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About Us A Team Backed By 100 Years of Experience 

About Us

Newport Beach Criminal Defense Attorneys

Corrigan Welbourn Stokke, APLC was founded with a mission to bring the best criminal defense options to Orange County. We take pride in being a small firm. Our size means that cases are never handed down to less-experienced attorneys. Your life is more than just another file that has been quickly glanced over at a large law firm. Our attorneys approach each case collaboratively, so every client receives the benefit of over 100 years of combined legal experience and the certainty that all options are being pursued to protect their freedom.

Experience That Matters

Each of our three founding attorneys started their careers as prosecutors and have spent their entire legal careers focused on criminal law. Because they have fought on both sides of the courtroom, our lawyers are able to build a comprehensive and proactive strategy for each case they handle. Our team’s experience makes us a premier option for criminal defense in Orange County. We consist of a former Orange County deputy district attorney, a seasoned federal crimes lawyer, and a criminal defense attorney with the experience of over 200 jury trials.

What you receive from Corrigan Welbourn Stokke:

  • 24/7 availability
  • Over 100 years of combined experience
  • Same-day appointments
  • Three former prosecutors
  • Attorney accomplished in their area of legal practice
  • A collaborative approach to cases

Corrigan Welbourn Stokke understands that criminal charges cause a significant amount of distress in someone’s life. Our firm is sympathetic to the needs of clients, and we always make ourselves available to them. No one should feel uncertain about their case, and we take every step to ensure that you know what is happening throughout the process.

Our legal services include, but are not limited to:

If you are facing criminal charges of any type in the Orange County area, call Corrigan Welbourn Stokke today at (949) 251-0330.

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  • Orange County Bar Association
  • California State Bar
  • AV Rated Martindale Hubbell
  • Super Lawyers

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Satisfied Clients Share Their Experiences

  • As far as I'm concerned Ed Welbourne is the Jason Bourne of the courthouse!

    “As far as I'm concerned Ed Welbourne is the Jason Bourne of the courthouse!”

    - Anthony J. G.
  • I have never met an attorney like Ed before; he is truly one of a kind.

    “He made me feel like I was important and that I mattered. I have had attorneys in the past and not always good experiences. However, Ed restored my faith in the legal system.”

    - Former Client
  • I am strongly recommend Mr. Welbourn to need an excellent attorney to defense your criminal case.

    “Mr. Welbourn fought hard to win the case with excellent result, a misdemeanor with a sentencing of 60 days to do Pay To Stay program.”

    - Former Client
  • I would highly recommend him, well worth it!

    “He is not only professional but compassionate and very patient with all my questions, worries and mini-nervous breakdowns.”

    - Former Client
  • Throughout all the matters I have worked with Ed on, I was impressed and pleasantly surprised at the level of dedication, commitment and energy he put into all three cases.

    “ His compassion during a very stressful for time for me and my family was extraordinary. He listened attentively, was extremely thorough, patient and immediately engaged with the case.”

    - Former Client

Our Case Results

Helping Our Clients Move Forward
  • Reduced to a Misdemeanor Battery with Serious Bodily Injury Reduced to a Misdemeanor
  • Dismissed Attempted Murder Charges Dismissed
  • Charges Dismissed Charges Dismissed in Felony Embezzlement of Airplane Case
  • Dismissed Domestic Violence and Probation Violations dismissed
  • Dismissed DUI Charges Dismissed
  • Misdemeanor and no Jail DUI with Great Bodily Injury Reduced to a Misdemeanor and no Jail
  • Dismissed Felony Domestic Violence and False Imprisonment Charges Dismissed
  • Reduced Felony DUI with Great Bodily Injury case to be reduced to misdemeanor
  • Dismissed Hung Jury in Re-trial of Penalty Phase of Death Penalty Trial
  • Reduced Misdemeanor DUI case reduced to a speeding ticket