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David R. Welch

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Cannabis Law Attorney in Los Angeles, CA

DR Welch Attorneys at Law
500 S. Grand Ave, 18th Floor
Los Angeles, CA 90071
Phone: 213-817-9040
Fax: 213-536-4589
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2018 - 2022
Selected to Rising Stars: 2013 - 2017
Licensed in California Since: 2007
Practice Areas: Cannabis Law, Business/Corporate, Civil Litigation: Defense, Criminal Defense: White Collar, Intellectual Property
Attorney Profile

Attorney David R. Welch is the founder and managing partner of DR Welch Attorneys At Law in Los Angeles, California. A top-ranked lawyer with more than 14 years of total legal experience, Mr. Welch provides invaluable counsel and support to a diverse range of clients throughout Southern California as well as internationally who have legal needs involving any of the following:

·       Intellectual property, particularly for those operating in the cannabis and agritech industries

·       Business litigation

·       IP litigation for businesses

·       Transactional and regulatory compliance services for cannabis-related businesses

·       Shareholder agreements and other business-related matters

Over the course of his legal career, Mr. Welch has represented clients throughout the United States as well as in Canada, the Caribbean, Europe and South America. He has become known as an authority in cannabis law as it relates to the industry as well as agritech law, and regularly serves as counsel to some of the most recognized brands in this nascent industry.

Mr. Welch also serves on the board of directors of various public and private companies in his region, and he has worked with a broad clientele, including commercial agriculture companies, real estate developers, hedge fund companies, governments and more. 

As an attorney, Mr. Welch has gained a reputation for his in-depth legal knowledge and remarkable client service, and he has earned consistent recognition from his peers as being among the top 2.5% of lawyers in his area. He has also received a Top 40 Under 40 ranking from the National Trial Lawyers as well as a Intellectual Property Trailblazer, and his law firm was named one of the Top Boutiques of 2015.

A 2003 graduate of California State University, Fullerton, College of Business and Economics, Mr. Welch attended Loyola Law School, Los Angeles, where he obtained his Juris Doctor in 2007. He is an active member of the American Bar Association, the Los Angeles County Bar Association and other local, state and national legal organizations.

Practice Areas
  • 30%Cannabis Law
  • 30%Business/Corporate
  • 20%Civil Litigation: Defense
  • 10%Criminal Defense: White Collar
  • 10%Intellectual Property
Focus Areas

Business Formation and Planning, Limited Liability Companies, Contracts, Business Organizations, White Collar Crime, Criminal Law - Federal, Copyrights, Trademarks, Intellectual Property Law


5 Years Super Lawyers
5 Years Rising Stars
  • Super Lawyers: 2018 - 2022
  • Rising Stars: 2013 - 2017

About David R. Welch

First Admitted: 2007, California

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Educational Background

  • California State University, Fullerton

Bar/Professional Activity

  • American Bar Association
  • Los Angeles County Bar Association

Scholarly Lectures/Writings

  • Federal Marijuana Law Vs. Calif. Institutional Investors, 2015
  • MMRSA: How New Medical Marijuana Regulation Paves the Way for California’s New Cash Crop, 2016
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Office Location for David R. Welch

500 S. Grand Ave
18th Floor
Los Angeles, CA 90071

Phone: 213-817-9040

Fax: 213-536-4589

Last Updated: 5/15/2022

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