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Robert Scott Lawrence

Litigation Attorney at Irvine, CA

4.7   3 reviews

also known as Robert Lawrence, Robert S. Lawrence

  • State Years
    California - CA 24 years
    Illinois - IL 28 years
  • Licensed for 24 years
    State CA
    Acquired 2000
    Status
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 28 years
    State IL
    Acquired 1995
    Status
    Administrative - Not Authorized to Practice No misconduct found

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

About Robert

Learn Robert’s areas of practice.

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Practice areas
  1. Litigation
    80%
    My law practice encompasses a broad variety of litigation matters, ranging from complex commercial disputes to white collar criminal defense. I have represented clients in federal and state courts in cases involving copyright and trademark infringement, misappropriation of trade secrets, securities violations, bank fraud, tax fraud, toxic torts, unfair competition, and civil and criminal racketeering. I also have extensive experience in commercial mediation and arbitration.

  2. Intellectual property
    20%
    ° Successfully prosecuted misappropriation of trade secret case on behalf of telecommunications company ° Successfully prosecuted unfair competition and false advertising lawsuit under the Lanham Act in federal court ° Successfully defended trademark/copywrite infringement lawsuit brought by the band Phish

I am a commercial litigator and intellectual property lawyer at Lawrence Bartels LLP in Orange County.  

My law practice encompasses a broad variety of litigation matters, ranging from complex commercial disputes to white collar criminal defense. I have represented clients in federal and state courts in cases involving copyright and trademark infringement, misappropriation of trade secrets, securities violations, bank fraud, tax fraud, toxic torts, unfair competition, and civil and criminal racketeering.

While my initial focus was on bank fraud and tax fraud in federal court, my practice has evolved to focus on fraud in all its aspects, trade secret misappropriation, disputes between business partners and commercial litigation between companies and high-net-worth individuals.

When I am not in court, much of my time is dedicated to other intellectual pursuits, including writing for the popular blog Who Is Your Lawyer? 

Robert Scott Lawrence’s Specialties:

Civil Litigation, Intellectual Property, Business Disputes

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Location

Lawrence Bartels LLP
7700 Irvine Center Drive Ste 800
Suite 250
Irvine, CA, 92618

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Reviews

4.7 / 5.0
  3 customer reviews
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Posted by Laura | April 14, 2011
A remarkable lawyer!
Robert represented me last year in a wrongful termination case. He convinced my former employer to pay what they owed, and extracted a premium on top of that because of various statutory violations.
Posted by John | February 9, 2010
Great lawyer, problem solver!
I was sued last year for copyright infringement for something a 3rd party had posted on my website, and Robert was instrumental in helping me understand what the problem was, and then helping make it go away. Since then he's represented out firm with all our IP issues. Great guy, and a great lawyer!
Posted by anonymous | April 10, 2017
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Great insight and information. Straightforward. Knows his laws.
Really helpful. was quick to respond to my message. Although what he said was new to me, he told me a in a considerate way.

Cost

Rates
  • Hourly Rates $ 400-585 per hour
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Partner/Founder
  • Lawrence Bartels LLP
  • 2019 - Present
  • Partner
  • Finlayson Toffer Roosevelt & Lilly LLP
  • 2017 - 2019
  • Senior Trial Counsel
  • Callahan & Blaine
  • 2011 - 2017
  • Partner
  • Collette Erickson Farmer & O'Neill LLP
  • 2000 - 2010
  • Attorney
  • Baker & McKenzie LLP
  • 1999 - 2000
  • Attorney
  • Law Offices of Elliot M. Samuels
  • 1994 - 1998
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Education

  • Northwestern University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1995
  • University of California - San Diego
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1991
  • Universidad de Costa Rica
  • EAP
  • 1990
  • Universitat de Barcelona
  • EAP
  • 1987
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Sample of Legal Cases

  • Lang Van v. VNG Corporation, 2014 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 155289 (C.D. Cal. Oct. 8 , 2014)
  • Dismissed for lack of specific jurisdiction
  • Falcon Stainless, Inc. v. Rino Companies, Inc., Southern District of California, Case No. SA CV 08-00926 AHS (MLGx)
  • Jury Verdict Overturned (Upheld on Appeal)
  • Monster Energy Co. v. HRHH Hotel/Casino, LLC, 2014 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 11965 (C.D. Cal. Jan. 27, 2014)
  • Monster prevailed at arbitration; arbitration award confirmed by the District Court
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Associations

