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The lawyers of Shapiro Goldman Babboni Fernandez & Walsh have more than 100 years of combined Florida legal experience in personal injury, wrongful death and other negligence cases.

M. David Shapiro, David Goldman, and Michael Babboni have each represented accident victims throughout Florida for over twenty years. Bernard Walsh has been a Florida lawyer for more than three decades, and has over a quarter-century of experience in personal injury law.

Our partners have handled more than 10,000 non-fatal and fatal personal injury cases, where death or brain, head, neck, back, spinal cord, shoulder and knee injuries have resulted from car, truck, motorcycle or boat accidents.

Offices in all areas of Southwest Florida to serve our clients including Sarasota, Bradenton, St. Petersburg, Venice, Tampa, Port Charlotte, Englewood, Punta Gorda, Arcadia, Lakeland, and Fort Myers.

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Attorney Bernard Walsh Speaks on Trucking Accident Representation at The APITLA Interstate Trucking Super Summit

Attorney Walsh at APITLA

TAMPA, Fla., May 26, 2017 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Attorney Bernard Walsh of the Bradenton office of Shapiro Goldman Babboni Fernandez & Walsh gave a presentation at the APITLA Interstate Trucking Super Summit. Entitled, “How an Attorney Works a Trucking Case: The A to Z Basics,” the CLE accredited seminar instructed the audience of attorney and law students.

Attorney Bernard Walsh Recommends Increased Safety Regulations and Label Warnings Are Needed for Energy Drinks After Teen Death

Attorney Bernard Walsh

BRADENTON, Fla., May 22, 2017 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The report that a teenager died as a result of drinking an energy drink in combination with other caffeinated drinks has prompted calls for improved safety regulations on energy supplements by Attorney Bernard F. Walsh.

Sarasota Injury Law Firm Attended the Yellow Brick Road of Florida Car Show

Yellow Brick Car Show

SARASOTA, Fla., May 4, 2017 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The Sarasota civil trial and personal injury law firm Shapiro Goldman Babboni Fernandez & Walsh was one of the sponsors of The Yellow Brick Road of Florida Car Show. All funds raised at the event by the Yellow Brick Road of Florida will be used to support several youth groups.

Sarasota Law Firm Sponsors My Hometown Fest in Support of The Sertoma Kids Clinic

My Hometown Fest 2017

SARASOTA, Fla., April 20, 2017 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The Personal Injury Lawyer Firm Shapiro Goldman Babboni Fernandez & Walsh was a sponsor of the second annual “My Hometown Fest” in support of the Sertoma Club of Greater Sarasota and its Sertoma Kids Clinic charitable organizations.

David Shapiro Named 2017 Florida 10 Best Attorney by The American Institute of Personal Injury Attorneys

Attorney David Shapiro

SARASOTA, Fla., April 10, 2017 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Attorney David Shapiro of the civil trial law firm Shapiro Goldman Babboni Fernandez & Walsh has been inducted into the 2017 10 Best Attorney’s by the American Institute of Personal Injury Attorneys (AIOPIA). Shapiro is an AV-rated civil trial lawyer, the highest rating awarded to litigation attorneys.

Attorney Bernard Walsh Earns Top Honors In Law

Attorney Bernard Walsh

BRADENTON, Fla., April 3, 2017 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Attorney Bernard Walsh from the Bradenton office of Shapiro Goldman Babboni Fernandez & Walsh has received top honors from the legal industry. Walsh has been inducted into the Lawyers of Distinction 2017, Top 10% of Attorneys in the United States.

Attorney David L Goldman Supported the Westcoast School for Human Development’s 45th Annual Banquet

Attorney David L. Goldman

SARASOTA, Fla., March 24, 2017 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Attorney David L. Goldman of the Personal Injury Law Firm Shapiro, Goldman, Babboni, Fernandez & Walsh has sponsored and attended the Westcoast School for Human Development’s 45th Annual Banquet.

Attorneys from Shapiro Goldman Babboni Fernandez & Walsh Attend the Manasota Trial Lawyers Board CLE Seminar

Swope, Walsh and Pfeifer

LAKEWOOD RANCH, Fla., March 15, 2017 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Partners from the personal injury law firm Shapiro Goldman Babboni Fernandez & Walsh participated in the Manasota Trial Lawyers Board Dinner and CLE seminar. Guest speakers Rick Swope of Swope Reconstruction Corporation and Brian Pfeifer of BEC Consulting. (*UPDATED*)

Attorney Bernard Walsh Attended the Southern Trial Lawyers Association Mardi Gras Conference

Bernard Walsh - Mardi Gras Conf

NEW ORLEANS La., March 2, 2017 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Bernard F. Walsh Esq. of the personal injury and civil trial law firm Shapiro Goldman Babboni Fernandez & Walsh attended the 29th Annual Southern Trial Lawyers Association Mardi Gras Conference. Bernard Walsh is an active member in multiple legal organizations including the National Trial Lawyers Top 100 Trial Lawyers.

