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I have lived in Georgia my entire life. I am originally from Columbus, attended Emory University in Atlanta, Mercer Law School in Macon, and now I live and work in the Atlanta/Douglasville area.  While my practice is based in Douglasville, I represent disabled individuals all over the state, as well as Alabama.  I sincerely enjoy the type of law that I practice.  I am constantly amazed by so many of my clients.  I am usually meeting them when they are very ill, or injured, and in dire financial straits, and the persistance and kindness they demonstrate is inspiring.  I enjoy hearing the stories of their lives, their families, and the interesting work they were once able to do.  I consider myself very lucky! 


Practice areas


  1. Social Security: 100%
    15 years



Fixed (always), Free consultation (60 minutes)

Attorney endorsements

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  • George Anthony Munoz

    Ms. Welsh, she is an asset to the legal profession and is well respected by her peers and her clients. She has gained an excellent reputation as a top tier advocate and she exemplifies all of the characteristics of a top quality lawyer. I recommend to anyone looking for an attorney who knows the law and truly cares about protecting the rights of clients and achieving the most favorable result possible. I endorse this attorney. –Anthony Munoz, Esq.


    George Munoz Litigation Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Robert Scott Dufour

    I've known Ellene for years. She is a very smart lawyer and determined to help her clients. She is a tremendous resource to the legal community and her clients. I would not hesitate to recommend Ellene.


    Robert Dufour Social Security Attorney
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GAActive Member in Good Standing 198811/07/2015
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
OwnerEllene Welsh, P.C.1991 - Present
AssociateByars and Associates1989 - 1991
AttorneySuperior Court Douglas County1988 - 1989
Association namePosition nameDuration
Atlanta Bar Association, Sole Practioner/Small FirmN/A2011 - Present
Lawyers Club of AtlantaN/A2010 - Present
GA Association of Women LawyersN/A2009 - Present
National Organization of Social Security Claimants RepresentativesN/A2004 - Present
GA Trial Lawyers AssociationN/A1998 - Present
Douglas County Bar AssociationPast President 19931991 - Present
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Mercer Univ-W.George L.SLawJD - Juris Doctor1988
Emory UniversityHistoryBA - Bachelor of Arts1985
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
For Your Eyes Only Workers' Compensation SeminarThe Role Of Social Security Disability in Catastrophic Cases2010