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George Robert Horrigan

Divorce and separation Attorney at Bakersfield, CA

4.7   14 reviews
  • Licensed for 35 years
    State CA
    Acquired 1988
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Law Office of George R. Horrigan
900 Truxtun Avenue
Suite 310
Bakersfield, CA, 93301

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4.7 / 5.0
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Posted by J | May 10, 2023
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Dv and child custody
George went above and beyond for my daughter and I to protect us for my ex and protect my daughter from him. I could not say more great things about this man. He is truly an amazing lawyer. He has an amazing staff.
Posted by anonymous | October 31, 2019
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Will never trust anyone else!
I hired George in 2014 for my Divorce and it was smooth and finalized in 7 months. I hired him again in 2017 for a grandparent visitation case, and he is so knowledgeable and never gives you false hope. He is always straight forward and will never steer you wrong. I trust him with all of my family law cases and will never trust anyone else. He is very intimidating in the courtroom And comforting to know he is very respected. He is very knowledgeable about all the laws and does his homework. I trust all of his staff and they are very prompt in answering the phones and emails. They are very busy but George looks you in the eyes and gives you time to ask all the questions you may have. I have retained him again for an upcoming child custody case and I know he will do amazing things and always does the right things. I will never trust another attorney, he is truly the BEST!
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Posted by anonymous | August 6, 2019
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Great Lawyer
I retained George Horrigan in September 2016, from the start he was very up front about what was realistic for the outcome of my case (grandparent visitation case) He never gave me false hope, and read all the facts, did his research before advising anything.. I 100% trusted him and two years of going to court I got the ruling in my favor. So appreciative of all all the hard work from his & his paralegal! Money well spent!!
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Posted by Mike | April 4, 2018
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M Stuart
I endorse Mr. Horrigan. He is a highly skilled attorney and his staff is great to work with. Would diffently use him again.
Posted by Jerry | December 4, 2017
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The Best!!!!
Mr. Horrigan is straight forward, tells it like it is, and doesn’t beat around the bush. If you want an attorney that everyone respects and knows he means business then Mr. Horrigan is your man. When I first met with him it was in the hallway of the courthouse and he sat with me and explained to me what I need to do. I went in asked the judge for a Continuance, the judge granted it and I retained Mr. Horrigan and it was all uphill from there. If I could give Mr. Horrigan a higher rating I would I can not thank him and his paralegal enough they make a fantastic team!!!
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Posted by DesArie | July 1, 2016
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An AMAZING MAN and the BEST ATTORNEY in Kern County
George has fought for us to keep our family together he has been with us since the birth of our baby and continues to fight for us George makes sure that we understand what is going on with our case and stays connected with us so we have no worries or doubts. George knows his clients and his cases before he goes before the judge and truly fights for the best interest of his clients and their families while making you feel like you're apart of his family. April his paralegal has become a very close friend of ours as she too truly cares about her clients.
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Posted by Robert | June 30, 2016
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I retained George Horrigan in 2005, This was the best decision in the world. EVERY TIME I had a question he was quick to call me back. George and his staff are true professionals!! In 2005 I thought I was hiring a lawyer to help me in a TOUGH time, turns out I did, what I didn't know at the time was I also hired a friend, someone who truly cares about my family!! Mr Horrigan went from a stranger on the streets to my family's hero. A true Hero. I was never alone in this long process, Mr Horrigan was with me every step of the way. Even when my case went to the appeals court Mr Horrigan was always a phone call away. If you are reading this in hopes of finding an attorney you can trust, Give Mr Horrigan a call. I promise you will not find a better lawyer.
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Posted by anonymous | May 24, 2016
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Extremley pleased!
George Horrigan came highly recommended to me and I am glad I decided to retain him. My case went to trial and I felt very comfortable and at ease knowing Mr. Horrigan was representing me. The Judge ended up ruling in my favor and I could not have been happier with the results. I would definitely recommend Mr. Horrigan to anyone looking for an experienced family law attorney.
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Posted by anonymous | February 11, 2015
Piece of Mind
I hired Gorge based on a referral from a friend, the best family law attorney in Kern County! The best decision a person could make! Always knew what, when and who. Not one trip to the court room. After 4 months, done! Thank you George
Posted by anonymous | January 28, 2015
The best in the business
George Horrigan was knowledgable, professional, and honest. He maintained open communication and gave sound advise during my divorce process. I am grateful he represented me and respected my input.
