James G. Welch

Philadelphia,  PA  U.S.A.
Phone215 979 1959

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Contact InfoTelephone: 215 979 1959
Fax: 215 827 5564
University University of Alabama, B.A., summa cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa; The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, Certificate in Business and Public Policy, 2011
Law SchoolUniversity of Pennsylvania Law School, J.D., 2011 Senior Editor, University of Pennsylvania Journal of Business Law
Admitted2011, Pennsylvania; New Jersey; U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania; U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit

Professional Activities

•American Bar Association
•National LGBT Bar Association
•Philadelphia Bar Association

Board Memberships

•Legal Clinic for the Disabled
- Board Member, 2011-present


James G. Welchpractices in the area of litigation.

Mr. Welch is a 2011 graduate of University of Pennsylvania Law School, where he was senior editor of theUniversity of Pennsylvania Journal of Business Lawand a Pro Bono Volunteer of the Year for 2009-2010. In conjunction with his law degree, Mr. Welch received a certificate in Business and Public Policy from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. Mr. Welch also is asumma cum laudegraduate of the University of Alabama, where he was elected to Phi Beta Kappa.


•Duane Morris LLP
- Associate, 2011-present

Selected Publications

•Co-author, Disclosure of Seed Sets: Required to Cooperate or Protected as Attorney Work Product?,The Legal Intelligencer, February 18, 2014

Reported CasesRepresentative Matters: Acting as co-counsel with the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) in representing a reporter and an animal rights group seeking access to Yellowstone National Park to observe and report on the United States Park Service's population control efforts against the wild bison of Yellowstone. Obtained for a pro bono client, a young boy with cerebral palsy, through the Support Center for Child Advocates, a termination of parental rights rulings against both birth parents, who have failed to engage in even the most basic level of parenting since his birth. The child's foster mother, who the child has known as his only mother his entire life, will now get to formally adopt her son. Obtained a dismissal with prejudice on behalf of Dell Financial Services LLC, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Dell Inc., of multimillion-dollar claims under the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA). Obtained on behalf of the Philadelphia Housing Authority (PHA) a settlement agreement the client found very favorable in a hotly-contested 15-year long class action lawsuit regarding home-heating subsidies in which plaintiffs originally sought tens of millions of dollars. Represents a sports league in lawsuits brought by several players and their wives related to head injuries sustained during play. Landscapeworks v. TD Bank - won motion to dismiss for TD Bank under UCC repeater rule in a check fraud case in New Jersey State Court where an employee embezzled hundreds of thousands of dollars. Obtained a defense verdict as first-chair following a one-day bench trial for Dell Financial Services, Inc. in an action brought by a consumer alleging violation of the Pennsylvania Fair Credit Extension Uniformity Act.
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James G. Welch

30 South 17th Street
PhiladelphiaPA 19103-7396


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