Attorney Bernard Walsh Speaks at National Trial Lawyers Summit on Trucking Accident Representation

Bernard Walsh at Trial Lawyers Summit

MIAMI, Fla., Feb. 16, 2017 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Bernard F. Walsh, Esq., from the Bradenton office of personal injury law firm Shapiro Goldman Babboni Fernandez & Walsh, spoke at the 2017 Trial Lawyers Summit about trucking accident representation for plaintiffs. Billed as “the number one conference of the year,” the Trial Lawyers Summit draws top civil trial plaintiff’s attorneys and criminal defense attorneys from around the nation.

Attorney Bernard Walsh Speaks to Students on ‘The Art of Communication’ at The Florida Justice Association’s Law School Outreach Reception

FJA Cooley Group 2017

TAMPA, Fla., Feb. 8, 2017 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Attorney Bernard F. Walsh gave a seminar on “The Art Of Communication” during the Florida Justice Association’s Law School Outreach reception at Cooley Law School. Held at the Tampa Bay Campus of Cooley Law School located in Riverview Florida, the Florida Justice Association’s (FJA) student outreach reception facilitated interaction and networking opportunities between FJA member attorneys, and Cooley Law School students and facility.

Attorney Bernard Walsh Supports the FHP Troop ‘F’ North District Holiday Party

Attorney Bernard Walsh

BRADENTON, Fla., Jan. 3, 2017 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Personal Injury and Auto Accident Attorney Bernard F. Walsh, helped support the North District of the Florida Highway Patrol’s Troop “F” Holiday Party. The annual event is both a social gathering for FHP members and families and a fundraiser to help fill the monetary gaps in budgets.

Attorney M. David Shapiro Advises Consumers about Post-Crash Insurance Rate Hikes

Attorney David Shapiro

SARASOTA, Fla., Dec. 8, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — M. David Shapiro, founding partner of the personal injury and civil trial law firm Shapiro Goldman Babboni & Walsh, has offered consumers insight into auto insurance rate-hikes that can occur after being involved in an accident.

Sarasota Injury Lawyer David Goldman Offers Insight into the Impact of a Trump Administration on Obamacare and Medicaid for Consumers

Attorney David L. Goldman

SARASOTA, Fla., Dec. 5, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Sarasota Injury Attorney David L. Goldman, of Shapiro Goldman Babboni & Walsh, responds to clients’ concerns about the impact of a Trump administration on healthcare coverage. David Goldman has a long-standing commitment to the community and has served as a board member of many civic organizations.

Attorney David L. Goldman Warns Consumers of Costly Unforeseen Coverage Gaps

Attorney David L. Goldman

SARASOTA, Fla., Nov. 21, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Personal Injury and Civil Trial Lawyer David L. Goldman of the Sarasota Florida Based Firm Shapiro Goldman Babboni & Walsh, cites an article in the NY Times warning consumers of large coverage gaps even in premium insurance plans.

Attorney Bernard Walsh Attends the Florida Justice Association’s Masters of Justice Seminar

Attorney Bernard Walsh

BRADENTON, Fla., Oct. 4, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Personal Injury Attorney and FJA Board of Governors member Bernard F. Walsh has attended the September 2016 Masters Of Justice CLE event. Attendees of such seminars earn Continuing Legal Education Credits or CLE’s.

Bernard F. Walsh of the Bradenton Office of Shapiro Goldman Babboni & Walsh joins the ranks of the Florida Justice Association Board of Governors

Attorney Bernard Walsh

BRADENTON, Fla., Sept. 23, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The Florida Justice Association has inducted Bradenton Personal Injury Attorney Bernard F. Walsh to the Board of Governors. Formed to aid the Florida Justice Associations efforts to protect the rights of citizens and consumers against political lobbying efforts from large corporations.

Florida Plaintiff’s Attorneys Gathered for the Manasota Trial Lawyers Board Dinner and Seminar in Lakewood Ranch, FL

Attorney Bernard Walsh

LAKEWOOD RANCH, Fla., Aug. 26, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The Manasota Trial Lawyers Board held their August Dinner and Seminar, featuring several guest speakers and notable attorneys from around the State. The seminar hosted by Manasota Trial Lawyers Board founder, attorney Bernard F. Walsh of Shapiro Goldman Babboni and Walsh, drew attorneys and members of the southwest and central Florida legal communities.

