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Kate Corrigan

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Kate Corrigan, a former prosecutor, is a member of Corrigan | Welbourn | Stokke, APLC. Her firm’s practice is limited to criminal defense and is dedicated to the representation of individuals and businesses facing criminal investigation and / or prosecution in state and federal court. Kate and the firm are AV-Rated by Martindale-Hubbell and Kate is listed in the Martindale-Hubbell Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers.

Kate’s practice is primarily focused on federal criminal cases that range from complex white collar crime to drug trafficking and RICO cases. Her white collar crime cases include healthcare, securities, investment fraud and cases involving transactions on the dark web and overseas. She also maintains a strong practice in the state criminal courts.

Kate is the 2018 recipient of the prestigious Alicemarie H. Stotler Award. She received this award in recognition of her professional accomplishments in and contributions to the federal courts and her dedication to the legal community. She has served three terms as President of the Orange County Criminal Defense Bar Association and is a founding board member of the association. She has also served as the President of the Federal Bar Association – Orange County Chapter, and is currently on its board of directors. She is currently serving a 3 year terms on the board of directors for the Orange County Bar Association, is on the executive committee for the OCBA Masters Division, and is on the board of governors for the CACJ. In addition, Kate has served multiple terms as an Attorney Representative for the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals Judicial Conference. She also serves as a CJA Federal Trial Panel attorney for the Central District of California.

Kate is a sought after speaker and panelist and has enjoyed speaking around the country about complex federal criminal trial issues and has served as a faculty member of the Trial Skills Academy which is designed for federal criminal trial lawyers. She also serves as a faculty member of the Cardozo Law School Intensive Trial Advocacy Program. In addition, she also participates in programs and panels discussing federal and state criminal law issues and policies.

Kate received her law degree from Pepperdine School of Law and her undergraduate education at University of California, Irvine, where she earned a B.A. in Political Science. She is admitted to the State Bar of California (1987-Present), United States Circuit Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit, United States District Court for the Central District of California, United States District Court for the Southern District of California, United States District Court for the Eastern District of California, and United States District Court for the Northern District of California.

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Kate and the rest of our Newport Beach criminal defense lawyers are ready to speak with you when you call (949) 251-0330.

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    “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

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