PRACTICESBusiness and Commercial Litigation
Civil Litigation, Negligence, and Tort Liability
EDUCATIONSouthern Methodist University School of Law, Dallas, Texas
Juris Doctor - 1992
University of Illinois
Bachelor of Science - 1986
U.S. Supreme Court
U.S. Court of Appeals 5th Circuit
U.S. District Court Western District of Texas
U.S. District Court Eastern District of Texas
U.S. District Court Northern District of Texas
U.S. District Court Southern District of Texas
James M. Welch
Mr. Welch has over twenty years of experience handling complex commercial and business tort litigation. A substantial portion of his practice has involved the defense of accountants from liability claims involving allegations of negligence, breach of fiduciary duty, fraud, and violations of deceptive trade practices statutes.He also has significant experience in corporate compliance and has litigated a wide range of other types of cases in both state and federal courts involving professional liability, partnerships, commercial transactions, deceptive trade practices, personal injury, mass torts, and federal false claims.
Mr. Welch is rated AV Preeminent by Martindale-Hubbell (its highest rating), and the publisher of Texas Monthly magazine has named Mr. Welch as a Texas Super Lawyer and previously as a 40 and Under Texas Super Lawyer.
PROFESSIONAL INFORMATIONMr. Welch is admitted to practice before the highest state court of Texas, as well as federal courts including the United States Supreme Court, the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit, as well as the United States District Courts for the Northern, Southern, Eastern, and Western Districts of Texas.
He is a member of the American Bar Association, State Bar of Texas, and the Dallas Bar Association.
CERTIFIED LEGAL SPECIALTIESPublic Accountant, 1986
PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS AND MEMBERSHIPSAmerican Bar Association
American Health Lawyers Association
Healthcare Financial Management Association
Health Care Compliance Association
Society of Corporate Compliance and Ethics
Texas Society of Certified Public Accountants
North Texas Healthcare Compliance Professional Association
Dallas Bar Association
State Bar of Texas
PAST EMPLOYMENT POSITIONSSheeder & Welch
Pricewaterhouse Coopers, L.L.P.
Vial, Hamilton, Koch & Knox, L.L.P.
RECOGNITIONAV Preeminent by Martindale-Hubbell
Texas Super Lawyer, Texas Monthly magazine
40 and Under Texas Super Lawyer