I was born September 14, 1980 in Statesville, North Carolina. I lived with my family in southwest Wilkes County just a few miles from the Davie County line. My father, Perry, was an insurance agent in North Wilkesboro. My dad worked for a number of years as a top selling agent for Farm Bureau prior to opening his own insurance company. Sadly, he passed away in 1999. My mom, Pat, retired from teaching at Yadkinville Elementary School a few years ago and now spends a considerable portion of her time helping my wife and me, by spending time with our two daughters.
I have one sibling, Jason. He was previously a law enforcement officer at Statesville Police Department, until he transferred to the City of Davidson. After a few years, Jason furthered his law enforcement resume by accepting a position as “Lead Firearms Instructor” at Duke Power Facility, near Lake Norman, North Carolina. Jason continued his service-oriented career by accepting a leadership position as a security contractor in Kabul, Afghanistan. He spent over three years in the Middle East, in a variety of roles, including protection details of numerous Heads of State. Currently, Jason resides near Houma, Louisiana, with his wife Jaime (formerly a Sergeant at Statesville Police Department) and his three daughters.
I graduated from East Wilkes High School in 1998. I played baseball and football, while participating in school organizations such as the Future Farmers of America (FFA) and Student Government Association. I graduated from Appalachian State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Criminal Justice in 2002. During my time at ASU, I was introduced to the court systems by interning at the Watauga County District Attorney’s Office. This opportunity furthered my interests in Law, and contributed to my decision to pursue a law degree. In 2002, I enrolled and began attending Appalachian School of Law in Virginia. While in law school, I volunteered time at a local daycare in the community and was involved in several of the school organizations. My summer semesters were spent interning in what was then the 22nd Prosecutorial District. At the time, the four (4) county district included Davidson, Davie, Iredell and Alexander counties. Mr. Garry Frank, the elected District Attorney that facilitated my internship, is still the current District Attorney of Davie and Davidson. During my internship, I spent a considerable amount of time in the Iredell County District Attorney’s Office because of its close proximity to my home. While at the Statesville District Attorney’s Office, I made several long lasting friendships within the local Bar Association and many of the prosecutors of the county. In 2005, after graduation from law school and passing the North Carolina Bar exam, I opened my solo practice Firm in Statesville, North Carolina.
In 2008, I married my wife, Amber. We purchased a home in Davie County that same year, and continue to reside at the same location in Advance, North Carolina. Amber is a nursing educator at the University of North Carolina in Greensboro. She teaches undergraduate Nursing students, and specializes in maternal/child nursing care. She also cares for sick and premature infants in the Neonatal ICU at Women’s Hospital of Greensboro. We have two daughters (Isabelle, age 5 and Olivia, almost 2), one dog (Sophie), and one cat (Sam – that I will occasionally acknowledge). Isabelle is enjoying kindergarten and is adjusting well to being a big sister. We are active members of Hillsdale Methodist Church in Advance, North Carolina.
I am licensed to practice law in all North Carolina State Courts and in the Western District of the United States Federal Court. I have ten years of substantial trial experience.
In spare time, I enjoy spending as much time as possible with my family. On the weekends, we enjoy community events or head to a local park such as Tanglewood. The girls like to be active, and enjoy spending time outside. I like to cook-out and grill as much as the weather allows. If I have the time, I enjoy hunting and / or fishing. I have been an avid firearms collector for many years.
Granted, family time consumes a large portion of my “free time”, but I make my self available to serve within the community as much as possible. I am a Master Mason in the Blue Lodge of North Carolina, and was recently honored with an appointment to the Board of Directors at the Masonic Home for Children in Oxford, North Carolina. In an effort to combine spending time with my family and service, most of my volunteer work is through my church. I enjoy helping with the Children’s Ministry organization, and usher/welcome committee.
After much thought, I decided to call Davie County not only home for my family, but also the location for my law practice. I opened Welborn Law Firm, PLLC in Mocksville, North Carolina a few years ago. It is located in downtown Mocksville at 300 S Main Street, just a few blocks south of the courthouse.
I am a member of several organizations and associations including the American Bar Association; the North Carolina State Bar; the North Carolina Bar Association; the Davie County Bar Association; The National Trial Lawyers Association Top 100 Lawyers.
In 2016, I hope to add North Carolina Superior Court Judge to my legal resumé.
Thank you for your help in accomplishing my dream.
Why am I running for Judge? – by Jon Welborn