Joseph Welsh

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Joseph Welsh is a member of our environmental litigation practice group. Prior to joining Singleton Schreiber, Mr. Welsh spent a year serving as deputy district attorney in Colorado’s Fourth Judicial District, where he was responsible for managing over 1,000 cases, amassed more than 30 criminal trials, and wrote and argued dozens of motions.

He earned a bachelor’s degree in Middle East History from the University of California, Davis. Mr. Welsh graduated from the University of San Diego School of Law with a concentration in environmental and energy law. While attending law school, he served as president of the Environmental Law Society. In addition, Mr. Welsh was part of a small group of clinic students who performed various tasks for the University of San Diego’s Energy Clinic. This work included reviewing all pending developments related to implementation of the California Environmental Quality Act’s Environmental Impact Statement standards for greenhouse gas reporting and producing a report for the California Governor’s Office of Planning and Research. Mr. Welsh also published an article titled “Behind the Concrete Curtain: Acknowledging and Curbing Greenhouse Gas Emissions from Hydroelectric Facilities and River Impoundments” in the San Diego Journal of Climate and Energy Law.

He is currently pursuing his Master of Laws degree in environmental, energy, and natural resources law from the University of Houston Law Center.

Mr. Welsh is admitted in Colorado and is pending admission in Texas.

Raised in Fairfield, California, he is an avid sports fan, particularly of hockey and European soccer. In his free time, Mr. Welsh enjoys running, playing golf, and reading.

“Behind the Concrete Curtain: Acknowledging and Curbing Greenhouse Gas Emissions from Hydroelectric Facilities and River Impoundments,” San Diego Journal of Climate and Energy Law