Sarasota Attorney M David Shapiro Comments on Landmark $70 Million ADHD Drug Risperdal Lawsuit

Attorney David Shapiro

SARASOTA, Fla., July 28, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The Sarasota Florida attorney commented after a Philadelphia jury returned a verdict of $70 million against Johnson and Johnson for failing to warn of the risks associated for taking Risperdal. The case involved a sixteen-year-old boy who developed breast from the medication prescribed for attention deficit disorder (ADHD).

Attorney Bernard Walsh Brings to Light Legal Ramifications of Pokemon Go for Users and Property Owners

Attorney Bernard Walsh

BRADENTON, Fla., July 22, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Personal injury attorney Bernard F. Walsh points out the potential legal consequences of Pokemon Go for both app users and property owners. With the advent of the popular new mobile game Pokemon Go, millions of users are scouring cities, parks, and other publicly accessible areas in a “scavenger hunt” to collect virtual creatures called Pokemon.

Fatal Tesla Self-Driving Crash Draws Comment from Sarasota Accident Attorney David Goldman

Attorney David L. Goldman

SARASOTA, Fla., July 20, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Occurring on May 7 in Williston Florida, the first fatal crash, in the U.S. of a self-driving happened and tragically shattered an impressive safety record of the vehicles that use this innovative and experimental technology. While offering the promise of much safer roads with vehicles that are equipped with both automatic accident avoidance technology and fully self-driving modes the wide spread use of such technology while still under development and testing raises many questions.

Attorney Bernard Walsh Attends Florida Justice Association Board Of Directors Meeting

Walsh at the 2016 FJA Convention

BRADENTON, Fla., July 5, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Bernard Walsh of the personal injury law firm Shapiro Goldman Babboni & Walsh has attended the annual 2016 Florida Justice Association’s convention and meeting of the board of directors. Held at The Breakers Palm Beach, the event draws Florida’s most experienced plaintiff’s attorneys from around the state.

Attorney Bernard Walsh Gathered with Manatee County Area Law Enforcement to Honor Fallen Officers

Attorney Bernard F. Walsh

BRADENTON, Fla., May 24, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Personal Injury and Civil Trial Lawyer Bernard F. Walsh attended a ceremony honoring fallen officers of law enforcement who paid the ultimate sacrifice in keeping our citizens and community safe. The event, presented by Manatee Lodge 70 Fraternal Order of Police, drew law enforcement and legal community officials from the Sarasota-Manatee County area as wells public officials from Florida’s State government and our community.

Attorney Bernard Walsh Comments on ‘Textalyzer’ – Proposed Anti-Texting While Driving Software for Law Enforcement

Shapiro Goldman Babboni and Walsh

BRADENTON, Fla., May 3, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Despite public awareness campaigns and new laws targeting texting while driving in many states, deaths and injuries related to distracted driving have continued to rise, says Attorney Bernard Walsh. Lawmakers are struggling to come up with viable solutions that address the problems law enforcement officers are facing when attempting to enforce texting-while-driving laws.

Florida Justice Association Blocks Insurance Lobby Attacks On Consumer Rights

Shapiro Goldman Babboni and Walsh

BRADENTON, Fla., April 15, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Bradenton personal injury lawyer, and Florida Justice Association board member, Bernard F. Walsh took note of the successful effort by Florida Justice Association members to block extreme reduction in personal injury claim awards.

Shapiro Goldman Babboni & Walsh Attorneys Attend Florida Justice Association’s ‘Workhorse’ Seminar

Shapiro Goldman Babboni and Walsh

ORLANDO, Fla., April 6, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Attorneys from the southwest Florida personal injury law firm Shapiro Goldman Babboni and Walsh attended the Florida Justice Association’s annual “Workhorse” seminar held at the Orlando World Trade Center Marriott.

Sarasota Injury Attorney David L. Goldman Sponsors Westcoast Center for Human Development Event

Shapiro Goldman Babboni and Walsh

SARASOTA, Fla., March 24, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The Westcoast Center for Human Development celebrated their 44th Annual Heart of Gold Awards Banquet at the Polo Grill in Lakewood Ranch, Florida. Shapiro, Goldman, Babboni and Walsh are longtime supporters of this organization and were one of the major sponsors of this event.

Bradenton Injury Attorney Bernard F Walsh Published in Lawyer’s LogBook

Shapiro Goldman Babboni and Walsh

BRADENTON, Fla., March 11, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Attorney Bernard F. Walsh was published in the Lawyer’s LogBook, a legal industry periodical that includes articles from some of the nation’s best plaintiff’s attorneys. ‘The A To Z Basics Of A Trucking Accident Case,’ advises attorneys who may be considering representing the victims of heavy truck accidents.

