|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Public Service Award||Santa Clara University School of Law||2002|
|Witkin Award- Professional Responsibility||Santa Clara University School of Law||2001|
|Trial Attorney, Firm Lead Attorney||Law Office of Christopher Welch||2011 - Present|
|Deputy Attorney||County of Ventura||2005 - 2011|
|Attorney||Law Office of Christohper P. Welch||2003 - 2005|
|Law Clerk||County Of Santa Clara||2000 - 2003|
|Law clerk||Apple||2000 - 2002|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|United States District Court of Appeals||Member||2015 - Present|
|Ventura County Criminal Bar Association||Board Member||2006 - Present|
|California Public Defenders Association||Member||2005 - Present|
|California Attorneys for Criminal Justice||Member||2003 - Present|
|State Bar of California||Member||2003 - Present|
|Ventura County Bar Association||Member||2003 - Present|
|People v. Davenport||dismissed at trial|
|People v. D. Davis||Dismissed at trial|
|People v. Portillo||Case dismissed at trial|
|See all legal cases|
|Blog||Three Common DUI Mistakes||2015|
|Blog||The Past and Future of Breathalyzers||2015|
|Blog||Are Knock-And-Talk Searches Legal||2014|
|Blog||Getting Help with a Plea Bargain in Ventura County||2013|
|Local Criminal Defense Lawyer Publication||Having the heart to win cases||2006|
|Santa Clara Univ SOL||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||2002|
|Univ of California Santa Barbara||Political Science||BA - Bachelor of Arts||1997|
|Bar Association Meeting||Defending Gang Cases||2011|
|Ventura County Bar training||Defending Domestic Violence Cases||2009|
Posted by Eric eason
This review is for Chris Welch he is a wonderful attorney, and he also has a very compassionate heart!! he cares greatly for his clients and is a wonderful attorney!! I remember the day he pitched for me in court and it was amazing!! He is a very kind and caring attorney. He is not just a attorney that just wants to go to court, he truely cares about his clients!!' He is a wonderful and caring attorney. If you are facing any legal trouble's contact Chris he is amazing!!!
Posted by CIC
Earlier this year I was accused of a misdemeanor.
Although the accusation and the charge was merit-less, I could not afford to hire an attorney to mount a full defense. In hopes that I would least be able to plead it down to a lesser charge I hired Chris, based his online reviews. When we first met he told me in his opinion the case was ridiculous and should not have been filed, but I had to let him know that I had limited resources available for a defense.
At the first court appearance the DA reduced the charge to an infraction, but Chris insisted that we should go to trial to clear my name. He appeared in court two times and got my case completely dismissed! He did all this extra work on his own initiative. I would have been completely satisfied if he stopped after the DA reduced the charges, but he insisted that it “would bother him” to know that I ended up with a tarnished record by the unfair charge.
The remarkable thing is that he was not telling me all this "for money". He never asked me to pay anything extra for all the additional work, essentially preparing and arguing twice in front of the judge for the same fee I paid him just to show up at arraignment.
Chris, I cannot express enough my appreciation for what you did! Anyone would be lucky to have you on their side!
Posted by Sandra
Mr Welch got all but one of my 5 charges dropped and my sentence reduced. He is very knowledgable. He is a takes his job very serious. If you want an awesome lawyer, Mr Welch is the one you should hire
Kenneth Hamilton, DUI and DWI Attorney
Relationship: Worked together on matter
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.
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