John Welch has dedicated his career to the defense of professionals, primarily physicians in professional negligence cases. After graduating with honors from Case Western Reserve School of Law, he initially joined a law firm working exclusively in the defense of physicians and hospitals. As one of the original members of the law firm, he joined Mr. Gayle Arnold in 1998 -- then Arnold & Associates. He became a named partner in 2002, joining Gerald Todaro, when the firm name changed to Arnold Todaro & Welch. Primarily based in the Dayton area, John has managed the Dayton office of the firm since its inception in 2000.
However, John Welch has defended physicians throughout Ohio. From northeast to southwest Ohio, from Toledo to Marietta, John has tried cases in courts throughout the state. He has handled all types of complex and catastrophic injury cases, including birth injuries, anesthesia, neurological injury, and brain injury. He has lectured and educated physicians and healthcare providers on various medical malpractice issues and risk management. He is listed in Best Lawyers in America® in the area of medical malpractice law and personal injury law; and has been consistently named a Super Lawyer in Ohio.
Admitted to the Ohio bar in 1991, he is also admitted to practice in the U.S. District Courts for Northern and the Southern Districts of Ohio, as well as the U.S. Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit. John is a member of the Dayton and Ohio State Bar Associations as well as the Defense Research Institute.