Michael F. Welsh, Q.Arb., C.Med., Cert.Fam.Arb.
Past President & Regional Representative - Interior
Michael was called to the British Columbia bar in 1981 and practices as a mediator and arbitrator, mostly in family law mediations, as well as civil mediation and civil and family law arbitration. He has been a mediator since 1997. Based in Penticton, he works primarily in the southern BC interior region including the Thompson-Okanagan and Kootenays, but is happy to travel elsewhere in BC where his services are sought. He is a Law Society Certified Family Law Mediator and Family Law Arbitrator and is a civil mediator and arbitrator, holding the designations of C. Med., Q. Arb., and Cert.Fam.Arb. and is an Associate of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (ACIArb). He is a member of the Mediate BC Family Roster and BCAMI Civil Roster and acts as a mediator for the Law Society in fee disputes between lawyers and clients. Michael is President of the BC Branch of the CBA and is Immediate Past President of the British Columbia Arbitration & Mediation Institute (BCAMI). He is an executive committee member of the CBA National ADR Section. He writes regularly for the Advocate, a legal magazine in BC, both legal articles and as its wine columnist, and has also published several articles in BarTalk magazine and the Canadian Arbitration & Mediation Journal. He is periodically asked to talk on ADR, legal and wine-related topics for various legal groups and at continuing legal education programs.
Mott Welsh & Associates
203 - 383 Ellis St.
Penticton, BC V2A 4L9