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Scott Michael Welch

Estate planning Attorney at Lake St. Louis, MO

4.8   12 reviews

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About Scott

Learn Scott’s areas of practice.

5
Practice areas
  1. Estate planning
    50%
    Wills, revocable living trusts, guardianship appointment, legacy planning, probate avoidance. See other practice areas for more details on all Estate Planning related areas Welch Law works.

    13 years

  2. Probate
    25%
    Probate of wills, assist estate executors in administering a will, intestate proceedings (when the decedent did not have a will), small estate affidavits for MO estate's valued under $40,000.00

    7 years

  3. Business
    10%
    In-house transactional work, employment law, HR matters, and general business legal advice. See other practice areas for more details on all Business Law related areas Welch Law works.

    9 years

  4. Power of attorney
    5%
    General financial power of attorneys, specific power of attorneys, healthcare directives and powers of attorney.

    13 years

  5. Trusts
    5%
    Advise and assist clients in developing estate plans for protection of assets during and after life; trusts may help avoid probate and allow clients to control distributions after they pass away.

    13 years

  6. Wills and living wills
    5%
    Advise and assist clients plan their last will and testament(s). Provide guidance on non-probate transfers to help defray the costs and time associated with probate.

    13 years

Welch Law, we didn't invent the law...we just reinvented how its practiced. Approachable, team oriented, flat fee services designed to help our clients achieve peace of mind in their small business and estate planning needs.  

Please take a tour of our website to learn more about what separates Welch Law from traditonal legal practices. 

 

As veterans, we support our vets through our 10% veteran discount off most legal services.  

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Licensed for 12 years
State MO
Status Good Standing, Active
Acquired 2014
Updated 01/01/2023
State TX
Status Inactive
Acquired 2010
Updated 10/23/2022

