Heyl Royster

Jacob Welch

Associate
Champaign, IL

Joined Firm in 2023

Jacob is committed to thoroughly preparing each case, comprehending his client's needs, and finding efficient and effective solutions.

  • Selected to The Order of Barristers
  • Served as writer/editor on the American College of Legal Medicine's Journal of Legal Medicine
  • American Bar Association Appellate Advocacy Regional Champion
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Jacob Welch

Attorney in Champaign, IL

Jacob Welch is an Associate attorney at Heyl Royster's Champaign office, focusing on civil casualty/tort litigation and workers' compensation. With years of experience in these practice areas, he has helped clients with cases related to automobile accidents, house fires, product liability, wrongful deaths, medical malpractice, contract violations, and general negligence. He has also handled numerous workers' compensation cases for employers and employees.

Jacob has an impressive background in legal writing and advocacy. He served as writer/editor on the American College of Legal Medicine’s Journal of Medicine, contributed as a staff writer to the Law Journal at Southern Illinois University School of Law, and held an Executive Member position on the SIU Moot Court Board. Jacob's skills were recognized when he won an American Bar Association Appellate Advocacy Regional Championship and was inducted into the Order of the Barristers.

Jacob spends his free time pursuing his passion for music and loves spending quality time with his family. In addition to his construction and home renovation hobbies, he enjoys playing tabletop games with his friends.

Credentials

Education

J.D., Southern Illinois University School of Law, Litigation Specialization

B.A., Eastern Illinois University, History

Licensures(s) and Admission(s)

State Courts of Illinois

United States District Court for the Central District of Illinois

Professional Affiliations

Decatur Bar Association

Illinois State Bar Association

Awards/Recognition

  • Order of the Barristers, Inducted 2019
  • American Bar Association Appellate Advocacy Regional Champion
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