Corrigan & Welbourn, A Professional Law Corporation
4100 Newport Place, Suite 550
Newport Beach, CA 92660
Prior becoming a Criminal Defense Attorney, Ed Welbourn was employed as a Deputy District Attorney for the County of Orange. During that time, he personally prosecuted hundreds of cases ranging from misdemeanor offenses such as Driving under the Influence of Alcohol, Assault with Deadly Weapons, Domestic Violence to Felony cases such as Drug Possession and Sales, Domestic Violence, Gang Offenses and Attempted Murder. Mr. Welbourn knew that to better serve his future clients as a defense attorney, he needed to understand the inter-workings and operations of the prosecution.
After several years, Mr. Welbourn left the Orange County District Attorney's Office and began his career as a criminal defense attorney. Mr. Welbourn's practice focuses primarily on individuals charged with misdemeanor and/or felony crimes in both State and Federal Courts. During that time, Mr. Welbourn has successfully tried and defended hundreds of misdemeanor and felony cases ranging from Driving Under The Influence of Alcohol, Drug Possession and Sales and Domestic Violence. In addition, Mr. Welbourn has defended clients charged with the most serious and violent felonies including Murder, Gang Crimes and Assault With Deadly Weapons. Mr. Welbourn has personally represented several high profile clients in Special Circumstance Death Penalty cases including People v. Deleon, People v.Tony Hernandez and People v. Lewis Gray. Mr. Welbourn also represents individuals charged with federal crimes.
Mr. Welbourn is an active member of the Orange County Bar Association where he regularly speaks to newly admitted members of the California Bar. In addition, Mr. Welbourn has been a keynote speaker at the swearing in of several sitting Orange County judges.
The reasons for his great success are his strong trial and advocacy skills, negotiation ability, and integrity and client service. These talents are reflective of his invaluable range of experience, which he relies upon and applies to each case to obtain great results and success for his clients.
Mr. Welbourn earned his bachelor degree in Psychology from the Claremont Colleges located in Southern California. Thereafter, he attended California Western School of Law located in San Diego, California and earned his Juris Doctor. While in law school, Mr. Welbourn was a Judicial Clerk for the Federal District Court, Southern District of California. Additionally, Mr. Welbourn worked for the San Diego District Attorney Office in their Special Operations division where he gained experience handling large drug cases and political corruption prosecution.