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Robert Hugh Brumfield III

Business Attorney at Bakersfield, CA

4.1   9 reviews
  • Licensed for 39 years
    State CA
    Acquired 1984
    Status
    Active No misconduct found

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

About Robert

Learn Robert’s areas of practice.

5
Practice areas
  1. Business
    25%

    41 years, 1,000 cases

  2. Estate planning
    25%

    41 years, 1,500 cases

  3. Real estate
    20%

    41 years, 250 cases

  4. Probate
    10%

    12 years, 500 cases

  5. Trusts
    10%

    1,000 cases

  6. Wills and living wills
    10%

    1,000 cases

In addition to my law practice, I am President of Bakersfield North Rotary Foundation, immediate past President of Bakersfield North Rotary, a past President of the Kern County Bar Association, and the past Chair of the Board for the Bakersfield Homeless Center and the Alliance Against Family Violence and Sexual Assault.

In my free time, I spend as much time traveling and visiting my beloved Eastern Sierra Nevada Mountains.  I enjoy snow skiing, hiking, road cycling and pretty much any outdoor activity.

I have been married for almost 40 years, and have one son who lives in the Pasadena area.  

I am also an animal lover and we currently have a loving but sometimes crazy young dog, Scout.

 

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Location

Law Offices of Robert H. Brumfield, P.C.
1810 Westwind Drive, Suite 100
Bakersfield, CA, 93301

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Reviews

4.1 / 5.0
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Posted by Tracey | July 2, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Good lawyer!
He was very helpful and explained the process to me.
Posted by LaDonna | June 29, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Highly Recommend Bob Brumfield!
We have used Bob Brumfield for many situations in our business and we have always had excellent results. He has helped us get a damaged piece of equipment replaced without having to resort to a lawsuit, and has assisted us in many other situations. He always answers any questions we have on legal matters promptly, and he gives very helpful advice.
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Posted by Carol | June 26, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Highly satisfied client
I had an excellent experience working with Mr. Bob Brumfield and his office staff. I was impressed with his genuine kindness and knowledge and his staff was very pleasant to work with. I was kept informed of all legal steps through email and phone calls. All paperwork, forms and meetings went smoothly. My legal services took some time since it was a probate case, but outcome was good for all involved in the case. If needed, I would definitely call Mr. Brumfield again.
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Posted by GEORGE PRINCE | June 26, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
HOW HE HELPED ME ====
DID A FINE JOB FOR ME -- HELPED ME PUT A CHEAT IN JAIL AND RECEIVE COMPENSATION !!!!!!! GEO M. PRINCE
Posted by Lee | June 22, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Better than the Best!
Bob has been a trusted confidant and legal resource for me for many years, dating back to our first work together in the late '80's. Since that time he has been instrumental in assisting me with various legal matters over the years. On more than one occasion, he has represented me in legal cases instituted by myself and has always kept my interests forefront. His counsel has always been superb and second to none. Whatsmore, his attention to detail and in developing legal strategies has been both welcome and astute. I highly recommend Bob for consideration as your attorney.
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Posted by Pinder | June 22, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
I highly Recommend Mr. Brumfield and his firm.
I hired Mr. Burumfield for one of my Trucking Case. He settled it for less 10% present of what the claim was. Everyone in His staff is very helpful, every time I had a question they were on top of things and gave me update. Saved me money, time and my creadit. I highly Recommend Mr. Brumfield.
Posted by Michael | September 13, 2012
Extremely honest, knowledgable and always concerned with the clients needs.
Robert Brumfield has represented me for the last four years as trustee on an extremly sensitive and complicated trust. His counsel and advise has proven invaluable. Mr. Brumfield has always returned my phone calls and has been there for me when I have needed him most. This is a man you can trust, a very smart and competent lawyer.
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Posted by anonymous | October 12, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Extreme Disappointment
Unfortunately our experience was a major disappointment (and waste of money). We needed a simple letter written (on legal stationary). For the most part hubby and I drafted the letter and gave it (all of the info), to Mr. Brumfield. We also asked that, along with the person for whom the letter was intended, a hard copy be sent to us for our records. Upon reviewing the letter first by email, we had to make many corrections: grammar, spacing, and one extremely major omission (over $600,000 dollars) re: an estate transfer. We immediately told him to just send the letter and return the rest of the our $900 retainer. To our shocking eyes our copy of the letter, the one for which we paid $900 for professional legal letterhead, was addressed to us in black MAGIC MARKER, an uneven "stamped" return address, and "stationary" that appeared to have been printed on a $30 printer. Even worse, he kept the entire $900! If you are reading this Mr. Brumfield, we hope you do the right thing and return a good portion of our money, with an apology. We trusted you, personally and professionally.
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Response from Robert Brumfield November 3, 2021
Thank you for the review. I am surprised to receive it since you approved of everything I did including the letter regarding the estate which letter you reviewed, suggested changes and approved before it was sent. The $900 paid for a deposit was used and I even credited off the overage. However, if you want a refund even though I did the work, please email me directly or call the office and we can discuss. We do hope all is well with you.
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Posted by anonymous | July 5, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Trust, litigation, Conservatorship
Retained him for many months. Conservatorship, Trust Docs, etc. $85,000 later; lost trustee position, lost Conservatorship, lost every personal property re: my Mothers Estate. He was more interested in going on vacation than Court representation.
Response from Robert Brumfield November 2, 2021
This is an interesting review to receive in 2021 when the matter was concluded over 2 years ago. I do disagree with the review. As the reviewer knows, this was a battle between 2 sisters to be conservator of their mother. After many hearings, efforts to settle, and trial, the court agreed that the reviewer was not the best choice to act as conservator. However, no positions as trustee or executor of the estate were lost and the reviewer now gets the opportunity to be the executor of her mothers estate and possibly recover the items she is concerned about, which is also something that we insured was set into motion in the conservatorship case. The reviewer and I have even recently discussed me representing her in the probate case for her mother.
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Cost

