About Joseph D. Welch, J.D. (Retired)
Joseph D. Welch (Retired) 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 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 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 included the National Network of Estate Planning Attorneys (2000- 2004); The Wealth Strategies Collaborative; and the Alliance of International Legal Counselors, LLC.