Bernard Walsh Moderates Florida Justice Association Outreach Event at Cooley Law School

Shapiro Goldman Babboni and Walsh

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla., Feb. 19, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Attorney Bernard Walsh of the Florida personal injury law firm Shapiro Goldman Babboni and Walsh, gave opening remarks and lectured to students and guests at the Florida Justice Association’s student outreach event, held at Cooley Law School.

Southern Trial Lawyers Association Publish Article by Attorneys Bernard Walsh and Elisabeth DeWitt

Shapiro Goldman Babboni and Walsh

BRADENTON, Fla., Jan. 28, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — An article entitled ‘Modern Spinal Surgery Options’ by Injury Attorney Bernard F. Walsh, managing partner of Shapiro Goldman Babboni and Walsh, and Attorney Elisabeth Dewitt formerly of the Bradenton Florida office of Shapiro Goldman Babboni and Walsh, has been published by the Southern Trial Lawyers Association.

Attorney Michele Stephan, Members of Shapiro Goldman Babboni & Walsh Attend Selby Public Library Fundraiser

Shapiro Goldman Babboni and Walsh

SARASOTA, Fla., Jan. 20, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Personal Injury Attorney and Board Member of the Friends of the Public Library Michele Stephan, along with members of the Sarasota and Bradenton offices of Shapiro Goldman Babboni and Walsh attended the January fundraiser event for Selby Public Library in downtown Sarasota.

Children First Recognizes Sarasota Attorney M. David Shapiro for His Ongoing Support of The Charitable Organization

Shapiro Goldman Babboni and Walsh

SARASOTA, Fla., Dec. 22, 2015 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Attorney David Shapiro was honored for his five years on the Board of Children First. He has held multiple positions throughout the years including, Treasurer and Vice President.

Sarasota Attorney David L. Goldman Participates in ‘Flight To North Pole’

Shapiro Goldman Babboni and Walsh

SARASOTA, Fla., Dec. 16, 2015 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Attorney David L. Goldman of the law firm Shapiro, Goldman, Babboni and Walsh attended the ‘Flight to the North Pole’ event at the Sarasota Bradenton International Airport on Thursday, December 11, 2015. Organized by the Manatee County Sheriffs Office, the annual event is a benefit held for terminally ill children and their families.

Wall Street Journal Selects Attorney M. David Shapiro as a Member of The Best Lawyers in Florida

Shapiro Goldman Babboni and Walsh

SARASOTA, Fla., Nov. 19, 2015 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Attorney M. David Shapiro of the Sarasota-based personal injury law firm Shapiro Goldman Babboni and Walsh has been published in the September 2015 Wall Street Journal’s Best Lawyers In Florida.

St. Pete Injury Attorney Michael Babboni Advises Volkswagen TDI Owners to Seek Legal Counsel

Shapiro Goldman Babboni and Walsh

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla., Oct. 27, 2015 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — In the wake of VW’s admission of its emissions cheating device scandal, Attorney Michael Babboni, of Shapiro Goldman Babboni and Walsh, urges owners of affected vehicles to consult with an attorney.

Bradenton Attorney Bernard Walsh Comments On The Volkswagen Emissions Cheating Scandal

Shapiro Goldman Babboni and Walsh

BRADENTON, Fla., Oct. 13, 2015 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Attorney Bernard F. Walsh of the Bradenton personal injury law firm Shapiro Goldman Babboni and Walsh weighs in on the VW emissions cheating scandal.

Attorney Bernard Walsh Remarks on Automakers Moving to Make Automatic Braking Standard on All New Cars

Shapiro Goldman Babboni and Walsh

BRADENTON, Fla., Sept. 16, 2015 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Bradenton accident attorney Bernard Walsh cautions major automakers to include commercial trucks with the decision to make automatic emergency braking systems standard on all new passenger vehicles.

Personal Injury Attorney Bernard Walsh Named Legal Elite by Florida Trend

Shapiro Goldman Babboni and Walsh

BRADENTON, Fla., June 23, 2015 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Bernard Walsh, of Shapiro Goldman Babboni and Walsh, was selected as a member of Florida Legal Elite 2015 by Florida Trend magazine. Attorneys who are included in this group were chosen by a lengthy and exhaustive process that begins with peer selection.

Attorney David Goldman Gives Commencement Speech to Graduating Class of Westcoast School

Shapiro Goldman Babboni and Walsh

SARASOTA, Fla., June 5, 2015 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — On Thursday, June 4, 2015, attorney David L. Goldman of the law firm of Shapiro, Goldman, Babboni and Walsh gave the commencement speech to the 2015 graduating class of the Westcoast School of Human Development in Sarasota, Florida. For over 30 years the Westcoast School has been led by its founder, Dr. Henry L. Porter, and has been teaching students from Kindergarten through 12th grade.