Steven Lance Bynum

Steven Lance Bynum

I Draft QDRO’s
  • DUI & DWI, Criminal Law, White Collar Crime ...
  • California
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A large portion of my practice is devoted to the division of retirement accounts requiring Qualified Domestic Relations Orders or QDRO’s. In this unique area of law, I can bring a sense of calm and order by reviewing and offering advice as to the division of most deferred compensation plans.

I bring a diverse background with plenty of life experience to the table for my clients. Before taking the plunge into law school and the practice of law, I worked in the Kern County District Attorney’s Office, Bureau of Investigation, Kern County Employees’ Retirement Association (KCERA) and ran a successful termite & pest control company. After passing the California bar exam, I became a family law practitioner and worked for two of the most competent and ethical family law attorneys in California. I was later recruited by the Kern County District Attorney’s office and worked as a prosecutor before starting the Law Office of Steven L. Bynum.

?I favor a collaborative approach because it best serves both parties and focuses on a positive outcome. Collaboration offers clients the forum and opportunity to resolve the most important and personal matters in their life, with dignity, privacy and respect. These are the standards and principles that I believe in and use in my practice.

?I am licensed in both California State Court and Federal Court in the Eastern District of California. I am also a member of the American, California, Los Angeles County, and Kern County Bar Associations.

I bring an unparalleled depth of knowledge to your legal needs and provide strategies about the best way to move forward with your legal issue.

I have the legal knowledge, skills, and experience to advise clients on many different types of legal issues. I am proud to extend my professional services to help all of my clients resolve their legal matters

Practice Areas
  • DUI & DWI
  • Criminal Law
  • White Collar Crime
  • Juvenile Law
  • Family Law
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Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
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Federal Circuit
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  • English
Professional Experience
Attorney at Law
Law Office of Steven L. Bynum
- Current
Deputy District Attorney
Kern County District Attorney
Prosecute criminal cases from inception to disposition. Litigated hundreds of misdemeanor cases and conducted over 100 preliminary hearings.
Associate Attorney
McAtee & Oldfield, Attorneys at Law
Family Law, QDRO, Estate Planning, Litigation, Civil Discovery
Concord Law School
J.D. (2016) | Law
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California State University - Bakersfield
M.A. (2011) | Public Administration
Honors: Pi Alpha Alpha Honor Society (4.0 GPA)
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California State University - Bakersfield
B.A. (2010) | Public Administration
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Bakersfield College
A.A. (2009) | Economics
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Professional Associations
Kern County Bar Association
- Current
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Websites & Blogs
Law Office of Steven L. Bynum
Legal Answers
3 Questions Answered

Q. Hello I'm needing a lawyer for my wife she is accused of commenting elder abuse which was false she has court on 08/14
A: In which California County are you located? I assume this is a criminal elder abuse matter? Please provide more information
Q. I have a question about gunshot victims. If the victim decides not to press charges, will the state still pursue?
A: The district attorney decides whether or not to file charges, regardless of whether or not you want to press charges. They may take your reluctance into account when deciding on filing charges.
Q. Can I file a grandparent visitation petition now, during pandemic; can I file emergency order for visitation?
A: In California Grandparents do not have visitation rights necessarily. You might think about filing an emergency guardianship petition in probate court if you already have them in your custody.
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Contact & Map
Law Office of Steven L. Bynum
Attorney at Law
1810 Westwind Drive
Bakersfield, CA 93301
Telephone: (661) 835-6324
Fax: (661) 835-6326
Monday: 8 AM - 5 PM
Tuesday: 8 AM - 5 PM
Wednesday: 8 AM - 5 PM
Thursday: 8 AM - 5 PM
Friday: 8 AM - 5 PM
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed (Today)
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