About Joseph D. Welch, J.D.

Missouri & Illinois Estate Planning Attorney

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Joseph D. Welch, J.D.

Email: agauch@carywelchhickman.com

Joseph D. Welch graduated B.A., cum laude from St. Louis University, where he received his juris doctor degree in 1977. He has authored legal articles for publication by the Missouri Bar Association and the St. Louis University Law Journal. He is licensed to practice law in Illinois and Missouri, as well as the United States Supreme Court. His practice is limited to estate planning and administration, business law, and asset protection planning. He has written and spoken at various legal education seminars and programs sponsored by the Missouri Bar Association and the University of Missouri School of Law, and has appeared as a guest lecturer at Truman University and at the Southern California Forum in Burbank, California. He is a past president of the Marion County Bar Association and a former professor of Business Law at Hannibal-LaGrange University. In 1993 he was recognized for "Significant Contribution to the Bush Administration and the Department of the Interior." He is listed in Who's Who in America, Who's Who in American Law, and Who's Who in Finance and Industry.

Mr. Welch has achieved the highest possible designation by Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory (the most exclusive and reliable indicator in the legal industry), which tabulates confidential ratings of Mr. Welch by attorneys with and against whom he has practiced. Every year for over 17 years, he has received the highest possible peer review rating in both legal ability (which is "from very high to preeminent") and ethical standards. He is listed in the National Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers.

Mr. Welch's memberships include the National Network of Estate Planning Attorneys (2000- 2004); The Wealth Strategies Collaborative; and the Alliance of International Legal Counselors, LLC. He is a partner in the firm of Cary, Welch, Hickman & Hawk, LLP.  Mr. Welch is a charter member of Welch & Hawk Estate Planning Center which serves the estate planning and asset protection needs of clients in Illinois and Missouri.

Missouri and Illinois Estate Planning Attorney, Joseph D. Welch, provides qualified and comprehensive legal planning in the areas of Estate Planning, Wills and Trusts, Special Needs Trusts, Inheritance Planning, Medicaid Planning, Health Care Documents, Advanced Directives, Long Term Care Planning, Nursing Home Care, Revocable Living Trusts, Irrevocable Trusts, Durable Power of Attorney, Business Law, Business Succession Planning, Business Owner & Physician Asset Protection, Family & Small Business, Divorce Protection/Children's Inheritance, Limiting Liability, Exempting Assets, Asset Transfer, and Wealth Planning & Protection. Joseph D. Welch serves clients in the states of Missouri and Illinois. Joseph's Missouri offices are located in Hannibal, Lake Ozark, Columbia, and Chesterfield. The Missouri locations extend their services to Osage Beach, Fulton, Boonville, St. Louis County, Jefferson City, and the surrounding cities. Joseph's Illinois office is located in Quincy. The Illinois offices extend their services to Riverton, Rochester, Chatham, and the surrounding cities.



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