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|GA||Active Member in Good Standing||1988||06/03/2017|
|Owner||Ellene Welsh, P.C.||1991 - Present|
|Associate||Byars and Associates||1989 - 1991|
|Attorney||Superior Court Douglas County||1988 - 1989|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Atlanta Bar Association, Sole Practioner/Small Firm||N/A||2011 - Present|
|Lawyers Club of Atlanta||N/A||2010 - Present|
|GA Association of Women Lawyers||N/A||2009 - Present|
|National Organization of Social Security Claimants Representatives||N/A||2004 - Present|
|GA Trial Lawyers Association||N/A||1998 - Present|
|Douglas County Bar Association||Past President 1993||1991 - Present|
|Mercer Univ-W.George L.S||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1988|
|Emory University||History||BA - Bachelor of Arts||1985|
|For Your Eyes Only Workers' Compensation Seminar||The Role Of Social Security Disability in Catastrophic Cases||2010|
Posted by Allen
I called and made a 4:00pm appointment that was 2 weeks away. The lady on the phone was very pleasant and said I would get a packet in the mail that I needed to fill out that details my issues. The packet was received within 2 days. I am writing this review less than 30 minutes after my appointment because I cannot believe what I just experienced. I got to the appointment 5 minutes early and the Mrs. Welsh's assistant greeted me by name as soon as I walked in. She is very nice and has such a pleasant demeanor about her. I thought to myself that I had made the right decision calling this attorney if her assistant is any indication of the kind of service they provide. I did not wait long and Mrs. Welsh came rushing out of her office, said my name, walked past me to her assistant's office, then returned toward me and asked me into her office. No handshake, barely any eye contact, and an extremely rushed demeanor. I came into her office and she asked me to have a seat and asked if I had my denial letter from Social Security. I handed her the denial letter and the packet that they had mailed me to fill out detailing my information on my past and present medical issues. She glanced at the SSI denial letter and then proceeded to say I was only 44 and my case would be very difficult. I was stunned. She did not even look the information packet that they had sent me in the mail. She asked a few questions about my limitations, which if she had taken the time to read the info packet they sent me, she would have known all my limitations in detail. She then said that another attorney may take my case. I asked her if she was turning down my case and she said that she was. I was dumbfounded. This attorney, who gets a very high rating on Google, just denied taking my case without even reading the packet THAT THEY SENT ME TO FILL OUT!! I will not go into my medical issues but it is safe to say I have had my dr telling me for 3 years I need to go on disability and I have finally deteriorated to the point I cannot even sit for more than 25 minutes at a time without laying down. She handed my papers back to me and said Good Luck and got up to see me out. I told her that if my case was difficult it surprises me she got paid at all. As she rushed me to the door, it became apparent to me why I was treated so unprofessionally by Mrs. Welsh. She closed the door behind me and locked the door. I guess she had somewhere more important to be than to actually take the time to get to know me and my case in more detail before just looking at my age and saying Good Luck. THEY COULD HAVE TOLD ME THAT OVER THE PHONE AND SAVED US BOTH A HUGE HASSLE!!!!!
Posted by Joy
Ellene immediately set me at ease on my first appointment! I came to her for SS disability and was expecting to feel a certain judgment. Ellene not only makes you comfortable, she was also very efficient and knows her stuff! I began to feel as if she were more of a friend that lawyer! On the day of my hearing, she did everything in her power to set me at ease and calm my nerves. She was very prepared and professional as we went before the judge. Bottom line, Ellene got me the benefits that I deserved! She is Awesome!!!
Posted by Darrell & Denise
We are so happy we went with Ellene. After being turned down for disability we contacted her to file an appeal. Her staff reviewed my husband's history and advised us on medical records needed, they were honest and upfront about the time it would take to have a hearing and an answer. He finally has been approved for disabiity and was awarded back to the time his health really started to deteriorate. Ellene and her staff always treated us with respect and met with us a few times to make sure they had a good understanding of his case. They were always available by email and telephone and answered questions promptly. We would both highly recommend Ellene and her very capable staff.
George Munoz, Family Attorney
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
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.
6488 Spring Street Suite 203
P.O. Box 1331
Douglasville, GA, 30133-1331