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James L. Welsh III

Personal injury Attorney at Murrysville, PA

4.7   13 reviews

also known as The Welsh Law Group, LLC

  • State Years
    Pennsylvania - PA 33 years
    West Virginia - WV 27 years
  • Licensed for 33 years
    State PA
    Acquired 1990
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 27 years
    State WV
    Acquired 1996
    Administrative Suspension No misconduct found

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

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Lawyer by trade. Hockey player by desire. A winning combination in the courtroom and on the ice. Call for a free consultation.

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The Welsh Law Group
3875 Franklintowne Court
Suite 130
Murrysville, PA, 15668
Welsh Law Group
12337 Carmichael Circle
North Huntingdon, PA, 15642
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Posted by Colleen | March 4, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
Jim will protect your freedom!
In a matter of one hour, Jim helped me settle a Civil Rights violation my employer was trying to impose against me by forcing me to go against my religious beliefs or face an unpaid, open ended suspension. I contacted lawyers all over the east coast for almost two weeks and no one would take my case until I found Jim. He was attentive, passionate and got the job done. If I ever need legal advice again, I’ll be heading straight to Jim.
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Posted by anonymous | February 2, 2022
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Distressed Healthcare Worker
Mr. Welsh responded to my phone message promptly, discussed my options openly and with genuine knowledge of my issue. Mr. Welsh kept in close contact, explained how his services would assist me start to finish with true concern and care. I’ve met quite a few Attorneys over my lifetime and Mr. Welsh stands out head and shoulders above the rest. I hope I never need a Lawyer again, if I do, Mr. Welsh will be my first choice!
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Posted by Jessica | June 24, 2021
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Highly qualified, experienced and recommended!
"I highly recommend Mr. Welsh if you're looking for an attorney to represent you who will communicate clearly and effectively with you! His fees are reasonable, he's professional, fast to respond, clearly communicates and he does his homework with all the information provided to him. I Definitely trust him with my legal matters and will be hiring him again! "
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Posted by anonymous | June 21, 2021
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A lawyer who actually cares!!!
I've been in a horrible custody case for over 4 yrs and gone thru 2 lawyers. Mr Welsh answered a question on here. I called the next day. He spent over 1 hr on the phone w me. I knew more about my case then the past 4 yrs. He didnt even asked me if I wanted him as my attorney. That was an easy decision. My girls came w me he was perfect made them comfortable and u can tell he really cares. Thank u.
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Posted by Verquan | December 22, 2018
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| Consulted Attorney
Extremely Helpful
My lawyer doesn’t like to discuss facts of my case. This lawyer took the time out of his day to a thoroughly Express my case for me. Gave me great insight on my case and truthfully I would’ve loved to use him as a lawyer.
Posted by Ruth | December 12, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
James has handled all my legal needs promptly and professionally. He actually went to the hospital (without me asking) to facilitate POA paperwork for my critically ill father. He represented my teenage son after a traffic violation; the result = no points or insurance premium increase. Attorney Welsh exceeded my expectations by providing his cellphone number and personally taking calls off hours and on weekends. He made appointments to work around my schedule. James has been my friend long before becoming an attorney. I can honestly say that Jim has not allowed successes to replace sensibility; he has helped many of our friends regardless of the complexity of their legal needs or ability to pay.
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Posted by Rose | November 28, 2018
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Thank you
We were referred to Jim by a friend in a time of total chaos. From the moment we met him, I knew we were in good hands . He was kind and compassionate, kept us “in the loop” and guided us to the best possible outcome. He took care of us and our situation. He put the time in and we are grateful. I would recommend him to my family and friends without a doubt.. thanks Jim!
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Posted by Dianne | November 28, 2018
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child custody
I retained Mr. Welsh six years ago, he has helped me through numerous child custody cases, as will child support. Mr. Welsh always represented me with professionalism, compassion, and at times as a friend. Mr. Welsh always exceeded my expectations. Currently Mr. Welsh is representing my husband and I in a pending personal injury lawsuit.
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Posted by Chris | November 27, 2018
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Integrity, Professional, Experienced, and a Strategic resource!
Below are 5 qualities that I looked for in a lawyer and how they pertained to my experience with James (Jim) L. Welsh III. 1) Great communication skills... Jim is proactive, concise, and readily responsive (even on nights and weekends). I am thoroughly amazed on his response time. I have an MBA, been in customer service management for almost two decades, and Jim’s skills match my own in this area. 2) People skills... Jim has done a great job at being able to effectively respond to myself and others, even in stressful situations. He has consistently been genuinely compassionate, calm, and collective for me throughout my divorce process (which has been an emotional rollercoaster). I was impressed to see Jim maintain a professional composure during a heated hearing, where my spouse’s lawyer fell short in that area. 3) Analytical skills... Great at seeing the big picture, organizing the information, and assessing the options for the optimal outcome. Jim is not the stereotypical lawyer that finds ways to run up your legal bills on issues that don’t really play into the master plan (like the old saying of “spending a dollar to save a dime”). 4) Research skills… Jim is a straight shooter that won’t tell you what you want to hear or pretend to know an answer. I’ve been pleasantly surprised by his honesty of letting me know when he didn’t readily have the answer to a complex question. Again, he’s not the stereotypical egotistic, know-it-all lawyer that makes promises he can’t keep and give advice that won’t hold up in court. Rather, Jim is a man of integrity that does the right thing, puts in the work, and gives you the correct answers that will prevail in the court of law. 5) Judgement... Jim has great insight that comes from both experience and natural intuition. It seems that everything he does has purpose and strategy. There have been many times that I wanted to push forward on an issue and Jim has politely encouraged me to wait for a more opportune time and has even advised me against actions I wanted to take. At first, I was hesitant to listen, but thankfully I did, because he proved to be right time and time again. Jim could have easily gone along with my emotionally sparked desires (thus running up my legal fees), but rather he decisively chose to focus on the areas that really mattered. Jim is a tremendous asset to have on your side and I highly recommend him!
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Posted by Shawn | November 27, 2018
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More than 5 stars!!!
James has been everything and more . If I could give 10 stars I would . I would recommend him to absolutely anybody , dont settle for anything other than the best .
Posted by Dino Damico | November 27, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
I would strongly recommend Jim. His first priority is his clients. Jim has represented me and my companies for over a decade. I have referred him to friends and family. Never had I received a bad or negative comment or any level of dissatisfaction. In the world of ego and what’s in it for me. Jim puts his own personal interests aside. Reasonable, hard working and reliable. If these are qualities you expect from legal counsel, I strongly recommend Jim!
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Posted by Frank & Vicki | December 18, 2013
Excellent Attorney!!!!
We had a local lawyer handling our Workman's Comp case and she clearly had no idea what she was doing. We struggled for a year with no medical and no wage loss income. We emailed Jim explaining our situation and he immediately returned our email, took over our case and within a very short time we had our medical and our wage loss. This guy knows the law. Excellent gentleman to deal with. You can expect an immediate response to calls and emails. This is the lawyer that you want handling your case. He fought vigorously for us and we received a very fair settlement.
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Posted by anonymous | October 21, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
10,000.00 for nothing....
I put up a 10,000.00 retainer, and they didn't know up front that I didn't have a case?! SAY goodbye to your money. It helps to know updated legal issues! Shame on you James Welsh!!
Response from James Welsh February 21, 2017
I'm sorry you had such a negative experience. From my recollection you came to us in 2010 with a voluminous file and needed immediate help. We immediately began reviewing the file which was already in a losing posture because I believe you represented yourself. We did everything possible for you but unfortunately we didn't prevail. I'd be glad to discuss this matter with you if you would call the office or email me. Jim Welsh III, esq
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Payment methods
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AVVO RATING 7.7 (Very Good)

