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Jared M Thompson

Criminal defense Attorney at Bakersfield, CA

5.0   28 reviews

About Jared

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Mr. Thompson is a Certified Specialist in Criminal Law by the State Bar of California, Board of Legal Specialization. He has been selected by the National Trial Lawyers as a Top 40 Under 40 Trial Attorney and Top 100 Attorney in Criminal Defense. He has also been chosen as a Rising Star and Super Lawyer by Super Lawyers Magazine. Mr. Thompson handles criminal cases of all kinds, from serious and violent felonies, to misdemeanors in both state and federal courts. He has successfully completed hundreds of hours of training in trial advocacy, case study and preparation, and in utilizing forensic science in the courtroom.

Mr. Thompson has achieved Not Guilty verdicts in cases with charges of Homicide, Attempted Murder, Vehicular Manslaughter, Robbery, Rape, Assault and Battery, Domestic Violence, Drug Sales, DUI Causing Injury, and DUI with high blood alcohol levels. Mr. Thompson once achieved Not Guilty verdicts in five felony jury trials in a row and has won complete acquittals in cases involving potential life sentences. He has also secured dismissals through defense investigation and motion litigation. When the stakes are highest, Mr. Thompson has a proven track record of success, and will provide the highest representation to you or your loved ones.  

For over a decade, Jared M. Thompson has successfully defended his clients against criminal and DUI accusations, from the police investigation to jury trial. Mr. Thompson has represented individuals charged with every type of criminal accusation.  When your life and liberty are on the line, the stakes cannot be any higher . Mr. Thompson treats every case with the utmost care, ensuring that every case is fully prepared and investigated, leading to a position where the best outcome can be attained.

Mr. Thompson believes that every client should be given hard-work, dedication, and a vigorous defense.  The accusation of a criminal charge is life-changing and can have serious and lasting consequences.  Because of this, Mr. Thompson realizes that every detail must be accounted for, and no stone should be left unturned.  Mr. Thompson works to achieve justice for his clients and fights to ensure that their rights are secure.  

Licensed for 13 years
State CA
Status Active
Acquired 2009
Updated 09/18/2022

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

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Humphrey & Thompson, Attorneys at Law
2211 17th Street
Bakersfield, CA, 93301

