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The Law Office of Christopher P. Welch handles all criminal felony and misdemeanor cases. Including: DUI/Theft/License Issues/Drug Charges/Sex& Rape Charges/ Gangs/ Homicide.

One of the top rated attorneys in the County with a proven record of non-guilty verdicts and cases dismissed.


Languages Spoken: English, Spanish

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Practice Areas


  1. Criminal Defense: 50%
    12 years, 5 thousand cases
  2. DUI & DWI: 25%
    12 years, 1 thousand cases
  3. Domestic Violence: 15%
    12 years, 1 thousand cases
  4. Juvenile: 10%
    12 years, 500 cases



Free Consultation (60 minutes)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

13 total 

  • Thomas Jay Olsen

    I endorse this lawyer.


    Thomas Olsen DUI & DWI Attorney
    Relationship: Other

  • Joshua Erin Newstat

    Mr. Welch is a hard-hitting, top-shelf criminal defense attorney. He has a superior knowledge of the courthouse and the local prosecutors and the District Attorney's office. You cannot do wrong by hiring Mr. Welch.


    Joshua Newstat Criminal Defense Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

Contact Info

Law Office of Christopher P. Welch

674 County Square Drive
Suite 310
Ventura, CA, 93003



Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo Contributions
Legal Answers
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Public Service AwardSanta Clara University School of Law2002
Witkin Award- Professional ResponsibilitySanta Clara University School of Law2001
Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
Trial AttorneyLaw Office of Christopher P. Welch2011 - 2013
Deputy AttorneyCounty of Ventura2005 - 2011
AttorneyLaw Office of Christohper P. Welch2003 - 2005
Law ClerkCounty Of Santa Clara2000 - 2003
Association NamePosition NameDuration
Ventura County Criminal Bar AssociationBoard Member2006 - Present
California Public Defenders AssociationMember2005 - Present
California Attorneys for Criminal JusticeMember2003 - Present
State Bar of CaliforniaMember2003 - Present
Ventura County Bar AssociationMember2003 - Present
Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
People v. NavarreteNot Guilty on all charges
People v. SkograndCase dismissed
People v. Garciacase dismissed
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Publication NameTitleDate
Local Criminal Defense Lawyer PublicationHaving the heart to win cases2006
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Santa Clara Univ SOLLawJD - Juris Doctor2002
Univ of California Santa BarbaraPolitical ScienceBA - Bachelor of Arts1997
Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
Bar Association MeetingDefending Gang Cases2011
Ventura County Bar trainingDefending Domestic Violence Cases2009