For the second year in a row, Elizabeth was named a Rising Star in Super Lawyers. Elizabeth Welch has been named to the Oregon Rising Stars list as one of the top attorneys in Oregon for 2011. No more than 2.5 percent of the lawyers in the state are selected to the list.
Super Lawyers, a Thomson Reuters business, is a rating service of outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. The annual selections are made using a rigorous multi-phashed process that includes a statewide survey of lawyers, an independent research evaluation of candidates, and peer reviews by practice area.
Elizabeth E. Welch is co-founder and partner of Kohlhoff & Welch, Oregon’s first exclusively mother-daughter firm, which was opened in 2006 with attorney Theresa Kohlhoff. A determined advocate, Welch represents injured clients in car accidents, falls, or injuries caused by third parties at work. Kohlhoff & Welch also handles family law, real estate, wills, and probate. After nine years of professional experience as a legal secretary and paralegal, she graduated from Lewis & Clark Law School in 2004 and became a member of the Oregon State Bar in 2006. Involvement in both professional and community organizations continues to be a focus for Welch, the mother of two daughters. She is a board member for the Oregon Trial Lawyers Association and Vice President of North Portland’s Peninsula K-8 PTA