Jarred “J” Welborn is the founding partner of J. Welborn & Associates. He is a native of northwest Mississippi, and currently resides with his wife and three children in north Shelby County, Alabama. He is a graduate of The University of Alabama and The Birmingham School of Law. Currently, Jarred serves the Shelby County Bar Association as Secretary.
In addition to being the Secretary of the Shelby County Bar Association, he is a member of the American Bar Association, where he serves on many subcommittees. He is currently a member of the American Bar Association’s Criminal Justice Section’s Academics Committee, Alternative Dispute Resolution & Restorative Justice Committee, Criminal Practice Management/Solo & Small Firm, Criminal Procedure and Evidence Committee, Defense Function/Services Committee; and Criminal Justice Section. Additionally, Jarred is a member of the Alabama State Bar and the ASB’s Criminal Justice section, and the Young Lawyers section. Jarred is also a member of the Birmingham Bar Association and serves as Membership co-chairman on the executive committee of the Criminal Justice Section and a member of the Solo Practice and Small Firm section. As a member of the Shelby County Bar Association, Jarred co-founded the Shelby County Bar’s criminal defense subsection.
Jarred’s practice focuses on criminal defense and he works regularly to negotiate legal issues for his clients and seeks to settle matters wherever possible but stands ready to litigate where necessary. He practices primarily in Shelby and Jefferson counties, but also has represented clients in Autauga, Bibb, Blount, Calhoun, Chilton, St. Clair, Talladega, Tallapoosa, and Walker counties as well as clients from out of state with pending legal matters in Alabama.
In addition to his legal work, Jarred is active in the community, serving on the executive board of directors for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Shelby County and as a member of Jefferson State Community College’s Early Childhood Development Board. Jarred is a member of the Jefferson County Exchange Club’s Parental Advisory Board, the Executive Board of CASA of Shelby County, the Shelby County Drug Free Coalition and the Children’s Policy Council of Shelby County. He was also selected to be a judge for the ABA’s Regional Negotiation Competition and the Parham Williams Trial competition held at Cumberland School of Law in 2015 and 2016 and has assisted with The University of Alabama School of Law’s Criminal Moot Court Team. Jarred has served Shelby County as a volunteer firefighter for both Saginaw and Harpersville fire departments.
Jarred is very active in Shelby County politics. He is a member of both the State of Alabama Republican Party and the Shelby County Republican Executive Committee. In addition to also providing political consulting work, Jarred successfully managed two Judicial campaigns in the 2016 primary and subsequent runoff election cycle wherein both of his candidates won their respective primary and runoff and faced no opposition in the 2016 general election.