William Henry Slocumb, Jr.

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Biography

Bill Slocumb is a Bakersfield Criminal Defense Lawyer who has tried over 100 cases to jury verdict, including murder, kidnapping, robbery, child molestation, domestic violence, drug and alcohol cases.

As a prosecutor, Mr. Slocumb handled matters from filing through trial. He knows the strengths and weaknesses of the government’s case. He has working relationships with investigators and experts who all contribute the successful defense of your case.

As a Assistant City Attorney for the City of Bakersfield, Mr. Slocumb was assigned to the Police Civil Service Commission and defended the City against civil rights lawsuits in both State and Federal Courts. Mr. Slocumb knows the internal affairs processes and procedures. Let him use this knowledge in your defense.

Mr. Slocumb’s handles dozens of Administrative Per Se Driver’s License Revocation/Suspension hearings before the Department of Motor Vehicles each year. He is very successful in maintaining driving privileges for both the general public and truck drivers. Were the stop and arrest procedures proper sufficient to warrant the loss of your license? Did the arresting officer give you the proper choice of alcohol/drug tests?

Co-Author: "Obtaining and Defending Sanctions in Federal and State Courts," California Continuing Education of the Bar, University of California Press, Berkeley, 1997. Adjunct Professor, Political Science, California State University, Bakersfield, 1987-1989. Member, Bakersfield City Planning Commission, 1994-1995. Vice Chairman of the Board, Goodwill Industries of South Central California, 1997—.

Areas of Practice (10)

  • Criminal Defense
  • Domestic Violence
  • DUI/DWI
  • Gang Violence
  • Homicide
  • Assault and Battery
  • Drug Crimes
  • Gun and Weapons Crimes
  • Weapons Charges
  • Expungements

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
661-493-9848  Phone
661-324-1400  Phone
661-631-9577  Fax
www.criminaldefensebakersfield.com/attorneys
University Attended:
University of California at Davis, B.A., 1973
Law School Attended:
Western State University, J.D., 1980
Year of First Admission:
1981
Admission:
1981, California; 1985, U.S. Supreme Court
Memberships:
Kern County Bar Association; State Bar of California (Member, Vice Chair and Chair, Committee on Minimum Continuing Legal Education, 1993-1997); Consumer Attorneys of California.
Birth Information:
Oakland, California, February 18, 1951
ISLN:
903648750

Peer Reviews

4.2/5.0 (24 reviews)
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  • 5.0/5.0 Rated by a Principal on 06/17/17 in Criminal Law

    Bill Slocumb is a knowledgeable and dedicated criminal defense attorney. I often refer cases to him when those cases are not within my areas of practice. I know the clients I refer to Bill will be in good hands.

    Bill Slocumb is a knowledgeable and dedicated criminal defense attorney. I often refer cases to him when those cases are not within my areas of practice. I know the clients I refer to Bill will be in good hands. Read less

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  • 5.0/5.0 Rated by a Other Law Firm Position on 06/17/17 in Criminal Law

    My experience with Mr.Slocumb is he truly loves his job, and it is manifested not by just his overall good natured attitude. His years of practice can't be argued and he is one of the first attorneys to lend advice or help out the younger attorneys i... Read more

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    My experience with Mr.Slocumb is he truly loves his job, and it is manifested not by just his overall good natured attitude. His years of practice can't be argued and he is one of the first attorneys to lend advice or help out the younger attorneys in the neighborhood. He represents himself as a trial attorney, and I've never seen otherwise! Hard working, dedicated, with the highest integrity! Read less

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