Facing a criminal charge may be one of the most difficult times in someone’s life. As founder of the Law Office of Scott C. Thomas, Mr. Thomas aggressively defends people in San Bernardino, Orange, Los Angeles and Riverside counties, California. His casework includes sex crimes, felonies, DUI and drug crimes.
The nature of these cases is sensitive, as a defendant’s freedom, finances and future are on the line. Mr. Thomas is compassionate toward his clients as they navigate the justice system together. He addresses their concerns honestly and maps out a plan to obtaining the best possible outcome, whether that involves going to litigation or working with the prosecution to resolve issues before going to court.
As an active member of the legal community, Mr. Thomas has access to an extensive network of professionals and resources. He is involved with the Orange County Bar Association, the Los Angeles County Bar Association and The State Bar of California.
Mr. Thomas has been listed in The National Trial Lawyers: Top 40 under 40; he holds an Avvo “Very Good” rating; the American Institute of Criminal Law Attorneys has named him in its 10 Best; and the American Institute of DUI/DWI Attorneys has named him in its 10 Best.
After receiving a Juris Doctor from the Chapman University Dale E. Fowler School of Law in 2009, Mr. Thomas earned a Master of Laws in trial advocacy from the same school in 2010. He graduated with a Bachelor of Arts from the University of California, Santa Barbara, in 2005.
When he is not at his practice, Mr. Thomas volunteers his time to local organizations and enjoys hiking and surfing.
The felony sexual assault, rape or molestation you are accused of could put you behind bars for years, drain your finances with heavy fines and require you to register as a sex offender after being returned to society. When the stakes are this high, Mr. Thomas raises his game, as evidenced in reports about his efforts by local media.
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“I can not recommend Scott Thomas enough. Four months after my husband died a family member, who was very depressed and grieving, was in a single car accident and was arrested and charged. As we had never had any traffic violations, much less any arrests, we had no idea of how to proceed and we were overwhelmed. Scott was there for us every step of the way, his professionalism was outstanding, as was his expertise. He fought for us and got us the best possible outcome. He answered all our questions and gave us assistance when we it was needed. I would definitely work with him again, if ever needed, and strongly recommend him.”
“I was very satisfied with the result of my case. Scott Was able to answer any questions anytime a day before and after my case. I would not hesitate recommend Mr. Thomas To anyone who is uncertain of which Attourney to handle their legal problems .”
“Scott was awesome from day one. This was my first experience with having representation, and it was well worth it. He 100% has his clients best interest in mind. It didn't matter how long it took or whatever obstacles came alone, he made sure to do whatever was best for me happen. Even after everything is done and over with, he is willing to be there and help with anything else is needed. With whatever you need I would strongly recommend him.”