Learn More About The Attorneys Of Gray & Prouty

Attorneys Bill Gray and Gehring Prouty formed our law firm in 1974 with the objective of providing employers with the highest caliber of representation in workers' compensation defense. Since our firm's inception, we have risen to the ranks of California's leading workers' compensation defense firms.

Our Experience Sets Us Apart

When you work with us, you can have confidence knowing that our team has honed our skills over many decades of practice. We are adept at identifying the key issues and creating effective defense strategies. By doing so, we can provide effective, economical representation.

John Welch

John Patrick Welch has practiced law since 1978. Over this time, he has devoted his entire practice to workers' compensation defense and defending against 132a claims and serious and willful misconduct claims. He joined our firm in 1987 and became a partner in 1988.





Chris CooleyChristopher A. Cooley has spent his entire legal career at Gray & Prouty, working here since 1997. His cases include work on 132a claims and serious and willful misconduct claims as well as the usual issues in regard to workers' compensation defense. Mr. Cooley appears on behalf of employers and insurance companies throughout all of California.



To learn more about our lawyers' experience and qualifications, please follow the links below.

We offer a free consultation to discuss your claims in detail. Call 805-786-4050 or complete our online contact form to get started.

Workers' Compensation Appeals Board (WCAB) locations

Anaheim | 1065 N. PacifiCenter Dr., Anaheim, CA 92806
Bakersfield | 1800 30th Street, Rm. 100, Bakersfield, CA 93301-1929
Eureka | 100 "H" Street Rm. 202, Eureka, CA 95501-0481
Fresno | 2550 Mariposa Street, Rm. 4078, Fresno, CA 93721-2219
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
Oakland | 1515 Clay Street, 6th Floor, Oakland, CA 94612-1402
Oxnard | 1901 N. Rice, Ste. 200, Suite 200, Oxnard, CA 93030
Pomona | 732 Corporate Center Drive, Pomona, CA 91768-2653
Redding | 2115 Civic Center Drive, Suite 15, Redding, CA 96001-2740
Riverside | 3737 Main Street, Ste. 300, Riverside, CA 92501-3337
Sacramento | 160 Promenade Circle, Suite 300, Sacramento, CA 95834
Salinas | 1880 North Main Street, Suite 100 & 200, Salinas, CA 93906-2037
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
San Francisco | 455 Golden Gate Avenue, 2nd Floor, San Francisco, CA 94102-7014
San Jose | 100 Paseo de San Antonio, Suite 241, San Jose, CA 95113-1402
San Luis Obispo | 4740 Allene Way, Suite 100, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
Santa Ana | 605 W Santa Ana Blvd, Bldg. 28, Ste. 451, Santa Ana, CA 92701
Santa Barbara | 411 East Canon Perdido Street, Suite 2, Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Santa Rosa | 50 "D" Street, Ste. 420, Santa Rosa, CA 95404-4771
Stockton | 31 East Channel Street, Rm. 344, Stockton, CA 95202-2314
Van Nuys | 6150 Van Nuys Blvd. Rm. 105, Van Nuys, CA 91401-3370