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Cheryl Lynn Walsh

Litigation Attorney at San Juan Capistrano, CA

5.0   13 reviews
  • Licensed for 31 years
    State CA
    Acquired 1991
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Posted by Sam | November 1, 2022
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Outstanding and professional
Cheryl is an outstanding attorney. After meeting with her for the first time, we knew we had the right attorney to take our case. After my mother passed, we discovered that her husband had filed a Quit Claim and moved the home into his name and into his trust. When he passed a month later, he passed the home to his brother. I was contacted by his attorney who wanted to get the house sold ASAP. We were able to delay the process until we found Cheryl who started the communication with the other attorney. Cheryl was amazing. She took control of the situation and handled the other attorney with strength. Cheryl knew the law and interpreted the trust according to the letter of the law. In the end, we won the case and the home is to be put back in the original trust. Cheryl and her staff, Taylor, Robin and Maggie are just outstanding. I can’t say enough about them. If the need arises, I would not hesitate to use Cheryl again and I would certainly recommend her to anyone that is looking for and exceptional estate attorney.
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Posted by Steve | April 8, 2022
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Cheryl and her team helped me with my estate and conservatorship
Cheryl and her team were great to work with, helping to guide me through the whole process of a conservatorship for my incapacitated wife, and we ultimately closed and resolved the conservatorship and probate, following her passing.
Posted by Lisette | March 29, 2021
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Goes above and beyond expectations
Cheryl is a brilliant and insightful lawyer. She guided us through this process keeping us well informed, explaining as we went along and anticipated the next step. I highly recommend Cheryl and her wonderful staff.
Posted by Jordan | March 3, 2021
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Happy Client
Our family was embroiled in multiple lawsuits which had been going on for years. Emotions seemed to overpower facts and our original trust lawyer was unable to resolve the litigation. I first saw Cheryl in court where she had been court appointed on another case. In court Cheryl appeared extremely competent, knowledgable and relaxed. She seemed like the breath of fresh air our family needed. Cheryl was able to get us in to private arbitration and she successfully settled the case before the arbitration was completed. I wish I had hired Cheryl on day one. Cheryl is an excellent attorney.
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Posted by LESLIE | February 25, 2021
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Excellent Legal Guru
We were referred to Cheryl Walsh and the Walsh Law Firm due to a Trust/Estate lawsuit. I am thankful and grateful we hired her firm to represent us. It was long and complicated, but in that situation, you only want the best and most experienced. Cheryl Walsh and the Walsh Law Firm are the best. Don't waste your time with anyone else.
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Posted by Sheri | February 24, 2021
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Attorney Review
Ms Walsh represented my sister and me as defendants in a family trust matter. She successfully negotiated a settlement for the problem. She listened to our concerns and responded to our questions in a timely manner. There is no question in our minds the she is an expert in cases like ours. Her experience with legal matters in Orange County is undisputed as demonstrated in our situation. We highly recommend Ms Walsh if you are looking for a lawyer with integrity whose representation you can have confidence in.
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Posted by Daniel | July 8, 2020
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Walsh Senior Law is Excellent
In late 2013 I was forced to go to Court to get conservatorship of my 71yo aunt (by then a widow; she never had children) who had advanced Alzheimer’s disease. After a somewhat contentious battle, my aunt consented to a voluntary conservatorship and chose me to be her Conservartor. Cheryl quickly helped to assemble a team which included a respected gerontologist nurse and we were able to move my aunt into a safe and comfortable Assisted Living facility in San Diego where she lived until she passed away in 2019. Due to her illness and cognitive decline the Court would not allow us to make a Will or Trust for my aunt so we went through the arduous process of Probate. Cheryl and her associate Taylor Hill expertly maneuvered the Court system to close the conservatorship and guided me through the probate process. When COVID19 shut down the Courts, Cheryl worked with me to continue the probate process and keep everything on track. Once the Court reopened she worked her magic, recommended using a retired judge to bypass the backlogged Court, and probate was successfully concluded within weeks. I sincerely recommend Cheryl Walsh Senior Law to anyone dealing with aged loved ones. Through personal tragedy and global pandemic, Cheryl Walsh consistently demonstrated an expert knowledge of senior law and the Court system. She never failed to deliver when called upon and I could not have managed the process without her and her amazing staff. Cheryl, Taylor and Robin are friendly, responsive, and professional. They are wonderful to work with.
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Posted by SHIRLEY | January 23, 2020
