As a partner in the Simon, Fitzgerald, Cooke, Reed & Welch law firm, Keith M. Welch has spent over 40 years helping individuals and small businesses, get out of debt and obtain a fresh financial start. He is a compassionate, reliable, and experienced bankruptcy attorney in Louisiana with a track record of success in Chapter 7 and Chapter 13 bankruptcy cases.
Keith graduated from Louisiana Tech University with a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering in 1972. He then received his Juris Doctor degree from Louisiana State University Law School in Baton Rouge in 1976. Keith has been admitted to practice in Louisiana and the U.S. Federal Court since 1976.
Keith’s practice is currently limited to Consumer Bankruptcy and small business bankruptcy cases –Chapter 13 and Chapter 7 only. In prior years, he represented debtors, Bankruptcy Trustees, and creditors in bankruptcy. In addition, he was significantly involved as Class Counsel in the handling and successful settling of significant class action cases in Louisiana and Texas alleging antitrust and fraud violations by the defendants. Keith has successfully represented clients in Chapter 7, Chapter 11, Chapter 12, and Chapter 13.
Keith is certified by the Louisiana Board of Legal Specialization as a Consumer Bankruptcy Specialist. He is also a Board Certified Consumer Bankruptcy Specialist by the American Board of Certification-Senior Status. He was also previously certified as a Business Bankruptcy Specialist, but his practice is now primarily limited to consumer bankruptcy. He has previously served on the Louisiana Bankruptcy Board of Bankruptcy Certification.
Keith is a member of the Shreveport Bar Association, Louisiana Bar Association, and National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys. In addition, he has appeared as a speaker for numerous Bankruptcy Seminars for bankruptcy attorneys over many years.
Keith’s passion for his work stems from his belief in treating people fairly. He values fairness and assisting those who are facing difficult circumstances. His favorite part of being an attorney is helping people, and he takes pride in seeing his clients leave his office with a sense of relief and hope.
Keith firmly believes in justice and fairness inside and outside the courtroom. He is also committed to his family and friends, often spending his free time with his wife, children, grandchildren, and friends. He is an avid LSU football fan and enjoys dining at local restaurants such as El Compadre, Frank’s Louisiana Kitchen, and Gibbons. In addition, he enjoys reading about macroeconomics, military history, hard science fiction, science, medical research, space, cars, and technology.
Keith is a compassionate, reliable bankruptcy attorney who genuinely cares about his clients. He understands their emotional and financial challenges and is committed to helping them obtain a fresh financial start. In addition, he is fearless in appealing unjust or incorrect decisions to the United States Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals when his clients cannot pay for legal services.
If you are struggling with debt and are considering bankruptcy, Keith M. Welch is the attorney you can trust to guide you through the process. Contact Keith today at 318-868-2600 or [email protected] to schedule a consultation.
- Louisiana State University Law Center, Baton Rouge, Louisiana
- Juris Doctorate – 1976
- Louisiana Tech University, Ruston, Louisiana
- B.S. in Mechanical Engineering – 1972
- Louisiana, 1976
- U.S. District Court Western District of Louisiana, 1976
- National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys
- Shreveport Bar Association
- Louisiana Bar Association