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About me

"My job is to protect imperfect people from those that think they are perfect." 

-Scott C. Thomas, Esq.


I have focused my legal career entirely on criminal law, as I have a passion for protecting those accused of criminal conduct from the powers that be.  This passion is rooted in the notion that by protecting the rights of my clients', I am also protecting the rights of society as a whole, especially in the state-ist times in which we live.


Having earned a Bachelor's Degree in Political Science at the University of California, Santa Barbara, I am accutely aware that unchecked executive power is a cancer to a free and just society.  At the front line of the war being waged on society's freedoms and linberties, are criminal defense attornies, who provide the necessary check on governmental action, and fight to ensure that our society remains free and open, the essential hallmarks of Western Civilization.


Outside the courtroom, I enjoy surfing, hiking, and volunteering my time to help those less fortunate. 


Practice areas


  1. Criminal Defense: 95%
  2. Appeals: 5%



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Attorney endorsements

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  • Matthew J Eandi

    I have known Scott as an attorney for several years. As a civil litigator, I am periodically confronted with crossover criminal issues in my cases. Scott is the first attorney I contact whenever I have questions related to potential criminal issues. In all of the matters I have referred to Scott, he has achieved overwhelming success.


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  • Mark Andrew Mcbride

    Scott is tough is nails, and I endorse him without reservation. On the one hand, he's going places since he's rather new to the profession, but on the other hand -- and most importantly -- he's already arrived. He knows how to treat clients well, and he fights hard for them. He's easy to get along with, but he can turn on the heat when need be. Any client is in good hands with Scott, and I can vouch for him personally.


    Mark Mcbride Criminal Defense Attorney
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Contact info

Law Office of Sott C. Thomas

1851 E 1st St
Suite 840
Santa Ana, CA, 92705


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Owner/ AttorneyLaw Office of Scott C. Thomas2013 - Present
Associate AttorneyLaw Offices of Glew & Kim2011 - 2013
Associate AttorneyThe Moore Law Group, A Professional Corporation2011 - 2011
TAP Deputy District AttorneyOrange County District Attorney's Office2010 - 2010
Association namePosition nameDuration
Elite OCEducation Chair2014 - Present
Orange County Bar AssociationN/A2005 - Present
Los Angeles County Bar AssociationN/A2005 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
People v. BanianiReversal of Conviction
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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Chapman University School of LawTrial AdvocacyLL.M - Master of Laws2010
Chapman Univ SolLawJD - Juris Doctor2009
Univ Of California Santa BarbaraPolitical ScienceBA - Bachelor of Arts2005