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Gov. Ricketts Names Lawrence Welch, Jr. to Fifth Judicial District Court of Appeals

LINCOLN – Today, Governor Pete Ricketts announced that he has appointed Lawrence Welch, Jr. of Beaver Lake to the Fifth Judicial District Court of Appeals.

Welch, 51, is a partner at Welch Law Firm, P.C.  In this role, Welch specializes in taxation, commercial litigation, general practice, trusts and estates, probate, corporate law, and civil practice. Prior to this, Welch worked as an associate attorney for Fraser, Stryker, Vaughn, Meusey, Olson, Boyer & Bloch, P.C.

Welch holds a Bachelor of Science in accounting from Loyola Marymount University, as well as a Juris Doctor from the Creighton University School of Law.

The Court of Appeals, Fifth Judicial District consists of: Adams, Butler, Cass, Clay, Colfax, Fillmore, Gage, Hall, Hamilton, Jefferson, Johnson, Merrick, Nance, Nemaha, Nuckolls, Otoe, Pawnee, Polk, Richardson, Saline, Saunders, Thayer, Webster, and York counties.

The vacancy is due to the retirement of Judge Everett O. Inbody.