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Mr. Welch has the experience, local knowledge, aggressiveness and tact to obtain the best result possible for you. 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.

Mr. Welch is one of the top rated attorneys in the County with a proven record of not-guilty verdicts and cases dismissed. Ask your potential trial attorney, how many actual felony jury trials have they won? Mr. Welch has personally tried over fifty jury trials to verdict with amazing results. This has led Mr. Welch to get hundreds of cases dismissed, and hundreds more the best possible deal in that situation. It is the fortitude, and ability to litigate which is what gets the best possible resolution for your case. The prosecutors know which attorneys will actually fight the case, and which attorneys have the ability to win.




Languages spoken: English, Spanish

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Practice areas


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



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Attorney endorsements

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  • Kenneth Neil Hamilton

    If you are charged with a crime in Southern California involving drugs, guns, or gang activity, Chris is lawyer to call. He is not cheap but he is worth every penny of his fee. He's not one of those former disgruntled cops or prosecutors trying to cash in on the fact that they used to arrest people or send them to jail. Chris is 100% defense. I endorse this brilliant, hard hitting lawyer.


    Kenneth Hamilton DUI and DWI Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

  • Thomas Jay Olsen

    I endorse this lawyer.


    Thomas Olsen DUI and DWI Attorney
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Contact info

Law Office of Christopher P. Welch

674 County Square Drive
Suite 310
Ventura, CA, 93003


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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 Attorney, Firm Lead AttorneyLaw Office of Christopher Welch2011 - Present
Deputy AttorneyCounty of Ventura2005 - 2011
AttorneyLaw Office of Christohper P. Welch2003 - 2005
Law ClerkCounty Of Santa Clara2000 - 2003
Law clerkApple2000 - 2002
Association namePosition nameDuration
United States District Court of AppealsMember2015 - Present
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
BlogThree Common DUI Mistakes2015
BlogThe Past and Future of Breathalyzers2015
BlogAre Knock-And-Talk Searches Legal2014
BlogGetting Help with a Plea Bargain in Ventura County2013
Local Criminal Defense Lawyer PublicationHaving the heart to win cases2006
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Santa Clara University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2002
University of California - Santa BarbaraPolitical ScienceBA - Bachelor of Arts1997
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Bar Association MeetingDefending Gang Cases2011
Ventura County Bar trainingDefending Domestic Violence Cases2009