Michael G. Walsh, of Whispering Pines, died peacefully at his home Saturday, March 21, 2020.

He is survived by his wife, Gayle Parker. The two married Valentine’s Day 2000, and moved to the Sandhills in 2008.

Born May 6, 1948, in Scranton, Pa., he was the son of the late Gerald and Edna Morningstar Walsh. After his graduation from Central High School, he earned his bachelor’s degree from the University of Pennsylvania, and his law degree from Wake Forest University. During his career he worked at the American Law Institute, Philadelphia, Pa., and The Lawyers Co-operative Publishing Company, Rochester, N.Y.

For 20 years he taught in business law at Villanova University, where he was a finalist for the Lindback teaching award and was considered among the top 10 best professors not to miss if a student. He was admitted to SCRIBES, The American Society of Writers on Legal Subjects, a member of the honor society Beta Gamma Sigma, and mentioned in “Who’s Who in American Law” (sixth-ninth editions). He was admitted to the Phi Kappa Honor Society in 1996.

He wrote the second edition of definitive book “Pennsylvania Mechanic’s Liens.” He wrote many articles in professional journals and had many papers published in conferences proceedings.

As a talented writer, he published for more than two decades articles in The Practical Lawyer, an ALI-CLE publication. Michael was known as the “Grammatical Lawyer.”

A memorial service will be held at a later date.

Contributions can be made to the Humane Society.

Online condolences may be made at www.bolesfuneralhome.com

Services are entrusted to Boles Funeral Home of Southern Pines.