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Timothy G. Scanlon

Managing Partner
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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.


  • 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

American Bar Association

- Construction Law Forum Member

Fellow with the Litigation Counsel of America

Associated Builders and Contractors, Central California Chapter

- Member


Managing Partner from 2018 - Present

Klein, DeNatale, Goldner, Cooper, Rosenlieb & Kimball, LLP 1998 - Present

Sedgwick, Detert, Moran & Arnold, San Francisco, 1996 - 1998

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


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