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Thomas Edward Welbourn

also known as Ed Welbourn, T. Edward Welbourn

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


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



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Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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  • Jason Daniel Cohn

    I first met Ed while representing mutual clients. Having worked firsthand with him, I can say that Ed is extremely knowledgable, highly respected, and is very responsive to his client's needs. Now that I no longer practice much criminal defense, I routinely refer him clients and have full faith that he will zealously defend them without fail.


    Jason Cohn Personal injury Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

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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

Contact info

Corrigan, Welbourn & Stokke, A Professional Law Corp

4100 Newport Place
Suite 550
Newport Beach, CA, 92660


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Excellence in PracticeSuper Lawyers2016
Excellence in PracticeSuper Lawyers2015
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
Orange County Criminal Defense Bar AssociationBoard Member2014 - Present
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 School of LawN/AJD - Juris Doctor1999
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