About us

Who We Are

our bail bond staffWe have been in business since 1992. Our professionally trained staff has experience in all areas of California. With over 20 years at service in the bail business Premiere Agents have the expertise you need to complete the bonding process.

The owner of Premiere has written 2 bail bond handbooks for the industry and is on the board for both state bail associations and the president of the local bail association. All of our staff is bonded & insured and holds Ca Dept of Insurance Bail Bond Licenses.

We also write all types of civil surety, immigration, federal bonds and more. For more information on how we can help you please call us you are guaranteed to be connected with a professional Bail Agent that can answer all of your questions.


Very informative and thorough. Sean was very courteous and sympathetic.

P. Dooley - Recent Client

Our Team

Sean M. Cook
Owner / Operator

Sean has over 25 years of bail industry experience. He is the author of two Best Selling Industry Guides and Handbooks called, Bail Bonds 101 and Bail Bonds 201. He is a Certified Bail Agent level 5 and a past course instructor. ”I love bail and I love what I do, I assist people when they make mistakes or are often at a low point in their life”. It's very rewarding watching a family pull together for another family member and give them a 2nd chance.”

Steven Goodman
Bail Agent

Steven brings energy and passion to Premiere and has extensive knowledge and experience with the Court System throughout southern California. He has been to nearly every court in SoCal and has experience with 1275's and underwriting of large

Ryan Leary
Northern California

Ryan has over 14 years of experience, knowledge and expertise of the Northern California bail industry. He understands how nearly every jail and court work with regards to bail issues, 1275's, nebias, warrants and many other facets of the judicial system.

Colleen Cook
Civil Bond Division

Colleen specializes in Civil, Surety and Child Custody Bonds for Premiere, with over 18 years in the bail bond industry. Additionally, she has more than 19 years experience as a licensed California Realtor(r). As a mother of two boys, she is constantly on the run, and takes that even further because she is an accomplished marathon runner.

Herb Laano
Senior Bail Agent

Herb joined Premiere more than five years ago, serving as a Senior Bail Agent. He graduated from Cal State Long Beach with a Bachelor of Science degree in Criminal Justice, which is a perfect fit for the Bail Bond industry. Keeping things in the family spirit, Herb is the son-in-law of Karen, and cousin-in-law to the owner of Premiere Bail Bonds, Sean Cook. Besides spending as much time with his kids as possible when he can, he is also involved in mixed martial arts,

John Young
Bail Agent

John has been with Premiere for more than five years, serving Los Angeles and Ventura counties. He is one of our most experienced Bail Agents and a key contributor to Premiere’s success. Prior to getting into the bail bond industry, he was involved in the real estate and mortgage industries.

Karen Thibodeaux
Office Administrator

Karen joined Premiere over eight years ago, after she retired from her 32 year tenure with Verizon in the communications and customer service area. Serving as Office Administrator and a Bail Agent for Premiere, Karen handles a variety of duties, along with posting bail primarily in Orange County. She is family - the aunt of the owner.

Jennifer Fernandez
Public Relations

Jennifer is our new public relations manager. Her background is in website design and digital marketing and is enjoying the change of pace of getting out from behind a computer for more one on one encounters. When she's not attending events or working on websites she enjoys running and backpacking and videoing her son surfing.

Ashley P. Miller
NoCal Office Manager

Ashley has nearly 4 years of experience in bail and has extensive experience with underwriting. She is the office manager of Premiere North and is available day and night.

Jill Davidson
SoCal Office Manager

Jill was in Law Enforcement for 15 years and then worked for a prominent criminal defense firm for many years. Jill brings knowledge of the jails, courts and case information throughout Southern California. She is the Southern California office manager and is available day and night.