About Our SSD & Worker's Comp Law Office in Columbus & Douglasville, GA


Practicing law since 1988, Ellene Welsh and her support staff help injured workers in Douglasville, West Georgia area obtain benefits from workers’ compensation and Social Security Disability (SSD). She also helps people without a work history apply for Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits.


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Our Mission

About The Law Office Of Ellene Welsh

Personal and Attentive Service

If you are unable to work, due to a work injury or medical condition, chances are, the emotional stress of how you are going to pay your bills and support your family, when you are unable to work, can take a heavy toll.

At our firm, we strive to ease your burden. Our firm offers a comfortable office where you can discuss your situation in detail. Your attorney will patiently listen to your circumstances and answer your questions, pursuing the benefits you need.

Local & Accessible Lawyer

Technically, social security claims and worker's compensation claims are very complicated, and often take years to settle. It helps to have a local attorney you can visit with face to face. Because we are a local firm, we are able to represent you at hearings, maintain close contact with you and be actively involved in your case. We know what you are going through, and we have the information to help you get the assistance you deserve.

Law Firm Founder

Ellene Welsh

Attorney Ellene Welsh has been helping people in the Douglasville, Columbus and West Georgia areas obtain the work comp, Social Security Disability (SSD) payments and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits they need. With 35 years of legal experience, she has detailed understanding of the Social Security system and the workers’ compensation process. She works with the people within the administration to help you get the benefits you deserve.

Attorney Ellene Welsh - Douglasville and Columbus Workers Como and Social Security

About Ellene

Ellene has been representing injured workers and disabled individuals since 1989. Born and raised in Columbus, Georgia, Ellene began her legal career as a judicial clerk for the Douglas County Superior Court. She then worked as an associate for a Columbus workers' compensation law firm until 1991.

Areas of Practice

  • Workers' Compensation
  • SSDI



Emory University
Bachelor of Arts


Mercer University
Juris Doctor

Work Experience

1988 - Present

Ellene Welsh, P.C.

1989 - 1991

Byars and Associates

1988 - 1989

Superior Court Douglas County


Atlanta Bar Association

Lawyers Club of Atlanta

GA Association of Women Lawyers

Our Legal Team

Social Security and Workers Compensation Paralegal Rosemary Robinson

Rosemary Robinson, Paralegal

Rosemary is from Columbus, Georgia. She began working in the legal profession while still in high school and has continuously worked in the legal field for the past 41 years. Rosemary has performed work in many areas of law; with extensive experience in the field of workers’ compensation and social security disability. She joined our firm in 2016 in Columbus and is dedicated to providing compassion and excellent customer service to all our clients.

Georgia Social Security and Workers Compensation Paralegal Rebecca Smith

Rebecca Smith, Paralegal

Becky is from Mississippi and attended Mississippi University for Women. She began work for Social Security after college in the field offices in Mississippi and Georgia where she processed applications for Social Security Disability and retirement as well as SSI claims. Becky has 40 years of experience with Social Security with more than 20 years specialized experience in disability claims. She joined the firm in 2012 after retiring from Social Security and provides guidance in all aspects of Social Security claims. Becky has extensive knowledge of the Social Security Disability requirements and enjoys assisting disabled clients obtain the benefits they deserve.

Georgia Social Security and Workers Compensation Paralegal Annette Martin

Annette Martin, Paralegal

Annette is a native of Atlanta, Georgia. She began working at the age of 18 for the City of Douglasville and worked in finance and real estate for 26 years. She began her legal career 10 years ago in Prosecution with a Metro Atlanta District Attorney’s Office. She joined our firm in 2019 bringing with her more than 30 years of administrative expertise. Annette has compassion for people and is steadfast in helping our disabled clients in obtaining their benefits.

Client Testimonials

Attorney Welsh believes each client deserves excellent legal help. She understand how frustrating the Worker's comp and Social Security processes can be. She works directly with each client and makes sure she is accessible to her clients. Due to her dedication to her clients, many of her clients are highly satisfied with her law firm.

