Walsh, Colin William
Address: 1011 San Jacinto Blvd. Suite 401, Austin, TX 78701
Lawyer Firm: Wiley Walsh, P.C.
|Areas of Practice||Employment Law|
Mr. Walsh has represented clients in state court, federal court, administrative actions, and internal grievance hearings. He has appeared before state and federal judges, state and federal agencies, administrative law judges, and hearing officers across Texas and in Washington, D.C. Mr. Walsh also has extensive appellate experience. He has drafted numerous appellate briefs for state and federal courts, petitions for review and briefs on the merits for the Texas Supreme Court, and has presented oral argument before the Fifth Circuit, the Federal Circuit, and the Dallas, Austin, San Antonio, and Eastland state courts of appeal.
Mr. Walsh’s practice focuses on representing employees against employers in cases involving discrimination, retaliation, unpaid wages, unpaid overtime, contract disputes, and whistleblowing actions. He has represented private sector employees, as well as state and federal workers.
Mr. Walsh graduated from The University of Texas School of Law with honors. During law school, Mr. Walsh was awarded a three-year endowed presidential scholarship, the Tom Hathaway Memorial Scholarship for Trial Advocacy, and the Dean’s Achievement Award for the highest grade in his Federal Courts class. He participated in the National Security Clinic, was on the Interscholastic Arbitration Team, and studied international and comparative law at University College London. During law school, Mr. Walsh completed internships at the Dallas County Public Defender’s Office and the 14th Court of Appeals in Houston. Before attending law school, Mr. Walsh graduated from The University of Texas at Austin with a bachelor’s degree in theatre.
From 2015 until the present, Super Lawyers Magazine, a Thomson Reuters publication, has selected Mr. Walsh as a Texas Rising Star in employment litigation, an honor given to only the top 2.5% of attorneys in Texas. He is a member of the Texas Employment Lawyers Association, National Employment Lawyers Association, the Austin Bar Association, the Austin Bar Foundation, Austin Young Lawyers Association, Texas Young Lawyers Association, and a lifetime member of the Texas Exes. Hook ’em Horns!
Mr. Walsh is licensed to practice law in Texas and the District of Columbia. He is admitted to practice in the Northern, Eastern, and Western Federal District Courts in Texas, the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals, the Federal Circuit Court of Appeals, and Texas state courts.
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