Jacob L. Eaton

Jacob L. Eaton

Practice Areas

General Business; Real Estate; Agriculture & Farming; Bankruptcy


Bachelor of Arts, Brigham Young University, 2003

Juris Doctor, University of Kentucky College of Law, 2006

Jacob L. Eaton is a business attorney whose practice is focused on business transactions and business counseling. He also has extensive experience in representing debtors in out-of-court restructurings and creditors in bankruptcy proceedings. His knowledge regarding agricultural practices and credit facilities allows him to understand the industries in which his clients operate. He has also represented developers and owners of income-producing properties such as commercial buildings, apartment complexes, and mini-storage facilities.

Prior to joining Zimmer & Melton, Mr. Eaton was a partner at Klein, DeNatale, Goldner, Cooper, Rosenlieb & Kimball, LLP in Bakersfield, California. Mr. Eaton is a partner with Zimmer & Melton, LLP.


State Bar of California, 2006

U.S. District Court, Eastern (2006) Central (2007) Northern (2011) and Southern (2013) Districts of California

Certified Specialist Bankruptcy Law, State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization, 2016-2021

Professional Affiliations

Judicial Advisory Committee for U.S. District Court of Eastern California
– Member at Large, 2014 – 2017, Chairperson 2016-2017

American Bankruptcy Institute, 2006 – Present

Kern County Bar Association, 2006 – Present

Central California Bankruptcy Association, 2006-Present

J. Reuben Clark Law Society Bakersfield Chapter

Boy Scouts of America, Southern Sierra Council