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Robert Hugh Brumfield, III

Partner
Brumfield & Hagan LLP
2031 F Street
Bakersfield, California 93301
Peer Rating
4.3 of 5.0
Client Rating
4.9 of 5.0
BV Rated
Experience & Credentials
Practice Areas
Real Estate Law; Construction Law; Business Litigation; Oil and Gas Law; Mediations; Insolvency and Bankruptcy; Solo & Small Firm
University
California Polytechnic State University, B.A., 1980
Law School
McGeorge School of Law, University of the Pacific, J.D., 1983; McGeorge School of Law, University of the Pacific, LL.M., 1985
Admitted
1984, California, U.S. District Court, Eastern, Central, Southern and Northern Districts of California and U.S. Tax Court
ISLN
908722097
Peer Reviews (38)
BV Rated
4.3/5.0
Peer Rating
 
High Ethical Standard
Civil Litigation, Property Tax, Bankruptcy, Business Law, Litigation, Trial Practice, Business Mediation, General Practice, Corporate Law, Business Litigation, Business Enterprises, Bankruptcy Litigation, Civil Practice, Academic Employment and Family Law
Areas of Practice
Legal Knowledge
4.3/5
Analytical Capabilities
4.2/5
Judgment
4.2/5
Communication Ability
4.3/5
Legal Experience
4.5/5
Peer Reviews (38)
5.0/5.0 Posted by a Sole Practitioner on 01/15/13
Endorsed for Ethical Standing
I have known and occasionally worked with Mr. Brumfield for over 25 years and find him to be an excellent scholar of the law and litigator. He has an excellent reputation in the community in the areas of business and bankruptcy litigation.
Legal Knowledge
5/5
Analytical Capabilities
5/5
Judgment
5/5
Communication Ability
5/5
Legal Experience
5/5
5.0/5.0 Posted by a Unknown on 01/16/13
Endorsed for Ethical Standing
I have worked with Mr. Brumfield as both co-counsel and as opposing counsel on various matters. In every case he has capably and professionally represented his client and worked well and easily with counsel. I would strongly recommend Mr. Brumfield.
Legal Knowledge
5/5
Analytical Capabilities
5/5
Judgment
5/5
Communication Ability
5/5
Legal Experience
5/5
5.0/5.0 Posted by a Sole Practitioner on 02/06/13
Endorsed for Ethical Standing
Excellent lawyer!
Legal Knowledge
5/5
Analytical Capabilities
5/5
Judgment
5/5
Communication Ability
5/5
Legal Experience
5/5
5.0/5.0 Posted by a Unknown on 02/06/13
Endorsed for Ethical Standing
Legal Knowledge
5/5
Analytical Capabilities
5/5
Judgment
5/5
Communication Ability
5/5
Legal Experience
5/5
5.0/5.0 Posted by a Managing Partner on 02/01/13
Endorsed for Ethical Standing
Excellent attorney, good person.
Legal Knowledge
5/5
Analytical Capabilities
5/5
Judgment
5/5
Communication Ability
5/5
Legal Experience
5/5
5.0/5.0 Posted by a Managing Partner on 01/29/13
Endorsed for Ethical Standing
Very well respected in the community. Extremely competent and capable.
Legal Knowledge
5/5
Analytical Capabilities
5/5
Judgment
5/5
Communication Ability
5/5
Legal Experience
5/5
5.0/5.0 Posted by a Managing Partner on 01/29/13
Endorsed for Ethical Standing
Legal Knowledge
5/5
Analytical Capabilities
5/5
Judgment
5/5
Communication Ability
5/5
Legal Experience
5/5
5.0/5.0 Posted by a Partner on 01/14/13
Endorsed for Ethical Standing
Very professional
Legal Knowledge
5/5
Analytical Capabilities
5/5
Judgment
5/5
Communication Ability
5/5
Legal Experience
5/5
5.0/5.0 Posted by a Partner on 01/14/13
Endorsed for Ethical Standing
VERY PROFESSIONAL
Legal Knowledge
5/5
Analytical Capabilities
5/5
Judgment
5/5
Communication Ability
5/5
Legal Experience
5/5
5.0/5.0 Posted by a Unknown on 01/14/13
Endorsed for Ethical Standing
Legal Knowledge
5/5
Analytical Capabilities
5/5
Judgment
5/5
Communication Ability
5/5
Legal Experience
5/5
5.0/5.0 Posted by a Partner on 01/14/13
Endorsed for Ethical Standing
Bob is a very experienced business attorney, with a well established mediation practice based upon his acknowledged experience and judgement.
Legal Knowledge
5/5
Analytical Capabilities
5/5
Judgment
5/5
Communication Ability
5/5
Legal Experience
5/5
5.0/5.0 Posted by a Partner on 01/14/13
Endorsed for Ethical Standing
Legal Knowledge
5/5
Analytical Capabilities
5/5
Judgment
5/5
Communication Ability
5/5
Legal Experience
5/5
5.0/5.0 Posted by a Partner on 01/13/13
Endorsed for Ethical Standing
Bob is a very knowledgable and experienced attorney.
