Al Welshans was born and raised on a farm in the Mississippi Delta. He is a 1988 cum laude graduate of Mississippi State University where he obtained a Bachelor of Professional Accountancy. After obtaining his undergraduate degree, Al worked for Ernst & Whinney (now Ernst & Young) and a regional public accounting firm before returning to law school.
Al is 1993 graduate of the University of Mississippi School of Law where he served on the Editorial Committee of the Moot Court Board and was selected as a member of The National Order of Barristers for exceptional skill in trial advocacy, oral argument and brief writing.
Al was formerly a partner in Smith Phillips' Batesville office. In 2007, he left Smith Phillips to begin a solo practice in Batesville, Mississippi. In July of 2022, Al officially rejoined Smith Phillips as a partner in the Hernando office.
Al's practice is concentrated on personal injury and wrongful death and truck accident cases on behalf of injured victims and the families of wrongful death victims. In addition to his personal injury litigation, Al has extensive experience in complex litigation representing individuals, governmental entities and estates.
Al is married to Suzanne Farris Welshans. The Welshans are active members of the Hernando United Methodist Church where they spearhead the outreach ministry to The Baddour Center and are members of the Serve Committee.
Al has previously served on the boards of several local organizations, including as a coach for South Panola High School Mock Trial Team, Coach for Onward & Upward Basketball, and a deacon for the First Presbyterian Church of Batesville, Mississippi.
Personal Injury and Wrongful Death
Mississippi State University (B.A. 1988)
University of Mississippi (J.D. 1993)
U. S. District Courts of Mississippi
Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals
COMMUNITY AND PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES
American Bar Associtation
Past Board Member for the Mississippi Association for Justice
Mississippi Bar Association
Serve Committee Hernando United Methodist Church