Robert H. Brumfield III

Robert H. Brumfield III

Bakersfield, California
(661) 215-4980 (Office)
(661) 215-4989 (Fax)

Mr. Brumfield has more than 30 years of legal experience. He regularly receives a "Top Lawyers in California" award, which is based upon peer review and the highest ethical standards. In 2013, he also received a "Client Distinction Award" from Lexis and Martindale-Hubbell. This award is based upon quality of service, overall value, responsiveness, and communication ability. Only 1% of all attorneys are even eligible for this award.

In his practice, Mr. Brumfield has represented numerous private businesses and individuals in the areas of general business law, real estate, construction, oil and gas, water law, litigation, trusts and estates, insolvency and bankruptcy. His experience allows him to recognize potential disputes in all areas of representation and can afford you the opportunity to avoid unnecessary and costly litigation. By virtue of that experience, Mr. Brumfield serves as a mediator, handling mediations in all of the areas in which he practices. With civil cases having less courtroom availability due to budgetary constraints, alternative dispute resolution methods are gaining importance and our firm is committed to furthering this out-of-court resolution process.

Mr. Brumfield has practiced law in Bakersfield since 1986. Before forming this firm, he was a principal attorney in a large regional law firm for 5 years. Previously, he was a partner and managing partner in a full-service business and civil litigation firm that grew to 20 attorneys.

Areas of Practice

  • General Business Law
  • Real Estate
  • Water Law
  • Oil and Gas
  • Litigation
  • Trusts and Estates
  • Construction
  • Bankruptcy

Bar Admissions

  • California, 1984
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of California, 1984


  • McGeorge School of Law, University of the Pacific, Sacramento, California
    • LL.M. - 1985
    • Major: Taxation
  • McGeorge School of Law, University of the Pacific, Sacramento, California
    • J.D. - 1983
  • California Polytechnic University, San Luis Obispo, California
    • B.A. - 1980

Representative Cases

  • In re Wright, 355 B.R. 192, (Bankr.C.D.Cal. Oct 24, 2006)
  • Jans v. Nelson, 100 Cal.Rptr.2d 106, (Cal.App. 5 Dist. Sep 14, 2000)
  • In re De la Cruz, 176 B.R. 19, (9th Cir.BAP (Cal.) Dec 22, 1994)

Honors and Awards

  • Received “Top Lawyers in California” Award, 2013 - Present
  • Received “Client Distinction Award” from Lexis and Martindale-Hubbell

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Kern County Bar Association, Member
  • Kern County High School District's Mock Trial Program, Board of Directors
  • California State Bar Association, Member
  • American Bar Association, Member
  • Central California Bankruptcy Association, Member
  • American Bankruptcy Institute, Member
  • Kern County Bar Association’s Alternative Dispute Resolution, Member
  • Southern California Mediation Association, Member
  • California Dispute Resolution Center, Member
  • Kern County Bar Association, Former President
  • Association of Conflict Resolution, Member
  • Kern County Superior Court Mediation Panel, Member
  • Kern County Bar Association’s Mandatory Fee Arbitration program, Chair
  • Kern County Bar Association Charitable Foundation, Board Member

Pro Bono Activities

  • Board Member, Alliance Against Family Violence and Sexual Assault
  • Board Member, Bakersfield Homeless Center
  • Member, Bakersfield North Rotary Club
  • Board Member, Bakersfield North Rotary Club


  • Phi Alpha Delta
  • Theta Chi