  • Orange County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2011 - Present
  • State Bar of California
  • Member
  • 2000 - Present
  • Bar Association of San Francisco
  • Member
  • 2000 - 2010
  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1995 - 2018
  • Illinois State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1995 - 2019
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Languages Spoken

  • Spanish

Honors and Awards

  • Super Lawyer
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2020
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2019
  • Top Attorneys
  • Orange Coast Magazine
  • 2019
  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2019
  • Top Attorney
  • Los Angeles Magazine
  • 2019
  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2017
  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2016
  • Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2016
  • Who's Who in American Law
  • Marquis Who's Who in American Law
  • 2016
  • Top Lawyer - Litigation
  • OC Metro Magazine
  • 2015
  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2015
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2014
  • Top Lawyer - Intellectual Property
  • OC Metro Magazine
  • 2014
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Publications

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Speaking Engagements

  • MCLE Workshop
  • Accidental Partnership
  • 2010
  • MCLE
  • Trademark Pitfalls
  • 2009
  • MCLE
  • Competitive Advertising
  • 2008
  • MCLE
  • Keep It Secret, Keep It Safe
  • 2004
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Attorney endorsements

Received (11)
Given (11)
Endorse Robert
Environmental and natural resources Attorney | Feb 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Robert is an excellent attorney. If I was being sued, I would want Robert to represent me. He never gives up on his clients, and he will work to get you the best possible result. I know that he works hard and he is very talented. He recently won a 4 1/2 month civil trial in Sonoma County. Anyone who does trial work knows it takes alot of energy and commitment and passion to be in trial for one week, and Robert was in trial for 4 1/2 months! He is a lawyer who loves what he does and does it well."
Litigation Attorney | Jan 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I've known Robert since law school, and we've stayed close since that time even though he had the audacity to leave Chicago (where I practice) for San Francisco. From time to time we have had the opportunity to refer clients to each other or, more often, bounce thorny legal hypotheticals off each other. I've always admired Robert's verbal skills and his ability to get into - and ahead of - the question. In sum, he's a quick study, both in terms of legal strategy and terms of the myriad industries and substantive legal areas he comes across in a general commercial litigation practice. He's been very successful and I would not hesitate to recommend any commercial litigation matter to Robert, no matter the stakes or complexity."
Unknown Attorney | Nov 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Intellectual property Attorney | Jul 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Litigation Attorney | Jun 19
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Intellectual property Attorney | Mar 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Attorney Lawrence takes time out of his busy schedule to provide practical and foolproof advice as a service to the community. His answers show great skill and knowledge of IP law, a highly complex area of law. I recommend attorney Lawrence with pleasure and confidence."
Intellectual property Attorney | Apr 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Litigation Attorney | Aug 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Lawrence is an excellent attorney who consistently provides both solid and prolific responses to questions posed by members of the Avvo legal community. I fully endorse this lawyer."
Litigation Attorney | Jan 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Robert Lawrence demonstrates extensive command over a wide variety of civil litigation matters. His responses on Avvo are remarkably accurate and straightforward. I have tremendous respect for his sound legal knowledge and ability to communicate that knowledge. He is a true asset to our legal community. It is my pleasure to endorse him."
Intellectual property Attorney | Apr 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Robert for almost 20 years, in both personal and professional capacities. Robert has an outstanding analytical mind, a steel-trap memory, sound judgment, a strong moral and ethical character, a keen sense of intellectual curiousity, excellent interpersonal skills, and the dogged perserverance and sheer force of will necessary to pursue the most difficult matters to their successful conclusion. In short, Robert has just the right combination of attributes for an efficient and effective litigator, negotiator, and transactional attorney. His experience and skill set is particularly well-suited to the resolution of complex, multi-party matters, with difficult legal, factual and expert issues. I endorse Robert whole-heartedly and recommend him without reservation."
White collar crime Attorney | Feb 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I strongly endorse this lawyers work. He is an intelligent, aggressive litigator. I have gone to Robert for advice on the defense of white collar criminal offenses and found him to be a wealth of knowledge and experience. He has a broad range of experience and is very knowledgeable."
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Irvine Litigation Lawyer Robert Scott Lawrence
Robert Scott Lawrence
Litigation Attorney
Irvine, CA
Licensed for 28 years