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Welch, Mr. Jacob P. Esq.
8 Denison Parkway East, Suite 203 Corning, NY
Phone: (607) 936-8057
Fax: (607) 936-6815


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Lawyer Overview


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. Both are now deceased. Jacob P. Welch has two brothers and a nephew who are also attorneys. The Welch attorneys have enjoyed a reputation of providing excellent legal services to the local community for over a half century.

Since starting in practice in 1980, Jacob P. 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 very rare attorneys who practices in the Southern Tier of New York who has personally obtained two 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 only two regional representatives serving the Trial Section of the New York State Bar Association, Seventh Judicial District an area spanning from Corning to Rochester. This is a position of high honor in trial attorney circles.

Mr. Welch has tried numerous cases both in State and Federal Courts. Many of these have been in front of local juries.

His key strengths include keen/strong knowledge of local judges and juries and lengthy past experience with many 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 twelve years experience. She becomes a readily available asset when Mr. Welch tackles medical issues arising in personal injury/wrongful death cases.)

In Mr. Welch's twenty 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 our firm you know the exact individual who will be speaking both with you and for you throughout your case. This is something that some media advertising based firms do not provide their clients.

It would only be in the event of an unforeseen personal mishap that Mr. Welch would not be directly involved in your case. Should that arise, Mr. Welch has made outside associations with Attorney Peter Baker, Attorney Raymond Schlather,  and Attorney Thomas Reilly. All three of these men also routinely appear in local courts, have over twenty years worth of courtroom experience and are considered trustworthy and strong advocates for their clients. (You would, however, always have control over your choice of counsel.)

Courts, however, routinely make considerations for such personal matters affecting counsel by granting adjournments. Only in the rarest situation would backup assistance be required. Clients should feel comforted that even the unexpected is planned for with our firm.

With our firm, it is not about taking in large numbers of clients. Rather, it's all about quality - it's all about doing right by the client, every client, that steps in the door.

West Practice Categories

Environmental Law, Insurance Law, Personal Injury -- Plaintiff, Motor Vehicle Accidents -- Plaintiff, Products Liability Law


Offers Free Initial Consultation


Bar Admissions

  • New York, 1980
  • U.S. District Court Western District of New York, 1987


  • Capital University Law School, Columbus, Ohio, 1979
  • University of Rochester, New York, 1975
    Major: English