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Sean Christian Vargas

Workers compensation Attorney at Santa Ana, CA

5.0   18 reviews
  • Licensed for 15 years
    State CA
    Acquired 2008
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I am passionate about helping people who have been hurt at work, to maximize their medical and financial recovery. I have appeared on thousands of cases, taking the pressure of injured workers so they can focus on their recovery. I have also serve as a Judge Pro Tem at the WCAB. Call me at to discuss your case! Even if you have an attorney and would like a second opinion, since you pay no extra if you switch attorneys during your claim, feel free to call. Seven one four five four two five five four four. 

Away from court I am a devoted husband to sweet Virginia, and together we are raising three boys and a girl. I love to surf, read and serve along with my family. Our current focused outreaches are Young Life South Orange County and Novo, among others.

 

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Sean Christian Vargas
1600 E 4th St
Ste 210
Santa Ana, CA, 92701

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Posted by Alex | April 20, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Work Compensation Attorney
Look no further. I was in need of an attorney when my Workers Compensation denied my case twice. I was frustrated and worried. Thankfully my wife heard an advertisement on a Christian radio station and she saved the contact information. I set an appointment and brought in all my paperwork I had been saving. Then the process began. They started to do what they needed to do. I was assigned a new Dr. for my work injury and the Workers Compensation accepted the claim. I got my surgery and physical therapy. And now my settlement closed. I want to thank everyone at the Law Offices of Steven A. Meline for helping me out. Above and beyond! Very professional Law office!! I thank God for leading me here. Please consider this Law firm for any of your Work related injuries. God bless this office!!! Thank you!!! Thank you!!! Thank you!!!!!!!!!!
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Posted by Bernadette | March 27, 2020
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Sean Vargas
Sean Vargas worked as a partner with Steven Meline who I hired to work on my worker’s compensation case. He was always kind and thorough when I interacted with him. I would highly recommend Sean. He’ll work hard for you.
Posted by Pamela | March 4, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
BEST NEGOTIATOR, DID THE SEEMINGLY IMPOSSIBLE!
I needed an attorney to take on Keenan and Associates, well known for their history of deny and force settlement.  I also had an old case,  initial injury in 2007, past time limits for filing another claim due to disability that had spread from my original injury.   My 2 requirements were a law office that was Christian based and had successfully fought and won against Keenan and Associates. I found that with Mr. Steve Meline and Mr. Sean Vargas.  The staff at their office was always courteous, and I truly did call alot for status.  They helped me to understand the laws and what to expect.  Mr. Meline came up with a way to put pressure on Keenan and to help create the environment to want to settle in my favor,  and Mr. Sean Vargas took it from there, was at all the hearings,  deposition and an awesome negotiator! An appeal was submitted to the State Work comp board by their office and the State overturned the previous denials that the Dr's office couldn't even get done.  I knew exactly what was happening,  what to expect and the outcome was amazing! Due to their experience,  both are familiar with high ranking Corporate Attorneys, and  Sean Vargas knew just how to work with them on my behalf.  We just settled and we are thrilled to be out of the work comp fiasco so I can finally get the right care by my Dr for CRPS. CRPS is hard to prove and very debilitating and painful.  We always ended discussions with prayer for the right outcome and our prayers were answered.  If you want experienced,  competent, knowledgeable attorneys,  with the added grace of true faith in doing the right thing,  I highly recommend their office! I can't thank them enough for what is an extraordinary settlement!  They not only express their Christian values freely with you if you make your shared faith known to them,  but also are involved in the community as volunteers.  All glory to God for such an extraordinary team of Professionals individually and as a team! This was truly a blessing!
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Response from Sean Vargas March 9, 2020
Thank you for the kind review Pam. So glad you can move forward to the next chapter in your family, treatment and career.
Posted by anonymous | February 12, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Worker’s Compensation
My Workers’ Comp was handled successfully thanks to Sean Vasquez! Thank you so very much!
Posted by anonymous | January 31, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Blessed
To anyone that's looking for a lawyer, this is the place to go to. Feel confident that they will do the job and they got your back. It was not stressful. I'm happy that its done. Thank you Sean n Steven for all your help.
Response from Sean Vargas February 3, 2020
Thank you for taking the time to review our work on your claim. Glad your claim is done and you can move on to the next chapter of your life and career.
Posted by Analiza D. Bolt | January 17, 2020
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Update on the phone call Review
I am retracting my previous "1 star" review for Sen Vargas. I finally spoke with him today and he was nothing but kind, helpful and understanding to my situation. Sean has explained to me thoroughly the process of workers comp claim and what to expect. He is in fact after all a great lawyer. Thank you Sean!
Response from Sean Vargas January 31, 2020
Thank you Analiza. It was nice to speak with you and your husband. Let me know if I can be of any further help.
Posted by anonymous | January 6, 2020
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
attorney who wants to help
I had a consult with Mr. Vargas. He was unable to assist me with my case but it was clear he wanted to help. I recommend anyone stuck in the worker's comp system to call Sean to see if he's a good fit. You won't regret it.
Response from Sean Vargas January 7, 2020
Thank you for your thoughtful review. Best of luck on your claim going forward.
Posted by Frank | November 19, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
A welcoming experience...
