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Katherine Elizabeth Walsh

Juvenile law Attorney at Tustin, CA

5.0   4 reviews

also known as The Law Office of Katie Walsh


Licensed for 19 years

About Katherine

Learn Katherine’s areas of practice.

3
Practice areas
  1. Juvenile law
    60%
    Representing minors (and their family) with juvenile criminal defense.

    20 years

  2. Education
    30%
    Representing Students and their families with school discipline and/or school expulsion issues.

    20 years

  3. Criminal defense
    10%
    Helping victim's of crime assert their voice, their rights and navigate the criminal justice system.

    20 years

DEDICATED JUVENILE ATTORNEY. CONTACT NOW FOR A FREE CONSULTATION TO HELP YOUR CHILD!

Ms. Walsh is a successful Juvenile Attorney who has handled thousands of juvenile cases.  As a former juvenile prosecutor, she knows the ins and outs of Juvenile Court.  Most attorneys concentrate on Adult Crime, and are out of their element when it comes to juvenile law because there are different rules and procedures.  Few attorneys focus their practice on juvenile law.  Ms. Walsh wants to get your child a second chance.

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Licensed for 19 years
State CA
Status Active
Acquired 2003
Updated 12/07/2022

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

Contact Katherine

The Law Office of Katie Walsh
335 Centennial Way
Tustin, CA, 92780

Reviews

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Posted by anonymous | January 25, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Simply the best attorney I've ever met.
We contacted Katie Walsh as a victim rights attorney on behalf of my minor niece and she was incredible. It wasn't until late in the case when we felt the DA had dropped the ball in the prosecution of the perpetrator that we reached out to Katie and we only wish we had done so earlier. Not only did Katie hold the DA accountable and show the judge how poorly they'd handled the case, she got us much more of a just resolution than we thought would ever be possible so late in the game. Katie is caring, personable and she doesn't let anything get by her. She held the court system accountable and we were proud to have her in our corner. When you enter the court system you need the best advocate you can find and Katie is exactly that.
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Posted by Christina | January 23, 2015
Very Knowledgeable and Helpful
"My son was charged with Lewd Conduct, P.C. 647 out of Downey, CA. After hiring Ms. Walsh, she spoke with the District Attorney, Probation, and the Judge. Even though the judge was not pleased with the offer, she was able to get my son Community Service and a Class to complete, and the case will be dismissed entirely! Ms. Walsh made it so my son did not need to plead guilty. She was extremely involved and very helpful throughout this entire process. I felt that she was with us, our family, every step of the way. She even called my son's school on his behalf to discuss the situation and his status. If your child is ever in trouble- you MUST hire Katie Walsh."
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Posted by anonymous | September 15, 2014
Attorney Katie Walsh
Ms. Walsh was a life saver when I didn't know what was going on, or how to handle the situation. My young daughter was attacked at her middle school and was seriously injured. At a time when both the school and the police were giving us the run-around and not helping, Ms. Walsh fought for us! She made the police listen to us and do their job. She answered every question, phone call, and email I had that was related, and unrelated to this case. She was encouraging to myself and my daughter. Because she was persistent with the police, probation, and the District Attorney, a felony case was charged against my daughter's attacker. I highly recommend Ms. Walsh if you ever need an attorney for a criminal matter.
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Posted by anonymous | May 12, 2014
A Great Attorney for Stalking/Harassment Cases
Katie Walsh is an outstanding attorney. I am a teacher and was being stalked/harassed by a parent at my school. I wanted a restraining order against this person. Ms. Walsh listened to me and made me feel like I was her most important client. She made me feel safe, and assured me that everything would be OK. She spent a lot of time preparing myself and our witnesses for court. I am extremely happy with the result . Ms. Walsh is the perfect combination of a pit bull in the courtroom, and a fair, professional and kind person. I strongly recommend Ms. Walsh to anyone who needs an attorney.
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Cost

Rates
  • Retainer Always
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Owner
  • The Law Office of Katie Walsh
  • 2012 - Present
  • Deputy District Attorney
  • Orange County District Attorney's Office
  • 2003 - 2012
  • Associate
  • Robinson, Calcagnie, Robinson, Shapiro & Davis
  • 2002 - 2003
  • Juvenile Court Law Clerk
  • Los Angeles District Attorney's Office
  • 2001 - 2001
  • Law Clerk
  • Girardi & Keese
  • 2000 - 2002
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Education

  • Loyola Law School, Loyola Marymount University
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2003
  • Santa Clara University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1998

Legal Cases

  • People v. Fox
  • Dismissed
  • People v. U
  • 2 counts of Robbery dismissed and credit for time served
  • People v. K
  • Case was dismissed.

