About Ronald S. Sims

Family, work, church, cycling, karate . . .

Ron Sims is a highly experienced lawyer with over 35 years of legal experience to help guide you through the entire process. From initial consultation to final judgement, Ron will work with you to make sure your needs are met and you get the service you deserve.  



35 years practicing law, 31 years in Bakersfield

1975: B.A.,  Brigham Young University

1975: Intern to the President of the Utah Senate

1977-1978: Law Clerk for the Kern County Counsel

1978: Research Assistant to Rex Lee, former Solicitor General of the United States

1978 J.D.: “cum laude”, Brigham Young University

1978-1981: Associate at Georgeson, Emerich and Belardinili in Fresno, California

1979: Argued  County of Fresno v. Superior Ct. 92 Cal.App.3d 138 (a pioneer case establishing DNA evidence)

1981-1982: Deputy County Counsel, Butte County California

1982-2005: Partner at Austin Thompson and Sims in Bakersfield, California

1984-1985: Trial attorney in People v. Pitts (one of the longest consecutive running trials ever heard in Kern County)

1989: Successful defense before the 5th District Court of Appeals in Brooks v. Eugene Burger Management Corp. 215 Cal.App3d 1611

2008-Present:  Panel member California Criminal Appellate Program

Current Member of the California State Bar Association, Kern County Bar Association, and the Kern Family Bar Association