After hurting my back on the job and not being able to work, it was a welcome experience to be represented by Sean Vargas from The Law Offices of Steven Meline. Sean saw me through my workers' compensation case to the end. He handled the details of my file, saw me through critical meetings and dealt with relevant parties, all flawlessly. As the insurance company tried to low-ball my claim, Sean stood up, balancing firmness, diplomacy and professionalism, persisting on a more satisfactory and just compensation for my injury. Down-to-earth and compassionate, Sean also saw me through my deposition. As I was a bit tense, Sean sat down with me ahead of time, and more like a friend than just an attorney, helped me understand the process in layman's terms, thus giving me the carity and confidence I needed, easing my nerves and making it easier to get through my deposition. During the negotiation process, Sean combined excellent judgment, skill, and technical expertise bringing to fruition the maximum benefit we sought. Throughout my case, I've found Sean to be well organized, dedicated and always prepared. All in all, along with a very talented, friendly and efficient office staff, the legal team of Sean Vargas and Steve Meline stood right beside me throughout the whole process of my workers' comp case and gave me the guidance and support I truly needed. With integrity, they put their heart into their work. My case has recently been finalized and I can now move forward with my life. I'm very pleased I chose Vargas/Meline to represent me and I would recommend them to anyone needing a workers' compensation attorney.
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Response from Sean Vargas November 21, 2019
Thank you for your kind words Frank. It was a privilege to help you through this difficult season in your life.
Posted by Ramona Gelow | November 5, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Best Attorney.
Sean Vargas did all he could to bring about the positive results we were praying for. He exceeded my expectations and am so very grateful. He worked hard and still took the time to encourage me when I felt frustrated and depressed with the insurance that kept dragging things on. He and Steven Meline are the best attorneys to have in your corner. I also especially appreciated that they are Christians as I am too, and they both prayed with my husband and me. I cannot sing their praises enough.
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Response from Sean Vargas November 21, 2019
Thank you Ramona. I really hope the settlement helps as you move forward. Best to you and Mickey.
Posted by Michael | September 4, 2019
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Client of Mr Vargas
I put in online looking for a attorney for help because I had questions.. Mr Sean Vargas replies to me via email and phone quickly.. Sean took the time to explain everything for me and what to expect.. Very professional and curious to my situation.. Sean guided me through the process and did all the work to help me settle my case... Out of 4 attorneys I interviewed Sean was the only one to tell me about benefits I was entitled to before even taking my case... I would highly recommend him ... Thanks Sean for helping me get my life back on the right track and recover from a career ending injury...
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Response from Sean Vargas September 10, 2019
Thanks for the kind review Michael. I pray that your new season and next stage in your career goes well.
Posted by Linda W | September 1, 2019
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Excellence
The help of Steve and Sean was great. The office was united with all correspondence, so anyone we spoke with could get answers. I feel they gave us the best results possible in our case. We would recommend them 100%.
Response from Sean Vargas September 3, 2019
Thank you for your feedback Linda.
Posted by Mary | July 24, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Extremely Satisfied
This was a very stressful time since my injury ended my career. Mr Vargas handled dealing with the insurance company and all the headaches that go with it.
Response from Sean Vargas July 29, 2019
Thank you for the review Mary. I am glad that we were able to achieve a great outcome for your case in spite of the usually hassles and delays of the insurance carrier. We wish you the best as the page turns to the next chapter for your career and family!
Posted by Steven | April 25, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Very helpful lawyer, got me a successful settlement.
Sean is very honest and prides himself on his honesty and professionalism. He explained things well, and answered all my questions satisfactorily. He was not only helpful with issues pertaining to the case, but he was also helpful with advice and referrals for me to follow up on my needs.
Response from Sean Vargas August 9, 2019
Steven, it was a pleasure helping you navigate your claim, and I am happy that we were able to resolve it. Please feel free to reach out to our office anytime if we can help again in any way.
Posted by anonymous | February 21, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
SEAN C. VARGAS-FANTASTIC ATTORNEY!
I was injured at work few months back and I went online and filled out a request for consultation with my case on a "network attorney" type site. Sean called me immediately after I sent my request/information. He asked me the details and then explained the process to me and he was very clear and informative. Was in touch along the way, extremely professional and he was able to win an out of court settlement with my case and my check is on the way! Fantastic service!
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Response from Sean Vargas May 3, 2019
Thank you for your kind review. I'm glad that we were able to help you with your work injury and settle your claim.
Posted by anonymous | January 2, 2019
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Competent and nice
Sean went out of his way to call me directly even though my case is a mess along with myself. He took time in reviewing my material and emailed me to what he believes is happening in my case. He pointed out things that were "not done" in my case which helped me understand vital information on my case I was not aware of and which now makes sense! He talks very nicely with you like you are a real person and not above you. I would highly recommend Sean. He seems like an honest attorney and a good family man. Thank-you, Sean for all the time you took with me though you were not obligated to.
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Response from Sean Vargas May 3, 2019
You are so welcome. It was my privilege to help you assess your legal situation and provide some direction to you. I pray that everything works out well for you!
Posted by Reza | December 6, 2018
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Friendly knowledgable
Made us feel at ease explained everything in way that we understood, got all the answers i was looking for
Response from Sean Vargas May 3, 2019
Reza, thank you for taking the time to post a review about your experience.
Posted by Tom Piini | June 8, 2015
This guy is good, very good
I had the pleasure of meeting Sean at a settlement conference that I attended with a friend of mine. I have worked with a lot of attorneys in my life. Sean is informed, explained everything very well, and actually is a great listener. Very rare in attorneys. I recommend him very highly.
Response from Sean Vargas May 3, 2019
Tom, thank you for your kind words.
Posted by dan | December 4, 2012
a true professional
attorney sean vargas since the begining was very helpful and always kept me informed of the long and dreadful w.c process.i highly recommend mr.vargas to any individual who is going through the w,c process.
Response from Sean Vargas May 3, 2019
Thanks Dan. I appreciate the feedback.
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Cost

