W. Scott Welch III

Senior Counsel at Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz, PC

W. Scott Welch III

W. Scott Welch III

Senior Counsel at Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz, PC

Biography

Scotty Welch is a shareholder in the Firm's Jackson office. He is a civil trial lawyer with current emphasis on commercial disputes, lawyers' professional liability and disciplinary actions (including service as an expert witness), financial services litigation and insurance coverage issues, along with personal injury, business tort, commercial transportation and product liability litigation, and first-party insurance disputes. He has experience in the trial and appeals of catastrophic bodily injury and death cases; industrial, agricultural and aviation product liability cases; and complex commercial and insurance litigation of all types. Mr. Welch appears as counsel in more than 125 reported decisions of the Mississippi Supreme Court, Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit, Mississippi Court of Appeals and United States Districts Courts in Mississippi.

Mr. Welch is a Past President of The Mississippi Bar, a Past National President of the American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA) and of the Foundation of ABOTA. He served as State Delegate to the ABA House of Delegates from Mississippi (2001 – 2006), Member of the ABA Board of Governors (2006 – 2009) and Member of the ABA House of Delegates (1993 –2009). As a Member of the Board of Governors, Mr. Welch served as its Liaison to the Tort Trial and Insurance Practice Section (TIPS) and to ABA's Standing Committees on Judicial Independence, Lawyer Professional Liability, Medical Professional Liability and Membership. He is currently serving his final year of a three-year term as a member of the ABA Standing Committee on Judicial Independence and was named to a three-year term as Mississippi State Chair of The Fellows of the American Bar Foundation in August 11.

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Principal at The Bellows Law Group, P.C.

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Senior Counsel at Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz, PC
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Member, House of Delegates, Mississippi State Delegate
Prior

American Bar Association provides legal services. It provides law school accreditation, continuing legal education, legal information and other services to assist legal professionals. The firm has members which include judges, court administrators, law professors, and non-practicing attorneys. The company was founded on August 21, 1878 and is headquartered in Chicago, IL.

Career History
Senior Counsel
Tenure Unconfirmed

Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz PC is engaged in the provision of legal services. Its practice areas include litigation, corporate law, mergers & acquisitions, labor and employment, real estate, bankruptcy, health law, intellectual property, and tax law. The company was founded in 1888 and is headquartered in Memphis, TN.

National President
Prior

The year was 1957. The jury system was under fierce attack by the press, legislators, judges and scholars. California's Governor, Edmund "Pat" Brown, even suggested a commission to hear workers' compensation, liability and other civil cases. It was this dark cloud - the potential death sentence for the civil jury system that provided the seeds for the birth of the American Board of Trial Advocates. A handful of young lawyers began an organization (ABOTA) that was "revolutionary", according to most of their elders. The same forces are at work today as they were in the late 50's - those people want to dismantle the civil jury system-and the attacks are far less subtle. The preservation of the civil jury trial, "Justice by the People," is the primary purpose of the American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA). We seek attorneys who display skill, civility and integrity, to help younger attorneys achieve a higher level of trial advocacy and to educate the public about the vital importance of the Seventh Amendment. Thomas Jefferson was of the opinion that the right to trial by a jury of fellow citizens was a more important safeguard of personal liberty than the right to vote. With a jury, the rights and duties of each of us will be decided by our fellow citizens, not by some bureaucrat or governmental functionary. ABOTA agrees with Jefferson and is a leader in the fight to preserve and protect your right to a jury trial. ABOTA is dedicated to “Justice by the People.”

Boards & Committees
Member, Board of Governors
1993 - Prior

American Bar Association provides legal services. It provides law school accreditation, continuing legal education, legal information and other services to assist legal professionals. The firm has members which include judges, court administrators, law professors, and non-practicing attorneys. The company was founded on August 21, 1878 and is headquartered in Chicago, IL.

President, Board of Commissioners
Prior
Director
Tenure Unconfirmed

The Fund for Justice Education FJE was created to support the American Bar Associations ABA law-related and public services education programs.

Political Donations
$500
2014
$500
2008

Senator from Mississippi

$250
2006

Senator from Mississippi

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Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz PC is engaged in the provision of legal services. Its practice areas include litigation, corporate law, mergers & acquisitions, labor and employment, real estate, bankruptcy, health law, intellectual property, and tax law. The company was founded in 1888 and is headquartered in Memphis, TN.

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