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

Contact Scott

Welch Law LLC
50 Centre on the Lake
Suite 200
Lake St. Louis, MO, 63367

Reviews

4.8 / 5.0
  12 customer reviews
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Posted by Joyce | January 21, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Mrs
Absolutely love my experience with this attorney… if you need an estate attorney this is your guy
Posted by Raymond | December 9, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Highly Recommend Scott Welch for Estate Planning
In our initial free consultation visit, Scott took time to answer all our questions regarding the differences in wills, trusts and beneficiary deeds, and advised us as to which estate plan was best for our situation. Scott is very professional, personable, reasonably priced and explains everything in an easy to understand manner. Kim, his administrative assistant is also very friendly and accommodating. If you need an attorney, Scott is your guy.
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Posted by anonymous | July 26, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Family Will
Scott is very careful with his contracts and explains your options thoroughly.
Posted by Rob & Tracey | February 12, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Awesome Estate Planner and Great Guy
In 2006 my wife and I decided to create an Estate Package (Wills, Trusts, POA, Medical Directive); since then, A LOT has changed in our lives. We have had more kids, people have passed away, people have moved, and unfortunately, people do not get along. When reviewing our paperwork because of a special needs child, we found that our paperwork was very outdated and could hurt some family members the way it was drafted. We looked around for someone we could trust, who would listen, who cared about us (Yes, we are a customer, but to us, we were planning for our future, and we wanted some who cared about us as people, not just a file). Scott met with us two or three times over zoom to go over ideas, thoughts, and suggestions. He answered questions over the phone and was always there when we needed him. Since we were doing this during the pandemic in some of our zoom calls, our kids needed us – his kids needed him (it showed us Scott was a real person, a dad, and he got how important this was to us). I could not have asked for a better lawyer. I will always recommend Scott for all your Estate planning needs. Scott, we will see you in about three years!!
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Posted by Baillie | May 7, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Very Satisfied
We were very happy with all the work Scott Welch put into our will and trust! He was very professional and took the time to explain different options to us as well as time to explain and go over our finished product. I will definitely recommend him to others looking for a will or other similar services.
Response from Scott Welch May 8, 2020
Thank you for the kind review! It was an absolute pleasure working with your family!
Posted by Jan and Dick | December 22, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great local attorney
Highly recommend using Scott. Easy to book online appointment! He answered all our questions and made our process easy! He is professional friendly and office is easy to find!!
Response from Scott Welch December 23, 2019
Thank you for the kind review. It was our pleasure working with you!
Posted by Anne Hansen | March 29, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Welch Law, LLC
Scott Welch took the time to explain the estate planning process thoroughly. He was easy to work with and available to answer all of our questions. We look forward to working with him throughout the coming years.
Response from Scott Welch April 7, 2019
It was my pleasure working with you as well!
Posted by anonymous | November 7, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Knowledgeable, professional, down to earth, all around an awesome man. im proud to have him on my team.
Unlike many other times I've sought legal advice for situations, or decisions I was faced with, working Scott was totally a UNIQUE experience. His slogan fits him perfectly. "Reinventing how it's practiced" is accurate. I AM SO GLAD TO HAVE HIM ON MY TEAM! He has earned my trust, respect, and admiration as a professional and as a good human being. Rare and awesome.
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Response from Scott Welch November 14, 2017
Thank you, I'm glad we could help and we are equally glad to be on your team!
Posted by Lknote | October 8, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
We made an excellent choice!!
We recently had a family member pass away and her estate was in disarray. As the Executor, and living out of state, we didn't feel we had the knowledge to undertake all the necessary steps to resolve her estate. Luckily, through a search on Yelp and Google we contacted Scott. Now we know how refreshing it is to work with an Attorney that provides clear answers, the correct steps to comply with Missouri Probate law.....AND who actually returns e-mails and phone calls promptly. Would strongly recommend!!
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Response from Scott Welch October 10, 2017
Thank you for your kind review and it has been an honor helping you and your family through this difficult time. Here to help.
Posted by anonymous | April 28, 2015
Complete package
I am a dentist and all I wanted was for the record to be set straight but I was blessed with more than I could ever imagine. I did not know the man I sobbed to on the phone as a sat on the edge of my tub would win my case. The minute I heard Mr. Welch’s voice I was relieved. His sincere voice sounded like he would never let me down. Soon after we met and I can tell immediately his voice matches his appearance: a calm mellow man who is there for you. This lawyer is the best mouthpiece you can have. He has a grand ability to know where you are coming from. Every word I said was recorded in his brain and he was able to rephrase my thoughts in a legal sense as if I said it myself. He keeps it real. Mr. Welch takes his time to know his clients that after a few encounters I thought I was talking to another dentist. Mr. Welch totally transformed to understand your position and point of view. He is gifted in his field. He explained every step making sure I understood the process. Mr. Welch and his paralegal made every effort to help me through this difficult process. As I sent his office documents, they were reviewed and positive feedback and suggestions were received giving me the feeling that time stood still just for me. His incredibly supportive staff went above and beyond representing me with such courteous, professionalism and excellent time management. Once in the court room, Mr. Welch animal instinct transformed him again this time into a fierce, compelling, sharp and driven creature with a winning attitude. Mr. Welch is a fighter with a pure heart. I was so proud of him and fortunate for myself to have Mr. Welch for I knew I won with his first words. He positively transformed my life and I wouldn’t hesitate to use his services again, if needed. It’s simple. If you believe you deserve nothing but the best counsel, look no more: Mr. Welch IS the best attorney at law.
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Posted by anonymous | January 23, 2015
Extremely competent, truthful, passionate attorney.
Scott is an outstanding attorney. Throughout my representation I felt that he truly cared about my case. He worked endlessly to ensure the best possible outcome. This was accomplished by his “no stone left unturned” approach. He was very communicative every step of the way and granted my mind peace during the most trying and controversial time in my life. Although he is relatively early on in his legal career he used his resources and network expertly. His attention to detail coupled with his knowledge and research ability allowed me to be proven not guilty in a case where four other lawyers recommended I negotiate a plea bargain. He believed in me when no one else would and because of his due diligence I have been able to spend the past year with my loved ones rather than behind bars for a crime I did not commit. Although I cannot adequately express the appreciation I have for Scott he was truly a godsend to me and I am certain he will be for you. I highly recommend Scott Welch.
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Posted by Tiffany | February 21, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Empowered and Peace of Mind
We are so grateful for Welch Law helping us set up our estate so we can rest easy and know our assets and legacy will be handled the way we want them to. Scott was patient with us and explained everything in an easy to understand way. Thanks Scott!
Response from Scott Welch May 8, 2020
Thank you for the kind review!
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Cost

