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Modesto Bankruptcy & Divorce, and Criminal Defense Attorney  


Attorney Scott Mitchell provides top-quality legal representation in the areas of bankruptcy law, criminal defense and family law. The highly skilled attorney serves individuals living in the Modesto, Stockton and Turlock in California. Those turning to the lawyer can have the assurance that they are working with a legal professional who has years of experience and a wealth of knowledge in his legal practice areas.

Attorney Mitchell's firm has filed more than 2,000 bankruptcy cases, helping clients take control over their insurmountable debt so they can receive fresh starts in their lives. With years of experience in bankruptcy law, Mr. Mitchell is able to help clients devise the best strategies for managing their debt. He is also able to guide them through each step of the bankruptcy process, which can be extremely complex. The lawyer and his firm provide assistance for those filing for Chapter 7 and Chapter 13 bankruptcy, an even those seeking alternatives to bankruptcy. While many debtors might initially hesitate to file for bankruptcy due to their fear of social stigma, Attorney Mitchell has seen how the process can be highly beneficial and can help people turn their lives around. He is passionate about helping clients find the debt resolution options that best meet their needs so they can experience financial recovery.

As a criminal defense lawyer, Mr. Mitchell has spent years protecting the rights and futures of individuals facing criminal charges. He works closely with his clients to help them build the strongest and most effective defense strategies for their particular circumstances. He also helps them stand up for themselves when law enforcement has failed to respect their constitutional rights. The attorney's firm provides aggressive defense for a broad spectrum of criminal cases, whether they involve violent crimes, drug-related crimes, DUI offenses or a number of other crimes. According to Mr. Mitchell's mindset, each individual should receive the highest level of due process, regardless of the type of allegations he or she is facing.

In family law, Attorney Mitchell has personally represented more than 1,500 cases in this practice area. Over the past seven years, the lawyer has been providing family law representation to clients in Merced, San Joaquin and Stanislaus counties. He is able to take on a variety of family-related legal matters for those he represents, such as divorce, child custody, guardianship, domestic violence and much more. As an individual who has gone through a difficult divorce himself, Mr. Mitchell is able to personally understand the hardship that many of his clients experience. He is able to provide his clients with both the compassionate service and the tough negotiation skills they need on their side.

If you expect nothing but the best for legal representation in any of these areas, you should contact Attorney Mitchell as soon as you realize you need assistance. He and his firm have handled more than 4,000 cases in the areas the law he practices, so you don't have to worry about entrusting your legal matter to an amateur. Mr. Mitchell is ready to provide you with the time and attention you deserve. You can get the process started by contacting us today!


Languages spoken: English, Spanish

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Practice areas


  1. Divorce & Separation: 25%
    10 years, 800 cases
  2. Bankruptcy & Debt: 25%
    10 years, 2.8 thousand cases
  3. Criminal Defense: 25%
    10 years, 500 cases
  4. Child Custody: 20%
    10 years, 1.2 thousand cases
  5. DUI & DWI: 5%
    10 years, 150 cases



Hourly ($200-250/hour), Free consultation (20 minutes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

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  • Michael S. Waddington

    I endorse Scott. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community.


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  • Gary Lee Stanley Jr

    I am very impressed with Scott Mitchell and his credentials. I endorse this attorney.


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Contact info

Scott Mitchell Law Incorporated

1231 8th Street
Suite 650
Modesto, CA, 95354

Scott Mitchell Law Incorporated

20 North Sutter
Suite 202
Stockton, CA, 95202



We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Award nameGrantorDate granted
Deans ListHumphreys College2000
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
AttorneyScott Mitchell Law Incorporated2005 - Present
Association namePosition nameDuration
Better Business BureauMember2012 - Present
Stanislaus County Bar Association, Family Law SectionN/A2010 - 2011
State Bar of CaliforniaAttorney Member2007 - Present
United States District Court for the Eastern District of CaliforniaAttorney Member2007 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Protected Father's RightsJudge ruled my client to have 50% custody after trial
Father Loses CustodyMother received full legal and physical custody
Clients Eliminate 2nd Mortgage in Chapter 13Stipped Off 2nd Loan on Home for Minimal Cost
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Publication nameTitleDate
Blog Scottmitchelllaw.comShould I wait Until After Divorce to File for Bankruptcy?2013
Blog Scottmitchelllaw.comWhat to Expect in a Divorce2013
Blog Scottmitchelllaw.comChapter 7 Bankruptcy2013
Law Blog ScottMitchellLaw.com10 Great Tips for Surviving a Divorce2013
Blog Article Scottmitchelllaw.comPower Tips for Child Custody Cases in California2013
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Humphreys College of Law at StocktonLawJD - Juris Doctor2005