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Career Highlights

John Welch has dedicated his career to the defense of professionals, primarily physicians in professional negligence cases. After graduating with honors from Case Western Reserve School of Law, he initially joined a law firm working exclusively in the defense of physicians and hospitals. As one of the original members of the law firm, he joined Mr. Gayle Arnold in 1998 -- then Arnold & Associates. He became a named partner in 2002, joining Gerald Todaro, when the firm name changed to Arnold Todaro Welch & Foliano. Primarily based in the Dayton area, John has managed the Dayton office of the firm since its inception in 2000.

 

Mr. Welch has defended physicians throughout Ohio. From northeast to southwest Ohio, from Toledo to Marietta, John has tried cases in state and federal courts throughout the state. He has handled all types of complex and catastrophic injury cases including birth injuries, anesthesia, neurological injury, and brain injury. He has routinely lectured and educated physicians, residents and other healthcare providers on various medical malpractice issues and risk management.  In 2015, Mr. Welch was elected a Fellow in the American College of Trial Lawyers (ACTL).  He is listed in Best Lawyers in America® in the areas of medical malpractice law and personal injury law, and was recognized by Best Lawyers in both 2017 and 2015 as “Lawyer of the Year” in the practice area of Medical Malpractice Law ~ Defendants, Dayton, Ohio.

Admitted to the Ohio bar in 1991, he is also admitted to practice in the U.S. District Courts for Northern and the Southern Districts of Ohio, as well as the U.S. Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit. John is a member of the Dayton and Ohio State Bar Associations as well as the Defense Research Institute. 

 

 

Education

Case Western Reserve School of Law, J.D., cum laude, 1991

University of Notre Dame, B.A., 1988

 

Admissions and Certifications

State of Ohio

U.S. District Court, Southern District of Ohio

U.S. District Court, Northern District of Ohio

U.S. Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit

 

Memberships and Affiliations

Fellow ~ American College of Trial Lawyers

Ohio State Bar Association

Dayton Bar Association

Defense Research Institute

 

Recognitions

American Collete of Trial Lawyers

Named "Lawyer of the Year" by Best Lawyers for:

   Medical Malpractice Law - Defendants, Dayton, Ohio (2017)

   Medical Malpractice Law - Defendants, Dayton, Ohio (2015)

Recognized in Best Lawyers in America® (2007 - Present)

Best Lawyers in Central Ohio

Ohio Super Lawyers®