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Attorney Jacob P. Welch


Attorney Jacob P. Welch, born in 1953, was raised in Corning, New York, surrounded by a family of lawyers. His father, Vincent J. Welch, and his namesake uncle, Jacob G. Welch, began a law practice in Corning shortly following World War II. The Welch attorneys have enjoyed a reputation of providing trusted legal services to the local community for over a half century.

Since starting in practice in 1980, Mr. Welch has focused his entire legal career in trial work. He has exhibited consistent and excellent legal skills. He has been rated “high to very high” by his counterparts in Martindale-Hubble, the most widely known book published about lawyers and their ratings.

Mr. Welch is also one of the few attorneys in the Southern Tier of New York who has personally obtained four personal injury settlements topping the million dollar mark. He has also been a long-term member of the American Trial Lawyers’ Association. Furthermore, he is one of two regional representatives serving the Trial Section of the New York State Bar Association, Seventh Judicial District – an area spanning from Corning to Rochester.

Mr. Welch has tried numerous cases both in State and Federal Courts. Many of these have been in front of local juries from the Penn Yan, Corning, Elmira, Bath, and Hornell areas.  He has also achieved results for clients in Ithaca and will travel to see you. 

His key strengths include keen/strong knowledge of personal injury law, local judges and juries and lengthy past experience with local doctors who may be called to testify or write a report for your case. (His wife, as well, is a local nurse practitioner with over fifteen years of experience. She becomes a readily available asset when Mr. Welch tackles medical issues arising in personal injury/wrongful death cases.)

In Mr. Welch’s thirty plus years as a personal injury attorney he has also developed the respect of many insurance adjusters, as well as defense attorneys. This is oftentimes critical in maximizing settlement of your case. Settlement is often preferred as opposed to taking your case fully through the risk of trial. If trial is required, however, you will find Mr. Welch to be a well prepared and experienced advocate, willing to stand up for your rights.

Perhaps most importantly, when you hire his firm a focus on knowing how your injury has personally affected you will be working for you throughout your case. This is something that some other “media advertising” based firms may not provide their clients.

With Mr. Welch’s firm it’s all about quality - it’s all about doing right by the client, every client, that steps in the door.

As a tribute to his competitive spirit Mr. Welch took up running hurdles (as he had in high school and college) and obtained the Gold Medal in the NYS Empire Games for his age class in 2004, 2005 and 2006.  In 2007 he competed in the State Games of America, a national competition, where he again placed first and took the gold.

Mr. Welch has a work hard/play hard approach to life.  His clients seem to enjoy the fact that he is also a dedicated father/family man who deeply enjoys personal interaction, work on charitable boards, having a good laugh and participating in local hunting and fishing sports.

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Address: 8 Denison Parkway East,
Suite 203, Corning, New York 14830
M-F 9 am - 5 pm or by appointment


Phone: 607-936-8057

Fax: 607-936-6815


The information you obtain at this site is not, nor is it intended to be, legal advice. You should consult a lawyer for individual advice regarding your own situation. To schedule a free consultation in Corning, Elmira, Hornell, Horseheads, or anywhere in the Finger Lakes call us today.