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Joshua R. Welsh

Being the son of two teachers, it’s not surprising that Joshua R. Welsh received his undergraduate degree in education.

But when he started school, he knew he eventually wanted to practice law. After a short stint in teaching, he went to law school.

Since graduating, he has made a place for himself at Meissner Tierney Fisher Nichols SC, where he works with small to mid-sized businesses. He takes pride in handling a broad spectrum of business issues, including corporate governance, real estate, succession planning, estate planning for principles, and employment issues.

“Whenever I’ve had a frantic call from a client and I know that at the end of the call they are much more at peace with things, those are always my proudest moments,” Welsh said.

He also has shown leadership within the firm, where he is a shareholder and vice president.

In addition to practicing law, he is director of Vital Voices for Mental Health, a nonprofit agency that conducts surveys and reviews the various mental health complexes around the Milwaukee County. They interview patients to assess the quality of attention they received and run a hotline.

What is your favorite U.S. Supreme Court opinion?

Rent-a-Center, West v. Antonio Jackson, dealing with the scope of the Federal Arbitration Act. It was issued June 21, 2010.

What is the best part of being an attorney?

It’s intellectually challenging and stimulating on a high level almost every day.

To what faults do you feel most indulgent?

The vast collection of beer in my beer fridge.

Who is your favorite historical figure?

Vince Lombardi.

What is your current state of mind?

Hoping to wrap up a number of time-consuming projects and actually appreciate some of summer in Milwaukee.

What is your motto?

“Be as if.” Adapted from movie “Boiler Room.”

It means whenever you come across something new don’t be intimidated or daunted.

What’s the first CD you bought with your own money?

The Beastie Boys, “License to Ill.”

What is your greatest extravagance?

Real estate.

What is the most insane question you’ve ever been asked?

Whenever I hand a retailer a dollar bill and they ask me if I’m paying with a dollar.


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