Peter D. Welin

Member; Board of Directors; Columbus Managing Member
P: 614.484.0701

Pete is managing member of McDonald Hopkins’ Columbus office, chair of the firm’s Construction Practice Group, and a member of the firm's Board of Directors. He has focused his practice for the last 30 years on public/private construction contract law, construction contracts, and government procurement law, representing contractors, design professionals, owners, sureties and subcontractors. Before joining McDonald Hopkins, Pete was a founding member of Welin, O’Shaughnessy + Scheaf LLC (WOS), a boutique law firm specializing in construction law, complex business litigation and oil and gas litigation. Prior to starting the firm, Pete held management positions at a Midwestern-based Am Law 200 firm, where he served as vice chair of the construction practice group and administrative partner in charge of the firm’s Columbus office.

Before entering the legal field, Pete worked as a project engineer for Turner Construction Company on high rise building projects in Chicago, Indiana and Ohio. Pete also provides partnering facilitation, mediation and arbitration services to construction industry participants in a wide variety of settings.

Pete earned his J.D. from The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law in 1988. He received a B.S.C.E. from Iowa State University in 1979.