For the past several years, as part of her duties as a Guardian-ad-litem in the Domestic Relations Court, Ms. Welling-Arnold has mediated visitation and parenting arrangements between divorcing and divorced parents.
The law firm of Alanna S. Welling-Arnold, Esq. was established in Medina, Ohio, in 2001, although Ms. Welling-Arnold practiced law in New Orleans, Louisiana, prior to coming to Medina, from 1991 until 2001 with the law firm of Milling Benson. She has nearly 25 years of courtroom, administrative, civil, and transactional law experience in a wide variety of areas of law. She is also an accomplished legal researcher and writer, frequently doing research and writing for other attorneys involving complex issues. She is admitted to the following courts:
- Ohio, 2001
- Louisiana (Inactive)
- United States Court for the Northern District of Ohio
- United States Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana
- United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
- United States Supreme Court
Ms. Welling-Arnold graduated from Loyola Law School of New Orleans, Louisiana in 1991 with Law Review honors. In her first year of law school, she was awarded the Am Jur Tort II Merit Award and was first in her class. She is a graduate of Kent Statue University, holding both a B.A. (3.69/4.0) and M.A. (4.0/4.0) in Sociology. She received an Outstanding Scholarship Award from KSU.
For several years, Ms. Welling-Arnold has volunteered to help judge the annual moot court competition for high school students. (Pictured above on left.) In May 2015, Ms. Welling-Arnold received the Volunteer of the Year Award for her work for Community Legal Aid of Northeast Ohio. She has served on non-profit boards and worked on fundraising committees. She is very active in her community and currently holds the position of President-Elect of the Medina County Bar Association and President of the Board of Trustees of the HANDS Across Medina County. In May 2016, she was honored as a Distinguished Alumni of her high school Canton Lincoln.