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Jack Welge and Ava
Jack Welge is a native Texan and lawyer in practice for 41 years and a past Chair of the Aviation Law Section of the State Bar of Texas.  Jack is admitted to practice before the Federal Courts of the Eastern and Northern Districts of Texas, the United States Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals in New Orleans, and the United States Supreme Court.  He is Board Certified in Family Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization.
Jack is a panel member of the Airplane Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA) Legal Services Panel, and holds Life Memberships in both the AOPA and Experimental Aviation Association (EAA). The primary concentration of his practice currently is representing Airmen.
Jack is a past President of the Rotary Club of Longview with 40 consecutive years perfect attendance, and is currently District Governor Elect for Rotary International District 5830.  He serves as South Central Chair of the International Fellowship of Flying Rotarians (IFFR) and Chair of the IFFR Safety Committee. He is a Major Donor to the Rotary Foundation.
Jack serves as a Vestry (Board) Member for Trinity Episcopal Church Longview where he and his family have attended since 1977, and is a past Member of the Board of Trustees of Trinity School of Texas.  He served first as Board Member, then as Counsel for the East Texas Association For Abused Families (1983-90), now the Women’s and Children’s Center of East Texas, and served as a Co-chair of the Professional Division of Gregg County United Way (1996-97).
He and his wife of 41 years, Ava, reside in Longview, have two successful grown daughters, and a Border Collie and Vizsla.