Welcome To Our Firm

Zimmer & Melton, LLP’s, mission is to take a genuine interest in each of our clients, creating long-lasting relationships with them, to treat each of their matters as if it was our own, and to strive to efficiently and timely provide them with excellent results and solutions.


Like many of you, our office is taking steps to reduce the potential spreading of covid-19/coronavirus. Our office remains open during normal business hours, but as part of our social distancing efforts we are only accepting clients to the office for essential needs. Please be assured that whether we are working remotely or from the office we are committed to providing you with prompt and efficient legal services. 

With developments changing at a rapid pace, our goal is to keep you informed. Please contact us if you have questions about how covid-19/coronavirus restrictions (e.g., quarantines, shelter-in-place, social distancing, etc.) impact your business and we will do our best to answer them.  

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At Zimmer & Melton LLP, we’ve built our practice around the core areas that are an essential part of people’s livelihoods: agriculture & farming, business, estate planning, litigation, real estate, and water law. Our business practice includes entity formations and mergers & acquisitions. Our firm is located in Bakersfield, California, where we provide exemplary legal services to our community.

We take pride in being responsive, knowledgeable, committed to our clients. Our goal is to be the firm of choice for all your legal needs in the areas we offer. Contact us today for a consultation.

Our Experience

We have adept knowledge and skill in all of the legal areas we cover. Our former and current clients can attest to our record of successes on which we have built our practice. If you value an experienced legal team, we're the right firm for you.

Farmers and agribusinesses throughout California seek our counsel when facing agricultural disputes and other related legal matters. With knowledge of state farming policies, as well as trends in the agricultural economy, we provide our clients with sound advice, a strategy, and when necessary, representation during litigation.

Whether you own a start-up or an established corporate entity, the right business attorney can help advise you on numerous aspects of your business. A good business plan consists of implementing preventative measures from the beginning to avoid issues down the line. With our help, you can take steps to formulate your entity, draft thorough contract agreements, navigate mergers and acquisitions, and protect your company by minimizing legal liability.

Employment law in California is complex and riddled with intricacies. The attorneys in Zimmer & Melton’s Employment Law Practice Group are knowledgeable and experienced in guiding employers of all sizes through the complicated employment law landscape. We can help you navigate through the challenging intricacies that California employers face.

Contrary to popular belief, estate planning is necessary regardless of your age, health, or financial standing. The importance of developing a solid plan to protect your legacy and ensure your family is taken care of when you’re gone cannot be overstated. When you take initiative and reach out to us for counsel, you’re refusing to let your hard-earned assets be consumed by estate taxes, probate expenses, and creditors.

Sometimes litigation is necessary to resolve a legal dispute. Whether you’re planning on filing a legal claim or you’re preparing to defend against one, it is critical you hire an attorney who is well-versed in all that litigation entails. We provide assertive representation and counsel in all phases of litigation, including trial, appeal, arbitration, and mediation.

The attorneys at our firm are committed to working with clients who face legal issues concerning real estate law in California. Handling both commercial and residential cases, we have aided a number of professionals and property owners in the state with a broad range of issues, some of which include, transactions, financing and lending, zoning, and real estate development.

Water is an important resource. Government entities and business facing legal issues concerning water law need counsel that is experienced and knowledgeable. We provide substantive guidance on water rights, supply, quality, transfers, groundwater and other related issues that arise in today’s ever-changing legal landscape.