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David K. Welch

(312) 641-6777
(312) 641-7114

David K. Welch has been practicing law in the State of Illinois since 1982. His practice has always been primarily concentrated in the fields of bankruptcy, reorganization, insolvency and debtor's and creditor's rights. He has represented debtors, trustees, creditors' committees, secured creditors, unsecured creditors and equity holders in numerous matters throughout the United States.

From October, 1979, through June, 1982, Mr. Welch served as Deputy Chapter 13 Trustee in the Northern District of Illinois under Craig Phelps, Chapter 13 Trustee. He has authored articles for the Illinois Institute of Continuing Legal Education on matters involving bankruptcy and insolvency. He has lectured at seminars relating to bankruptcy issues at the Chicago Bar Association. He has served as a member of the Bankruptcy Mediation Panel Sub-Committee of the Chicago Bar Association. Furthermore, in conjunction with his financial mediation and negotiation training, he has completed a course sponsored by the National Institute for Trial Advocacy in conjunction with Northwestern University.

Among other professional roles, Mr. Welch is the former Chairman of the Chicago Bar Association Committee on Bankruptcy and Reorganization, a former member of the Advisory Board of the American Bankruptcy Institute, and the former Vice Chair of the Bankruptcy Court Liaison Committee.

Mr. Welch has been recognized as a “Super Lawyer” in the field of Business Bankruptcy by Illinois Super Lawyers magazine. He has also been named as a “Leading Lawyer” in the field of Bankruptcy and Workout Law: Commercial by the Illinois Leading Lawyers publication.

Admitted to Practice

  • State of Illinois
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit
  • United States District Court for the Central District of Illinois
  • United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois
  • United States District Court for the Northern District of Indiana
  • United States District Court for the Eastern District of Wisconsin
  • Member, Federal Trial Bar

Selected Professional Affiliations & Offices

  • American Bankruptcy Institute
    Advisory Board, Former Member
  • Bankruptcy Court Liaison Committee to the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Northern District of Illinois
    Former Vice Chair
  • Chicago Bar Association
    Committee on Bankruptcy and Reorganization, Former Chair
  • Illinois State Bar Association
    Standing Committee, Former Member
    Liaison with the Attorney Registration and Disciplinary Commission