Legal Knowledge
5/5
Analytical Capabilities
5/5
Judgment
5/5
Communication Ability
5/5
Legal Experience
5/5
5.0/5.0 Posted by a Principal on 01/13/13
Endorsed for Ethical Standing
Legal Knowledge
5/5
Analytical Capabilities
5/5
Judgment
5/5
Communication Ability
5/5
Legal Experience
5/5
5.0/5.0 Posted by a Sole Practitioner on 01/13/13
Endorsed for Ethical Standing
Legal Knowledge
5/5
Analytical Capabilities
5/5
Judgment
5/5
Communication Ability
5/5
Legal Experience
5/5
5.0/5.0 Posted by a Managing Partner on 01/13/13
Endorsed for Ethical Standing
Bob is very knowledgeable in his field and very responsive to clients.
Legal Knowledge
5/5
Analytical Capabilities
5/5
Judgment
5/5
Communication Ability
5/5
Legal Experience
5/5
5.0/5.0 Posted by a Of Counsel on 02/15/12
Endorsed for Ethical Standing
Legal Knowledge
5/5
Analytical Capabilities
5/5
Judgment
5/5
Communication Ability
5/5
Legal Experience
5/5
4.8/5.0 Posted by a Associate on 01/21/13
Endorsed for Ethical Standing
Legal Knowledge
5/5
Analytical Capabilities
5/5
Judgment
4/5
Communication Ability
5/5
Legal Experience
5/5
4.6/5.0 Posted by a Sole Practitioner on 02/01/13
Endorsed for Ethical Standing
Legal Knowledge
5/5
Analytical Capabilities
5/5
Judgment
5/5
Communication Ability
4/5
Legal Experience
4/5
4.6/5.0 Posted by a Partner on 01/22/13
Endorsed for Ethical Standing
Legal Knowledge
4/5
Analytical Capabilities
4/5
Judgment
5/5
Communication Ability
5/5
Legal Experience
5/5
4.6/5.0 Posted by a Partner on 01/14/13
Endorsed for Ethical Standing
Legal Knowledge
4/5
Analytical Capabilities
4/5
Judgment
5/5
Communication Ability
5/5
Legal Experience
5/5
4.4/5.0 Posted by a Partner on 01/22/13
Endorsed for Ethical Standing
Robert is a very thorough and knowledgeable attorney with a wealth of experience including tax and litigation as well as bankruptcy.
Legal Knowledge
4/5
Analytical Capabilities
4/5
Judgment
4/5
Communication Ability
5/5
Legal Experience
5/5
4.4/5.0 Posted by a Principal on 01/14/13
Endorsed for Ethical Standing
Legal Knowledge
5/5
Analytical Capabilities
4/5
Judgment
4/5
Communication Ability
4/5
Legal Experience
5/5
4.2/5.0 Posted by a Unknown on 02/19/13
Endorsed for Ethical Standing
Legal Knowledge
4/5
Analytical Capabilities
4/5
Judgment
4/5
Communication Ability
4/5
Legal Experience
5/5
4.0/5.0 Posted by a Principal on 01/21/13
Endorsed for Ethical Standing
Legal Knowledge
4/5
Analytical Capabilities
4/5
Judgment
4/5
Communication Ability
4/5
Legal Experience
4/5
4.0/5.0 Posted by a Unknown on 01/14/13
Endorsed for Ethical Standing
Legal Knowledge
4/5
Analytical Capabilities
4/5
Judgment
4/5
Communication Ability
4/5
Legal Experience
4/5
4.0/5.0 Posted by a Sole Practitioner on 01/13/13
Endorsed for Ethical Standing
Legal Knowledge
4/5
Analytical Capabilities
4/5
Judgment
4/5
Communication Ability
4/5
Legal Experience
4/5
4.0/5.0 Posted by a Of Counsel on 02/15/12
Endorsed for Ethical Standing
Legal Knowledge
4/5
Analytical Capabilities
4/5
Judgment
4/5
Communication Ability
3/5
Legal Experience
5/5
4.0/5.0 Posted by a Managing Partner on 12/20/11
Endorsed for Ethical Standing
Legal Knowledge
4/5
Analytical Capabilities
4/5
Judgment
4/5
Communication Ability
4/5
Legal Experience
4/5
4.0/5.0 Posted by a Associate on 12/06/11
Endorsed for Ethical Standing
Legal Knowledge
4/5
Analytical Capabilities
4/5
Judgment
3/5
Communication Ability
4/5
Legal Experience
5/5
4.0/5.0 Posted by a Partner on 12/06/11
Endorsed for Ethical Standing
Legal Knowledge
4/5
Analytical Capabilities
4/5
Judgment
4/5
Communication Ability
4/5
Legal Experience
4/5
3.6/5.0 Posted by a Partner on 01/13/13
Endorsed for Ethical Standing
Legal Knowledge
3/5
Analytical Capabilities
3/5
Judgment
4/5
Communication Ability
4/5
Legal Experience
4/5
3.2/5.0 Posted by a Sole Practitioner on 01/13/13
Endorsed for Ethical Standing
Legal Knowledge
3/5
Analytical Capabilities
3/5
Judgment
3/5
Communication Ability
3/5
Legal Experience
4/5
2.6/5.0 Posted by a Partner on 01/13/13
Endorsed for Ethical Standing
Legal Knowledge
2/5
Analytical Capabilities
2/5
Judgment
2/5
Communication Ability
4/5
Legal Experience
3/5
2.6/5.0 Posted by a Principal on 02/16/12
Endorsed for Ethical Standing
Legal Knowledge
3/5
Analytical Capabilities
3/5
Judgment
3/5
Communication Ability
2/5
Legal Experience
2/5
2.6/5.0 Posted by a Marketing Partner on 12/14/11
Endorsed for Ethical Standing
Legal Knowledge
3/5
Analytical Capabilities
2/5
Judgment
2/5
Communication Ability
3/5
Legal Experience
3/5
2.2/5.0 Posted by a Partner on 01/13/13
Endorsed for Ethical Standing
Mr. Brumfield is currently rated BV. I do not believe that Mr. Brumfield is deserving of an AV rating. I have had cases against Mr. Brumfield. I have fundamental concerns about his judgment and analytical capabilities. I do not mean to be harsh, but elevating Mr. Brumfiled's rating would reflect poorly on Martindale's ratings.
