She is the chair of the firm’s Motor Vehicle Litigation Section and is the co-chair of the firm’s Insurance Law & Coverage practice group. She regularly advises clients on a wide array of insurance coverage issues involving both first and third party coverages, including commercial general liability coverage, commercial and personal auto coverage, homeowners’ coverage and property coverage. She has represented insurers in numerous declaratory judgment actions in both state and federal courts, and she has also authored numerous publications and given many presentations on various insurance coverage issues.
Jennifer also routinely handles cases involving insurance bad faith, premises liability, motor vehicle negligence and homeowners’ association disputes. She has particular experience and interest in handling uninsured and underinsured motorist claims and has an in depth understanding of the intricacies of the laws governing such claims. No matter what type of case she is litigating, Jennifer strives to help her clients develop cost-effective resolution strategies and, when necessary, aggressively represents their interests in court.
Jennifer is a Raleigh native. In her spare time, she enjoys cooking, exercising, gardening and spending time with her husband, Matt, and their two daughters, Grayson and Caroline.
Articles, Presentations, and Publications
•Co-authored NC portion of DRI Duty to Defend Compendium (2016)
•“Insurance Bad Faith: Conduct Counts ” - article for JD Supra (2013)
•Co-authored NC portion of DRI Professional Liability Insurance Compendium (2012)
•Speaker, Flood Insurance Seminar, 2012 & 2015
•Speaker, “Automobile Insurance Coverage,” Insurance Law 2008, Wake Forest University School of Law
•Speaker, “Insurance Law,” Twenty-Eighth Annual Review NC 2008, Wake Forest University School of Law
•Speaker, “Uninsured/Underinsured Motorist Claims,” Automobile Litigation: Strategic Issues and Answers, National Business Institute, 2007
•“Summary of North Carolina Motor Vehicle Law” - Client presentation (2005)
•“Record Retention and Management” - Client presentation (2004)
•Martindale-Hubbell, AV Rated
•NC Super Lawyers Rising Star (2012 - 2013)
Most Recent Posts
CSH Law Attorneys to Host Alcohol Liability Webinar with NCRLA
Deedee Gasch and Jennifer Welch will present at the upcoming Alcohol Liability Webinar hosted by the North Carolina Restaurant and Lodging Association (NCRLA) and Cranfill Sumner & Hartzog LLP (CSH Law). The webinar will address information about North Carolina’s Dram Shop Laws and the best practices to avoid claims and lawsuits regarding overserved individuals....
Jennifer Welch Elected Treasurer of NCBA Insurance Section
Jennifer Welch, Co-Chair of the Insurance Law & Coverage Practice Group at Cranfill Sumner & Hartzog LLP, was recently elected Treasurer of the Insurance Law Section of the North Carolina Bar Association. Jennifer has been a member of the Insurance Law Section Council since 2015. She is also a member of the Insurance Law Section’s Pattern Jury Instruction Committee....
CSH Law Attorneys Receive AV Rating From Martindale-Hubbell
Cranfill Sumner & Hartzog LLP (CSH Law) today announced that 11 attorneys have recently received an AV Rating from Martindale-Hubbell....
UIM Carrier has Standing to Seek Determination of Workers’ Comp Lien
In the recent case of Dion v. Batten, No. COA16-63, 2016 WL 4088417 (N.C. App. Aug. 2, 2016), the North...
Raising the Bar: CSH Law Attorneys Answer Readers’ Questions
Emily Goodman & Jennifer Welch are featured in Midtown Magazine answering readers’ questions about legal issues including employment, divorce and DUIs....
Jennifer Welch Named Co-Chair of Insurance Law Practice Group
Jennifer Welch has been named the Co-Chair of CSH Law’s Insurance Law and Coverage Practice Group....
Jennifer Welch Joins CLM Insurance Committee
Jennifer Welch, an attorney with Cranfill Sumner & Hartzog LLP’s Raleigh office, recently joined the Insurance Committee for the Claims and Litigation Management Alliance (CLM)....
Jennifer Welch Joins Committee for Working Mothers with Raleigh Chamber
Jennifer Welch, an attorney with CSH Law, is appointed to the Committee for Working Mothers with the Greater Raleigh Chamber of Commerce... .
Insurance Bad Faith: Conduct Counts
Bad faith claims are on the rise in North Carolina. As an insurer, you must familiarize yourself with the possible...
24 CSH Law Attorneys Selected as 2013 North Carolina Super Lawyers & Rising Stars
Ten CSH Law attorneys were selected as 2013 North Carolina Super Lawyers and 14 CSH Law attorneys were selected as 2013 North Carolina Rising Stars....
Cranfill Sumner & Hartzog LLP Names Three New Partners
CSH Law, names three new partners with diverse litigation experience: Ginger Hunsucker, Todd King, and Jennifer Welch....
•DRI, Insurance Law Committee, Member
•NCBA, Insurance Law Section, Treasurer
•Wake County Bar Association, Member
•Risk Management Society (RIMS), RIMS 2015 Southeast Conference, Presentation Committee Co-Chair
•Raleigh Chamber of Commerce, Working Mothers' Program, Task Force Member (2013 - 2016)
•Claims and Litigation Management (CLM) Alliance, Insurance Coverage Committee Member
•Young Lawyers' Division, Co-chair, Food and Funds Drive Subcommittee (2007 - 2010)