To My Valued Clients

Beginning November 6, 2023, I have decided to close my office indefinitely. This closure follows my decision to accept a position with the Legal Office of the Ohio Department of Agriculture. Current State policies prohibit me from representing clients who are not affiliated with the State of Ohio. I regret any inconvenience this may cause.

However, my office will continue to retain copies of client files for five (5) years after the file has closed. Rest assured; all former clients still have access to their closed files. If a former client needs information from a closed file, please send the request by email to or call (614) 401-6481 and leave a message. I will respond to your request at my earliest opportunity. Please know that I can no longer respond to SMS (i.e., text) messages sent to my office line.


Thank you for your understanding in this matter.


Christopher S. Welch. Esq.

"The word 'listen' contains the same letters as the word 'silent.'" ~ Alfred Brendel