Jacqueline A. Welch Partner

Boston, MA

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Jacqueline A.  Welch

Jacqueline is a partner in the Boston office of Morrison Mahoney and has over 25 years of corporate litigation experience. She concentrates her practice in professional liability and legal malpractice, government investigations defense and litigation, business litigation defense, land use and other areas.  In her career, Jacqueline has tried numerous jury and bench trials. She previously served for over five years as an Assistant Attorney General in the Office of the Attorney General, prosecuting unfair and deceptive business practices cases involving banking, corporate, real estate, retail sectors and related to non-profit organizations. Jacqueline also worked as a litigation attorney for over a decade in a large Boston law firm handling corporate, banking, real estate, securities, insurance, and products liability cases. She also served as a Special Assistant District Attorney (in Cambridge District Court). Her additional experience managing a legal consulting firm in Asia creates a client-centered perspective in her practice. Jacqueline clerked for the Hon. Gilbert S. Merritt, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit.

Jacqueline was elected to the Select Board (formerly Board of Selectmen) for Winchester, MA, in March 2018.  She was previously elected to the Planning Board (former Chair) in March 2017 and 2014.  She is also an elected Town Meeting Member.

Noteworthy Accomplishments

  • Jury trial in alleged malpractice case resulting in favorable verdict
  • Jury trial in alleged employment discrimination case resulting in favorable verdicts
  • Government investigations defense, enforcement defense and litigation, on behalf of business entities and professional corporations
  • Trial in land use case with consolidated favorable outcome
  • Trial in alleged legal malpractice case resulting in favorable judgment
  • Complex structured settlements among mortgage lenders, brokers, attorneys, and insurers in mortgage fraud cases
  • Zoning issues, permitting, drafting
  • Resolution of Massachusetts Board of Bar Overseers disciplinary matters regarding conduct in real estate transactions
  • Represented plaintiff in Bankruptcy Court trial resulting in denial of debtor’s discharge due to fraud-based claims
  • Mediation of cases involving general business, real estate, and professional liability issues
  • Structured environmental insurance coverage settlements in several cases
  • Experience in real estate planning, RFPs, development

Memberships

  • Women's Bar Association: Women in the Courtroom Committee Member, and Senior Practice Group Committee Member
  • Massachusetts Bar Association: Public Law Council Member, and Publications Liaison 
  • Massachusetts Selectmen’s Association
  • Massachusetts Municipal Association

Boston, MA Office

250 Summer Street
Boston, MA 02210
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Areas of Practice

Bar Admissions

  • Massachusetts
  • United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts

Degrees

  • J.D., cum laude; Journal of Legal Ethics (Inaugural Editorial Board member) — Georgetown University Law Center
  • B.A. — University of Virginia
  • M.A., American History (Legal) — University of Virginia

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