Monday, 25. March 2013
Appleman Law Firm is excited to announce that we have added another fantastic attorney to our legal team.
Melvin R. Welch will serve as the firm’s newest criminal defense and appeals attorney. Mel previously worked as an Assistant County Attorney for Hennepin County before joining Appelman Law Firm. Many of the cases he prosecuted involved weapons, drugs or violent criminals. Before serving as an Assistant County Attorney he worked as a criminal appeals attorney.
Mel has a wide variety of legal knowledge that began during his curriculum at the University of Maryland. He graduated from the university in 2000 with his B.A. His interest in law led him to enroll in the University of Minnesota Law School, from which he graduated with his J.D. in 2007.
In addition to his legal studies, Mel also served in the U.S. Navy and worked as a Russian translator for the Department of Defense. He is fluent in Russian, and can also translate Serbo-Croatian.
Mel is also a member of some local and regional groups. He is a member of the Minnesota American Indian Bar Association and an Enrolled Member of Brothertown Indians of Wisconsin. He was also a former Board Member of the Ramsey County Bar Association.
When he’s not fighting for his clients, Mel likes to spend time with his family. He also enjoys reading during his free time.