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James Albert Welcome

Personal injury Attorney at Waterbury, CT

4.6   10 reviews
  • Licensed for 19 years
    State CT
    Acquired 2004
    Active No misconduct found

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

About James

Learn James’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Personal injury
    Motor Vehicle Accident injuries, car accidents, motorcycle injuries, truck injuries and fall down cases. If you sustained a serious injury through the negligence of someone else, it is important that you speak with a lawyer to protect your rights and to obtain the compensation that you deserve. The insurance company for the other driver does not have your best interests at heart!!

  2. Immigration
    All aspects of deportation defense, including trials, appeals and hearings. We frequently file petitions for permanent residency for family members, spouses and for employment based petitions. Experienced in applying for protection under political asylum and applications for citizenship. Se habla espanol.

  3. Workers compensation
    All work related injuries including injuries to the back, neck, legs, head, eyes and face. If you are facing surgery and a likely permanent disability from your injury, it is important to contact a lawyer to help protect your rights during this claim process.

Attorney James A. Welcome is your advocate in the matters of PERSONAL


you need an experienced attorney right away.


You can count on James A. Welcome to give your legal case the attention it deserves, and to patiently guide you through the process of filing a lawsuit in Connecticut. James was named one of the Top 40 Lawyers Under the Age of 40 by The National Trial Lawyers Association. In addition, James and his staff are fluent in Spanish, and welcome inquiries from Spanish-speaking Connecticut residents.  Attorney Welcome has four convenient offices in Connecticut to help better serve his clients in Connecticut.


Are You a Connecticut Resident in Need of Legal Representation? Contact the Law Offices of James A. Welcome Today

  • If you are in danger of being deported because of an arrest or immigration error…
  • If you have sustained serious injuries in Connecticut that was not your fault, and you need an experienced Connecticut auto accident lawyer…
  • If you were injured on the job and your employer, or the state of Connecticut, is refusing proper compensation…

 Call the law offices of James A. Welcome today at  for a consultation, or email us at James will carefully and patiently guide you through the legal process, and will give your case a level of attention that you can't hope to obtain from other Connecticut law firms.

James A. Welcome has law offices in Waterbury, Torrington, Norwalk, and Danbury, Connecticut, and provides legal services in the following areas: Waterbury, Danbury, New Haven, Westport, Southbury, Norwalk, Fairfield, Stamford, Hartford, Bridgeport, Middletown, Wallingford, Southington,Torrington, Trumbull, Woodbury, New Britain and many more towns. Email James at , or call him at  to set up a consultation appointment today!

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4.6 / 5.0
  10 customer reviews
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Posted by Cathy | November 10, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Highly Recommend!
Knowledgeable trustworthy and honest! Truly went beyond my expectations will never forgot what this professional did for my family after 20 years of being undocumented because no other attorney would take my risky case Attorney Welcome worked very hard on our case and won! Weather it be immigration or any other legal matter don’t hesitate to contact Attorney Welcome because you owe it to yourself and your family To have a very knowledgeable caring Attorney who will fight for you and your family !
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Posted by Michelle | August 18, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent lawyer!
I highly recommend lawyer James Welcome , he’s very professional and responsible .He truly cares about his clients and their well being , he made my immigration case have the best result. Thanks to him my brother and I are able to stay in the U.S in legal status .I strongly encourage anyone who is in need of a lawyer to contact attorney James as he will exceed any and all expectations.
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Posted by Anthony | August 28, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Attorney James Welcome and his Staff are awesome he cares about people, He takes the extra time to make sure his clients are Happy I know I am he got my Wife legal status, Look no further this is the best Law Firm you can Hire.
Posted by ITALO | March 3, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Posted by Thomas | January 4, 2015
Stop searching now. You found your attorney. Hire this gentleman.
For the first time in my dealings with the judicial system I found an attorney to actually listen to my side. Attorney Welcome did so with an open mind. I never he was judging me or treating me inferior or less than. I felt he made it his mission to thoroughly understand every aspect of what happened in my case and not just make my case another folder in his brief case or name in his day planner. I felt like I had someone who vigorously represented me and truly had my best interest at heart. My prior dealings always left me feeling like my legal council was just a facade with my lawyers and supposed law firm doing as the prosecutor and judge instructed being led around the nose like little puppy dogs lacking the courage to stand up to the bully. Attorney Welcome carries himself exuding a quite confidence that left me reassured i would receive the best possible outcome not the quick and easy way out. In short hire this lawyer and you won't be disappointed.
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Posted by anonymous | June 13, 2014
Smart and experienced
Being arrested was the scariest experience of my life, but Attorney Welcome made sure that my rights were protected and that I would get the best possible outcome for my case. I am so thankful that I went to him for help instead of trying to fight the court alone. He was understanding and honest throughout the entire court process and he kept me updated on how my case was going and what I should expect. Attorney Welcome is not just experienced in court; he is extremely familiar with Connecticut courts and he knows what to expect. In my case, I was saved from paying severe fines. More importantly, my serious criminal charges were reduced to minor offenses. I could not have asked for a better result.
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Posted by Lynne | October 30, 2012
A professional & dedicated attorney who puts your needs first. I highly recommend James and would definitely use him again.
I recently had James assist me with a personal injury case. Whenever i had a question, James would always respond to my emails and phone calls in a very timely manner. James went above and beyond to ensure I was adequately compensated for my personal injuries. If you are searching for a knowledgable and dedicated, attorney who will look out for your best interests, than look no further as you have definitely found one with James Welcome.
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Posted by Bob | October 10, 2012
Workers compensation representative
Jim is very professional and to the point.does not mislead or tell you what you want to hear.answers questions honestly .Gets back to you when he says he will.I would highly recommend him.
Posted by carolyn | September 28, 2009
cannot reccomend highly enough
pulls out all the stops, goes over and above for the client. client has complete confidence that what can, or needs to be done for the case. most definately is! even with a most desperate situation for a client, you know that you're in the best hands possible. would highly reccomend. I am a client whose case was in a different state to Mr Welcomes. who travelled many hours by vehicle on more than one occasion. And still have not been to his offices as I ( Mr Welcomes client) live far away. am very grateful to Mr Welcome of the best possible outcome of my case. direct result of Mr Welcome representing me.
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Posted by Paula | December 11, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
I do not recommend
I received shoddy representation from Welcome. Calls weren't returned. He treated me as though I was a nuisance and was very impersonal. He lost my case and didn't care. Lousy lawyer.
Response from James Welcome December 12, 2022
There is a lot of discussion today about fake reviews and those reviews published with insidious motives. Like all small businesses, we are not immune from random and baseless attacks that, at times, seem to come from left field. This firm represented this particular individual in 2008 and 2009 and obtained outstanding results for complicated cases in multiple courthouses. She was very appreciative of the results in her cases at the time in 2009 and thanked us profusely at the time. Out of respect to this and any client who we are privileged to represent, we will never disclose confidential information regarding our clients and the individual challenges of their cases, despite our being attacked in public like this. We were hired to obtain the best possible result and that is exactly what this individual received. For 18 years, this firm has provided Results that you can Trust--and this example is no different. Our firm understands the value of client feedback whether good or bad, but we will not let false comments be passed onto the public without providing context for those who would spend their time trying to tear down others. Unfortunately, this review does not align with The Law Offices of James A. Welcome's reputation and for the hard work that was done on behalf of this particular individual. To this former client, I would say that we at the Law Offices of James A. Welcome have always been rooting for you and, despite this unfortunate strange review after having not heard from you in thirteen years, we wish you nothing but peace, happiness and prosperity during the holiday season.
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  • Contingency 33%-33%
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 9.8 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Attorney/Owner
  • Law Offices of James A. Welcome
  • 2007 - Present


