Walsh, John G.

John G. Walsh

Ann Sackett


John G. Walsh is a partner at Axley practicing a wide range of business law including corporate law; mergers, acquisitions and business reorganizations; intellectual property and trademark registration; estate planning and probate; real estate and adverse possession claims; zoning; and land use and development.

Mr. Walsh brings to his practice a strong history of involvement in the Madison legal community. Prior to joining Axley, Mr. Walsh served as staff counsel for the Wisconsin Housing and Economic Development Authority (2010-2013). He was also a member of the Wisconsin Supreme Court’s Planning and Policy Advisory Committee (PPAC) (2010-2013), as well as a volunteer law clerk for the Wisconsin Supreme Court (2009). During law school, Mr. Walsh worked as a compliance intern for the University of Wisconsin Athletic Department (2008) and provided legal assistance to institutionalized persons through the Frank J. Remington Center (2007).

Aside from his legal career, Mr. Walsh is a frequent performer at The Comedy Club on State.

Admitted to practice in the State Courts of Wisconsin.


J.D., University of Wisconsin Law School
B.A., University of Notre Dame

Involvement & Recognition


  • Member, State Bar of Wisconsin
  • Member, American Bar Association
  • Member, Dane County Bar Association
  • Member, Planning and Policy Advisory Committee (PPAC) (1 term, 2010-2013)
  • Member, Board of Directors for Madison Festivals, Inc.
  • National MS Society – Board of Trustees – Wisconsin Chapter (2021-2022)
  • Board of Visitors – Waisman Center – University of Wisconsin-Madison


  • 2017 Outstanding Young Lawyer of the Year Award, State Bar of Wisconsin Young Lawyers Division
  • Winner – Madison’s Funniest Comic 2018


Other Presentations & Publications
Article: “Brothers Bound by Blindness.” Wisconsin State Journal, November 2014.
Article: “10 Questions: Johnny Walsh: Leave ‘Em Laughing.” Wisconsin Lawyer, November 2013, Volume 86 Number 9.
Article: "What Is the Law on Automatic Renewal Provisions that Extend Contracts Beyond Their Initial Term?" The Verona Press (10/2013)
Speaker, On The Move Madison, National Multiple Sclerosis Society – Wisconsin Chapter. Madison, WI. 3 Sept. 2014.
Performer, VISIONS 2014 – National Conference, Foundation Fighting Blindness. Denver, CO. 21 June 2014.
Keynote Speaker, Access to Independence, Inc.’s 35th Anniversary Gala Dinner. Madison, WI. 26 Sept. 2013.