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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.


Practice areas


  1. Federal Crime: 45%
    1 year, 80 cases
  2. Criminal Defense: 25%
    16 years, 1 thousand cases
  3. Juvenile: 10%
    16 years, 100 cases
  4. DUI & DWI: 10%
    10 years, 30 cases
  5. Other: 10%
  6. More 



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  • Eric Kirk

    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.


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    I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Welch is a tireless advocate for each and every one of his clients.


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Contact info

William L. Welch III

111 South Calvert Street
Suite 2700
Baltimore, MD, 21202


DCActive 199507/06/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
AttorneyWilliam L. Welch, III2005 - Present
Assistant Public DefenderOffice of the Public Defender1999 - 2005
Association namePosition nameDuration
Maryland Criminal Defense Attorneys' AssociationBoard Member2006 - Present
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
New England School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1993