Welch Inducted into John Marshall Law School Hall of Distinction
WESTCHESTER, Ill. – State Rep. Chris Welch, D-Hillside, on Tuesday received the high honor of being named to John Marshall Law School’s Hall of Distinction.
“I am honored and humbled to receive this recognition and would like to thank the Board of Trustees for bestowing upon me this great honor,” Welch said. “The opportunities provided to me at John Marshall helped me to excel in my personal and professional life and now allow me to work to improve the quality of life for Illinois residents as a member of the Illinois House of Representatives.”
Welch joined with the 64 other inductees, including several colleagues in the General Assembly, for a rededicating ribbon cutting ceremony of the Hall of Distinction on Tuesday, Oct. 6. The prestigious honor has only been awarded to 343 John Marshall Law School graduates.
“It is important for current and future John Marshall law school students to know that they have a bright future ahead of them and, with hard work and determination, they may someday be honored as well,” Welch added.
Welch is also a partner at the law firm of Sanchez, Daniels & Hoffman, LLP, the largest minority owned and controlled law firm in the country, where he specializes in school and municipal law. Welch has been with the firm since he graduated from The John Marshall Law School in 1997.
Welch represents the 7th District which includes all or parts of Bellwood, Berkley, Broadview, Forest Park, Hillside, La Grange Park, Maywood, Melrose Park, Northlake, River Forest, Westchester and Western Springs.