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Thomas P. Welch Jr.

Practice Areas

  • Criminal Law

Biography

Thomas P. Welch, Jr. is a 1999 graduate of the University of Mississippi with degrees in English and History. He earned his Juris Doctorate from the University of Mississippi Law School in 2002 and was admitted to the Mississippi Bar in September of 2002. He was admitted to the United States District Courts of both the Northern and Southern Districts of Mississippi as well as the United States 5th Circuit Court of Appeals in 2002. He was admitted to the Maryland Bar in 2008.

Legal Experience

Mr. Welch has been practicing law since 2002 focusing mainly in the field of criminal law. He spent three years in the general practice of law in which he handled several felony trials in addition to hundreds of other criminal cases, as well as family law matters and personal injury matters. He left private practice in 2005 in order to become a Senior Attorney for the Mississippi Bureau of Narcotics (MBN). In his four years with MBN he handled hundreds of forfeiture cases for the State of Mississippi as well as wiretap investigations and assisted on numerous search warrants. In 2007 he was appointed a Special Assistant Attorney General in which he handled prosecutions of drug offenses.

Mr. Welch left the Mississippi Bureau of Narcotics in July of 2009 to start the Law Office of Thomas P. Welch, Jr. in which he handles the defense of criminal matters, asset forfeiture defense, expungements, and family law.

Past Positions

  • Mississippi Bureau of Narcotics, 2005-Present, Senior Attorney

Education

  • University of Mississippi School of Law, University, Mississippi
    • Juris Doctorate - 2002
  • University of Mississippi
    • Major: English and History

Bar Admission

  • Mississippi, 2002
  • Maryland, 2008
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Mississippi, 2002
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Mississippi, 2002
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 5th Circuit, 2002

Other Affiliations

  • Mississippi Bureau of Narcotics (MBN), Senior Attorney

Current Employment Position

  • Partner