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The Honorable Henry J. Walsh

Ventura County Superior Court, Department 42 (website)

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Ventura County Superior Court, Department 42 (website)

Clerk phone: +1 (805) 289-8900

Civil: +1 (805) 289-8525


The Hon. Henry J. Walsh is a judge for the Ventura County Superior Court in California. He was appointed to the bench in 1998 by former governor Pete Wilson. He filled the vacancy created by the death of the Hon. Frederick A. Jones (deceased).

Judge Walsh received his B.A. from Stanford University in 1965. He went on to earn his J.D. from Loyola Law School in 1970.

Prior to his appointment to the bench, Walsh was practicing as a civil litigation partner at the law firm of Lawler, Bonham, and Walsh beginning in 1985. He also worked as an attorney at Lawler and Ellis from 1980 to 1985 and for Cosmo, Walsh, and Cho from 1971 to 1980.

During his time on the bench, Judge Walsh presided over the court's civil division.

In 2016, Judge Walsh was publicly admonished by the Commission on Judicial Performance for allegedly accepting and failing to disclose campaign contributions of $100 or more from more than 150 attorneys during his 2012 bid for reelection. Pursuant to the Code of Civil Procedure, section 170 subdivision (a)(9)(C), all campaign contributions over $100 must be disclosed. Judge Walsh objected to the allegations.

Walsh served as an officer in the United States Air Force.


J.D. from Loyola Law School (1970)

B.A. from Stanford University (1965)


Partner at Lawler, Bonham, and Walsh in Ventura County, California (1985 to 1998)

Attorney at Lawler and Ellis (1980 to 1985)

Attorney at Cosmo, Walsh, and Cho (1971 to 1980)

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