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Craig Welkener joined Bosson Legal Group, P.C. as an Associate Attorney in 2018. He focuses on securing justice for clients in civil litigation and Defense Base Act cases.
Before joining Bosson Legal Group, Mr. Welkener clerked for the Senior Judges on the District of Columbia Court of Appeals. He dealt with a wide variety of civil and criminal cases, including a $60 million tax suit, consumer protection claims, various forms of employment litigation, and numerous misdemeanor and felony cases. He then clerked for Chief Judge Scott Stucky of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces, working on criminal appeals in the American military justice system, including constitutional, statutory, and trial procedure issues. Most recently, Mr. Welkener clerked for Judge Trevor McFadden on the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia. There, he managed a busy motions practice and drafted over twenty-five legal decisions on numerous issues under District of Columbia and federal law.
Mr. Welkener also has significant experience in nonprofit issues. His Masterâ€™s degree from Texas A&M focused on nonprofit management, and he has served as both a board member and legal clinic co-director for Christian Legal Aid of D.C.
EXPERIENCE: Mr. Welkener has experience involving litigation in the following areas:
Business and Contract Disputes: contract cases, employment matters, personal injury suits, and consumer protection violations.
Constitutional Law: civil rights violations under Section 1983; cases involving First Amendment freedoms of speech and religion, Fourth and Fifth Amendments protections, Eighth Amendment cruel and unusual punishment, and due process claims, among others.
Nonprofits: legal risk management, tax issues, and organizational strategy.
Defense Base Act: advocating for employees of private contractors who are injured while working in U.S. combat zones or on U.S. bases outside the United States.
District of Columbia Court of Appeals, Senior Judges (2014-15)
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces, Chief Judge Scott Stucky (2015-17)
U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia, Judge Trevor N. McFadden (2017-18)
Virginia State Bar, District of Columbia Bar, Texas State Bar (inactive).
Member: U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces, U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia,Â and the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia.
Georgetown University Law Center, Juris Doctor, Cum Laude, May 2014
Executive Editor, Georgetown Journal of Legal Ethics
Texas A&M University - George H.W. Bush School of Government, Master of Public Service and Administration, Certificate in Nonprofit Management, May 2011
Texas A&M University, Bachelor of Arts, Political Science, Magna Cum Laude, May 2011