Timothy G. Scanlon

Timothy G. Scanlon

Managing Partner
Bakersfield, California
(661) 395-1000
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Timothy G. Scanlon is the Managing Partner at KDG and the Practice Group Leader for the Construction and Real Estate Litigation Department. Since 1997, Tim has represented owners, developers, general contractors, subcontractors, material suppliers, and sureties in complex construction public works and private works disputes, including residential and commercial construction defect claims.  He routinely handles statutory claims involving mechanics liens, payment bonds, and stop payment notices, as well as change order disputes and delay claims.  Tim is a regular speaker for the Kern County Builders Exchange, providing seminars relating to contractor licensing, mechanics liens, bonds, stop notices, and contract interpretation.  Recent projects of note include commercial solar projects, pipeline water transfer projects, California Department of Transportation road improvement projects, and mass action residential defect projects. Tim joined the firm in 1998 after receiving his J.D. from the University of San Francisco School of Law in 1997.

Areas of Practice

  • Public and Private Works Construction Litigation and Counseling
  • Surety and Fidelity Litigation and Counseling
  • Complex Civil Litigation and Business Counseling

Bar Admissions

  • California, 1997
  • U.S. District Court Central District of California, 1997
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of California, 1997
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of California, 1997
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of California, 1997


  • University of San Francisco School of Law, San Francisco, California
    • Juris Doctor - 1997
  • University of Missouri, Kansas City, Missouri
    • Bachelor of Arts - 1993


  • Adjunct Professor, Bakersfield College

Honors and Awards

  • AV® rated by Martindale-Hubbell, the highest designation, 2013–Present
  • Corporate America Legal Elite - Best for Surety and Fidelity Litigation, California 2015
  • Corporate America Legal Elite – Best For Construction Litigation – California 2016
  • Corporate America Legal Elite – Best for Surety Disputes – Bakersfield 2017
  • The Bakersfield Californian Readers’ Choice Poll – Best Attorney 2017
  • Leadership Bakersfield Class of 2008

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Kern County Bar Association, Member
  • American Bar Association, Construction Law Forum Member
  • Fellow with the Litigation Counsel of America
  • Associated Builders and Contractors, Central California Chapter , Member

Professional Experience

  • Sedgwick, Detert, Moran & Arnold, San Francisco, 1996 - 1998
  • Klein, DeNatale, Goldner, Cooper, Rosenlieb & Kimball, LLP 1998 - present
  • Managing Partner from 2018 - present

Community Involvement

  • High School Mock Trial, Attorney Coach
  • Leadership Bakersfield, Team Advisor
  • Youth Leadership Bakersfield, Advisory Council Member
  • Bakersfield Historic Preservation Commission, Commissioner
  • Adjunct Professor at Bakersfield College
  • Leadership Bakersfield Class of 2008