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The Cheryl Walsh law firm is a professional expertly run law firm. First, the secretary Maggie handles the front office with HUGE professionalism and is easy to communicate with. Maggie deals with questions and issues right the first time expertly and efficiently. Next, Taylor Hill and Robin Black attorneys at the Cheryl Walsh law firm are always on point with all the litigation involved with my case. The briefs with case law and points and authorities they engineered are so excellent and "good law" that my state and federal constitutional rights were protected and upheld in court. The Cheryl Walsh law firm as a team did everything a client could expect from legal counsel. They appeared and filed all deadline papers on time and did everything in their power as a team to represent me in court and my facts of my casein the most favorable and legal way. The Cheryl Walsh law firm was with me every step of the way and strategized and went over facts and litigation before hearings and court without wasting time and money. ALL their efforts were super efficient and cost effective. Cheryl Walsh law firm is worth every penny I spent for them to represent me in court. Cheryl Walsh is such a strong attorney and sets a positive organized efficient charismatic tone for her law firm. Cheryl Walsh did not miss any aspect of my case, and made appearances for and with me making sure I had due process of law and my constitutional rights were protected. Cheryl Walsh along with her law firm absolutely shut down and paralyzed the vexatious litigation against me by litigating every aspect of my case and CRUSHING the other parties legal counsel. Cheryl Walsh law firm did this by using case law and "good law" properly and in context. Cheryl Walsh law office is a very well organized place with everything an office should have and was easy to access and great parking too. Lastly, Cheryl Walsh carries herself in a very professional well educated way and is highly respected by the courts and personnel. Cheryl's quick on her feet thinking combined with her deep understanding of the building block fundamentals of good law is what makes Cheryl a shining bright light in the court room and a force to be reckoned with by other attorneys. With Cheryl Walsh law firm I got the most favorable outcome on my case with all my constitutional rights upheld. What I like about Cheryl Walsh and her team is they know the law and apply it correctly and win a case that way instead of using parlor tricks and smoke and mirrors like other law firms. Ethically Cheryl Walsh had my back and absolutly 100% gave me the best legal representation in my case in which i won ! Thank you for all the great work.!!! MRS S. ADAMS
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Posted by anonymous | October 25, 2019
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Expert Guidance
Helpful with references for my mother's elder care in her home. Provided information on options as her care needs increased over time. Encouraged action to ensure that my mother would have funds for her care when she could no longer stay in her home. Expert representation regarding a difficult settlement with my mother's estate. For the most part excellent communication however a more clear explanation of legal versus statutory fees provided in lay terms would have been helpful to me.
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Posted by Jody | September 26, 2018
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I would highly recommend Cheryl Walsh
I hired Cheryl Walsh to represent me in a delicate legal issue I was dealing with as the Trustee for a close family member's Trust. I found Ms. Walsh easy to work with, compassionate, trustworthy, and attentive. She settled the issue before it went to court and I was very pleased with the outcome. I personally believe the way that Ms. Walsh handled my case from start to finish was brilliant.
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Posted by Janice | June 11, 2018
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Smart and Compassionate Attorney
Cheryl Walsh is an incredible human being. As an attorney, she gave above and beyond to our case. She went to the extra effort to learn about our daughter's extremely rare disease, and as a result, was able to represent her and us extremely effectively in a legal system that's really set up for the "average." She won both of our cases!
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Posted by anonymous | May 14, 2018
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Amazing attorney
No words to express my gratitude to Ms. Walsh. Court hearings and trials never have a certain outcome; however Ms. Walsh’s competitive nature, along with her analytical ability are only some of her assets. For every negative thrown at her, I would have expected a rebuttal tossed back, but to my amazement, she not only countered them with that, but led the conversation down a predetermined path, leading them where she wanted. Persuasiveness and thought provoking guidance had the decision maker looking to her for direction in a very complicated case. She does this in a conversational way that may seem subtle to many, however if you truly watch her, you will witness her brilliance.
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Posted by Scott | April 25, 2018
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Great Attorney
I retained Ms. Walsh when I was having issues on a co-gaurdian case and accounting issues. Cheryl always offers great advise and is well respected in the probate courts.
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  • Hourly Rates $ 75-450 per hour
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 8.5 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • President
  • Law Offices of Cheryl L. Walsh, A Professional Corporation
  • 1995 - Present
  • Associate attorney
  • Stein, Hanger, Levine & Young
  • 1991 - 1995


  • California St Univ Northridge
  • undergraduate
  • 1988
  • Loyola Law School
  • law
  • N/A


  • Alzheimer's Association - Speakers Bureau
  • Member
  • 1996 - Present
  • Orange County Bar Association Conservatorship Guardianship & Protective Proceeding Section
  • Chair
  • 2019 - 2020
  • Orange County Bar Association, Elder Law Section
  • Chair
  • 2012 - 2013

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Cum Laude
  • Caifornia State University Northridge
  • 1988

Attorney endorsements

Received (3)
Given (1)
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Elder law Attorney | Feb 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Cheryl is an exceptional attorney- fierce advocate with heart. I have been on the same side and opposite side of a case with Cheryl. She cares about protecting the elderly in their later years and will fight to give them the dignity and respect they deserve."
Probate Attorney | Jun 20
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Attorney Walsh has the utmost professionalism in her work for her clients. I admire her grace in seeking the truth and resolution for her clients."
Elder law Attorney | Jan 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Elder law

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San Juan Capistrano Litigation Lawyer Cheryl Lynn Walsh
Cheryl Lynn Walsh
Litigation Attorney
San Juan Capistrano, CA
Licensed for 31 years