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R Scott Norman, Associate

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R Scott Norman
Practice Areas

Appellate Law
Business Formation
Business Litigation
Construction Law
Employment Law
Personal Injury Litigation
Real Property and Land Use

Professional Awards & Honors

Wiley W. Manual Award for Pro Bono Legal Services (2014)
Adrianne Baker Fellowship for Public Service (2009)

Employment History

Dreher Law Firm (2005 – 2010)
Byron & Edwards, APC (2010 – 2017) 
Balestreri Potocki & Holmes (2017 – Present)

Professional Affiliations & Admissions

State Bar of California
U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California
Member, San Diego County Bar Association
Member, San Diego Defense Lawyers
Pro Bono counsel for the San Diego Volunteer Lawyer Program
American Institute of Architects (AIA), National Individual Allied Member


California Western School of Law (J.D., 2007)
Member, Law Review and International Law Journal
California State University Northridge (B.A., 2003)

Publications & Speaking Engagements

Published in the California Western Law Review, Vol. 44, No. 1 (2007)

Associate, Robert “Scott” Norman, represents both individual and corporate clients in a variety of matters with an emphasis in design professional liability, construction defect litigation, real estate matters, and business disputes.  His diverse litigation practice has allowed him to develop experience with a wide range of legal topics.  More particularly, Mr. Norman handles matters such as the following:

• Manages all aspects of civil litigation at the trial and appellate court levels with an emphasis on defending contractors and design professionals in construction defect, employment, and business disputes.
• Represents both landlords and tenants in residential and commercial lease negotiations and landlord/tenant disputes.
• Advises clients on most transactional aspects of their businesses, including entity formation and governance, contract negotiation, and establishing employment policies and procedures.
• Successfully handled an appeal on behalf of a property owner reversing a trial court’s judgment requiring an environmental impact report a proposed residential subdivision in a California Environmental Quality Act case.

Prior to joining Balestreri, Potocki & Holmes, Mr. Norman’s experience includes practicing at a boutique class action firm specializing in civil rights litigation. In two notable cases, Mr. Norman successfully defended a local church’s First Amendment right to practice its religion by feeding the homeless on its premises, and was counsel on a successful federal class action lawsuit brought on behalf of homeless people against the City of San Diego for the confiscation and destruction of their personal property.