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Matthew S. Welch
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Mr. Welch was raised in Ormond Beach, Florida, and after graduation from Seabreeze Senior High School, he enlisted in the United States Marine Corps. During his enlistment, he was stationed primarily in California and was deployed to the Persian Gulf and Somalia, playing an active role in Operations Desert Shield and Restore Hope. Having proudly served his country, Mr. Welch then attended the University of Central Florida while managing high-volume restaurants. Mr. Welch was on the President's List or Dean's List every semester, was a member of Phi Alpha Delta pre-law fraternity, and was elected to the Golden Key National Honor Society. Mr. Welch was also the recipient of the Phi Alpha Delta Scholarship and the Department of Criminal Justice/Legal Studies Certificate of Achievement. He graduated in 1998 with a Bachelor of Arts in Legal Studies.

After graduation, Mr. Welch embarked on his legal education at the University of Florida Fredric G. Levin College of Law. He was awarded the Book Award for the Pro Se Clinic in recognition of achieving the highest mark. In 2001, Mr. Welch received his Juris Doctor degree and returned to his hometown to launch his legal career.

Mr. Welch is admitted to The Florida Bar, the United States District Court for the Middle and Northern Districts of Florida, and the United States Court of Appeal for the 11th Circuit. Mr. Welch is an ex-officio member of the board of directors of The Florida Bar Young Lawyers Division. He is General Counsel and serves on the Board of Directors of Habitat for Humanity of Greater Volusia County, Inc.  Mr. Welch also serves on the Board of Directors for PACE Center for Girls Volusia – Flagler, which provides girls and young women with an opportunity for a better future through education, advocacy and counseling. He is a past president of the Volusia County Bar Association and a past president of the Young Lawyers Division of the Volusia County Bar Association. He represents clients in the areas of real estate, commercial litigation, business issues, and employment law. He is a graduate of Leadership Daytona Class XXIV and Ormond Beach Leadership II. While not working, Mr. Welch enjoys running, cycling, traveling, cooking and spending time with his family.

Areas of Practice

  • Business and Corporate Law
  • Civil Litigation
  • Employment and Labor Law
  • Real Estate
  • Trial Practice

Bar Admissions

  • Florida, 2002
  • U.S. District Court Middle District of Florida, 2002
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 11th Circuit, 2002
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Florida, 2011
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia, pro hac vice, 2013


  • University of Florida Levin College of Law, Gainesville, Florida
    • J.D. - 2001
  • University of Central Florida, Orlando, Florida
    • B.A. - 1998
    • Major: Legal Studies
  • United States Marine Corps Reserve, 1994-1998
  • United States Marine Corps, 1990-1994

Honors and Awards

  • Honorable Discharge, United States Marine Corps, 1994
  • Good Conduct Medal
  • Combat Action Medal
  • Marine of the Quarter
  • Book Award - Pro Se Clinic
  • Phi Alpha Delta Scholarship

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Old Republic National Title Insurance Company through Attorneys' Title Fund Services, LLC, Approved Title Agent
  • Dunn Blount Inn of Court
  • Golden Key National Honor Society
  • Veterans of Foreign Wars
  • Leadership Daytona, Class XXIV, Graduate
  • Ormond Leadership, Class II, Graduate
  • Volusia County Bar Association, Past President
  • Volusia County Bar Association, Past Treasurer and Young Lawyers Section President
  • Seventh Circuit Unlicensed Practice of Law Committee, Chairman
  • Florida Bar Young Lawyers Division, Seventh Circuit Representative, 2005-2009
  • Florida Bar Young Lawyers Division, Ex Officio, 2009 - 2017
  • Florida Bar Young Lawyers Division, Affiliate Outreach Co-Chair


  • Phi Alpha Delta