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T. Edward Welbourn

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T. Edward (Ed) Welbourn, a former Orange County Deputy District Attorney, is a member of Corrigan | Welbourn | Stokke, APLC. His 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. Ed and the firm are AV-Rated by Martindale-Hubbell and he has been named to “Super Lawyers”, “The National Trial Lawyers Top 100 Trial Lawyer” and “America’s Top 100 Criminal Defense Attorneys”.

Ed’s practice focuses on individuals charged with felony and misdemeanor crimes in Orange County, Los Angeles, Riverside, San Diego, and San Bernardino. He has successfully tried and defended hundreds of felony and misdemeanor cases, including, white collar/financial crimes, domestic violence, drug crimes, vehicular homicide, and DUI. Ed has also successfully tried and defended clients charged with the most serious and violent felonies including attempted murder, special circumstance murders, gang crimes, assault with weapons, and sexual assault.

Ed has defended several high-profile jury trial cases involving special circumstance and/or death penalty cases including: People v. Edward Shin, People v. Larry Shin, People v. Skylar Deleon, People v. Tony Hernandez, and People v. Lewis Gray. His cases have been featured on Dateline NBC, ABC’s 20/20 and other nationwide and local media sources.

Ed is an active member of the Orange County Bar Association and is the former Chair of the Criminal Law section. He is also an active board member of the Orange County Criminal Defense Bar Association. He regularly speaks to newly admitted members of the California Bar and is an active member of the Orange County Bar Foundation. He has been a keynote speaker at the swearing-in of several sitting Orange County judges.

Ed received his law degree from California Western School of Law in San Diego and his undergraduate degree in Psychology from Pitzer College of the Claremont Colleges. He is admitted to the State Bar of California (1999-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.

Ed uses his strong trial and advocacy skills, negotiation ability, integrity, and client service to be successful. These talents are reflective of his invaluable range of experience, which he relies upon to obtain great results for his clients.

Practice Areas

Ed Welbourn and the Newport Beach criminal defense attorneys at Corrigan Welbourn Stokke are ready to assist you. CallĀ (949) 251-0330!

Satisfied Clients Share Their Experiences

  • 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
  • If I ever need an attorney in the future, he will definitely be my go-to guy.

    “He has been candid in his assessment of my legal predicaments, appeared in court by my side, and has skillfully guided me through the confusing maze of the Orange County legal system.”

    - 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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