Municipal Court

Honorable Jonathan M. Welch

Jonathan M. Welch was appointed as the Municipal Court Judge for the City of Southside on August 24th, 2015. He served as Public Defender for the City from 2012 until receiving the judgeship.

Judge Welch graduated from the University of Alabama School of Law in 2007. That same year he was admitted to the Alabama State Bar and began practicing law in Gadsden. He is currently a partner at Day & Welch, P.C.

Judge Welch is a member of the Alabama State Bar, the Alabama Association of Justice, and is active in the local legal community. He has served on several local nonprofit organization boards and is currently the junior warden at the Episcopal Church of the Resurrection in Rainbow City. He resides in Gadsden with his wife, Denise.