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Posted by Mark | April 9, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Hands down the best!!
A couple of years ago my dad went through a very traumatic event when a couple of thugs forced their way into his house and tried to rob him at gunpoint. During the robbery my dad was able to break free and get to his gun. One of the robbers tried to chase him but my dad was able get off a few shots and lock himself in the closet. When the police arrived they found one suspect dead and the other suspect had fled. They didn’t find a weapon on the dead suspect and questioned if there was even a second person involved. They said that because my dad was able to lock himself in the closet and the suspect was unarmed that he used excessive force, and arrested my dad for second degree murder. My family was devastated and knew that we needed to get my dad a great lawyer. I live in Los Angeles but several friends of mine recommended Mr. Thompson. We met with him and knew immediately that my dad was in good hands. Mr. Thompson conducted his own thorough investigation where he was able to find camera footage from a neighboring property that had not been found by the police in their investigation. This footage was used to identify the car used and even showed a second armed suspect leaving the house. I had heard that Mr. Thompson was a great trial attorney and he definitely lived up to the billing. He was committed to my father’s defense from the beginning and prepared an exceptional case. His hard work and dedication resulted in my dad being found not guilty by way of self defense. My dad and our entire family will be forever grateful, and we highly recommend Mr. Thompson to anyone who is looking for a top notch criminal defense lawyer.
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Posted by Brenda | March 24, 2021
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Solid attorney you wont regret
Mr. Thompson has helped our family in multiple charges with our teenage son. I can't even begin to imagine where he would be right now if it had not been for Mr. Thompson. He helped our son learn from his mistakes without ruining his life. We will forever be grateful for his representation. His strategies allowed our son a fresh start. He also knows the law inside and out so that errors were not held against him. If I had to make a recommendation, do not risk your family's future to the wind. Hire a proven Criminal Law Specialist, which is what we did. There were no hidden fees. Everything we were quoted went as planned and he was honest and upfront about any future unforeseen possibilities. Our experience with Mr. Thompson was for DUI/Illicit Drug Use/Vandalism/Speeding/False accusations.
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Posted by Samuel | March 22, 2021
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Champion
Can't say enough about Jared Thompson, a true professional that gets the job done. If you’re in need of a criminal defense attorney, do not hesitate, you won’t be disappointed.
Posted by Wendi | March 19, 2021
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Criminal attorney
Jared is a very professional and highly intuitive at his job. I would recommend him to anyone who needed a criminal attorney. He did a great job on my case. It’s important that you have attorney that listens and understand you and Jared is that man.
Posted by anonymous | December 8, 2019
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2 cases within a year to two years
Unfortunately one late night me and my now soon to be ex-wife had got into a verbal altercation which then soon escalated to physical ,due to the fact she was temperamental and had quite the short fuse, in which she proceeded to throw things at me and put HER hands on ME! Therefore immediately I tried to leave and gather my belongings to go stay at a friends house then she kept this barrage of fists going then in self defence I pushed her off of me, I couldn’t take anymore punches and verbal onslaught. We both end up leaving the house separately to get away from each other...except she went to her parents house & I ended up going to jail, and keep in mind my ex wife is young WHITE woman and I’m a young BLACK man so without question in the officers’ eyes I was in the wrong apparently..... but I have family that’s in law enforcement so I gave them the benefit of the doubt and told them the truth as anyone would do if they were innocent right? Little did I know how wrong I was they were already convinced since in DV cases the guy is the one in the wrong, I ended up spending 3-4 days in jail, then once I got out I was appointed a public defender; which he told me that I needed take a “plea deal” for xyz even though I have no criminal past and in that deal included 6 months jail time 3 years probation.... so I hired a local private attorney within my budget at the time before I hired Mr. Thompson, and that previous attorney didn’t give any results he just delayed the proceedings half a year then he eventually told me he couldn’t do anything for me and that I would have to do some time and to “suck it up kid take accountability for your actions!”. Without hesitation his services were terminated after that meeting then the next week I was introduced to Mr. Jared Thompson! He went right to work cleaning up all the holes in my case that my previous attorneys could not fix, I waited patiently to see some results but felt confident after I heard Jared’s “plan of attack” so-to-speak and after a few meetings; Jared told me he’d do all he could to the best of his abilities, and that’s what he did, next thing you know my case was dismissed!! So we go back to court a little while later to get my property back that the police repossessed, only to find out that there was a refiling on my case and there I was back in cuffs right before I had to go to work! So I contacted my family after bailing out AGAIN! As livid as I was, Jared reassured me to fear not, so I did just that and we prepared to repeat the process however this time I went to trial and Jared once again amazed me as he not only cheered me up; since I thought I was for sure going to prison for a crime I did not commit, but the way he stood up for me in the court room stating key facts I failed to over look! In conclusion what he said, showed, did by far was more than enough to prove my innocence once again and convince the jury of an ACQUITTAL! The moment they said not guilty on all counts I broke down and gave praise to the most high and embraced Jared for a hug because he save my life TWICE.... Lastly I’d like to say on behalf of my family, friends, and loved one we are forever grateful not only to have my freedom, but mainly to Mr. Thompson since without him as my sword and shield in court I don’t think I would have made it through this war. This is why I left a lengthy review because in my honest opinion Jared Thompson, Esquire; is unmatched when it comes to criminal defence and his knowledge of the law! Not to mention the guy knows how to dress, every time we went to court each suit was better than the last!!!
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Posted by Allen | November 21, 2019
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Mr. Thompson Won My Case at Trial
I got falsely arrested by the police and then charged with felonies by the District Attorney. They wanted to send me to state prison. I hired Jared Thompson because he had helped out a family member. He was everything I heard he was. He took my case to jury trial and proved the police were wrong. The jury found me Not Guilty of all charges and I got to go home to my family. Mr. Thompson saved me from years in prison and I highly recommend him!
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Posted by Gloria | June 20, 2019
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Jury Acquitted My Son of Attempted Murder
My son was attacked by a man he knew and then accused him of trying to kill him. The police and DA were convinced my son tried to kill this man. We hired Jared Thompson and he took the case to jury trial. Mr. Thompson proved these people were lying and that my son was not the aggressor. He was completed acquitted of all charges when he faced 27 years to life in prison. Mr. Thompson saved his life and his freedom. Our family is forever grateful.
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Posted by anonymous | June 14, 2016
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Not Guilty Drug Sales Charges
