Elizabeth M. Welch
|Associate Justice of the Michigan Supreme Court|
|Assumed office |
January 1, 2021
|Preceded by||Stephen Markman|
|Born||September 20, 1970|
Grand Rapids, Michigan, U.S.
|Residence||East Grand Rapids, Michigan|
|Education||Pennsylvania State University (B.A.)|
Ohio State University (J.D.)
Elizabeth Merrill Welch (born September 20, 1970) is an American lawyer from Michigan currently serving as an Associate Justice of the Michigan Supreme Court.
Welch received her Bachelor of Arts from Pennsylvania State University and her Juris Doctor from the Ohio State University Moritz College of Law.
Welch has been practicing law in Michigan and Ohio since 1995, she later opened up her own practice in Michigan in 2004.
Welch was nominated as a candidate for the Michigan Supreme Court by the Michigan Democratic Party. Welch ran for the seat being vacated by Justice Stephen Markman whose term was expiring. On November 3, 2020, Welch went on to win the general election, giving the Michigan Supreme Court a Democratic majority.
Welch lives in East Grand Rapids with her husband, Brian; they have 4 children.