Patrick Welsh


Mr. Welsh is a civil and criminal trial attorney who previously served as a Deputy District Attorney with the 14 th Judicial District in Steamboat Springs, Colorado, where he handled felony and misdemeanor prosecutions. His current practices include criminal defense, civil litigation, police defense, real estate litigation, personal injury, wireless telecommunications law and representing victims of wildlife law, to name a few. Mr. Welsh has litigated 44 cases to verdict, with 40 being favorable to his clients.

Mr. Welsh also specializes in the niche legal fields of wireless telecommunications law and wildlife law. Mr. Welsh represents clients regarding the leasing, acquisitions and dispositions of wireless telecommunications properties, including rooftop and land leases for wireless towers and antennas sites. He has represented numerous building and property owners, throughout the country, regarding lease negotiations with telecommunication carriers and the sale and purchase of telecommunication leases by third party company’s. Additionally, Mr. Welsh specializes in wildlife law, where he represents outfitters regarding their permitting and licenses, along with defending clients who have violated wildlife laws in the United States, to include handling wildlife suspension hearings and appeals in front of the appropriate governmental authority.

Prior to practicing law, Mr. Welsh was a commercial real estate professional for 15 years, and a wireless telecommunications acquisitions and zoning professional for over 14 years.

Mr. Welsh earned his Bachelor Degree's from the University of St. Thomas, and his Juris Doctor from Western Michigan Law School. While in law school, he interned for the Kent County Michigan District Attorney's office and the Denver County Colorado District Attorney's office, was Class Director for the Student Bar Association, the Rules Director for the Student Bar Association, and earned the Book Award in Litigation.

Bar Admissions

  • Colorado
  • United States District Court for the District of Colorado


  • Western Michigan School of Law, Lansing, Michigan
    • Juris Doctor
  • University of St. Thomas, St. Paul, Minnesota
    • Bachelor of Arts in Entrepreneurship & Bachelor of Arts in Speech Communication

Honors and Awards

  • Dean's List, Certificate of Merit: Trial Workshop, Outstanding Senator Award

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Routt County Humane Society, Co-President
  • Steamboat Springs, Summer Concert Series, Volunteer
  • Routt County United Way, Volunteer
  • Colorado Bar Association
  • Northwest Colorado Bar Association
  • Impact 100, Member
  • Friends of the Yampa, Member
  • Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, Volunteer(Board Member for the CF Climb at Mile High Stadium)
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