James C. Welsh, supervising judge of compensation, has joined Brady, Brady and Reilly of Kearny as head of the Workers’ Compensation Department. Judge Welsh has more than 43 years of experience in handling workers’ compensation cases, with the last 22 years as the supervising judge in Hudson County.
He has received various awards from the Hudson County Bar Association including:
May 3, 2006 – For commitment to fair and legal treatment to petitioners and Respondents alike.
Sept. 24, 2010 – the Hon. Louis J. Camisa Award of Merit for lifetime achievement in the administration of justice.
Oct. 8, 2014 – For recognition of 21 years of service to Hudson County as a workers’ compensation judge whose humor, wisdom, compassion and fairness benefited everyone.
Welsh will be overseeing the workers’ compensation practice and working with Steven Hummell to better serve clients. Prior to his service on the bench, he had an active legal practice in Kearny, where he founded the Kearny Legal Center and spent many years representing clients in civil, criminal and workers’ compensation courts.
In addition, in Hillside Township Welsh was township prosecutor, township attorney and Board of Health attorney and association counsel to the Union County Welfare Board. He spent 13 years on the Township Committee of Hillside, having served as mayor, public works commissioner and fire and police commissioner. He also served as the chairman and vice chairman of the Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders.
Brady, Brady and Reilly continues to achieve the highest settlements and biggest verdicts of any firm in the West Hudson area and is proud of a record of providing the highest quality legal services to its clients.