PeoplePatrick F. Welch
Patrick F. Welch

Patrick F. Welch

PeoplePatrick F. Welch

  • New England School of Law (J.D.) 
  • Connecticut College (B.A., International Relations & Economics)
  • Vietnam National University, Hanoi, Vietnam (Vietnamese Language Immersion Program) 
  • Universidad Complutense de Madrid / Institute of European Studies, Madrid, Spain (Economics Department and Spanish Immersion Program)

  • Surety Claims Institute, Member
  • Arizona Surety Association, Member 
  • Lambda Alpha International (“LAI”) – Founding member of Sonoran Desert Chapter, Hermosillo, Sonora, Mexico
  • Arizona Town Hall, Board Member and Volunteer (2017 – Present)  
  • Arizona Mexico Commission, Delegate (2012 – Present) 


  • ''New Tariff Policy Amplifies the United States’ Efforts To Bolster Nearshoring Strategy,'' Co-Author, Snell & Wilmer Legal Alert (May 28, 2024)
  • “Practice Pointer – Don’t Overlook The Importance of Intercultural Communication,” Author, Quarterly Newsletter, American Bar Association, Tort Trial and Insurance Practice Section, Fidelity & Surety Law (Fall 2020)
  • “Arizona-Mexico Town Hall in Hermosilla explores importance of cross-border resources,” Guest Contributor, Chamber Business News (October 2019)
  • “Respective Economic Society Chapters Cheer Arizona-Mexico Manufacturing,” Quoted, Chamber Business News (2019)
  • “Strengthening Arizona-Mexico relationships: Q&A with Patrick Welch,” Featured, Arizona Capitol Times (2017)
  • “Viewpoints: Arizona Can’t Be Last to Make Nice with Mexico,” Co-author, Arizona Republic (2016)
  • “Prompt Payment Laws – Traps for the Unwary: Common Issues Affecting Owners, Contractors and Subcontractors,” Author, Fidelity & Surety Law Committee Newsletter, American Bar Association (2016)
  • “Problems and Pitfalls Handling AIA Bond Claims,” Co-author (2011)
  • “Complimentary Provisions of the Indemnity Agreement,” Co-author, The Surety’s Indemnity Agreement – Law & Practice, 2d Ed., American Bar Association (2008)
  • “Challenges to Plaintiffs Seeking Lead Plaintiff Status in Securities Fraud Class Actions,” Co- author, ALI-ABA Securities Litigation Program (2006)
  • “Recent Challenges to Class Certification in Securities Fraud Class Actions,” Co-author, ALI-ABA Securities Litigation Program (2005)


  • “USMCA: Strengthening the Arizona-Mexico-Canada Bond,” Panelist, AZ TechCast, the Arizona Technology Council Podcast (May 28, 2021)
  • “Cross-Border Connecting: ‘A Conversation With Top Chef Maria Mazon’,” Moderator, Arizona Town Hall (April 15, 2021)
  • “Cross-Border Connecting: ‘Arizona-Mexico Consuls General Panel’” Moderator, Arizona Town Hall (March 18, 2021)
  • “Surety Association of Arizona – Conference call: Force Majeure contract provision language and the New SBA Coronavirus Lending Programs,” Surety Association of Arizona (April 15, 2020) 
  • “Qualified Zone Opportunities,” Co-Presenter, Surety Association of Arizona (November 19, 2019) “The Importance of Communication in Cross-Border Business,” Moderator, Sonora-Arizona Commission, Economic Development Committee (November 2019)
  • “Cross-Border Trade Focus of Arizona-Mexico Town Hall in Hermosillo,” Presenter, 91.5 KJZZ (October 2019)
  • “Arizona & Mexico Town Hall,” Presenter, The Creative Show (October 2019)
  • “Arizona Business Attraction,” Moderator, Arizona Mexico Commission, Financial Legal Services Committee Panel (June 2019)
  • “Expanding into the Arizona Market,” Moderator, Arizona Mexico Commission, Cross Border Investment Workshop (June 2019)
  • “Opportunities for Artists South of the Border: How to Get Started in Mexico?” Presenter, Arizona Mexico Commission, Arts and Culture Committee (June 2019)
  • “Ethics Issues in the Use of Key General Indemnity Agreement Provisions,” Presenter, Surety Claims Institute (June 2019)
  • “Key Trends Concerning Cross-Border Trade and Investment in the Arizona-Sonora Mega- Region,” Presenter, Land Economics Society’s (LAI) Sonoran Desert Chapter (February 2019) 
  • “Foreign Judgement,” Presenter, Arizona Mexico Commission, International Section of Arizona State Bar, and the Barra Sonorence de Abogados A.C. (COLEGIO), Financial and Legal Services Committee (November 2018)
  • “The Challenges of Doing Business With Latin American Entities and the Emerging Cuban Market,” American Bar Association, Tort Trial & Insurance Practice Section, Fidelity, and Surety Law Committee 2017 Midwinter Meeting (January 2017)
  • “Development Opportunities South of the Border: How to Get Started in Mexico,” Development Opportunities in Mexico: Is Mexico Our New Frontier? LAI (2016)
  • “Métodos Alternativos de Solución de Conflictos: ventajas y desventajas en el contexto de un litigio comercial en los Estados Unidos,” 2nd International Congress of the Northwest Institute of Mexican Certified Public Accountants hosted by the Instituto Mexicano de Contadores Públicos Estado de Sonora (Hermosillo, Sonora, 2015)
  • “Comercio Bilateral Entre Mexico y Los Estados Unidos: La Importancia de Métodos Alternativos de Solución de Conflictos,” at the Congreso Internacional Sobre Aspectos de Inversión hosted by the Instituto Mexicano de Contadores Públicos Estado de Sonora (Hermosillo, Sonora, 2014) “Train the Trainer” and “Introduction to Mediation and Consensus Building,” Lawyers Without Borders, Inc. (March 2012)

  • The Society of St. Vincent de Paul, Volunteer (2015 – Present)
    • Co-Founder of the Health, Wellness, and Sustainability Passport Program (May 2022)
    • Legal Clinic, Volunteer (2015-2020) 
  • Coyotes Development Youth Ice Hockey Program (2011 – Present) 
  • USA Hockey (2011 – Present) 
    • Level 4 Coach Certification 
    • Level 2 Referee Certification 

  • Jennings, Strouss & Salmon, PLC, Member (2012 – 2023) 
    • Member (2016 – 2023) 
    • Associate (2012 – 2016)
  • Mann Berens & Wisner, LLP, Associate (2007 – 2012) 
  • Berman DeValerio Pease Tabacco Burt & Pucillo, Associate (2005 – 2007) 
  • Mitsubishi International Corporation, National Sales/Purchase Representative (1999 – 2002)  

  • Spanish (Professional Working Proficiency)
  • Vietnamese (Limited Proficiency)
  • Japanese (Elementary Proficiency)

  • Arizona
  • Massachusetts
  • Nevada

  • Supreme Court of Arizona
  • United States Court of Appeals, First Circuit
  • United States Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit
  • United States District Court, District of Arizona
  • United States District Court, District of Colorado
  • United States District Court, District of Massachusetts
  • United States District Court, District of Nevada