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Scott Avery Burdman

Scott Avery Burdman

also known as Scott Burdman

Practice areas:

Residential, Construction & Development, Litigation, Defective and Dangerous Products

About Me

My practice focuses on construction defect litigation in California, Nevada, and Arizona.  I have recouped well over $100 million in settlement and trial verdicts for my construction defect clients over the last 25 years.


Typically, my clients are homeowner associations and individual homeowners. I have been very successful in using mediation in lieu of litigation to resolve construction defect claims for a number of condominium projects and planned unit developments. I am personally involved in attending site inspections, board meetings, mediations, and trials.  Further, I have presented over 100 legal seminars for property management companies and their boards of directors on construction defect, condominium law, and related issues. I am active in promoting legislation protecting consumers and a member of Arizona Trial Lawyers Association, Community Associations Institute, Arizona Association of Community Managers, and Consumer Attorneys of California.


Please contact me toll free at (888) 350-9080 for a free consultation. 


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Practice Areas

Licensed since 1981

  1. Defective and Dangerous Products: 25%
    34 years, 100 cases
  2. Litigation: 25%
    34 years, 100 cases
  3. Construction & Development: 25%
    34 years, 100 cases
  4. Residential: 25%
    34 years, 100 cases



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Contact Info

Burdman & Ward

12555 High Bluff Drive
Suite 380
San Diego, CA, 92130

Burdman & Coston

8440 West Lake Mead Blvd.
Suite 100
Las Vegas, NV, 89128

Burdman & Shore

2999 North 44th Street
Suite 535
Phoenix, AZ, 85018

Burdman & Ward

1215 K Street
17th Floor
Sacramento, CA, 95814



AZActive 199903/24/2015
NVAttorney Active199805/09/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo Contributions
Legal Answers
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
AV Rating - Peer Rating 5 out of 5Martindale-Hubbell2015
Top Lawyers - Construction Defect LitigationSan Diego Magazine2015
Top Lawyers - Construction Defect LitigationSan Diego Magazine2014
AV Rating - Peer Rating 5 out of 5Martindale-Hubbell2014
AV Rating - Peer Rating 5 out of 5Martindale-Hubbell2013
AV Rating - Peer Rating 5 out of 5Martindale-Hubbell2012
AV Rating - Peer Rating 5 out of 5Martindale-Hubbell2011
AV Rating - Peer Rating 5 out of 5Martindale-Hubbell2010
AV Rating - Peer Rating 5 out of 5Martindale-Hubbell2009

Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
Managing PartnerBurdman & Coston (Nevada)2006 - Present
Managing PartnerBurdman & Shore (Arizona)2006 - Present
Managing PartnerBurdman & Ward (California)2006 - Present
PartnerBurdman & Benson/Burdman Law Group1998 - 2005
PartnerSilldorf, Burdman, Duignan & Eisenber, APLC1983 - 1998

Association NamePosition NameDuration
California Association of Community ManagersAttorney Member2013 - Present
National Disease Clusters AllianceVolunteer Attorney (Past Board President)2005 - Present
Maricopa County Bar AssociationAttorney Member1999 - Present
State Bar of ArizonaAttorney Member1999 - Present
Clark County Bar AssociationAttorney Member1998 - Present
State Bar of NevadaAttorney Member1998 - Present
Community Associations Institute (CAI)Attorney Member1998 - Present
State Bar of CaliforniaAttorney Member1983 - Present
San Diego County Bar AssociationAttorney Member1983 - Present
CAMEO - Nevada (Community Association Management Executive Officers)Attorney MemberN/A
Consumer Attorneys of San DiegoAttorney MemberN/A
Arizona Association of Community ManagersAttorney MemberN/A

Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
Bridgefield Condominium Association v. North Highlands Apartments, L.P., et al. (Sacramento County Superior Court)Successfully resolved at mediation. Case dismissed.
Anonymous Homeowners v. Anonymous Developers, et al. (Los Angeles County Superior Court)Successfully resolved at mediation. Case dismissed.
Anonymous Community Association v. Anonymous Builder / Developer, et al. (Superior Court of Arizona - Maricopa County)Successfully resolved. Case dismissed.

See all Legal Cases 

Publication NameTitleDate
Burdman & WardPreparing the Construction Defect Case for TrialN/A
California Associations InstituteConstruction Defects & Litigation (various)N/A
Arizona Association of Community ManagersConstruction Defects & Litigation (various)N/A

School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Ohio UniversityBusiness AdministrationB.B.AN/A
California Western SchoolLawJD - Juris DoctorN/A

Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
San Diego IAQA WorkshopWorking with Attorneys Serving as an Expert Witness2012
Community Associations Institute (CAI) - Multiple Monthly MeetingsConstruction Defects & LitigationN/A
California Association of Community Managers - Multiple Monthly MeetingsConstruction Defects & LitigationN/A
Arizona Association of Community Managers - Multiple Monthly MeetingsConstruction Defects & LitigationN/A