I was accused of selling and transporting methamphetamine after a "friend" got caught with meth and put her case on me. Because of my past the DA wanted to give me 7 years. Jared Thompson took my case to trial and proved to the jury that I did not know the drugs were in my car. They found me Not Guilty of all charges and gave me my life back. Mr. Thompson was amazing in trial and won me my freedom.
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Posted by anonymous | March 2, 2016
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NOT Guilty of Robbery and Assault
There is no way to explain the fear of being falsely accused of a serious crime. I was charged with serious felonies that could have put me in prison. Mr. Thompson believed in me and took my case to jury trial. I was looking at 7 years in state prison and I have no record. Mr. Thompson showed the jury I was innocent and they said I am Not Guilty of every charge. Mr. Thompson is the real deal!
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Posted by Bryum | November 23, 2015
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Felony Battery Reduced to Misdemeanor
I got charged with 2 strike felonies that could have sent me to prison for years. I hired Jared Thompson and he worked long and hard putting together my self defense case. Right before trial, I was offered a misdemeanor with no jail time, and took it. Jared Thompson was ready to go to trial and he kept me free with my family.
Posted by Cheryl | August 7, 2015
Acquitted of All Charges at Jury Trial
Mr. Thompson represented me in one of the most difficult situations in my life. I was accused of four felony charges involving drugs and smuggling to an inmate. The D.A. insisted that I plea to a felony but I knew I didn't do it. Mr. Thompson was willing and able to go all the way. He was exceptional in trial and saved my freedom. I was acquitted on all charges - 4 up and 4 down. Mr. Thompson is the real deal and I highly recommend him for any criminal defense case.
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Posted by Jon | July 1, 2015
Domestic Violence and Child Endangerment Charges All Dismissed
I was accused by the mother of my child of domestic violence and endangering our son. The accusations were completely false but the D.A. still filed charges against me. I hired Jared Thompson to defend me against these accusations. His office was recommended to me by someone I trust - not a lawyer on billboards and buses. As he began to investigate the case, my ex got another case filed against me. Jared was not discouraged but told me to stay positive. He kept working and proved that the accusations were not true. Jared was ready to go to trial but the D.A. looked at the case he prepared and agreed to dismiss all charges. These accusations could have cost me my freedom and being able to have custody of my son. The stakes were high and Mr. Thompson came through - he worked hard and stayed focused. I recommend him to anyone who needs an excellent criminal defense attorney.
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Posted by J.B. | June 2, 2015
DUI Charges Dismissed and Drivers License Saved
I hired Jared Thompson after being arrested for a DUI. I had never been in trouble before and needed someone to get me through a difficult time for me. My drivers license was very important and I needed it for work. Mr. Thompson did everything he said he would, he looked at every piece of evidence, developed my case, and kept me informed along the way. In the end, he kept a DUI conviction off my record and saved my driver's license. He really worked hard and proved to be excellent.
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Posted by B.C. | May 18, 2015
Acquited on Self Defense After Wrongfully Charged
I was charged with several violent felonies after I was attacked outside of a bar. A group of bar locals started beating me up and I did what I had to do to get away. The DA looked at me like I was bad because I have a record, but I knew I was in the right. Mr. Thompson was recommended to my family and he did an outstanding job. During trial, he fought and worked, and he convinced the jury I was innocent. I was looking at 20 years and I left the trial court a free man. Mr. Thompson stuck by me and he didn't hesitate in standing up for me. I will always be grateful for that!
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Posted by Jacqueline | February 5, 2015
Not Guilty on .24 BAC DUI - Mr. Thompson Believed in My Case
I was charged with a 2nd time DUI and the cops were saying my BAC was .24. I knew that this could not be true based on what I drank and how I felt. Mr. Thompson took my case to jury trial and proved that the blood test result was not true. Despite the odds, he convinced the jury that I was not guilty, and the jury voted Not Guilty on both DUI charges. Mr. Thompson saved my career, my license, and my ability to care for my child. If you need a trial attorney, you should meet him.
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Posted by W.H. | January 30, 2015
NOT GUILTY at Jury Trial - Felony DUI with Injury and Hit and Run
Mr. Thompson represented me at jury trial in a case where I was charged with felony DUI causing injury and felony hit and run. The attorney I had before him told me I should take a 6 year prison deal, but I didnt feel like I had done anything illegal. I had heard of Mr. Thompson and that he was an excellent trial attorney. My family hired him for me and he got to work. Mr. Thompson prepared and fought hard. The jury came back with Not Guilty verdicts on the two felony charges that could have sent me to state prison. Mr. Thompson literally gave me years of my life and I highly recommend him.
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Posted by anonymous | August 8, 2014
I was innocent and Mr. Thompson Proved It
I was charged with felony resisting on police officer after my family and friends had gone one night. We were in a bar when another person at the bar accused us of stealing something. None of us had done anything, so we tried to leave, but the police were called. I was just trying to get my family home but the cops started shouting at us. I tried to explain we hadn't done anything but I ended up getting arrested. One of the cop's said I tried to put my hands on him. I couldn't believe it. Mr. Thompson represented me and worked very hard on my case. He was able to present evidence to the DA's office from several witnesses that I had not done anything. All charges were dismissed before we started jury trial. Mr. Thompson did a great job for me.
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Posted by anonymous | April 9, 2014
Felony Assault with a Car and Reckless Driving All Dismissed
I was arrested and charged with felony assault using my car after a woman called the cops on me and said I had forced her off the road. The prosecutor wanted to give me prison time even though I had a clean record. Mr. Thompson really worked hard on my case and fought it all the way. He was able to find witnesses and get evidence that showed the woman had not told the cops everything. He was ready to go trial but the charged were dismissed!
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Posted by SF | August 22, 2013
Mr. Thompson was amazing and saved my life and career!
I was arrested for a felony DUI causing great bodily injury after I took a sleeping pill and woke up with cops around me. My jaw dropped when I found out I could be sent to prison with a strike on my record. I knew the prosecutor would be extra hard on my because I had a prior DUI several years ago. I hired Jared Thompson and he immediately made me feel comfortable and secure. He took charge of the case and was able to get some the charges dropped at the preliminary hearing. He continued to fight and convinced the DA to reduce the charge to a misdemeanor. I will not have to spend one day in jail and I will be able to keep my business. I will recommend Mr. Thompson to anyone I know who needs an attorney. He is smart, aggressive, and really cares about his clients!
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Posted by Phillip | April 1, 2013
Taking are of business
I got arrested for DUI and would have lost my job if I lost my license. Jared told me my options and I was comfortable in retaining him. He was quick to do everything we needed done the only thing I ever waited for was the D.A. To get back to us with what we asked for. Jared handled business for me and saved my career I strongly recommend him to anyone in need of a lawyer!
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Cost

