If you've been arrested, hire an aggressive former Orange County DA who understands the systemHire Ed Welbourn, a former Orange County District Attorney to Represent youCharged with DUI, hire an aggressive and experienced DUI attorneyIs your criminal record stopping you from moving forward? I can help you clean up your pastCharged with a federal crime, hire an experienced and aggressive federal defense attorneyCharged with a sex crime. Former OCDA Ed Welbourn can help you
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Excellence in Practice||Super Lawyers||2016|
|Excellence in Practice||Super Lawyers||2015|
|Excellence in Practice||Super Lawyers||2014|
|Top 100 Trial Lawyers||The National Trial Lawyers||2013|
|Partner/ Attorney||Corrigan, Welbourn & Stokke, APLC||2012 - Present|
|Attorney||Law Office of T. Edward Welbourn||2002 - Present|
|Deputy District Attorney||Orange County District Attorney's office||1999 - 2002|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Orange County Criminal Defense Bar Association||Board Member||2014 - Present|
|National Trial Lawyers Association||N/A||2006 - Present|
|Federal Bar Association (Orange County chapter)||N/A||2004 - Present|
|Orange County Bar Association||N/A||1999 - Present|
|People v. E. B.||Not Guilty|
|People v. P.T.||Not Guilty|
|People v. L. G.||Hung jury 2 times|
|See all legal cases|
|Associated Press||Lawyer says doctor to fight murder charges||2012|
|Los Angeles Times||Rowland Heights doctor to be tried for murder in 3 overdose deaths||2012|
|Los Angeles Times||Doctor charged in overdose deaths expected in court Friday ...||2012|
|Valley News||Jury Deadlocks on Penalty for Man Who Killed Corona Boy||2011|
|Valley News||Trial set for gang member accused of killing 13 year old||2011|
|Newspaper||Deliberations resume in gang trial||2009|
|Newspaper||Jury deciding "parking lot punch" murder||2008|
|Book||Vanished at Sea: The True Story of a Child TV Actor and Double Murder||2005|
|California Western SOL||N/A||law||1999|
|Pitzer College (Claremont)||Psychology||BA - Bachelor of Arts||1994|
|Swearing In For Honorable Nick Dourbetas||Judicial Swearing In Honorary Speaker||2010|
|Swearing in for Honorable Jonathan Fish||Judicial Swearing In Honorary Speaker||2008|
|Swearing In for Honorable Kimberly Menninger||Judicial Swearing In Honorary Speaker||2003|
Posted by anonymous
I went, almost literally, from jail to the offices of Corrigan, Welbourn & Stokke. After my arrest, my world changed entirely. If you are reading this review, you already understand the confusion and the fear that color the entire experience of a legal conflict. From the moment my family and I met Al Stokke, we felt better able to face the situation. The year-and-a-half that followed, during which time Ed Welbourn took the lead in managing my case, provided a stunningly enlightening experience. My ignorance of the law left me with very few tools for facing the charges against me, but thanks to Ed, Al, and Kate Corrigan, I never felt alone in that struggle.
Ed Welbourn is a gladiator. He’s smart, savvy, and incredibly capable. In my experience, he understands both offense and defense well enough to make the right call about when to use each—and when to just sit quietly and wait. Ed provided guidance and counsel when I needed them, and he did so with what has always proven to be a genuine honesty. He is a model of professionalism, and I am thankful that he oversaw my case. Al and Kate were invaluable supports as well—and I will never forget either the competent experience Al brought to our first and our last meeting at CWS or the tough cleverness that characterized every interaction I ever saw Kate have in court—but Ed saw my wife and I through some of the hardest moments in our lives.
If you hire Ed, don’t expect an ambulance chaser. Ed isn’t a TV lawyer; he’s the real thing. He never once did anything surprising, because he always acted according to a well thought-out strategy that he had taken time to consider and to share with us and with the team in his office. There were no plot twists in my case, and that’s just how I would have wanted it. My arrest was plot twist enough. Ed’s determined, careful, predictable support was what I needed to come through. I’m glad I had it; I’m glad I still have it.
Posted by Robin
My son was accused of crimes that could have put him in prison for the same number of years he had lived. For nearly four years we lived with a monstrous fear and burden to prove his innocence. Without Ed's expertise and amazing professionalism I know the outcome could have been very different.
