Staff Attorneys (Matthew Welch)

Matthew WelchMatthew Welch is a Deputy County Attorney with the DeKalb County Law Department, where he represents clients including the Department of Watershed Management, Transportation, Roads and Drainage and Sanitation.  Mr. Welch's practice includes drafting contracts, providing advisory opinions, and representing county agencies in federal and state court proceedings, with his primary duties related to compliance with the County’s Consent Decree concerning sewer service.

Mr. Welch earned his J.D. from the University of Georgia School of Law, where he graduated cum laude and served as a member of the Georgia Journal of International and Comparative Law.  Prior to law school, he earned his B.A. in Southern Studies from Mississippi State University.  He has dedicated the majority of his career to local government law, having worked in the Fulton County Attorney’s Office for several years before joining the DeKalb County Law Department.  Mr. Welch lives in Atlanta with his family, where he is an active runner and serves as a volunteer in his neighborhood and at his son’s school.