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Jon William Welborn

Jon William Welborn

also known as Jon Welborn, Jon W. Welborn

Practice areas:

Criminal Defense, DUI & DWI, Speeding & Traffic Ticket, Divorce & Separation, Car Accidents

About Me

Jon was born September 14, 1980.  He is the son of the late, Perry Mitchell Welborn and Patricia Poteat Welborn of southeastern Wilkes County.  Jon’s father, Perry, was an independent insurance agent in N. Wilkesboro.  Perry worked for a number of years as a top selling agent for Farm Bureau prior to opening his own insurance company.  Jon’s mother, Pat, retired from Yadkinville Elementary School in the capacity of a special education teacher.  She continues to reside at the home place of Mr. Welborn.  Jon grew up in Wilkes County with his parents and his older brother Jason.  Jason has a very respectable employment history, including but not limited to, law enforcement, expert firearms instructor, security contractor, and according to his Facebook page is presently an offshore ninja master in the Gulf of Mexico.

Jon graduated from East Wilkes High School in 1998.  Jon then attended and graduated from Appalachian State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Criminal Justice in 2002.  During his time at ASU, Jon interned at the Watauga County District Attorney’s Office, which compelled him towards a career in the law.  In 2002, Jon enrolled and began attending Appalachian School of Law in Virginia.  While in law school, Jon volunteered time at a local daycare in the community, was involved with several school organizations, and played on the ASL softball team.  Jon also performed an internship with the Iredell County District Attorney’s Office during law school and made several long lasting friendships with both the local defense bar and many of the prosecutors of the county.  After graduation from law school in 2005, Jon passed the North Carolina Bar exam. That same year he opened his own Firm in Statesville, North Carolina where he practiced primarily in the areas of criminal defense and family law.

As a family law attorney, Jon has extensive trial and litigation experience in a variety of family law matters, including but not limited to absolute divorce, child custody, child support, post-separation support, alimony, and equitable distribution of marital property.  Jon restricts the number of clients in his family law practice which allows more aggressive and zealous representation for his clients.

Jon is well versed in criminal defense representation.  He has substantial jury trial experience in Superior Court, representing clients charged with some of the most serious of felonies under our law.  Jon ended 2013 with two consecutive unanimous not guilty jury trial verdicts where his clients were charged with serious felonies and if convicted, would have faced substantial mandatory active incarceration periods.

Jon represents clients from every criminal offense ranging from serious felonies including murder to relatively minor speeding and traffic violations.  Jon has represented clients in many of the North Carolina counties including Davie, Wilkes, Davidson, Rowan, Yadkin, Iredell, Forsyth, Alexander, Catawba, Caldwell, and surrounding counties.

Jon and his wife Amber have lived in Davie County for a number of years.   Amber is a nursing educator in Winston-Salem, North Carolina.  They have two daughters (Isabelle and Olivia), one dog (Sophie), and one cat (Sam – that Jon on occasion acknowledges).

Jon and his family attend Hillsdale Methodist Church in Advance, North Carolina.

After much thought, Jon decided to call Davie County not only home for his family, but also primary location for his Law Firm.  Welborn Law Firm, PLLC is located at 300 S. Main St. in Mocksville, North Carolina.


Languages Spoken: English, Spanish, German

Practice Areas

Licensed since 2005

  1. Criminal Defense: 30%
    10 years, 1 case
  2. Speeding & Traffic Ticket: 25%
    10 years, 1 case
  3. DUI & DWI: 25%
    10 years, 100 cases
  4. Car Accidents: 10%
    10 years
  5. Divorce & Separation: 10%
    10 years



Contingent (25-33%), Fixed (Always), Free Consultation (30 minutes)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

7 total 

  • Brent R. Hardy

    I endorse Jon without reservation. I know him to be an exceptional attorney with a remarkable grasp of the law. I am proud to recommend him.


    Brent Hardy Criminal Defense Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Travis Ashley Newton

    I have known Jon for over 10 years. Jon is honest, ethical, and hard working. Jon is an attorney that will relentlessly fight for the best interest of each individual client. I endorse Jon without hesitation.


    Travis Newton DUI & DWI Attorney
    Relationship: Friend

Contact Info

Welborn Law Firm, PLLC

300 S. Main St.
Suite. C
Mocksville, NC, 27028




Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

Avvo Contributions

Legal Answers


Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Preeminent 5.0 out of 5Martindale-Hubbell2014

Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
PartnerGottholm Welborn and Benton, PLLC2011 - 2013
PartnerThe Law Offices of Benton & Welborn, PLLC2006 - 2010
AttorneyWelborn Law Firm, PLLC2005 - 2014
OwnerThe Law Office of Jon W. Welborn, PLLC2005 - 2006


Association NamePosition NameDuration
Federal Bar AssociationN/A2012 - Present
Iredell County Bar AssociationN/A2005 - 2013
North Carolina State BarN/AN/A
North Carolina Bar AssociationN/AN/A
North Carolina State Bar, IOLTAN/AN/A
Davie County Bar AssociationN/AN/A
American Bar AssociationN/AN/A

Legal Cases

Case NameOutcome
NC v. LLJury verdict - NOT GUILTY

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School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Appalachian School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2005
Appalachian State UniversityPolitical ScienceBS - Bachelor of Science2002

Speaking Engagements

Conference NameTitleDate
Meet a Defense AttorneyCriminal Defense Attorney Q & A2013