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Thomas Edward Welbourn

Thomas Edward Welbourn

also known as Ed Welbourn, T. Edward Welbourn

Practice areas:

Sex Crime, DUI & DWI, Federal Crime, Criminal Defense, Expungement

About Me



Mr. Welbourn is a retired Orange County Deputy District Attorney who represents individuals and corporations charged with crimes in both state and federal courts. His practice ranges from DUI defense to White Collar cases to Death Penalty murders.



Languages Spoken: Spanish

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 1999

  1. Federal Crime: 25%
    16 years
  2. DUI & DWI: 25%
    16 years
  3. Sex Crime: 25%
    16 years
  4. Criminal Defense: 15%
    16 years, 750 cases
  5. Expungement: 10%
    16 years



Retainer (Always)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

12 total 

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    Mr. Welbourne is a well know and highly respected trial attorney. His reputation for aggressive representation, excellent trial skills, and proven results is well deserved. I endorse this lawyer.


    Christopher Harmon
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Saar Swartzon

    Ed is a fantastic lawyer. I have referred several clients to Ed who has done a superb job on their cases. The clients have the best things to say about Ed and his representation. That is the highest compliment you can get. I would recommend Ed to anyone looking for excellent criminal representation.


    Saar Swartzon Personal Injury Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

Corrigan, Welbourn & Stokke, A Professional Law Corp

4100 Newport Place
Suite 550
Newport Beach, CA, 92660



Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo Contributions
Legal Answers
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Excellence in PracticeSuper Lawyers2014
Top 100 Trial LawyersThe National Trial Lawyers2013

Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
Partner/ AttorneyCorrigan, Welbourn & Stokke, APLC2012 - Present
AttorneyLaw Office of T. Edward Welbourn2002 - Present
Deputy District AttorneyOrange County District Attorney's office1999 - 2002

Association NamePosition NameDuration
National Trial Lawyers AssociationN/A2006 - Present
Federal Bar Association (Orange County chapter)N/A2004 - Present
Orange County Bar AssociationN/A1999 - Present

Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
People v. RamirezNot Guilty verdict at trial
People v. Dr. PNot Guilty Verdict at trial
People v. SCase dismissed

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School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
California Western SOLN/Alaw1999
Pitzer College (Claremont)PsychologyBA - Bachelor of Arts1994

Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
Swearing In For Honorable Nick DourbetasJudicial Swearing In Honorary Speaker2010
Swearing in for Honorable Jonathan FishJudicial Swearing In Honorary Speaker2008
Swearing In for Honorable Kimberly MenningerJudicial Swearing In Honorary Speaker2003