Hon. Allen J. Welch See Rating Details
Special Judge
Oklahoma County
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Attorney Average Rating:   9.1 - 5 rating(s)
Non-Attorney Average Rating:   4.0 - 3 rating(s)
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General Rating Criteria

* Temperament (1=Awful,10=Excellent)
* Scholarship (1=Awful,10=Excellent)
* Industriousness (1=Not at all industrious,10=Highly industrious)
* Ability to Handle Complex Litigation (1=Awful,10=Excellent)
* Punctuality (1=Chronically Late,10=Always on Time)
* General Ability to Handle Pre-Trial Matters (1=Not all Able, 10=Extremely Able)
* General Ability as a Trial Judge (1=Not all Able, 10=Extremely Able)
Flexibility In Scheduling (1=Completely Inflexible,10=Very Flexible)

Criminal Rating Criteria (if applicable)

* Evenhandedness in Criminal Litigation (1=Demonstrates Bias,10=Entirely Evenhanded)
General Inclination Regarding Bail (1=Pro-Defense,10=Pro-Government)
Involvement in Plea Discussions (1=Not at all Involved, 10=Very Involved)
General Inclination in Criminal Cases Pretrial Stage (1=Pro-prosecution,10=Pro-defense)
General Inclination in Criminal Cases Trial Stage (1=Pro-prosecution,10=Pro-defense)
General Inclination in Criminal Cases Sentencing Stage (1=Pro-prosecution,10=Pro-defense)

Civil Rating Criteria (if applicable)

* Evenhandedness in Civil Litigation (1=Not at all Evenhanded,10=Entirely Evenhanded)
Involvement in Settlement Discussions (1=Not at all Involved,10=Very Involved)
General Inclination (1=Pro-defendant, 10=Pro-plaintiff)

What others have said about Hon. Allen J. Welch


Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: OK1456
One of the best if not THE best judge we have in Oklahoma County. Extremely fair with ALL parties involved. Goes out of his way with pro-se litigants to accommodate and educate what the law is in his decision and how it applies to each case specifically. Always a pleasure appearing before Judge Welch.


Comment #: OK1416
I was incredibly impressed with how the judge treated an elderly person who didn't comprehend the proceedings yet interrupted them . He treated him with dignity, yet controlled the time and the case.


Comment #: OK1287
My husband had this judge for a child custody case several years ago. The mother of the child involved had ties to a judge next to Welch's chambers at the time, Michael Chionopoulos which we felt must have persuaded Welch's handling of the case. Our own attorney was shocked in the outcome of the case especially with the child's mothers ridiculous demands and controlling behavior of my husbands visitation rights. To this day, we still have problems with the mother and she uses her own child as a way to get us to cave to her demands. And because this judge will always be in control of this case, there is nothing we can do for the sake of my step child.


Comment #: OK1184
He has a chip on his shoulder. He acts as if he cares only about the guardians and never the parents. I feel sorry for anyone who has their child's life and safety put into this man's hands. He cares nothing about the parents.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: OK716
Excellent judge. Wish we had more judges like Welch on the bench in Oklahoma County.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: OK439
My experiences with Judge Welch are not quite as star-stricken. He is never on time, and makes you wait and wait. No wonder he has to work weekends. Otherwise, great judge.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: OK140
Judge Welch possesses an excellent temperament as well as work ethic. He often works on weekends to keep his docket current.