Bigger & Harman, APC

Bigger & Harman, APC

The Law Office of Bigger & Harman, APC focuses exclusively on traffic tickets. Our firm practices in local courts in Kern, Tulare, Fresno, Inyo, and Mono counties helping Class A and private drivers keep their records clean and insurance rates low.

Firm Overview

The Law Office of Bigger & Harman, APC was founded to protect the records of drivers in Central California. I-5, Highway 58, Highway 99, Highway 46, and Highway 395 are just some of the major roadways where CHP officers await to ticket drivers.

Class A Drivers deserve professional legal service that understands how a moving violation can effect their PSP and CSA scores for federal purposes, as well as their local MVR record. Our firm fights to insure that you get the best possible result, and our knowledge of the local courts, police officers, and traffic law mean we will get the best results possible for you.

Private drivers also need good legal representation. Common violations on I-5 and other central California locations include over 100 MPH violations, failure to appears (FTA's) and defending people who are not eligible for traffic school. The cost of insurance can skyrocket with just one ticket on your record. Our firm is dedicated to keeping your record clean.

In ten years of practice, I have fought traffic cases all over Central California. Our firm has fought 1800 tickets over the years and it is a point of pride to consistently get the best results possible for our clients.

The courts our firm regularly appears in includes Lamont, Shafter, Mojave, Delano, Bakersfield, Ridgecrest, Porterville, Visalia, Fresno, Independence, Bishop, Mammoth Lakes and Bridgeport. As Central California's premier traffic defense firm, we will work hard to get you good results.

Main Office

1701 Westwind Drive
Suite 203
Bakersfield, CA 93301


(661) 859-1177


(866) 859-4347


Free Initial Consultation?

I offer free phone consultations.

Services Offered For Fixed Fees?

$25 off on traffic ticket cases for new clients who mention Nolo.

Office Information

Office Hours

Monday - Friday, 8am - 5pm.

Office Manager

Kari Underwood

Emergency After Hours


Languages Spoken

English, Spanish

Traffic Tickets

California's don't just love their cars, they need to be able to drive. Our firm has been dedicated to keeping the driving records of both Class A and private drivers as clean as possible.

FTA's, Over 100 MPH, Out of Lane Violation, Driving without a license, Commercial truck speed, regular speeding tickets, and red light camera tickets are just some of the traffic tickets that our office defends.

Some firms just practice a little bit of traffic law on the side. our firm only practices traffic. That means that I spend my time in local courts. I know the local judges and police officers and I study the latest in traffic law. All of this knowledge you can put to work for you to keep your record clean.

Is your firm willing to help a client with one discrete part of a case, without taking on the whole case?


Does your firm provide pro bono legal services or otherwise participate in your community?


What distinguishes your law firm from others?

I have a proven track record of keeping clients' driving records clean at a reasonable cost.

What is your firm's point of view regarding clients educating themselves on legal issues?

Discuss the local courts and traffic law with traffic defendants, but I believe that an attorney's advice is much more sound than normal self-education.

Is your firm willing to review documents prepared by clients?


Is your firm willing to coach clients who want to represent themselves?


Mark Bigger

Bigger & Harman, APC

A native Oregonian, I graduated from the Oak Brook College of Law and spent 5 years as a Legislative Assistant and then Chief of Staff in the Oregon Capitol.

In 2004, I moved to California to practice law with Barker and Associates, the public defenders office in Madera, California. After a year, I moved to Bakersfield and started up my own practice.

One of the first things Mark I heard about Bakersfield is that it's the place to get traffic tickets. The Central Valley covers a lot of territory, truckers have things to deliver on the I-5, commuters move up and down the state, and they all seem to get tickets.

Not long after defending some attorney friends on their personal tickets, I started to get pressure from them that I needed to make traffic tickets the focus on my practice. was born and I have been handling traffic tickets ever since.

I am very active in my law school's alumni association and am currently in the role of Immediate-Past President. I also serve on the board of the school and enjoy mentoring current law students and younger lawyers.

In my free time, I enjoy watching my Seahawks and Blazers, taking long road trips and hikes, and a good game of basketball.


Bar Number: 226499
California, 2003


Oak Brook College of Law
Juris Doctor, 2002

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