Orange County Juvenile Defense Attorney

Katie Walsh

What would you do if your child or loved one got in trouble and was arrested by the police or charged with a crime?  You would want an attorney who focuses on that area of law to help you. A lawyer with a proven record of helping their clients in the toughest and most vulnerable situations for them and their family’s life.  You would call Juvenile Defense Attorney, Katie Walsh.

Prosecutors and Schools have become increasingly aggressive in the manner in which the police are called and charges are brought against children.  As a criminal defense attorney Katie Walsh has successfully defended many cases involving the most serious charges down to the minor charges- all the while obtaining the best results with the least impact on her clients’ records.

Hiring the right defense attorney for a child is one of the most important decisions you will make.  As a Juvenile Defense Attorney, Katie Walsh will take great care to make their case stand apart from the others, put in the best light possible and obtain the best possible outcome.  Katie Walsh and her team will communicate with you and answer all your questions.  Call now for a free confidential consultation, (714) 351-0178.


Focusing on Juvenile Law & School Discipline

Ms. Walsh was a prosecutor with the Orange County District Attorney’s Office for 9 years. During that time, amongst other assignments, she served as a Juvenile Prosecutor at the Lamoreaux Justice Center in the City of Orange and as a Domestic Violence & Child Abuse Prosecutor. She has chosen to focus her practice on Juvenile Law and School Discipline using her prosecutorial experience to her clients’ advantage.

  • 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.
  • Ms. Walsh has tried approximately 85  trials in felony and misdemeanor matters including: Attempted Murder, Aggravated Mayhem, Assault with a Deadly Weapon, Domestic Violence, Rape, Possession of Drugs and Drug Sales, Drunk Driving, Petty Theft, Resisting Arrest and a variety of other juvenile misdemeanor and juvenile felony matters.
  • Ms. Walsh has extensive experience with School Discipline and Expulsion Hearings, and has successfully negotiated with schools and school districts on children's behalf many times.
  • Her knowledge and familiarity with the District Attorney’s Office and the Judges whom she’s appeared in front of and developed a rapport, gives her clients a distinct advantage with their cases- whether it comes to negotiating great results or taking the case to trial in front of a judge or jury. 
  • Ms. Walsh knows how the police and prosecutors investigate and compile a case against you.  She knows you do not want to go to jail, or your child to have a criminal record.  She now uses all of these skills, connections and tenacity to defend individuals being investigated and charged with a crime


"I hired Katie Walsh to represent my son on sexual abuse allegations- P.C. 288(a) and P.C. 288(b)- they were Strike Charges. After negotiating with the D.A., she got all the strike charges dismissed, and got my son released from custody with credit for time served. Katie was very accessible and easy to get a hold of. She even took my calls and emails on a holiday weekend! I was so upset and scared for my son throughout this- but Katie talked us through everything and answered all of our questions. She made us feel like someone was fighting for our son and cared about him. Absolutely hire Katie Walsh to help your child!"  - mother of juvenile client

"It is with sincere gratitude that I send this recommendation As a parent of a child that was arrested on a Felony Domestic Abuse charge and over 2000 miles away I had to rely on friend of a friends word that you would be able to help us. Those words couldn't have been more accurate and true. This was foreign territory to us. We knew nothing of what to do or who to turn to. You were helpful, understanding and immediately available to get the process moving. With your knowledge and expertise the charges were dismissed within a very short time. You were there every time we called for questions, concerns, and support. You always answered our calls. Working with you has been a pleasure and a bad situation ended with the best outcome possible- charges dismissed. Thank you very much for your attention, concern, support, and expertise." - mother of client

"My son was charged with several felony counts. Ms. Walsh was able to convince the judge to give my son the DEJ program, over the DA’s objection. At the progress review, she then convinced the judge to terminate my son’s probation 6 months early. She was so helpful and comforting to us. Hire Katie Walsh if you child ever gets in trouble!" – father of juvenile client

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Contact Katie Walsh About Your Case

The first step you should take when charged with a crime is securing an experienced attorney with a successful track record. Attorney Walsh is familiar with Orange County Justice system, and will produce the best possible outcome for your case. Contact Katie Walsh by calling (714) 351-0178 or filling out our confidential online form.

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