Judge Walsh attended Illinois State University for his undergraduate studies, receiving a Bachelor of Arts degree in Business Administration with a Minor in Legal Studies and Economics in 1982. In 1989, he went on to receive his Juris Doctorate from John Marshall School of Law. He was admitted to the Nevada State Bar in 1989 and the Illinois State Bar in 1990. Judge Walsh is also a member of the Clark County Pro Bono Project.
Prior to being appointed to Las Vegas Justice Court Department 1, Judge Walsh sat as a Judge Pro Tem for Las Vegas Justice Court and North Las Vegas Justice Court. He maintained a successful law practice as Senior Partner at Walsh & Friedman, Ltd. Judge Walsh is an active member of the Las Vegas community; he is the Community Advisor for the Assistance League of Las Vegas, President of the Las Vegas Chapter of The Unforgettables Foundation and has been a Board Member for the Peoples Autism Foundation.
Judge Robert Walsh was appointed to Las Vegas Justice Court Department 1 in February 2018 and will serve for the remainder of the current calendar year.