Orange County Criminal Defense Attorney

Helping Clients Obtain Better Outcomes

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 County, Los Angeles, and Riverside counties, California. His casework includes sex crimes, theft crimes, DUI, and drug charges.

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 obtain 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.

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Practice Areas

With a specialty in first-time felony defense, sex-crime defense, and DUI cases, no stone is left unturned to help you avoid a conviction and a series of harsh punishments.

Criminal DefenseCriminal Defense

A criminal arrest, especially on felony charges can turn a life upsidedown, ruin a reputation, and put the defendant at serious risk for long-range punishments.

DUI & DWI DefenseDUI & DWI Defense

A local police or state patrol stop for suspicion of drunk driving shouldn’t be the end of the world for anyone — whether it’s your first offense or your third.

Drug ChargesDrug Charges

A guilty verdict in a criminal trial for methamphetamine manufacture or heroin trafficking can put you in prison for years.

White Collar CrimesWhite-Collar Crimes

Whether you are an executive or a receptionist, you are presumed innocent until proven guilty, and you have a right to your day in court.

Identity TheftFraud & ID Theft

In criminal law, fraud is a very broad category that includes a wide array of actions that many people do not even realize are crimes.

Violent CrimesViolent Crimes

A domestic violence complaint may have started with a “he said, she said” situation. Scott C. Thomas explores every strategy for having your charges reduced or dismissed.

Facing Criminal Charges in Orange County or Los Angeles County?

If you’ve been arrested for or charged with a crime in Southern California, get help right now.

DUI Attorney

What our clients are saying:

“I have been in Legal battle for more than four years to prove my innocence. That includes two Jury Trials & then to the Court of Appeals ( Supreme Court ) which Scott Thomas comes in & saves more than just “The Day”. He took over my case and took it to the Supreme court and about 7-8 months later, the Court of Appeal made the decision in our favor. They made the Trial Court reverse the judgment & consider it a mistrial. The District Attorney’s office withdraw their charge & I became, What I born to be,  FREE!  Scott didn’t give up either hope & handwork, fought it through & True beside me.

“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.”

“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 Attorney to handle their legal problems .”

First Time Felony Charges?

With so much at stake, if you face allegations of a violent crime, drug charge, sex crime, white-collar financial crime, or DUI/DWI, there is no substitute for having an experienced criminal defense attorney standing by to represent your interests.

Call Now 949-945-2085

If you feel that your rights were violated, leading to your arrest, we want to discuss your views in an honest, informative, confidential consultation.

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