Avedis SmithAvedis Smith
20:02 27 Jul 23
When I first got my review denial letter from SSA and had to appeal I was crushed...I contacted several lawyers and no one wanted to take my case. I contacted Ellene Welsh law firm and spoke with Annette and told her about my situation(she spoke with Attorney Welsh) they agreed and took my case. Let me tell you, they are so thorough...they took the time to explain everything to me each step of the way and obtained all medical records, worked endlessly with my SSA hearing officer, and help ease my anxiety. I'm happy to write after a long battle I received a fully favorable decision with no hearing!! If you need a office that will work tirelessly for you then look no further...Thankyou so much to Attorney Welsh and Annette...
Donl AtkinsDonl Atkins
21:47 02 Jan 23
Mrs Welsh and her staff were so helpful. They kept me informed every step of the way and I received a better decision than I expected.Would hire them again if needed.
Reign SupremeReign Supreme
17:19 02 Nov 22
Friendly, professional and attentive. I was made to feel comfortable asking questions.
Kimberly HanbackKimberly Hanback
17:04 05 Oct 22
I had tried to get my disability first with a different lawyer and was turned down. When I called thier office to ask about an appeal they said they couldn't help me and was very rude and hung up on me. Found another lawyer who did my appeal was turned down. I called Ellene Welsh and her and her staff were very nice and helpful. Of course it was during the pandemic so we had to do things differently but she helped me and I won my case. Anytime I had a question they were very helpful and nice. If I could just say if you need a great lawyer with a great staff call her. They will fight for you. Love them.
kyle croftkyle croft
20:29 11 Jul 22
After being denied by SSD , I called the Law offices of Ellen Welsh and she got my disability claim approved. Her employees were professional and easy to work with. They took care of everything. I would highly recommend this law firm to anyone needing help with their SSD CLAIM
Kris ArhartKris Arhart
17:46 02 Feb 22
Ms. Ellene Welsh Came recommended from another attorney. The whole process with her office was as smooth as it can be. If you have never had to use a attorney before let me explain something I learned. Every great attorney has a amazing Paralegal / assistant or more behind them. Ms. Welsh team made contact As easy as I can get. Whether it be by phone or email. Thank Ms. Welsh and your amazing office for all the hard work yall did to make this process as easy as possible.
Pam ScheibPam Scheib
02:49 01 Feb 17
I became a client of Ellene's 3 years ago. When I first met Ellene she took a great deal of time to go over my denied paperwork from Social Security. She explained it was not a quick process and we would be looking at least another year to eighteen months before a hearing. She explained every step! When I had questions Becky and other office staff were always there to walk me through my questions and ease my mind and at times frustrations. Never along this journey did I feel ignored or abandoned. Ellene's staff got all my records together for my hearing and thanks to their hard work we got an immediate decision. It is very rare, I knew it was a good case going in, but Ellene made sure every "I" was dotted and every "T" was crossed. She was excellent in front of the judge and knows what she is doing. It was her 20 plus years experience that makes her so good! I can't thank Ellene and her staff enough for all their time, hard work and dedication in helping me with my case. I highly recommend her to anyone looking for a Social Security Disability Attorney.

How Attorney Ellene Welsh Can Help You?

You Get An Experienced Lawyer Working For You

If you are unable to work due to a temporary or permanent injury, you may qualify for Social Security benefits. If you were injured at work or have become ill due to workplace conditions, you are entitled to workers’ compensation benefits.

Just because your work comp or SSD claim has been denied, it does not mean you won’t get benefits. In fact, most claims are initially denied. When you are ready to appeal the denial, seek the assistance of an experienced attorney to gather the proper information and build a strong case in your favor.

To discuss your case with attorney Ellene Welsh, contact us online, or call our office at 770-489-3456, for a free initial consultation.

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With 35 years of legal experience, Attorney Ellene Welsh specializes in assisting individuals in the Douglasville, Columbus, and West Georgia areas to secure Work Comp, Social Security Disability, and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits, leveraging her in-depth knowledge of the systems and collaborating with admin officials to secure her clients the financial support they deserve.

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