Southern California

Orange: tel (714) 558-3751

850 E. Chapman Ave. #A, Orange CA 92866
fax (714) 516-2246


John Patrick Welch


John Patrick Welch has been practicing law since May of 1978, exclusively handling California Workers Compensation Litigation Defense. He has worked for Gray and Prouty since 1987, becoming a Partner in the firm in 1988. He currently has his office in Orange, and makes appearances for his clients all over Southern California.


Jon Steelman

Jon SteelmanJon Steelman is a graduate of American College of Law, in Brea, California. After joining the California Bar and after a brief period in criminal defense, he has practiced Workers’ Compensation defense in California since 1990. Jon has represented carriers, workers’ compensation administrators and California employers (insured or otherwise) in defense of case-in-chief matters, Labor Code section 132a allegations, and Serious and Willful Misconduct of Employer allegations. He directs litigation from file opening, deposition, discovery and trial. He has appellate experience at the WCAB panel and Court of Appeal level, including oral argument at the 2nd Dist. Court of Appeal. He also has experience in protecting employers’ subrogation interests and interfaces well with civil counsel and judges in the Superior Court venues. As a guiding strategy, he feels that cases are best defended when we are aggressive and well prepared for Trial at the earliest opportunity. In this way, optimum results are obtained for the client, with either effective presentation of defenses at trial, or the best, most reasonable settlement results, whichever is more appropriate to protect the client’s interests.

  • John Banks, of counsel

Workers' Compensation Appeals Board (WCAB) locations

Anaheim | 1065 N. PacifiCenter Dr., Anaheim, CA 92806
Bakersfield | 1800 30th Street, Rm. 100, Bakersfield, CA 93301-1929
Long Beach | 300 Oceangate Drive, Suite 200, Long Beach, CA 90802-4304
Los Angeles | 320 West 4th Street, 9th Floor, Los Angeles, CA 90013-2329
Marina del Rey | 4720 Lincoln Blvd, 2nd Floor. Marina del Rey, CA 90292
Pomona | 732 Corporate Center Drive, Pomona, CA 91768-2653
Riverside | 3737 Main Street, Ste. 300, Riverside, CA 92501-3337
San Bernardino | 464 W. Fourth St., Ste. 239, San Bernardino, CA 92401-1411
San Diego | 7575 Metropolitan Road, Suite 202, San Diego, CA 92108-4424
Santa Ana | 605 W Santa Ana Blvd, Bldg. 28, Ste. 451, Santa Ana, CA 92701
Van Nuys | 6150 Van Nuys Blvd. Rm. 105, Van Nuys, CA 91401-3370