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Thomas P. Welch Jr. - Jackson, MS

401 East Capitol Street100m Jackson, MS 39201

Updated: 01/21/2024

Jackson Criminal Law Lawyer


Thomas P. Welch, Jr. is a 1999 graduate of the University of Mississippi with degrees in English and History. He earned his Juris Doctorate from the University of Mississippi Law School in 2002 and was admitted to the Mississippi Bar in September of 2002.

He 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. He was admitted to the Maryland Bar in 2008. Mr. Welch has been practicing law since 2002 focusing mainly in the field of criminal law.

He spent three years in the general practice of law in but mainly criminal defense. He left private practice in 2005 in order to become a Senior Attorney for the Mississippi Bureau of Narcotics (MBN). In his four years with MBN, he handled hundreds of forfeiture cases for the State of Mississippi as well as wiretap investigations and assisted on numerous search warrants. In 2007, he was appointed a Special Assistant Attorney General in which he handled prosecutions of drug offenses. He left MBN in 2009 and has been practicing criminal defense since then.

He became a partner in Sumrall & Welch in 2016.

About Thomas P. Welch Jr.

Current Employment Position(s)

  • Partner

Practice Areas

  • Criminal Law


Bar Admissions

  • Mississippi, 2002
  • Maryland, 2008
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Mississippi, 2002
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Mississippi, 2002
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 5th Circuit, 2002

Other Affiliations

  • Mississippi Bureau of Narcotics (MBN) (Senior Attorney )

Classes and Seminars

  • Ole Miss Criminal Law CLE, September 4, 2020. Update on Appellate Courts' Decisions.
  • North Dakota Commission on Legal Counsel 2020 Winter CLE, December 4, 2020. Attorney/Client Relations and Ethics in Criminal Defense.

Past Positions

  • Mississippi Bureau of Narcotics, 2005-2009, Senior Attorney


  • University of Mississippi School of Law, Mississippi, 2002
    Juris Doctorate
  • University of Mississippi, 1999
    Major: English and History


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Office Information


401 East Capitol Street100m Jackson, MS 39201

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