Awards / Recognitions
Martindale-Hubbell 2018 Distinguished Attorney Award (High Rating in both legal ability & ethical standards)
Mark P. Welch, Esquire is a private general practice attorney. His office focuses primarily in the areas of Real Estate Law, Zoning Law, Civil Litigation, Estate Planning, Family Law, Corporate and Bankruptcy Law, Personal Injury, and Criminal Law.
In 1986, Attorney Welch graduated from Providence College with a degree in Political Science and consecutively earned a Juris Doctorate degree from Suffolk University School of Law in Boston, Massachusetts in 1990. He is an admitted member of both the Rhode Island and Massachusetts bars.
Currently, Attorney Welch also serves as Legal Counsel to the Town Council in the Town of North Providence. He provides legal representation to the Town Council in all aspects of Municipal Law including, but not limited to, legal advisor to the Town Council President and all other Council Members. In his capacity, Attorney Welch appears for and protects the rights of the Town Council in all actions, suits, proceedings, civil or criminal, brought by or against it, or for or against any of its officers, departments or other agencies.
Previously, Attorney Welch served eight years (two four-year political terms) as Executive Counsel to the Rhode Island Secretary of State, providing legal representation to the Secretary of State and his office in all aspects of state, corporate, election, public records and archive law.
Prior to this, Attorney Welch was the Town Solicitor for the Town of North Providence for ten years. In his capacity as Town Solicitor, Attorney Welch provided legal representation to the Town of North Providence in all aspects of Municipal Law including, but not limited to, legal advisor to the Mayor and all other offices. He was also Legal Counsel to various Boards and Commissions within the Town of North Providence, including to the Town Zoning Board, Personnel Board, Police Pension Board and Planning Board. Attorney Welch also filled the position of Acting Probate Judge in the absence of the Probate Judge or in matters where the presiding Probate Judge had a conflict of interest.