Work Experience

  • Owner
  • The Welsh Law Group, LLC
  • 2001 - Present
  • Partner
  • Robb, Leonard & Mulvihill
  • 1990 - 2001


  • Thomas M. Cooley Law School
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1990
  • Northern Michigan University
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 1986

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Kojancic v. Erie
  • Case settled within 3 months of initiation for $1,500,000.00, the policy limits available


  • Pittsburgh Celebrity Hockey Team
  • Active roster
  • 2013 - Present
  • Westmoreland Academy of Trial Lawyers
  • member
  • 2001 - Present
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association
  • member
  • 1990 - Present
  • Westmoreland County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1990 - Present
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Honors and Awards

  • Outstanding Student Award
  • Thomas M. Cooley Law School
  • 1990
  • Chairman-Scholastic Review Board
  • Thomas M. Cooley Law School
  • 1990
  • Editor-in-Chief, Cooley Law Review
  • Thomas M Cooley Law School
  • 1990

Speaking Engagements

  • NWCDN national conference on workers compensation
  • Workers Compensation
  • 2008
  • PBI
  • Paralegals and Discovery
  • 2006
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association
  • Discovery issues in Pennsylvania
  • 2004

Attorney endorsements

Received (4)
Given (2)
Endorse James
Child custody Attorney | Jan 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I've had the pleasure of knowing Jim for several years. He's intelligent, dedicated, professional and relatable, making him a welcome advocate and counselor in the face of litigation, whether civil, family or criminal."
Personal injury Attorney | Dec 03
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Great guy, always there to help! Great trial experience."
Workers compensation Attorney | Mar 27
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"Attorney Welsh is one of the top experts in workers compensation law in Western Pennsylvania. If you have a workers compensation issue, be you an employer or worker, he should be the first person you call. He is also a skilled trial attorney and not afraid to take a case to trial if necessary."
Personal injury Attorney | Feb 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"When it comes to Personal Injury, Workers' Comp or Medical Malpractice cases, Jim is the attorney that I turn to when I have a question or a difficult issue. I highly endorse Jim."
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