Rates
  • Hourly Rates $ 495-495 per hour
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 9.6 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Owner
  • Law Offices of Robert H. Brumfield, P.C.
  • 2018 - Present
  • Partner
  • Brumfield & Hagan, LLP
  • 2011 - 2018
  • Owner
  • Law Offices of Robert H. Brumfield, P.C.
  • 2010 - 2011
  • Of Counsel
  • Kronick, Moskowitz, Tiedemann & Girard
  • 2005 - 2010
  • Owner
  • Law Offices of Robert H. Brumfield, P.C.
  • 2003 - 2005
  • Partner
  • Price & Brumfield, LLP
  • 1999 - 2003
  • Partner
  • Byrum, Holland & Brumfield
  • 1986 - 1999
  • Associate Attorney
  • Seaman & Seaman
  • 1984 - 1986
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Education

  • McGeorge School of Law, University of the Pacific
  • LL.M - Master of Laws
  • 1985
  • McGeorge School of Law, University of the Pacific
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1983
  • California State University, California Polytechnic State University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1980

Associations

  • Bakersfield North Rotary
  • Member; President 2017-2018
  • 2004 - Present
  • Kern County Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Central California Bankruptcy Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Kern County Bar Association
  • Arbitrator
  • N/A
  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Kern County Bar Association’s Mandatory Fee Arbitration program
  • Director
  • 2001 - 2016
  • Kern County Bar Association, Charitable Foundation
  • Founding Board Member
  • 2000 - 2011
  • Kern County Bar Association
  • President
  • 1996 - 1997
  • Kern County Bar Association
  • Vice President
  • 1995 - 1996
  • Kern County Bar Association
  • Secretary/Treasurer
  • 1993 - 1994
  • California State Bar Mandatory Fee Program
  • Committee Member
  • 1993 - 1998
  • Kern County Bar Association
  • Board of Directors
  • 1990 - 1997
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Distinguished
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2018
  • Distinguished
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2017
  • Client Distinction Award
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2017
  • Top Lawyers in California
  • The Legal Network
  • 2016
  • Top Lawyers in California
  • The Legal Network
  • 2015
  • Top Lawyers in California
  • The Legal Network
  • 2014
  • Top Lawyers in California
  • The Legal Network
  • 2013
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Speaking Engagements

  • Basic Fee Arbitration Training
  • Attorney-Client Fee Arbitration
  • 2015

Attorney endorsements

Received (5)
Given (10)
Endorse Robert
Real estate Attorney | May 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Business Attorney | Jul 25
Relationship: Co-worker
"Bob is a wealth of knowledge regarding a broad range of legal issues. He is excellent at helping clients resolve matters in an efficient and effective manner."
Business Attorney | Jun 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Business Attorney | Feb 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Brumfield is top-notch. He's knowledgeable, professional, and a zealous advocate. I highly recommend."
Business Attorney | Sep 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
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