John R. Welch (206) 607-4198 Assistant: Marie Jensen (206) 607-4103
Construction Litigation  |  Commercial Litigation

John Welch joined the firm in January 2001. Mr. Welch’s practice focuses on construction litigation, business litigation and business development.

Mr. Welch worked in the construction industry as a contractor, developer, designer and owner’s representative before attending law school. A native of New York, he was first admitted to the practice of law in New York in 1995, and was admitted to the Washington State Bar in 1997.

Since joining the legal profession, Mr. Welch has litigated issues of construction contract disputes, defective construction claims, bid protests and work site safety. He also advises clients regarding contract formation, construction claims, regulatory compliance and general business concerns


  • JD, University at Buffalo Law School, New York, 1995
  • BA, University of Colorado, Boulder, Colorado, 1987

Bar and Court Admissions

  • State of Washington
  • State of New York
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Washington
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Washington
  • U.S. District Court, District of Colorado
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of New York


Professional Associations

  • King County Neighborhood Legal Clinic
  • The New York State Bar Association
  • Washington State Bar Association
  • Construction Law Section, Washington State Bar Association
  • Washington State Association for Justice