Law firm response:
While one may try, you can't please everyone. In this profession, it is sometimes difficult to have everyone on your side. With eleven stellar reviews, I think those speak for themselves.
Legal Knowledge
3/5
Analytical Capabilities
2/5
Judgment
1/5
Communication Ability
2/5
Legal Experience
3/5
2.0/5.0 Posted by a Partner on 01/13/13
Endorsed for Ethical Standing
Legal Knowledge
2/5
Analytical Capabilities
2/5
Judgment
2/5
Communication Ability
2/5
Legal Experience
2/5
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Client Reviews

Overall Client Rating

in Corporate Law, Taxation and Litigation
4.9 out of 5.0
Communication Ability
4.9
Responsiveness
4.9
Quality of Service
4.9
Value for Money
4.9
  • Data based on 14 reviews
  • Recommended by 14 Client(s)
  • Last reviewed on 09/18/12
Posted by a Corporation on 09/18/12
4.8 out of 5.0  
Robert was very instrumental in my case. I highly recommend him and his firm.
Posted by a Small Business on 09/11/12
5.0 out of 5.0  
Bob has been our attorney for the past 7 years. He has worked on issues related to real estate contracts and partnership agreements as well as some minor litigation. He is always responsive with timely thought out game plans for our particular complicated investment deals.
Posted by a Small Business on 09/07/12
5.0 out of 5.0  
Attorney Brumfield has represented me personally as well as represented our business needs. He has successfully managed our legal services for over 10 years as an independent business attorney as well as when he represented a large law firm. We have been extremely please and do not hesitate to recommend or referral Mr. Burmfield.
Posted by a Corporation on 09/06/12
4.5 out of 5.0  
We have used Mr. Brumfield for several years in regard to HOA and general real estate counsel. He is very responsive and attentive to our needs.
Posted by a Small Business on 09/06/12
4.8 out of 5.0  
Bob has been our attorney now for at least five years. We've used his services both when he worked for a larger firm and when he's been in business for himself. Bob has always handled our work well and, as much as I dislike signing checks to attorneys, I think he gives good service for the money. If you need an attorney, and its hard to be in business and not need an attorney, I would recommend him without hesitation.
Posted by a Small Business on 09/06/12
4.8 out of 5.0  
Available when most lawyers would not be
Posted by a Small Business on 09/06/12
5.0 out of 5.0  
Very knowledgeable. Professional and easy to communicate with.
Posted by a Consumer on 09/06/12
5.0 out of 5.0  
Moved very quickly to help. Very responsive and comforting during a tough time.
Posted by a Consumer on 09/06/12
5.0 out of 5.0  
Very accessible and extremely knowledgeable in a well-rounded way in regard to contract issues and civil litigation generally.
Posted by a Consumer on 09/06/12
5.0 out of 5.0  
Mr. Brumfield has helped me with my Mother's Estate.
I am very grateful for his assistance.
Sunday morning he responded to me thru e mails
I have found him to be very knowledgeable, direct, and extremely helpful in my stressful situation. I would highly recommend him to anyone.
Posted by a Small Business on 09/06/12
5.0 out of 5.0  
As a CPA, I have referred numerous clients to Bob over the last 25+ years for services ranging from business formation, litigation, estate and tax planning, and bankruptcy. Bob has without exception provided exceptional service in a timely and cost efficient manner. Bob is always prompt in responding to any inquiries or requests either by email or telephone. He has the ability translate complicated legal jargon to layman's terms. I will continue to refer clients to Bob without hesitation.
Posted by a Small Business on 09/05/12
5.0 out of 5.0  
Our case is quite complex. Mr. Brumfield has been thorough, very accommodating and responsive to our needs.
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