Associations

  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • Pacific Juvenile Defender Center
  • Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • State Bar of California
  • Member
  • 2003 - Present
  • Orange County Women Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2014 - 2015
  • Mommy Esquire Orange County Bar
  • Member
  • 2014 - 2015
  • William P. Gray Legion Lex American Inn of Court
  • Barrister
  • 2014 - 2015
  • Orange County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2014 - 2015
  • Orange County Women Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2013 - 2014
  • Mommy Esquire Orange County Bar
  • Member
  • 2013 - 2014
  • William P. Gray Legion Lex American Inn of Court
  • Barrister
  • 2013 - 2014
  • Orange County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2013 - 2014
  • Orange County Women Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2012 - 2013
  • Mommy Esquire Orange County Bar
  • Member
  • 2012 - 2013
  • William P. Gray Legion Lex American Inn of Court
  • Barrister
  • 2012 - 2013
  • Orange County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2012 - 2013
  • Orange County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2004 - 2008
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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Awards

  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • National Trial Lawyers Association
  • 2016
  • Top 10 Female Attorneys
  • American Institute of Criminal Law Attorneys
  • 2016
  • Mock Trial Coach of the Year
  • Rosary High School
  • 2015
  • Rising Star
  • National Association of Professional Women
  • 2013
  • Domestic Violence Unit Award
  • Orange County District Attorney Family Protection Unit
  • 2009
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Publications

Speaking Engagements

  • Orangewood Foundation
  • Sexting and Juvenile Rights
  • 2015
  • Charity Luncheon
  • Sexting and Juvenile Rights
  • 2015
  • Domestic Violence Seminar
  • Trial Advocacy
  • 2013
  • Juvenile Law Seminar
  • Juveniles and the Law
  • 2012
  • Domestic Violence
  • Domestic Violence and Victims
  • 2011
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Attorney endorsements

Received (14)
Given (18)
Endorse Katherine
Juvenile law Attorney | Mar 12
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Katherine works hard for her clients and gets the best results."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Katherine is an exceptional litigation attorney whose reputation speaks for itself. Highly recommended lawyer."
Juvenile law Attorney | Jan 28
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I had the pleasure (or challenge, depending on how you look at it) of dealing with Ms. Walsh when she was a Deputy DA in Orange County. There were many instances over several years that we found ourselves on opposing sides on many different cases. I can attest based on those interactions that Ms. Walsh's preparation, judgement and skill are of the highest quality. In addition, as a prosecutor, she consistently listened to opposing counsel and considered all arguments before deciding on a case. I'm positive that as a criminal defense attorney and juvenile attorney these qualities will tremendously benefit her clients."
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 29
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Katie was an excellent O.C.D.A., and now she's an excellent defense attorney. I have handled numerous cases with Katie, and she always worked with the highest level of integrity, knowledge, and professionalism. I am proud to call Katie not just a colleague, but also a friend."
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Katie is both personable and knowledgeable."
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Ms. Walsh wholeheartedly. Not only is she a good lawyer, she is a good person. This quality of her character is not lost on all with whom she interacts, including opposing lawyers, judges and juries. Combining empathy and skill she is able to secure the best results for her clients."
Juvenile law Attorney | Sep 13
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I worked with Katie on some cases when I was practicing as a defense attorney in Orange County. She has done an excellent job of transitioning out of the prosecutors office and into the difficult task of taking on often challenging juvenile cases. Katie's excellent relationship with her former office is going to be a major benefit to all of her incoming clients. Furthermore, Katie was always tough but fair and I am confident she is the same with her clients."
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 13
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"A true sign of an excellent attorney is one who can “cross the table” effectively from being a great prosecutor to becoming a great defense attorney. Katie is one of those attorneys. I have worked with more prosecutors than I can count over the years and Katie stands out as someone who was always fair with her cases, and even more importantly, showed compassion. Now as a defense attorney, she has put her extensive inside knowledge to work for her clients and achieves outstanding results because of this. In particular, I am very impressed with Katie’s effectiveness with Juvenile cases. She is the go-to lawyer for these offenses in Orange County and I give her my highest endorsement."
Unknown Attorney | Jan 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Top-notch attorney. Highly respected in the legal community."
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 13
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Without hesitation, I fully endorse this lawyer. Attorney Walsh is an outstanding criminal lawyer. I have known her for many years now and know her professionalism, work ethic, compassion, and lawyering skills are simply extraordinary."
Juvenile law Attorney | Sep 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Katherine Walsh is both an outstanding attorney and a wonderful human being. Katherine over the years has developed a great deal of expertise in both Juvenile Court and in Domestic Violence cases. This experience not only helps in knowing the law, but gives her a great deal of sensitivity in working with her clients. Katherine is also very honest, hardworking and fights exceptionally hard for her clients. You would be lucky to have her on your side!"
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 31
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Katie Walsh is one of the elite criminal defense attorneys in Southern California. She attacks the prosecutions case from every possible angle and leaves no stone unturned. She is smart, dedicated and caring. I recommend Katie Walsh without hesitation."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 28
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I opposed this lawyer when she was a District Attorney. I always thought she comported herself with the utmost professionalism. She is very knowledgeable about criminal law issues based on her 9 years in the Orange County District Attorney's Office. She has had many felony trials with excellent results. She has a great rapport with the jury and the judges and it reflects in her results. Being a successful criminal defense attorney depends in part on your relationships with the District Attorney and the Judges. Ms. Walsh has GREAT relationships with all these people which will be very helpful to her clients."
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