Matthew C. Welch has served as Deputy County Attorney with the DeKalb County Law Department since 2018. Mr. Welch came to the DeKalb County Law Department in 2014 as a member of our infrastructure team, primarily assigned to the County’s ongoing Consent Decree related to the County’s sanitary sewer infrastructure. In his role as Deputy County Attorney, Mr. Welch serves as the County’s lead negotiator in the proposed modification of the Consent Decree. Mr. Welch also oversees litigation related to the assessment of real property by the County’s Board of Tax Assessors and manages the legal aspects of transactional matters arising from the County’s infrastructure departments.
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 undergraduate degree from Mississippi State University. Mr. Welch 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.