Posted by anonymous | November 20, 2013
The Best Attorney Around
Mr. Horrigan is a respectful attorney both in the court room and in his office. His staff is excellent. Mr. Horrigan goes the extra mile to help his clients out. George knows what he is doing and he does it extremely well. If you trust what he tells you to do, he will concur what you want. I would recommend him to anyone that is in need of a "GREAT" divorce attorney
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Posted by Tina | April 11, 2013
George Horrigan handled my case about 10 years ago and he was wonderful. I never had a problem with Mr. Horrigan. I have to say that he really fought for me and I appreciate everything he did. I would recommend him to anyone who is going thru a divorce. He knows the law very well and he really does a great job!
Posted by anonymous | January 5, 2010
I had the pleaseure of hiring Mr. Horrigan unfortunately I had to go through 2 other not so great attorneys before retaining George! He is a GENUINE lawyer who actually cares about his clients and treats them and the opposing party with respect. He never disrespected opposing counsel or my ex even though both of which are IDIOTS! I appreciate the kindness and concern George possessed when handling my case. I have mutual friends that are also using his services and are delighted! I would suggest to anyone who needs an honest and trustworthy lawyer to call George Horrigan!
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Posted by anonymous | May 12, 2016
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From the first phone consultation to the separation from Mr. Horrigan as a client, he and his entire staff have been nothing but unprofessional. He presents himself as bully - which is entirely true - sadly he isn't picky about who he chooses to bully. Clients included. His staff is unhelpful, UN-knowledgeable and they do not return phone calls. His paralegal failed to properly submit my paperwork, which she claimed was due to my not having provided proper information, however a secondary paralegal in the same office was able to submit the EXACT same paper work with no problems - nearly 2 months later. This resulted in a rescheduled court date, of which I was not notified and would not have known if I hadn't called myself to follow up the day before. Additionally, I attempted to contact paralegal #1 for over 2 weeks with no success before, upon my demand, they forwarded my paperwork to paralegal #2. During which time the receptionist would take my name, number, and would assure me a call back that I would never receive. On my (second) court date which was scheduled to start at 8:30, I did not see or hear from Mr. Horrigan until 9:25. I sat in a courtroom with no visible representation for nearly an hour before he showed up. I found out the day after that his receptionist EMAILED me while I was in the courtroom to tell me that he was looking for me. No phone call, no text. An email. IN COURT, while under extreme stress stemming from a year and half long battle over my divorce and trying to make the best decision possible for my family (children) Mr. Horrigan accused me of hiding things, called me passive aggressive, told me that he felt like he was fighting me, told me that I was unable to make good decisions, threatened to remove himself from my case, yelled at me outside of the courtroom, demanded that I stop raising my voice at him (all the while he is pointing and continuing to yell in my face) chastised me in the courtroom in front of the judge, my ex and his attorney, and ultimately removed himself as council. That decision was actually made very loudly and publicly in the hallway after I refused to let him bully me into make a choice that I was more uncomfortable with that the one that I ultimately made in mediation. The only good thing that I can say is that he quickly refunded my entire retainer BUT even that was not without it's problems as Mr. Horrigan moved his offices - something his receptionist failed to mention. So I went to the office I knew, on my lunch hour, only to be redirected to a new location. I do not respect nor do I recommend Mr. Horrigan in any way. He took an absolutely terrible situation and etched it into my brain as one of the most embarrassing, horrific, days of my life.
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Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Law Office of George R. Horrigan
  • 2016 - Present
  • Attorney
  • Floyd & Horrigan
  • 1993 - 2016


  • Western State University College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1987
  • Western Illinois University, Macomb
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 1982


  • State Bar of California
  • Certified Specialist - Family Law
  • 2010 - Present
  • American Association for Justice
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Consumer Attorneys of California
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Kern County Bar Association, Family Law Section
  • President
  • 2012 - 2012
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Certified Specialist - Family Law
  • State Bar of California
  • 2019
  • Distinguished
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2019
  • Best Attorney
  • Best of Bakersfield
  • 2013

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Divorce and separation Attorney | Jan 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I have known George for a long time and found him to be friendly while dealing with difficult emotional issues of family law. He is well respected in the community."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse George. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Feb 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Horrigan is top-notch. He's knowledgeable, professional, and a zealous advocate. I highly recommend."
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Bakersfield Divorce and separation Lawyer George Robert Horrigan
George Robert Horrigan
Divorce and separation Attorney
Bakersfield, CA
Licensed for 35 years