James M. Welch

James M. Welch: Attorney with Vincent Serafino Geary Waddell Jenevein, P.C. AV stamp icon
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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.

Speeches & Publications

• "Attorney-Client Privilege: How to Use it and Lose It," SCCE Compliance & Ethics Institute, September 2005, Speech

• "Potential Legal Pitfalls and Obstacles, Society of Corporate Compliance & Ethics," October 2004, November 2004, Speech

• "Internal Investigations," AHIMA Healthcare Compliance Analyst Institute, October 2004, Speech


• Certified Public Accountant, 1986

Areas of Practice (10)

  • Litigation
  • Civil Litigation
  • Complex Litigation
  • Defense Litigation
  • Federal Civil Litigation
  • Debtor and Creditor
  • Creditors Rights
  • Professional Liability
  • Accountants Liability
  • Accountants Malpractice

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
469-240-1997  Phone
(214) 979-7452  Phone
(214) 979-7402  Fax
University Attended:
University of Illinois, B.S., Accountancy, 1986
Law School Attended:
Southern Methodist University, J.D., 1992
Year of First Admission:
U.S. District Court, Northern, Southern, Easter and Western Districts of Texas; U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit; 1992, Texas; U.S. Supreme Court
Dallas Bar Association; State Bar of Texas; American Bar Association.
Birth Information:
Decatur, Illinois, May 7, 1964

Peer Reviews

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Dallas, Texas

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