Colleen S. Welch - Balch & Bingham LLP
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Colleen S. Welch

Listed in Best Lawyers since 2016
Phone: 601-961-9900

Colleen is a partner in the Jackson office of Balch & Bingham, LLP and is part of the Product Liability and Casualty group. She has extensive experience in the areas of product liability, toxic tort and negligence, and has successfully litigated mass tort claims for numerous defendants over the past 11 years. She has served as counsel for companies of all sizes, from multi-million dollar corporations to family-owned businesses, and has defended her clients against thousands of silica claims obtaining dismissals for these clients through successful discovery and motion practice. Colleen argued a motion to dismiss which led to the dismissal of 2100 plaintiffs, and developed the strategy which ended future litigation for another one of her clients. Her hands-on approach to her clients ensures that they receive the best defense possible.


Randy Williams et al v. Clark Sand Company, Inc. – The Mississippi Supreme Court affirmed the trial court’s grant of summary judgment finding that based on the corporate dissolution of her client, the plaintiffs’ claims were barred. This effectively ended future litigation against her client. 

Geraldstine Miller v. Engelhard Corporation – The Mississippi Court of Appeals affirmed the trial court’s grant of summary judgment based on the statute of limitations. Counsel for defendants had successfully argued to the trial court that plaintiff could not simply “exchange” defendants in the underlying case, and therefore all the claims against her clients were time barred.



  • Defense Research Institute
  • Mississippi Volunteer Lawyers Project
  • Hinds County Bar Association

University of PittsburghBA 1994University of MississippiJ.D. 2002

Office Location

188 East Capitol Street, Suite 1400
Jackson, MS 39201
United States

Practice Areas

Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants