Free Consultation: (207) 772-2191Tap to Call This Lawyer
Nicholas Walsh

Nicholas Walsh

"One of Portland's Most Experienced Admiralty Lawyers" - Portland Press Herald
  • Business Law, Maritime Law, Medical Malpractice ...
  • Maine
Claimed Lawyer Profile

A former Coast Guard Officer, commercial fisherman and merchant mariner, since 1988 Nicholas H. Walsh has used his practical knowledge to assist hundreds of New Englanders. The firm has two areas of emphasis: Jones Act work for injured sailors, and injuries occurring because of deficient medical or nursing care (medical malpractice).

The “Articles” section of the site contains useful information on these areas of the law. “From Injury to Judgment: Medical Malpractice Law in Maine” and “Where Does it Hurt: A Survey of Seaman’s Personal Injury Remedies” are just two useful articles. We suggest you review that material, and give us a call. Or just give us a call - We usually have time to talk at length about a new matter, and if not, phone calls are returned the same day.

If you have a claim for medical malpractice you may want to call us first. We regularly team up with other lawyers in representing medical malpractice clients, and we know which lawyers are best for a particular case. For example, a lawyer highly experienced in surgical error may not have as much expertise in proving medication error or failure to diagnose. It makes a difference, and we can help you put together the strongest possible team for your case.

For commercial fishermen and merchant mariners, the firm offers plaintiff's assistance in injury claims (including Jones Act and Unseaworthiness claims), fishery permit transfers and appeals, vessel sales and mortages, salvage representation and all other areas of admiralty and maritime law. Injured cruise ship and ferry passengers benefit from the same level of practical knowledge and legal expertise. The Portland Press Herald called Mr. Walsh "ONE OF PORTLAND'S MOST EXPERIENCED MARITIME LAWYERS", and it's true. We know the sea, we know the ships, we know the people, and we know the law really, really well. That's a powerful combination! 207/772-2191.

Connecticut, University of
Placeholder image for education.
Professional Experience
Nicholas H. Walsh P.A.
- Current
25 years experience.
Member of the Year
Propeller Club, Port of Portland
Professional Associations
Maine State Bar  # 003871
Placeholder image for professional associations.
Maritime Law Association
- Current
Placeholder image for professional associations.
Propeller Club, Port of Portland
Activities: Board member, 1991 to date.
Placeholder image for professional associations.
Friends of Casco Bay
Placeholder image for professional associations.
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Placeholder image for jurisdictions.
  • Free Consultation
  • Contingent Fees
  • Rates, Retainers and Additional Information
    $200.00 for hour for hourly work
Practice Areas
Business Law
Business Contracts, Business Dissolution, Business Finance, Business Formation, Business Litigation, Franchising, Mergers & Acquisitions, Partnership & Shareholder Disputes
Maritime Law
Medical Malpractice
Birth Injury, Medical Misdiagnosis, Pharmacy Errors, Surgical Errors
Personal Injury
Animal & Dog Bites, Brain Injury, Car Accidents, Construction Accidents, Motorcycle Accidents, Premises Liability, Truck Accidents, Wrongful Death
Additional Practice Area
  • Car Accidents
Websites & Blogs
Contact & Map
120 Exchange Street
P.O. Box 7206
Portland, ME 04112-7206
Telephone: (207) 772-2191
Cell: (207) 838-0690
Fax: (207) 774-3940