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Scott Colman Thomas

Criminal defense Attorney at Santa Ana, CA

5.0   4 reviews
  • Licensed for 14 years
    State CA
    Acquired 2009
    Active No misconduct found

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

About Scott

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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. 

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Law Office of Scott C. Thomas
1851 E 1st St
Suite 840
Santa Ana, CA, 92705


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Posted by Alex | December 6, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Thank you Scott for everything you’ve done for me and my future!
Scott was upfront and honest at all times during my case. He put aside court cases for me as I was finishing up a program in healthcare. Once I finished and graduated school, we dealt with the case and my results came out the best I think they could have. I think reaching out to The Law Office of Scott C. Thomas was the best decision I could have made.
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Posted by Sam | November 19, 2015
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| Hired Attorney
A caring professional who got the job done!
Scott is a true professional. In the moment that I needed him most, he was there. Aside from being a fundamentally sound, tactical attorney, what stood out to me most about Scott was his care and concern for me. The entire time I worked with him, I felt comfortable and knew that I was working with the right attorney. He made all of the right moves and made sure I was taken care of every step of the way. And guess what? Now my case is dismissed and I can put the past behind me. I couldn't have done it without you, Scott. Thank you so much!
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Posted by ddolore | July 2, 2015
I couldn't have dreamt of more savvy, caring, or responsive lawyer!
Getting arrested was one of the scariest moments of my life. I am so thankful to have been introduced to Scott Thomas by my cousin the next day. He immediately put me at ease and made going to court a painless experience. He had the entire case and all charges dropped with a brilliant motion to suppress evidence. If I were ever to be arrested again he is the first person I'd call. In fact, I've got him on speed dial!
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Posted by Brian | March 10, 2015
Excellent Criminal Defense Attorney
I was charged with a felony strike as well as some other misdemeanors. I had another attorney who literally did nothing for four months and was saying that we would have to go to preliminary hearing, and after that trial, which would cost $20k. This guy never returned my calls and didn't do anything on the case .After finally having it with this "prominent" OC criminal defense attorney, I was referred to Scott. Scott was super helpful and explained to me exactly what his thoughts of the case were, and what his strategy was. I retained Scott, and within a few days he got my file from the previous attorney and was already talking to the DA about resolving my case. On the first pretrial when Scott became my lawyer, he spent an hour negotiating with the DA and got the felony strike DISMISSED on day one! I ended up pleading to one misdemeanor charge, which in all honesty, I was totally good for. Scott could have dragged his feet and gone to preliminary hearing and gotten more money out of me, but he didn't. He told me we could beat the felony charge at jury trial if he couldn't get it dismissed prior to then, but he was honest and fought for me from the start and got the result I wanted, and saved me money at the same time. Scott did exactly what he said he would and is a person of integrity who you can trust. He knows his stuff, picks up his cell phone, and made me feel like someone was in my corner who had my back. I HIGHLY RECOMMEND SCOTT C. THOMAS TO ANYONE CHARGED IN A CRIMINAL CASE!
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AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Owner/ Attorney
  • Law Office of Scott C. Thomas
  • 2013 - Present
  • Associate Attorney
  • Law Offices of Glew & Kim
  • 2011 - 2013
  • Associate Attorney
  • The Moore Law Group, A Professional Corporation
  • 2011 - 2011
  • TAP Deputy District Attorney
  • Orange County District Attorney's Office
  • 2010 - 2010
  • Judicial Intern
  • Superior Court Of California, County Of Santa Barbara
  • 2006 - 2006
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  • Chapman University School of Law
  • LL.M - Master of Laws
  • 2010
  • Chapman University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2009
  • Univ Of California Santa Barbara
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2005

Legal Cases

  • People v. Baniani
  • Reversal of Conviction


  • Elite OC
  • Education Chair
  • 2014 - Present
  • Orange County Bar Association
  • 2005 - Present
  • Los Angeles County Bar Association
  • 2005 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2019
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2018
  • 10 Best
  • American Institute of Criminal Law Attorneys
  • 2017
  • 10 Best Attorneys
  • American Institute of DUI/DWI Attorneys
  • 2017
  • Top 40 Under 40
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • N/A
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Attorney endorsements

Received (4)
Given (3)
Endorse Scott
Criminal defense Attorney | May 17
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Scott is talented, hard working, and honest. He is committed to his clients and puts time and attention into every case. I wholeheartedly endorse him for any criminal defense matter."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Smart. Committed. Charming. It is no surprise that Scott's results are so good. With his level of commitment to protect his client, he leaves nothing to chance. Without hesitation, I'd recommend him to a friend."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"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."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"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."
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Santa Ana Criminal defense Lawyer Scott Colman Thomas
Scott Colman Thomas
Criminal defense Attorney
Santa Ana, CA
Licensed for 14 years
Free Consultation