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William Lawrence Welch III

Federal crime Attorney at Baltimore, MD

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  • State Years
    Maryland - MD 25 years
    Dist. of Columbia - DC 28 years
    Massachusetts - MA 30 years
  • Licensed for 25 years
    State MD
    Acquired 1998
    Status
    Active
  • Licensed for 28 years
    State DC
    Acquired 1995
    Status
    Good Standing
  • Licensed for 30 years
    State MA
    Acquired 1993
    Status
    Inactive Lawyer disciplined by state licensing authority in 2022

This lawyer was disciplined by a state licensing authority in 2022. See details

About William

Learn William’s areas of practice.

5
Practice areas
  1. Federal crime
    45%
    Representation of criminal and serious traffic defendants and witnesses.

    9 years, 80 cases

  2. Criminal defense
    25%
    Representation of criminal and serious traffic defendants and witnesses in Maryland and federal courts.

    24 years, 1,000 cases

  3. DUI and DWI
    10%
    Representation of serious traffic defendants in Maryland and federal courts.

    18 years, 30 cases

  4. Juvenile law
    10%
    Defense of juveniles facing criminal charges.

    24 years, 100 cases

  5. Administrative law
    5%
    MVA hearings.

    18 years, 10 cases

  6. Appeals
    5%
    Criminal appeals in D.C., Maryland, and federal courts.

    14 years, 40 cases

Mr. Welch has represented defendants in many criminal jury trials, and the charges have involved serious traffic (such as driving on a suspended license and driving while intoxicated), possession of narcotics, illegal weapons, simple assault, fraud, drug distribution, conspiracy, serious assault, rape, and murder.  This list provides some, but not all, of the kinds of charges that Mr. Welch has handled for clients.  For more than seven years he worked at the Office of the Public Defender in Baltimore, Maryland.  He has represented juveniles and adults.  He graduated from New England School of Law and attended the National Criminal Defense College.  Mr. Welch’s bar memberships include Maryland, Massachusetts, and the District of Columbia.  He has been an attorney since 1993.

Location

William L. Welch III
111 South Calvert Street
Suite 2700
Baltimore, MD, 21202

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AVVO RATING 9.2 (Superb)

Professional misconduct

This lawyer was disciplined by a state licensing authority in 2022.

Reciprocal - Public Reprimand/Admonishment issued in MA, 2022
updated on 06/17/2022

This means that the attorney's misconduct in another state, or jurisdiction, also violated the rules for practicing law in Massachusetts.

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • William L. Welch, III
  • 2005 - Present
  • Assistant Public Defender
  • Office of the Public Defender
  • 1999 - 2005

Education

  • New England School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1993

Associations

  • Maryland Criminal Defense Attorneys' Association
  • Board Member
  • 2006 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English

Attorney endorsements

Received (29)
Given (17)
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Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I have seen his countless answers to the questions that are posted by those in need of guidance on Avvo. His answers are consistently prompt if -not immediate- precisely responsive, provide clear and specific direction to the inquirer, and reflect a detailed knowledge of criminal law and procedure."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Welch is a tireless advocate for each and every one of his clients."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. He is a knowledgable Attorney and a zealous advocate in court for his clients."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Bill is an excellent and dedicated attorney. He works tirelessly for his clients and has great results. I have no hesitation in endorsing him."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Welch is and a strong advocate for his clients and very knowledgeable in the law."
Unknown Attorney | Jan 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Welch regularly contributes well thought out and accurate responses on Avvo forums. His responses are a great resource to those in need of legal assistance and the legal community at large."
Unknown Attorney | Dec 26
Relationship: Other
"This lawyer is very professional at all times. I endorse this lawyer.."
Criminal defense Attorney | Dec 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I wholeheartedly endorse this lawyer. A brilliant, trustworthy and highly respected attorney in the legal community."
Unknown Attorney | Aug 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Top-notch attorney. Highly respected in the legal community."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"An extremely talented and well respected attorney in the legal community, I wholeheartedly recommend him to anyone looking for a lawyer who knows the law and truly cares about protecting the rights of his clients and getting them the most favorable result possible."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Jun 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. He is an asset to the Avvo community of attorneys."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse William. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community."
Unknown Attorney | Apr 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Lawyers who serve the avvo community as much as Mr. Welch are few and far between. It takes passion, concern and dedication to devote so much time. You have my endorsement and kudos."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I have been reading Mr. Welch's advice on AVVO for some time. He is on point and thorough."
Unknown Attorney | Nov 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Welch is an asset to the legal community. He always provide thoughtful answers with sound advice. I recommend Mr. Welch."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Mr. Welch. Although I have not met him in person, I have seen his many answers to the questions that are posted by folks on Avvo who are in need of some guidance on a particular legal issue. His answers are knowledgeable, responsive, and clear. He is a valuable member of the Avvo community and the legal profession."
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Baltimore Federal crime Lawyer William Lawrence Welch III
William Lawrence Welch III
Federal crime Attorney
Baltimore, MD
Licensed for 30 years
This lawyer was disciplined by a state licensing authority in 2022. See details