Rates
  • Retainer Always
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Brehmer Law Corporation
  • 2018 - Present
  • Attorney
  • Law Office of Kyle Humphrey
  • 2009 - Present
  • Law Clerk
  • Kern County District Attorney's Office
  • 2007 - 2007

Education

  • DWI Detection and Standardized Field Sobreity Testing Student Course
  • Graduate
  • 2012
  • Western Trial Advocacy Institute
  • Graduate
  • 2010
  • Golden Gate School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2007
  • Univ Of California Santa Barbara
  • BA
  • 2001
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Legal Cases

  • Complete Acquittal on Felony Evading Charges
  • Not Guilty on All Charges
  • Acquittal on Drug Sales and Transportation Charges
  • Not Guilty - Acquittal
  • Mandatory Sex Offender Charge Dismissed
  • Dismissed
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Associations

  • Consumer Attorneys of California
  • Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • Los Angeles County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of California
  • Member
  • 2009 - Present
  • California Public Defenders Association
  • Member
  • 2009 - Present
  • Kern County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2009 - Present
  • California DUI Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2009 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Awards

  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2020
  • Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2019
  • Top 40 Under 40
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2018
  • Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2018
  • Commissioner: Criminal Law Advisory Commission
  • California Board of Legal Specialization
  • 2017
  • Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2017
  • Certified Specialist, Criminal Law
  • Califonia State Bar
  • 2015
  • Dean's List
  • Golden Gate University School of Law
  • 2006
  • Dean's List
  • Golden Gate University School of Law
  • 2005
  • CALI Academic Excellence Award - Appellate Advocacy
  • Golden Gate University School of Law
  • 2005
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Publications

Speaking Engagements

  • Spring Seminar
  • Jury Trial Practice
  • 2016

Attorney endorsements

Received (9)
Given (7)
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Attorney Thompson. He is extremely knowledgeable, well versed and insightful."
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Thompson is an incredibly talented attorney. He uses his advocacy skills effectively to protect his clients."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Jared is an outstanding criminal defense attorney with an excellent reputation in the legal community. I have referred several of my former clients to him for criminal representation and he has handled each of their cases successfully. If you are looking for a good criminal defense attorney I strongly suggest you contact Jared Thompson."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Thompson consistently provides excellent service to his clients and produces results. I refer any and all criminal defense inquiries to Mr. Thompson. On every occasion, after referral, I have received gratitude from the referred clients as Mr. Thompson has expertly handled their cases and produced the best possible outcome. If you have been charged with a crime and are looking for counsel, I suggest you contact Mr. Thompson."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Jared. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 21
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Jarred is an intelligent and hardworking attorney. I have watched him grow over the last few years from a green new lawyer to a seasoned advocate who gets great results for his clients. He has earned the respect of the judges and the DA's and is becoming a real force in the legal community in Bakersfield. He has an excellent courtroom demeanor, and he is very patient with his clients. I would recommend him on any serious criminal matter."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 09
Relationship: Co-worker
"During my 25 years of practicing criminal law I have developed an eye for talented attorneys. I always thought that I would not have another associate attorney after previous bad experiences. When I met Jared, I could tell immediately that he had the makings of a great attorney. Since he has come to work with me, I have only gained confidence in his ability. Jared understands that to be successful as a criminal defense attorney one must be hard working and dedicated. His work ethic is one rarely seen in younger attorneys. He understands that for each of our clients the most important case in the world is their own case."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Thompson is a consummate professional who is well liked by his clients, colleagues, and judges. He is in court on daily basis and continues to hone is already excellent courtroom skills."
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