(Jackson, MS / April 28, 2015) W. Scott Welch of Baker Donelson has been named to the University of Mississippi School of Law Alumni Hall of Fame.
The Law Alumni Chapter of the Ole Miss Alumni Association created the Alumni Hall of Fame to honor the school's alumni who have made outstanding contributions to their country, state, the University of Mississippi School of Law and/or the legal profession through their good deeds, services or contributions. Mr. Welch was inducted into the Alumni Hall of Fame during a ceremony held on March 21 as part of the Ole Miss School of Law's annual Law Weekend.
Senior Counsel in the Firm's Jackson office, Mr. Welch is a civil trial lawyer who has served as President of The Mississippi Bar, as national President of the American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA), and as a member of the American Bar Association Board of Governors and House of Delegates for many years. He is a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers and Litigation Counsel of America and serves as state chair of the Fellows of the American Bar Foundation, and was among Lawdragon's 500 Leading Lawyers in America for five consecutive years. In 2014, he was presented with The Mississippi Bar's Lifetime Achievement Award, an award given to an individual who has demonstrated devoted service to the public, profession and the administration of justice over the span of a professional career.
Mr. Welch was recognized in 2012 with the Mississippi Defense Lawyers Association Lifetime Achievement Award and as the University of Mississippi Law Alumnus of the Year. He has been recognized by Best Lawyers in America® since 1995, and was named the Best Lawyers' Jackson, Mississippi Transportation Law Lawyer of the Year in 2015 and the Best Lawyers' Jackson, Mississippi Personal Injury Litigator of the Year in 2011 and 2014. Mr. Welch has also been included in Chambers USA: America's Leading Business Lawyers since 2004 and in Mid-South Super Lawyers, where he has been listed among the Top 50 attorneys in Mississippi since 2006. He also serves as a member of the Board of Directors of Harbor House of Jackson, Inc.