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Vanessa R Walsh

Vanessa R Walsh

  • Personal Injury, Medical Malpractice
  • Utah
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Vanessa Walsh graduated with honors from the S.J. Quinney College of Law at the University of Utah where she received the David T. Lewis Clinical Award; the Clinical Legal Education Association (“CLEA”) Award for excellence in fieldwork in advocacy; the Alonzo Watson Public Interest award for commitment to social justice, educational opportunity and public service; and the Steven Magleby Memorial Award for advocacy on behalf of individuals with disabilities. Ms. Walsh holds a Masters of Business Administration from the University of Phoenix, and a Bachelors of Science in Economics from the University of Utah

Beyond helping the individual clients that I represent, I believe the work I do makes the community safer. Whether it be punishing dangerous conduct like texting while driving, ensuring that dangerous products are made safer, or changing a businesses’ irresponsible policies and procedures, the results I get can make a real difference on how people and businesses behave, making the community safer for all of us.

The University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law
S.J.D. (2016)
Honors: Graduated with Honors
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University of Phoenix
MBA (2000) | Masters of Business Administration
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University of Utah
B.S. (1993) | Economics
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Professional Experience
Criminal Justice Advisory Council
Salt Lake County
Collaboration with Sheriff’s office, the District Attorney’s office, Salt Lake Legal Defender’s Office, Criminal Justice, Behavioral Health Services, and Salt Lake City and county law enforcement
Sponsored Projects Officer
University of Utah
Negotiate confidential disclosure agreements and clinical trial agreements on behalf of University of Utah hospital system • Project Manager for an international investigator initiated pediatric trial which includes subcontract agreements, prime contracts and amendments
Senior Manager, Financial Planning, Performance Management and Incentives
Discover Financial Services, Inc.,
• Managed annual operating budget of $212M for Customer Service Division, including 4 call centers and Headquarters (HQ) organization • Oversaw and ensured accountability for all Regional Call Center operational metrics, from agent level statistics (ex: agent-level monthly goals) to company goals (ex: Company scorecard for Board of Directors) • Implemented vision creating incentives that balanced performance and profitability, and yielded annual incentive payouts of $7.2M
Speaking Engagements
Academic Expert, U.S. Commission on Civil Rights, Oklahoma Advisory Committee
Presenter, 10th Annual Governor’s Native American Summit, Orem, UT
Presenter, School to Prison Pipeline in Indian Country, Phoenix, AZ
Arizona State University College of Law
Presenter, “Expect the Great” Conference, Ogden, UT
Weber State University
Presenter, Ute Mountain Ute Tribal Council Scoping Meeting, Cortez, CO
Ute Mountain Ute Tribal Council
Keynote Speaker, Restoring Our Communities, Ancestral Winds, St. George, UT
Ancestral Winds
Breakout Session, 22nd Annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Commemoration,, Salt Lake City. UT
Utah Valley University
School to Prison Pipeline, Utah Education Association Summer Leadership Conference, Salt Lake City. UT
Utah Education Association
Keynote Speaker, “Breaking the Pipeline” Symposium, Salt Lake City. UT
S.J. Quinney College of Law
Outstanding Clinical Student Award
S.J. Quinney College of Law
David T. Lewis Clinical Award
S.J. Quinney College of Law
Outstanding devotion to clinical work.
Excellence in Field Advocacy
Clinical Legal Education Association
Outstanding Classmate
S.J. Quinney College of Law
Leader Award
S.J. Quinney College of Law
1st Place Regional Semi-Finals for Negotiation Skills
American Bar Association
2nd Place Regional Finals for Negotiation Skills
American Bar Association
Steven Magleby Memorial Award
S.J. Quinney College of Law
Advocacy on behalf on individuals with disabilities.
Alonzo W. Watson, Jr Award
S.J. Quinney College of Law
Commitment to social justice, educational opportunity, public policy, and public service.
Professional Associations
Utah State Bar  # 16180
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Law and Society Association
- Current
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Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
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10th Circuit
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Federal Circuit
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  • Free Consultation
  • Contingent Fees
Practice Areas
Personal Injury
Animal & Dog Bites, Brain Injury, Car Accidents, Construction Accidents, Motorcycle Accidents, Premises Liability, Truck Accidents, Wrongful Death
Medical Malpractice
Birth Injury, Medical Misdiagnosis, Pharmacy Errors, Surgical Errors
  • English: Spoken, Written
Websites & Blogs
Contact & Map
Feller & Wendt
1834 E 3100 N
Layton, UT 84040
Telephone: (801) 499-5060