The case was a difficult one full of gambles as it went to jury. Ed's expertise in delivering what the jury needed to understand and his keen understanding of who and what should be presented rewarded us with a total win. Two felony charges and eight lower included charges evaporated in front of us.
Hearing the words "not guilty" over and over again was the best miracle from the amazing result of Ed's fine work. He will always be our family's hero.
Posted by anonymous
Ed was able to take a complicated process and case that resulted in my benefit. He and his team consistently kept me informed, always managing my expectations of possibilities, never promising too much, but always over delivering. My case involved the DMV and the court, essentially two different entities that he navigated to allow for a simple plea that could have been 'enhanced' due to what the officer saw as a refusal for a DUI, that was not. He essentially had to win two cases, DMV and Court, to overcome the 'refusal' and was able to do that with his knowledge of the system, his familiarity and relationships in the OC Courthouse which is a huge advantage, and his tenacity to follow the best opportunity.
Posted by Sirous
Ed Welbourn is the sixth attorney I hired in January of 2016 to assist me to deal with my misdemeanor case that has been suffocating my life to the limit for being on a "Formal Probation".
I had to deal with five (5) previous uncaring and incompetent attorneys that I fired.
When I met Ed in his office, he looked at my case through internet on his cell and within 30 minutes he discovered the mistake my previous attorney had made. He confirmed his discovery with another senior attorney in his office and I never forget our conversation for rest of my life and I quote" He said what is your wish?". Naturally, I responded by saying, "I would like to get off this 'Formal Probation"!. Honestly, , I was not sure this is another empty promise by another attorney similar to previous five (5) attorneys I had, but he actually showed me his law book that spelled out maximum penalty for my misdemeanor offense. However, my gut feeling was telling me this attorney may be different than all previous attorneys I had. So, I felt comfortable to give him my blessing to move forward with it.
The following week, after he spoke to judge about the flaw in my case, we appeared in court and subject judge ruled my "Formal probation" which had 2.50 years remaining will be terminated on March 7, 2016.
I can not describe how relieved and elated I am. After, all the pains and traumas I endured in the past 1.50 year which by far were toughest time of my life, courtesy of probation department, it feels like surreal. I wondered whether this was really happening. I will be a free man and can live a normal life which probation deprived me of. Now, I have great appreciation for simplest thing in life we always take for granted.
I know one thing for certain. My freedom wouldn't have been possible without My attorney, Ed Welbourn's intelligence and follow through. As I told him several time, I am indebted to him for rest of my life. I mean this from bottom of my heart.
Ed Welbourn is a breath of fresh air in a legal system that is filled with attorneys that are mostly concerned about their bank account balance than welfare of their clients.
I will highly recommend Ed Welbourn to anyone who may have need for legal assistant.
Posted by anonymous
Ed was recommended to me by a friend and I am glad she did so. I found myself in a situation I had never been in and Eds confidence, knowledge and professionalism was a welcome relief. He kept me informed throughout the legal process and broke things down in a way I could easily understand. In the end we came to a very favorable outcome and I can move past this whole ordeal. I would recommend Ed to anyone looking for help with criminal defense.
Posted by jonny
Ed represented me last year on a very complicated residential burglary case. It was a very scary time for myself and my family. I am so thankful that we found Mr Welbourn. Ed was highly recommended to us by Allen Stokke. From day one he and his entire team provided the highest imaginable level of client care. Ed is extremely sharp, very well-connected and was always very professional yet relaxed at the same time. He is highly respected in the courtroom and I found him to be extremely insightful and trustworthy throughout the process.
I want to mention the continued care he has provided since the case has since been dismissed. There have been multiple times where Ed and his office have gone out of there way to help me with other minor cases and court appearances etc etc. I would recommend Ed and his team in a heartbeat. He did a great job for me, and continues to treat me well.
Posted by Helena
I am extremely grateful for Ed's services. He handled my case very professionally and was able to get me the most favorable outcome to an unfavorable situation. As you would expect an excellent attorney to be, Ed was very knowledgeable with the law, provided sound advice, worked quickly, made sure I understood everything, and updated frequently. On top of his outstanding capabilities, he is a kind, patient, and down to earth human being. He genuinely cared for me and my family's wellbeing. I am so happy to have been represented by Ed, and highly recommend him to anyone. Thanks for everything Ed. =)
Jason Cohn, Personal injury Attorney
Relationship: Worked together on matter
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.