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Michael Thomas Walsh

Probate Attorney at Newport Beach, CA

4.4   7 reviews
  • State Years
    California - CA 40 years
    Pennsylvania - PA 49 years
  • Licensed for 40 years
    State CA
    Acquired 1984
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 49 years
    State PA
    Acquired 1974
    Inactive No misconduct found

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About Michael

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Practice areas
  1. Probate
    Probate is an intricate process and requires a lot of attention to every detail. Therefore, this establishment, in one sense or the other helps to avoid the process of probate altogether. Thus, it is necessary to hire an attorney for this and there could be no better option that the law office of attorney Michael T. Walsh who specializes in estate planning and trusts. This allows them to handle your case in a much better way.

    40 years, 1,500 cases

  2. Estate planning
    f you wish to secure your family’s future with your assets, come to Attorney Michael T. Walsh, who will give you expert advice on estate gift planning in Newport Beach CA. He has many years of experience in this field and therefore, he will help you to develop an integrated and collaborative gift planning strategies that will give you financial benefits in future.

    40 years, 1,200 cases

  3. Trusts
    The law office mainly specializes in estate planning and any issues related to it. They understand your problems and draws up agreements and probates in accordance to your wish. If you want to avoid the hassling process of the probate court, they help you to draw up the documents for the declaration of the trust and thereby, you can assess the value of your property and successfully divide it.

    40 years, 1,600 cases

Mr. Walsh received his Juris Doctor degree from the University of Pennsylvania Law School where he was awarded the W. Foster Reeves, III Award for outstanding work in the area of trusts. He also earned an M.B.A. in Finance from the Wharton Graduate School of Business. Prior to graduate school, Mr. Walsh obtained his Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from St. Joseph’s University in Philadelphia. Mr. Walsh also earned his Chartered Life Underwriter designation (estate planning with life insurance) from the American College in Pennsylvania.

Prior to establishing his own firm, Mr. Walsh was an estate planning attorney with the law firm of Montgomery, McCracken, Walker & Rhoads in Philadelphia. Mr. Walsh has also worked as a tax specialist at Coopers & Lybrand (currently known as PriceWaterhouseCoopers) and as a director of Advanced Underwriting (estate planning) for The Penn Mutual Life Insurance Company in Philadelphia, providing advanced estate planning advice nationally. Thereafter he spent several years as a lecturer in business insurance and estate planning at the Wharton Graduate School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania. Since then Mr. Walsh has been a frequent lecturer in the area of estate and charitable planning and has authored a number of articles in the area of advanced strategies and techniques in estate, gift and charitable planning.

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Michael Thomas Walsh
4425 Jamboree,Ste 190
Newport Beach, CA, 92660

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Posted by Russ | March 5, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Great Lawyer
I have used Michael Walsh for several years. He is very professional and easy to work with. I would highly recommend him to anyone.
Posted by Laura | March 2, 2017
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| Consulted Attorney
First rate Wills & Trusts Attorney
Mr. Walsh is an excellent attorney and extremely knowledgeable in the realm of estate planning. I personally have consulted with Mr. Walsh and I recommend him to my clients looking to obtain a Wills & Trust attorney.
Posted by Chasse | March 2, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Thank you
Mike Walsh is an upstanding attorney. He was kind & compassionate with my request. That was displayed by his attention to detail & willingness to not only work on my case, but take the time to help me understand the process & what to expect. This is the kind of service I really appreciate.
Posted by anonymous | March 2, 2017
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| Consulted Attorney
Very Much Worth The Effort
Mike's thoughtful approach to understanding my situation and his attention to detail while asking good questions that I never even thought about is what made my experience working with him a good experience.
Posted by anonymous | March 1, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
My Trust
Mr. Walsh was very thorough in preparing my trust. We have a blended family and it was really important for us to find an attorney with a lot of experience who would be able to address all the issues with our 6 kids. Mr. Walsh was very patient and was able to incorporate all our demands in the trust to make sure that all our kids are well protected. We feel really blessed that we use Mr. Walsh. We highly recommend his services. He is also so patient and has a gentle and efficient way of getting things done.
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Posted by Afshin N | March 1, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
An Excellent Attorney When it Comes to Estate Planning and Business Law.
Mike is an excellent attorney when it comes to estate planning and business law. He did a great job for my business. He is always accessible, easy to work with and extremely knowledgeable about estate planning. I was very pleased with my experience. I would recommend him to anyone.
Posted by anonymous | September 7, 2010
Sorry to say we must report a low rating. Ended up paying a second attorney to fix this lawyer's mistakes.
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Work Experience

  • Owner
  • Michael T. Walsh
  • 1985 - Present


  • University of Pennsylvania Law School
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1974
  • Saint Joseph's University
  • MBA - Master of Business Administration
  • 1970


  • The Orange Catholic Foundation.
  • Founding Directors
  • 2010 - Present
  • California Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1989 - Present
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1975 - Present
  • Saddleback Health Foundation in Laguna Woods
  • Director & Presiden
  • 2015 - 2016
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • W. Foster Reeves award for Trusts
  • University of Pennsylvania
  • 1974


  • Business Insurance and Estate Planning
  • Business Insurance and Estate Planning
  • 1974

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Estate planning Attorney | Dec 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Walsh is a caring and precise estate planning attorney. I know him to have an excellent rapport with his clients."
Estate planning Attorney | Feb 27
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Mike Walsh is an excellent lawyer with decades of experience in Trusts & Estate law. Mike is extremely caring towards his clients and strives to put them in the best possible position to protect their assets and achieve their Estate Planning goals. I highly endorse Mr. Walsh."
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Newport Beach Probate Lawyer Michael Thomas Walsh
Michael Thomas Walsh
Probate Attorney
Newport Beach, CA
Licensed for 49 years