I am a 1999 graduate of the University of Mississippi with degrees in English and History. I earned my Juris Doctorate from the University of Mississippi Law School in 2002 and was admitted to the Mississippi Bar in September of 2002. I was admitted to the United States District Courts of both the Northern and Southern Districts of Mississippi as well as the United States 5th Circuit Court of Appeals in 2002 as well. I was admitted to the Maryland Bar in 2008.
I have been practicing law since 2002 focusing mainly in the field of criminal law. I spent three years in the general practice of law in which I handled several felony trials in addition to hundreds of other criminal cases, as well as family law matters and personal injury matters. I left private practice in 2005 to become a Senior Attorney for the Mississippi Bureau of Narcotics. In my four years with MBN, I handled hundreds of forfeiture cases for the State of Mississippi as well as prosecutions of drug offenses as a Special Assistant Attorney General.
I left the Mississippi Bureau of Narcotics in July of 2009 to start the Law Office of Thomas P. Welch, Jr. in which I handle the defense of criminal matters, assest forfeiture defense, expungments, as well as family law.