Timothy N. Welbeck, Esq.
Believer. Husband. Father. Attorney. University Professor. Hip-Hop Artist. Contributing Writer. In desperate pursuit of God.
Timothy Welbeck is an attorney, Lecturer of African American Studies, hip-hop artist, and contributing writer. As an attorney, Timothy's legal practice has primarily focused on medical malpractice, personal injury, family law, entertainment law, and corporate liability. To that end, Timothy has successfully represented or participated in the representation of dozens of individuals and organizations, including, but not limited to: a health-care based nonprofit that provides in-home, skilled nursing to the elderly and disabled, nurses and attorneys accused of malpractice, multiple individuals diagnosed with terminal cancer, national recording artists, and the executive producer of the soundtrack for a major motion picture.
As a professor, Timothy presently instructs an array of courses that examine interconnected themes in the African American experience, such as Hip-Hop and Black Culture, and "No City for Young Men: Hip-Hop and the Narrative of Marginalization," The African American Experience, Mass Media, Law and Ethics, and "Red and Blue America: Political Subcultures in the US". His scholarly work focuses on contemporary African and African American cultural transmissions, retention, expressions and evolution, hip-hop as a microcosm of the African American experience, contemporary issues of racial identity in America, in addition to the intersection of racial classification and the law within the American context. Accordingly, Timothy has lectured and/or presented at symposiums, conferences, and esteemed institutions nationally and internationally, including: Magdalen College of Oxford University, Georgetown University, Villanova University, Temple University, University of California, Northridge, Widener University, Philadelphia University, et al. Timothy's work as an attorney and scholar has allowed him to contribute to various media outlets, such as the BBC Radio 4, The Philadelphia Inquirer, NPR, The Huffington Post, REVOLT TV, Respect Magazine, The International Business Times, 900 WURD AM, et al.
He also blogs for The Huffington Post, in addition to several online and print publications (i.e. Hype Fresh Magazine, Respect Magazine, et al) that offer editorials, reviews and analysis of hip-hop culture. As a hip-hop artist, he has released two full length recordings, to critical acclaim, shared the stage with national and international acts (Janelle Monáe, Jidenna, Chill Moody, EPMD, Dead Prez, Canton Jones, Phanatik, Immortal Technique, Jasiri X, et al), won songwriting contests (Session 1 Grand Prize in 2010 John Lennon Songwriting Contest), garnered high compliments from hip-hop legends, industry taste-makers (Mtv Correspondent Sway) and record executives (VP of A&R at Def Jam, Lenny S).
Timothy graduated cum laude from Morehouse College, where he was awarded the Corella and Bertrand Bonner Scholarship, the HOPE Scholarship and the Oprah Winfrey Scholarship,and received his legal training at Villanova University. Timothy lives in Philadelphia with his wife and three children.