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  • Contingency 15%-15%

Resume

AVVO RATING 9.3 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Meline & Vargas, APC
  • 2022 - Present
  • Attorney
  • The Law Offices of Steven A. Meline
  • 2018 - 2022
  • Judge Pro Tem
  • Workers' Compensation Appeal Board
  • 2015 - 2020
  • Workers' Compensation Attorney
  • Perona, Langer, Beck & Serbin
  • 2010 - 2016
  • Attorney
  • The Law Offices of Sean C Vargas
  • 2009 - 2010
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Education

  • Chapman Univ Sol
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2008
  • Point Loma Nazarene Univ
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2002

Sample of Legal Cases

  • ADJ867094 CRAWFORD
  • Settled after trial
  • ADJ9242059 ALVARENGA
  • Settled
  • ADJ7474471 - MOJARRO
  • 100% Award received - highest possible outcome in workers' compensation resulting in over $1M plus lifetime medical
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Associations

  • Young Life South Orange County
  • Executive Committee Member
  • 2021 - Present
  • Orange County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2018 - Present
  • Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles
  • Member
  • 2018 - Present
  • Christian Legal Society
  • Member
  • 2018 - Present
  • California Applicants' Attorneys Association
  • Member
  • 2011 - Present
  • Branches Church HB
  • Board Member
  • 2021 - 2021
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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Honors and Awards

  • Super Lawyer
  • Southern California Super Lawyers
  • 2022
  • Client's Choice
  • Avvo
  • 2020
  • Client's Choice
  • Avvo
  • 2019
  • 10 Best
  • American Institute of Legal Counsel
  • 2019
  • Best Lawyer
  • Expertise
  • 2019
  • International Law Certificate
  • Chapman University School of Law
  • 2008
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Publications

  • Chapman University School of Law
  • Untangling the Entanglement Prong of the Establishment Clause
  • 2008

Speaking Engagements

  • Assembly
  • Career Path
  • 2011

Attorney endorsements

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Given (11)
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Workers compensation Attorney | Apr 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Sean is my go-to attorney for worker's compensation cases. I have referred him many clients all of which are extremely satisfied with his representation. With many years of experience involving high-value WC cases, he is able to obtain extremely favorable results in a much quicker fashion than other WC attorneys. I highly recommend him for any and all WC cases, especially if there is a personal injury crossover."
Workers compensation Attorney | Oct 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Workers compensation Attorney | Sep 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I had the pleasure of working closely with Sean for several years and was able to get to know him on a personal level. From my experience in working along side of him would confidently endorse and recommend him to my clients with issues regarding worker's compensation and the labor code."
Workers compensation Attorney | Sep 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Sean is a great advocte and is well respected in the workers' compensation community."
Workers compensation Attorney | Jun 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Workers compensation Attorney | Feb 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Sean Vargas is one of the best work comp attorneys in Orange County. He represents clients with stellar professionalism and just gets the job done! I would refer my family members to Sean if they were involved in a work comp matter. I fully endorse this lawyer."
Workers compensation Attorney | Jan 14
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Over the past decade, Sean Vargas has gained a wealth of workers' compensation courtroom experience working for a large high volume law firm. Now that he is in smaller scale practice, Mr. Vargas will shine brightly for his injured worker clients. He is well received by judges and opposing counsel. Mr. Vargas has solid judgment on what to do, and not to do, in workers' compensation cases. I endorse him without reservation."
Workers compensation Attorney | Jan 03
Relationship: Supervised lawyer
"I endorse this lawyer. I have known Mr. Vargas since he was in High School! He has always been a picture of reliability and and thoughtfulness. I am blessed to have him as a member of my law firm and happy to entrust our clients into his competent effective care."
Workers compensation Attorney | Dec 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Vargas is an outstanding lawyer with a strong moral compass. Its rare to find an attorney with such a kind and respectful demeanor but who can represent you aggressively, Mr. Vargas does this flawlessly! I FULLY endorse Mr. Vargas. I would trust him with my case, a friend's case, or a family members' case."
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