Rates
  • Hourly Rates $ 350-350 per hour
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 8.0 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Welch Law LLC
  • 2016 - Present
  • Attorney
  • Farrell & Martin, Attorneys at Law
  • 2015 - 2015
  • Attorney
  • United States Air Force (Active Duty)
  • 2010 - 2014

Education

  • Texas Tech University School of Law
  • Doctor of Jurisprudence/Juris Doctor (J.D.)
  • 2009
  • McMurry University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2007
  • Community College of the Air Force
  • A.A.S.
  • 2005
  • Community College of the Air Force
  • A.A.S.
  • 2004
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Legal Cases

  • Self-help Trust
  • Satisfied customers, extremely affordable, peace of mind
  • Young Couple Estate Plan
  • Satisfied customers, peace of mind
  • Self-help LLC
  • Satisfied customer, great relationship, and well protected forward leaning company

Associations

  • St. Charles County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2016 - Present
  • Phi Delta Phi
  • Member
  • 2008 - Present
  • Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis
  • Member
  • 2014 - 2017

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Best in Business - Reliability
  • St. Louis Small Business Monthly
  • 2019
  • Best in Business - Reliability
  • St. Louis Small Business Monthly
  • 2018
  • Best in Business - Best Law Firms
  • St. Louis Small Business Monthly
  • 2018
  • Best in Business - Best Attorney
  • St. Louis Small Business Monthly
  • 2018
  • Lead Counsel Verified for Estate Planning Law
  • Lead Counsel
  • 2017
  • Lead Counsel Verified for Business Law
  • Lead Counsel
  • 2017
  • Area Defense Counsel of the Quarter
  • USAF
  • 2014
  • Military Justice Office of the Year
  • USAF
  • 2011
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Publications

  • The Women's Journal
  • Cyber Security: A Big Concern for Small Business
  • 2017

Speaking Engagements

  • HR Speaker Series
  • Onboarding and Interviewing Employees
  • 2017
  • Interview
  • Cyber Security
  • 2017
  • HR Speaker Series
  • HR Issues for Small Business Owners
  • 2017
  • Orientation
  • Intro to Military Justice
  • 2014
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Attorney endorsements

Received (8)
Given (22)
Endorse Scott
Business Attorney | Feb 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Scott for 7 years. He is extremely knowledgeable and works hard for his clients. I strongly endorse this lawyer."
Business Attorney | Oct 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Scott is informed, responsive and creative in his approach. He is charismatic and effective across generations and he is reasonable in his fee structure. I am a lawyer and Scott is my lawyer. I am no fool."
Corporate and incorporation Attorney | Oct 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Scott represents his clients in a friendly and highly competent manner. He is a great example of the type of ethical and wise attorney that makes the profession proud. It is impossible not to be impressed by Scott."
Business Attorney | Jun 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Scott is a sharp, hard-working attorney who gets things done. I believe the discipline that he learned in the military combined with his knowledge of the law make him an incredible weapon for businesses looking to properly set up shop or take things to the next level. I recommend Scott with no reservations."
Business Attorney | Feb 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Scott brings a common sense approach to helping his small-business clients meet their legal needs. Many business owners have other advisors (accountants, financial advisors, etc.), and Scott works collaboratively with other professional advisors to make sure his clients receive excellent service. Scott's experience in the JAG Corps gives him a broad background, which enables him to recognize issues that his clients may face -- even before those issues become problems. As a member of the bar, Scott maintains the highest standards of honor and integrity. As a peer, he is quick to brainstorm ideas when I simply need another experienced attorney to provide perspective. Scott is responsive, down-to-earth and approachable. He puts clients at ease and makes sure they understand their rights."
Estate planning Attorney | Feb 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Scott Welch since we served together in the Air Force. He has always displayed a keen intellect, a creative mind, and exhibits service before self by going out of his way for his clients. I strongly endorse him as an attorney."
Estate planning Attorney | Feb 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Scott is a great attorney and person. He works closely with his clients and put their best interests first. I would recommend him to my closest friends and family."
Business Attorney | Feb 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Scott always puts his clients interests first. I appreciate his unique method of helping clients stay on top of their legal needs."
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