D. Scott Barber is a partner of the firm. Scott served in the United States Marine Corps at Camp Pendleton after receiving his B.A. in political science from the University of California San Diego. Scott graduated from California Western School of Law in 1996 where he received the American Jurisprudence award for Real Property and was a Staff Writer for the California Western Law Review.
Scott’s practice includes the defense of long term care facilities. Scott has defended two of the largest privately-owned nursing home chains in the United States and California from elder abuse claims through trial. Scott also spent many years defending physicians in medical malpractice cases where he achieved a number of defense verdicts at trial.
Scott’s practice experience also includes commercial real estate litigation, including unlawful detainers, CAM disputes, defense of ADA claims/lawsuits, purchase/sale problems and other lease and possession-related issues. Scott has represented both small and large property management companies in disputes throughout California, and is a member of ICSC. Scott has successfully represented landlords in numerous bench trials and arbitrations.
Scott is admitted to practice before all California state courts, the United States District Courts for the Southern and Central Districts of California as well as the United States Supreme Court.
Scott is a member of the San Diego County Bar Association Real Property and Elder Law sections, San Diego Defense Lawyers (of which he is a three-time board member) and the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC).