Partner Brian W. Welch Elected President of 7th Circuit Bar Association
Bingham Greenebaum Doll LLP would like to congratulate partner Brian W. Welch on his election to serve as president of the 7th Circuit Bar Association. After a number of years as a member of the Board, Welch accepted the position at the close of the joint annual meeting with the 7th Circuit Judicial Conference in Chicago. His term began on May 2, 2016, and he will serve through May 2017.
Welch has been practicing law for 38 years. He handles cases that involve contract disputes, business torts, stock and asset transactions and municipal utilities.
According to the Chicago Law Daily Bulletin, The primary purposes of the Association include assisting the 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals and the federal district and bankruptcy courts in Illinois, Indiana and Wisconsin in the administration of justice. The Association was also formed to provide legal education for its members and hold the annual meeting of the judges and lawyers who work in the judicial circuit.
“During my term, we hope to pay attention to all those purposes,” Welch said.
More than 1,000 lawyers who practice in the federal courts belong to the Association. The Associations also has honorary members, including the judges serving on the federal bench in the circuit.
The Association has already begun working with the Federal Bar Association’s Chicago chapter to plan a series of panel discussions and legal education classes to be held in October covering many of today’s hot topics such as immigration law, oversight of local police, the US Supreme Court and personal branding and marketing.
In leading the Association, Welch is following in his late father’s footsteps. William F. Welch, a business and utilities lawyer, was the Association’s president from 1991 to 1992.
Please join the firm in congratulating Brian on this esteemed election.