,000 judgment for defendant counterclaimant.
Murray Drabkin, Trusteev. Alexander Grant Attorney for plaintiff in action by Bankruptcy Trustee against a national firm of certified public accountants for professional malpractice, breach of contract and fraud in audits of public company for years, 1977, 1978, 1979, and 1980. $11,000,000 jury verdict for plaintiff.


  • B.B.A., 1952 Fairfield University
  • J.D., 1958 Boston College Law School (Order of the Coif)

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