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Water Rights
Special Districts
Municipalities
Eminent Domain
Environmental Law
CEQA, NEPA & ESA
Public Construction Projects
Federal Reclamation Law
Groundwater Management & Adjudications

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BUSINESS LAW

Agricultural Law
Oil & Gas
Real Estate Law
Taxation
Business Litigation
Formation & Planning
Transactions & Contracts
Reorganization
Corporations
Partnerships
LLC’s

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EMPLOYMENT & LABOR LAW

Employment Defense
Wage & Hour
Leaves of Absence
Contracts & Policies
Employee Handbooks
Labor Negotiations
Trade Secret Matters
Employment Litigation
Harassment
Discrimination

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ESTATE PLANNING

Living Trusts & Wills
Estate Tax Avoidance
Conservatorships
Business Succession
Probate Avoidance
Probate Litigation
Durable Power of Attorney



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ATTORNEYS

HARD WORK. HONESTY. DEDICATION.

Since 1939, Young Wooldridge, LLP has represented business and corporate clients, public agencies, and individuals like you in a wide range of legal matters. The firm’s attorneys are recognized specialists in their practice areas and aim to make complex litigation matters easy to understand for their clients. At Young Wooldridge, LLP, you will find knowledgeable, competent attorneys who are experienced in resolving contemporary legal problems with innovative solutions.


Our legal experts are ready to stand up for your rights in a number of practice areas, including:

  • Business Law – The firm protects businesses of all sizes and across a variety of industries, including Agriculture, Oil & Gas, Real Estate and Complex Tax Matters. The business attorneys at Young Wooldridge, LLP guide their clients through processes such as formation, dissolution and litigation.
  • Water Rights – The Water and Special Districts Department represents over 35 water and public agencies throughout the state of California and continues to build on specialized water rights knowledge established by the firm’s founding partners who played a key role in establishing and expanding this expertise as State and Federal water projects were being constructed in Kern County.
  • Agricultural Law – The attorneys at Young Wooldridge are available to assist with agricultural labor issues, regulatory compliance and any other agricultural legal issue you may face.
  • Oil and Gas – From securing mineral rights to extraction to sales, the dedicated attorneys at Young Wooldridge serve you with dedication and confidence. The Firm has experience representing mineral holders, oil producers, operating companies, subcontractors, drilling companies and buyers of production, including refineries.
  • Employment and Labor Law – The Employment Law Department of Young Wooldridge, LLP is headed by Jerry Pearson and assists employers and management in all aspects of labor and employment-related matters including
  • Estate Planning and Probate – Led by Partner Larry R. Cox, the attorneys of Young Wooldridge offer a full range of probate and estate planning
  • Personal Injury – The Personal Injury team at Young Wooldridge can help you obtain fair compensation for your injury, as well as other economic costs such as missed work time, etc.

The Firm

Larry R. Cox

Larry R. Cox

Partner | Estate Planning
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Ernest A. Conant

Ernest A. Conant

Partner | Water/ Land/ Environmental Law
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Scott K. Kuney

Scott K. Kuney

Partner | Water/ Land/ Environmental Law
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Michael A. Kaia

Michael A. Kaia

Partner | Business Law
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Steven M. Torigiani

Steven M. Torigiani

Partner | Water/Land/Environmental Law
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Scott D. Howry

Scott D. Howry

Of Counsel | Business Law, Personal Injury Litigation
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Gregory A. Muir

Gregory A. Muir

Partner | Personal Injury Litigation
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Max Gardner

Max Gardner

Of Counsel | Bankruptcy
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Jerry W. Pearson

Jerry W. Pearson

Partner | Employment Law
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Ned Dunphy

Ned Dunphy

Partner | Personal Injury Litigation
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Chris Hamilton

Chris Hamilton

Associate | Complex Tax Matters/ Estate Planning
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Jeffrey J. Patrick

Jeffrey J. Patrick

Associate | Water/Land/ Environmental Law
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Douglas A. Gosling

Douglas A. Gosling

Associate | Water/Land/ Environmental Law, Business Litigation
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Thomas A. Brill

Thomas A. Brill

Associate | Personal Injury Litigation
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WHY US?

Why Choose Young Wooldridge?

The attorneys at Young Wooldridge have high expectations for your case. They demand positive results and work to deliver those results in a cost-effective manner. Young Wooldridge’s clients include Bakersfield families and businesses. The attorneys’ dedication to service is evidenced by the following:

  • Trial experience – The attorneys at Young Wooldridge are experienced litigators who are prepared to fight for you and your rights.
  • Concern – All clients receive the same level of respect; all cases are treated with the same attention.
  • Diverse practice areas – At Young Wooldridge, the attorneys can assist you with a wide variety of legal issues, from bankruptcy to personal injury.
  • Long-term commitment – The firm’s diverse practice areas give you and your family experienced, knowledgeable guidance for almost any legal matter.

How Can Young Wooldridge Help Me?

The experienced attorneys at Young Wooldridge are on hand to assist you with a wide range of legal matters, including:

  • Water Rights 
  • Public Agency Matters
  • Environmental Law
  • CEQA, NEPA and ESA
  • Eminent Domain
  • Business Law
  • Employment and Labor Law
  • Agricultural Law
  • Oil and Gas
  • Real Estate Law
  • Tax and Estate Planning
  • Wills and Trusts
  • Probate
  • Personal Injury
  • Wrongful Death

What Areas Does Young Wooldridge Service?

Young Wooldridge, LLP is located in Bakersfield, CA and serves clients in and around:

  • Bakersfield
  • Kern County
  • Tulare County
  • Tehachapi
  • Arvin
  • Delano
  • Wasco
  • Shafter
  • Edison
  • Buttonwillow
  • McFarland
  • Lamont
  • Taft
  • Porterville
  • Kernville
  • Earlimart
  • Tupman
  • Tulare
  • Woody
  • Caliente
  • Glenville
  • Weldon
  • Wofford Heights
  • Posey
  • Terra Bella
  • Bodfish
  • Keene
  • Alpaugh
  • Lake Isabella
  • Pixley
  • California Hot Springs
  • Tipton
  • Lindsay
  • Ducor
  • Lebec
  • Springville
  • Strathmore
  • Camp Nelson
  • Mojave

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