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B. Scott Winkler

Criminal defense Attorney at Shafter, CA

5.0   9 reviews

also known as Law Offices of B. Scott Winkler, Scott Winkler, Attorney

  • Licensed for 22 years
    State CA
    Acquired 2001
    Active No misconduct found

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

About B.

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Practice areas
  1. Criminal defense
    All areas of criminal defense, including DUI, domestic violation allegations, Gang cases, welfare fraud, and many other areas of criminal defense.

    25 years

  2. DUI and DWI
    Will walk you with you through the entire process, beginning with order the DMV hearing (10 days from arrest), and throughout criminal proceedings. You will be taken care if!

    25 years, 100 cases

  3. Other

Scott Winkler has been a local attorney in Bakersfield for the past 18 years, following a successful banking career at Wells Fargo, as Vice-President at the Regional Commercial Banking Office.  Growing up in Bakersfield ne truly understands the community and demographics, and his formed a great balance to provide a resonable rate, while performing excellent representation.  The Law Office of B. Scott Winkler will handle everything from misdemeanors to all serious and violent felony cases.  He is not motivated by money, but in many cases, the most successful defense requires additional investigation fees and other detailed costs to insure successful results!

Having focused primarily in criminal law for the past 15 years he has expanded his practice into family law, business consulting, and personal injury cases. Mr. Winkler does not charge a consultation fee, and believes working in the smaller city of Shafter (and all of North Kern County), as well as Bakersfield, a free consultation or providing a legal suggestion over the phone, will likely result in establishing that foundation of trust when those individuals as well as their family and friends will need to hire an attorney with a hometown understanding to understand the everyday hard qworking men and women of Kern County!! working diligent.  Shafter...NORTH KERN COUNTY... MR. WINKLER is your local attorney, and BAKERSFIELD RESIDENTS....he has a location near the downtown court for your convenience!

Contact the attorney who truly cares...SCOTT WINKLER




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Law Ofc B Scott Winkler
400 Central Valley Hwy
Shafter, CA, 93263-2056


5.0 / 5.0
  9 customer reviews
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Posted by Mike | November 11, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Scott is more than just a lawyer.
Not even 5 minutes into our initial meeting, I knew Scott would be the right attorney to represent me. He not only represented me, but he also guided me every step of the way. Made me feel like a friend, not just a client. He always kept my spirits high and constantly kept things positive! I would recommend Scott to anyone in need of an amazing attorney and person. Thank you for everything Scott!!
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Posted by Steven | October 10, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Professional and Personal
Scott made me feel as I have a friend representing me. He is very personal and kept me informed about everything in my case. I previously had another attorney represent me and felt I was getting very little for a lot of money. With Scott Winkler it was completely different. I feel I got a great value, which is not something I would have expected from legal fees. I highly recommend Scott Winkler for your attorney needs.
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Posted by anonymous | October 9, 2017
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Professional and Intelligent
Scott Winkler was extremely helpful with every legal matter that I went to him for. He is very patient and listened to what I had to say. He is very easy to talk to and is very easy to get a hold of. It seems like talking to family when talking with Scott. I would absolutely recommend Scott to anyone and would definitely ask for his assistance in the future.
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Posted by Carla F. | October 3, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Highly Skilled Attorney
Scott is definitely a five star attorney. Scott is the most trustworthy, competent, courteous and fast-thinking attorney around. Scott is very thorough and always has his clients best interest in mind. Scott is responsive to phone calls, emails and always available to answer questions. I am grateful to have Scott on my side and highly recommend him to anyone.
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Posted by anonymous | October 3, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Scott Winkler
Scott winkler was very helpful during my case! He was always there for me when I needed him during the case. Him and his team did a very good job on representing me and I felt like I was apart of their family. Scott Winkler is a lawyer that cares dearly about his clients and will fight for them! I would recommend you use Scott Winkler, he will fight for you and do his best to get the best outcome for his clients! Mike
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Posted by Angie | August 18, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
My child's well being and stability have always meant everything to me. When I got the paperwork, I was very scared, but I knew that my son and the decisions, i had always made for him were too valuable to lose. I was highly recommended to Scott Winkler. When I contacted Scott, I instantly felt and knew he understood my concerns. My biggest fear was knowing the case could have continued/trailed to Texas. Fortunately with his years of knowledge in Family Law, he reacted quickly and got the case to stay in Kern County. My son is now safe with those who truly care and love him the most. I can honestly say Scott truly cares about his clients and fights for what is important to them and their children. I will definitely refer any of my family and friends to him, As I am very thankful and fortunate.
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Posted by Steven E | August 17, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Criminal Case Master!
Scott is amazing when it comes to criminal cases! He worked with me intensively to make sure my side of the story was told and understood. There was not a single day that went by that i felt alone! He was there by my side throughout the entire case! Awesome man and an amazing lawyer!
Posted by Lisa | August 16, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Scott is the Best Honest & Aggressive attorney you will find!
Scott absolutely got the best possible outcome for my case, even after mentally preparing me the options of what the out come could have been, it was not! He was honest and assured me what his goal would be for me. He returned my calls and answered all my questions or concerns promptly, alleviating unnecessary anxieties. He stood for me in court so I didn't have to show up and miss work, but always kept me informed. Thankfully he was able to rule out information on the police report that helped me get a Reckless driving. I still had to do the classes and fines, but the outcome of me keeping my license and having this behind me is truly the purpose of retaining him. Which he accomplished and got the DUI off my record!
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Posted by Lendey W. | August 12, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Incedie attorney.....never gave up!
What i thought was a simple crime to fix, I later found out how much jail time i was actually going to do. I hired Attorney Winkler to help me for what i thought was a simple misdemeanor. It turned out that i had 3 open warrants with 6 months of jail hanging over my head. Mr Winkler went to court several times giving progress reports to the judge and after 3 months he was able to get 2 cases dismissed and plea to only one infraction. His tenacity and unwillingness to never give up changed my life and allowed me to receive my license which converted to a new job. As busy as he was with cases much more serious, he always welcomed me and took the time to construct a budget and appear on my behalf in court everytime. I cannot thank him enough,and i can only assume what he must do for his more serious cases. I STRONGLY RECOMMEND ATTORNEY WINKLER!
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  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
  • Retainer Sometimes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 7.3 (Very Good)


  • California Pacific School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2000
  • California State University, Bakersfield
  • BA-Political Science; BS-Finance, Business Admin.
  • 1991

Sample of Legal Cases

  • People vs. Derrington
  • After my client told me this was in Gods hand's...reinstate and classes.
  • People vs. Derrington
  • After my client told me this was in Gods hand's...reinstate and classes.
  • People vs Natrelle Demison
  • Case Dismssed
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  • Kern County Bar Association
  • Kern County Criminal Defense Section
  • 2008 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • Spanish

Honors and Awards

  • Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2020
  • High GPA
  • West Law
  • 1999

Attorney endorsements

Received (2)
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Endorse B.
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I've known and worked beside Scott Winkler for many years. Scott has earned the respect of Judges, Prosecutors, and fellow attorneys in the legal community through his vigorous defense of his clients and knowledge of the law. I have been co-counsel with Scott and witnessed firsthand his thorough and effective handling of cases. I would not hesitate to recommend Scott and hope to have him as co-counsel on many more cases."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Scott Winkler is a fantastic attorney. I highly recommend."
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Shafter Criminal defense Lawyer B. Scott Winkler
B. Scott Winkler
Criminal defense Attorney
Shafter, CA
Licensed for 22 years
Free Consultation