  • Quinnipiac University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2004
  • University of Connecticut
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1998

Legal Cases

  • State of Connecticut v. Ortiz
  • Aquittal after trial by jury.


  • Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2005 - Present
  • National Lawyers Guild
  • Attorney Member
  • 2005 - Present
  • American Immigration Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • N/A

Languages Spoken

  • Spanish
  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Super Lawyer
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2017
  • Best Immigration Lawyer in Greater Waterbury
  • Waterbury Observer
  • 2017
  • Super Lawyer
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2016
  • Super Lawyer
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2015
  • Super Lawyer
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2014
  • Super Lawyer
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2013
  • Top 40 under 40
  • National Trial Lawyers Association
  • 2012
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  • Article
  • 10 Things Your Personal Injury Lawyer SHOULD be Doing on Your Case
  • N/A
  • Article
  • Five Ways You Can Wreck Your Auto Accident Case
  • N/A

Attorney endorsements

Received (9)
Given (6)
Endorse James
Immigration Attorney | Aug 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Immigration Attorney | Feb 29
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"James Welcome is an excellent and knowledgeable attorney who not only understands the complexities of immigration law, but who works diligently to achieve the maximum positive outcome for his clients."
Unknown Attorney | Oct 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"As the current President of the Connecticut Criminal Defense Lawyers Association, I endorse Attorney Welcome. Attorney Welcome is a member in good standing in our organization and a well regarded criminal defense lawyer in the state. He has shown a passion for criminal defense issues and zealously defends people charged with criminal offenses."
Personal injury Attorney | Aug 05
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. James is very bright and dynamic. He understands where different areas of the law intersect and uses that to his clients' benefit. He is an excellent injury and immigration attorney. He has a good working knowledge of Spanish and his staff is bilingual which is a big plus."
Immigration Attorney | Apr 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Workers compensation Attorney | Feb 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Attorney Welcome is an excellent Workers’ Compensation attorney. I have had the great opportunity to refer him clients and will continue to do so without hesitation. Every client I have sent his way raves about the professional care and individual attention he provides. I have great respect for Attorney Welcome and I would highly recommend him."
Immigration Attorney | Aug 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Attorney Welcome is extremely knowledgable and does excellent work for his clients, always going above and beyond to serve their best interest. As a fellow attorney, he is a pleasure to work with, and I refer him clients with out hesitation, hearing back only the most positive reviews. His clients are lucky to have someone like Jim fighting for them."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer's work. James A. Welcome provides professional and personal service in all matters. While other law firms provide a revolving door of associate attorneys to represent you in court, Attorney Welcome personally guides you throughout the entire legal process. Mr. Welcome is committed to caring for the rights of every person. He will listen to your problems and questions and will become part of your struggle. If you or someone you know has a legal problem, he is the best!"
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 21
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer's work. I had the opportunity to work losely with Attorney Welcome on a matter and his diligence and dedication was extremely impressive. He learned from one of the best and those lessons are evident in his work."
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Waterbury Personal injury Lawyer James Albert Welcome
James Albert Welcome
Personal injury Attorney
Waterbury, CT
Licensed for 19 years