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Clayton Campbell

Criminal defense Attorney at Bakersfield, CA

5.0   4 reviews

also known as Clayton D. Campbell, Clayton D. Campbell IV

  • State Years
    Wisconsin - WI 17 years
    California - CA 21 years
  • Licensed for 17 years
    State WI
    Acquired 2006
    Good Standing No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 21 years
    State CA
    Acquired 2002
    Active No misconduct found

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

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Attorney Clayton D. Campbell graduated with honors from the Oak Brook College of Law in 2002. He spent the first four years of his legal career working for two Bakersfield law firms handling various civil and administrative matters.


In 2007 he opened his own law practice, the Campbell Law Firm, and practiced primarily criminal defense law in Kern County before forming Campbell Whitten, PC, with his long time friend and fellow criminal defense attorney Jesse Whitten in December of 2012. Clayton has developed a rapport with local prosecutors and a reputation among judges, defense attorneys, and prosecutors as a skilled trial lawyer.



Clayton is an active member of the California bar, the Wisconsin bar, and the Kern County Bar Association. He is involved in various online legal communities including America's DUI and DWI Attorneys, National Association of Criminal Defense Attorneys, and Bakersfield Business Professionals.

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Campbell Whitten, Criminal Defense
5401 Business Park South
Suite 201
Bakersfield, CA, 93309


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Posted by Susan | April 9, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Law Excellence
When I called Campbell Whitten I spoke to both Jesse and Sam, after describing our very difficult double felony situation they referred me to Clayton Campbell. Clayton listened and explained the complexities of the law he told me that what we were trying to do was almost impossible but he was "cautiously optimistic" that it could be accomplished. Clayton was always available, his secretary Kylie was very kind and helpful. We had many phone conferences. He was always sure that we were informed as to the status of the case. After several months and much work by Clayton we went to court for sentencing and the very best possible outcome was given. I would say that Clayton went above and beyond for his client. Clayton Campbell is a fine attorney, he knows the law and how to use it to best serve his clients. His brief to the court was brilliant. Having dealt with many attorneys over the years I would categorically state the Clayton Campbell is the finest attorney that I have ever met. He is personable, caring and extremely professional. I highly recommend Clayton Campbell and sincerely thank him for all of his efforts.
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Posted by cheyenne | November 6, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
excellent lawyer
Clayton Campbell is an excellent lawyer, i couldn't have asked for a better PD. I never felt as if he was working with the DA at any point at all. He was always on call no matter what I needed, no matter how many times or how much time went by. He made a personal connection with me and made me feel as if he really cared for my future and freedom, not as if i was just another case. He handled my case for me and helped me walk away from a 5 year sentence to summary probation and classes. I highly recommend him to anyone ! The absolute best !
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Posted by Dayna | May 29, 2015
Clayton Cambell is an awesome Attorney, he helped me in so many ways I can't thank him enough. I would highly recommend him to fight for anyone.
Posted by Matthew | March 4, 2013
No nonsense, confident, takes charge in the court room
Clayton Campell represented me in a very serious felony vandelism, felony burglary, and mis domestic violence case. Mr campbell was allways accessable to me. I have had other local lawyers and I allways felt like they had some connection or understanding with the prosecuting attorneys. I never felt that with clayton he never backs down. He was allways prepared and never caught off guard. I am completly satisfied with the outcome of my case. ( mis vandelism a small fine informal probation) If ever i am facing charges again Clayton is the first one I would call.
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  • Free Consultation 60 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 8.2 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Campbell Whitten, Criminal Defense
  • 2013 - Present
  • Attorney
  • Campbell Law Firm
  • 2007 - 2012
  • Attorney
  • Hanna/Brophy
  • 2004 - 2006
  • Attorney
  • Greater Bakersfield Legal Assistance
  • 2002 - 2004
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  • Oak Brook College of Law & Gov't Policy
  • 2002

Legal Cases

  • People vs. McQuiller
  • Hung jury on all counts followed by very favorable plea bargain
  • People vs. Jones
  • Acquittal


  • State Bar of Wisconsin, Criminal Law Section
  • N/A
  • Kern County Bar Association
  • N/A
  • Oak Brook College of Law Alumni Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Kern County Bar Association, Young Lawyers Section
  • Board Member
  • 2003 - 2005
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • CTM
  • Toastmasters International
  • 2000

Speaking Engagements

  • MCLE Seminar
  • What Every Attorney Should Know About Criminal Law
  • 2013

Attorney endorsements

Received (8)
Given (2)
Endorse Clayton
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 22
Relationship: Other
"I met Clayton over a year ago through friends. After talking with him, I can honestly say Clayton is an aggressive attorney who fights for each one of his clients. He's sees his clients as actual people who are in rough situations instead of just another number like other attorneys. I endorse Clayton!"
Workers compensation Attorney | Aug 20
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I've known Clayton for years, and can highly recommend him in the area of workers' compensation law. He is knowledgeable and skilled in this very technical area of law and is determined to provide the best possible representation to his clients. I've referred clients to him in the Bakersfield area and they've been exceedingly satisfied with his services."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 19
Relationship: Friend
"I endorse this lawyer. A personal friend and a great lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Clayton. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community."
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 25
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"As a prosecutor, I came to know Mr. Campbell as a formidable defense attorney. He is known for working very hard for his clients. He is one of the most intelligent and resourceful criminal defense attorneys in Kern County. I recommend him very highly."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Jul 10
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I have worked with Mr. Campbell in the past and he exhibits unparalleled professionalism in his dealings with clients and other attorneys. I endorse Mr. Campbell without hesitation."
Unknown Attorney | Jun 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
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