Advocates United Utah Accident Lawyer

Vanessa Walsh

Vanessa 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

Ms. Walsh authored Disparities in Discipline: A Look at School Disciplinary Actions for Utah’s American Indian Students. This report received national attention for its analysis of school disciplinary actions impacting Utah’s Native American student population. She also authored Misbehavior or Misdemeanor? A Report on Utah’s School to Prison Pipeline, and co-authored Fingerpaints to Fingerprints: The School to Prison Pipeline in Utah. Ms. Walsh has testified to the Oklahoma Advisory Committee to the United States Commission on Civil Rights on the School to Prison Pipeline and its significant impact on Native American students. Prior to practicing law, Ms. Walsh worked for Salt Lake County’s Criminal Justice Advisory Council, an advisory committee to the Salt Lake County Mayor that works collaboratively to shape criminal justice policy and County initiatives.