Ellene Welsh

Top rated social security disability attorney in Douglasville, Georgia

Law Office of Ellene Welsh
Ellene Welsh
Law Office of Ellene Welsh

Practice Areas: Social security disability, Workers' compensation

Licensed in Georgia since: 1988

Education: Mercer University Walter F. George School of Law

Selected to Super Lawyers: 2023
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Law Office of Ellene Welsh

6488 Spring St
Suite 203
Douglasville, GA 30134 Visit website


Ellene Welsh is the founder of the Law Office of Ellene Welsh in Douglasville and Columbus, Georgia. She represents clients in the Atlanta metro area from her office in Columbus, assisting them with workers’ compensation and Social Security Disability claims. 

Graduating from Emory University in Atlanta with a major in history, Ms. Welsh went on to earn her Juris Doctor from the Mercer University School of Law in Macon, Georgia, in 1985. She then passed the bar exam and was licensed to practice in Georgia the same year. 

A licensed professional for more than three decades, Ms. Welsh has a vast knowledge of the law and high ethical standards. Recognized by the legal community for her achievements and quality services, she has been peer-review rated as AV Preeminent* through Martindale-Hubbell. Moreover, she has a 10 out of 10 rating on Avvo, in addition to plenty of positive client reviews and peer endorsements.

Rooted in Columbus, Georgia, Ms. Welsh began her career as a judicial clerk for the Douglas County Superior Court, following which she worked for a workers' compensation law firm in Columbus until 1991. Since the founding of her firm, she has represented numerous clients in complex workers' compensation and Social Security Disability claims. She guides them through the entire legal process, helping them get the benefits they need and deserve. 

Maintaining professional affiliations with several prominent legal associations, Ms. Welsh is an active member of the following:

  • The Georgia Association for Women Lawyers
  • The Georgia Trial Lawyers Association
  • The Atlanta Bar Association
  • The Lawyers Club of Atlanta 
  • The Douglas County Bar Association – President
  • The National Organization of Social Security Claimants' Representatives

Furthermore, Ms. Welsh is involved with the Pro Bono Project by the State Bar of Georgia, and she conducts classes and seminars for the Georgia Trial Lawyers Association and the State Board of Workers' Compensation. 

*AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished and Martindale-Hubbell Notable are certification marks used under license in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell® is the facilitator of a peer-review rating process. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Ratings™ fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.

Practice areas

Social security disability, Workers' compensation: claimant
  • 80% Social security disability
  • 20% Workers' compensation: claimant

First Admitted: 1988, Georgia

Professional Webpage: https://www.georgia-lawyer.org/attorney/ellene-welsh/

Bar/Professional Activity:
  • Georgia Trial Lawyers Association (GTLA);  Georgia Association of Women Lawyers (GAWL); Atlanta Bar Association; Douglas County Bar Association; Workers' Injury Law & Advocacy Group (WILG)
Educational Background:
  • Emory University B.A. History , 1985

Office location for Ellene Welsh

6488 Spring St
Suite 203
Douglasville, GA 30134

Phone: 770-884-1879


1 Year Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2023

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