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Peter Scott Bauman

Litigation Attorney at Santa Ana, CA

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About Peter

Learn Peter’s areas of practice.

2
Practice areas
  1. Litigation
    60%
    Real Estate & Construction Disputes: Matters range from residential to commercial projects before, during, and after construction; from on-site injuries, property damage, product liability, defects, bonds, liens, green building, and homeowner associations; and from representing developers, general contractors, subcontractors, architects, engineers, experts, homeowners, and homeowner associations.

    19 years, 50 cases

  2. Business
    40%
    Business Matters: Includes business disputes involving partnerships, privacy, and contracts; and transactional matters involving formation, development and management. We have assisted numerous companies with structuring their businesses and preparing their contracts to minimize risk while not interfering with the business.

    19 years, 50 cases

Peter Bauman is a senior, AV Preeminent rated, commercial litigation attorney, with extensive experience in complex business, construction, and real estate litigation. Mr. Bauman has been a civil litigator since passing the California bar exam in 2003, having received his J.D. degree from Pepperdine University and his undergraduate degree from the University of Southern California. Mr. Bauman has successfully litigated and resolved a number of high profile cases through the courts, arbitration, and mediation. Mr. Bauman provides an aggressive, strategic, and creative litigation solution.

 

Some of Mr. Bauman's more notable cases include:

 

Callan vs. Marlborough Seaview Estates HOA: Mr. Bauman was instrumental in defending his client and designing a deal that resolved a 30 year old blight and $30 million litigation, with minimal contribution from his client. Case involved a complex landslide that affected numerous homes above the Shorecliffs Golf Course in San Clemente, California.

 

Private Company vs. Premier Power Renewable Energy, Inc.: Mr. Bauman arbitrated this case on behalf of the building owner against a multinational solar energy firm and obtained an exceptional recovery for his client, and enforced the arbitration award in the Los Angeles Superior Court. Case involved a commercial dispute over the sale, design and installation of a 42 kilowatt photovoltaic solar energy system.

 

County of San Luis Obispo vs. Kajima Construction Services: Mr. Bauman defended the structural steel subcontractor and resolved the case for a de minimis amount. Case involved a San Luis Obispo public works construction lawsuit for several million dollars brought by the County against general contractor Kajima Construction Services and several subcontractors.

 

City & County of San Francisco vs. Competent Builders: Mr. Bauman successfully represented the general contractor in two lawsuits brought by the City and County of San Francisco and bonding companies over public work construction projects involving the historic Japantown Peace Plaza and Portsmouth Square Plaza. Claims totaled more than $5 million and were resolved for substantially less.

 

Additionally, Mr. Bauman has represented individuals, families, partnerships, corporations, homeowners associations, and design professionals in a wide variety of real estate, business, insurance, and construction related matters; resolving contentious claims against his clients for minimal payments, shifting liability to others through indemnity mechanisms, and recovering millions of dollars in plaintiff claims.

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Licensed for 19 years
State CA
Status Active
Acquired 2003
Updated 11/30/2022

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

Contact Peter

Peter S. Bauman
Callahan & Blaine
3 Hutton Centre, 9th Floor
Santa Ana, CA, 92707

Reviews

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Posted by Dean | August 7, 2013
Highly recommend Mr. Bauman for your construction law needs.
Mr. Bauman handled a construction matter for my company in a highly disputed case. He obtained a great result in an efficient and effective manner. I highly recommend Peter.
Posted by anonymous | November 28, 2011
Experienced Attorney
Mr. Bauman is an experienced lawyer that I would recommend without hesitation.
Posted by anonymous | September 24, 2011
Excellent attorney - very diligent and informative
Mr. Bauman was an excellent attorney from the initial client meeting through to the recovery of the arbitration award. I highly recommend this competent and talented attorney.

Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Senior Attorney
  • Callahan & Blaine
  • 2013 - Present
  • Attorney
  • Tharpe & Howell LLP
  • 2003 - 2013
  • Legal Clerk
  • Dougherty & Landon, Apc
  • 2002 - 2002
  • Legal Clerk
  • Homestore.com
  • 2002 - 2002
  • Legal Intern
  • Union Rescue Mission
  • 2001 - 2002
  • Information Technology
  • University Of Southern California
  • 2000 - 2000
  • Marketing
  • B.B. Kings Blues Club
  • 1999 - 1999
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Education

  • Pepperdine University School of Law
  • Juris Doctor
  • 2003
  • Pepperdine University School of Law
  • Certificate
  • 2003
  • Pepperdine University School of Law
  • Certificate
  • 2003
  • University of Southern California
  • Degree
  • 2000
  • University of Southern California
  • Bachelor of Science
  • 2000
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Legal Cases

  • Navigators Insurance v. Coastline
  • Judgment: Over $1,000,000
  • Palm Desert Univ. Village v. W.L.Butler
  • Settlement: Terms Confidential
  • Specialty Construction v. ACME
  • Settlement: Terms Confidential
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Associations

  • San Fernando Valley Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • California Building Industry Association
  • Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • Claims & Litigation Management Alliance
  • Fellow
  • 2013 - Present
  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2003 - Present
  • Los Angeles County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2003 - Present
  • State Bar of California
  • Member
  • 2003 - Present
  • Orange County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2003 - Present
  • Beverly Hills Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2003 - Present
  • State Bar of California - Business Law Section
  • Member
  • 2003 - Present
  • State Bar of California - Law Practice Management Section
  • Member
  • 2003 - Present
  • State Bar of California - Litigation Section
  • Member
  • 2003 - Present
  • Green Energy & Efficiency Products Companies
  • Consultant
  • 1996 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • 2015 Top Attorneys
  • Coast Magazine
  • 2015
  • 2014 Top Attorneys
  • OC Metro Magazine
  • 2014
  • Southern California's Top AV Rated Lawyers - 2014
  • ALM
  • 2014
  • AV Preeminent
  • Martindale Hubble Personal Rating
  • 2013
  • Southern California's Top AV Rated Lawyers - 2013
  • ALM
  • 2013
  • AV Preeminent
  • Martindale Hubble Law Firm Rating
  • 2005
  • Eagle Scout
  • Boy Scouts of America
  • 1995
  • Medal of Merit
  • Boy Scouts of America
  • 1995
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Publications

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Speaking Engagements

  • Private Forum
  • Construction Claims Handling
  • 2011
  • Private Event
  • Construction Litigation & Trends
  • 2007
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Attorney endorsements

Received (19)
Given (36)
Endorse Peter
Business Attorney | Sep 30
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I have referred my clients to Peter, and my clients are very happy with his service. He is very informative, approachable, and knowledgeable about his field. My clients love him for his responsiveness and the valuable resources he has provided to them. I endorse this lawyer."
Litigation Attorney | Sep 20
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Mr. Bauman is a conscientious and meticulous litigator. I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Oct 26
Relationship: Other
"Mr. Bauman is a talented attorney and I recommend him. I had the pleasure of working with Peter at a high level attorney conference."
Litigation Attorney | Jan 14
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer. Pete is a talented litigation attorney and I recommend him. I had the pleasure of working with him at a high level attorney conference a couple of years ago."
Unknown Attorney | Apr 26
Relationship: Friend
"I've known Pete for a number of years and I know him to be conscientious, intelligent, and extremely hard-working. I fully endorse him."
Construction and development Attorney | Feb 06
Relationship: Co-worker
"I have known Mr. Bauman for years and worked with him on various litigation matters. He is diligent, professional and very resourceful. I definitely endorse him."
Business Attorney | Nov 04
Relationship: Other
"I too recently had the pleasure of meeting Peter at a two day conference where several attorneys were present. Peter was articulate in his expression, deliberate in his content and at all times a gentleman. Nice qualities in a lawyer today!"
Unknown Attorney | Oct 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I recently attended a high level legal conference with Mr. Bauman and highly commend him."
Litigation Attorney | Oct 03
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Mr. Bauman is an excellent business attorney and litigator. I had the pleasure of getting to know him at a gathering of elite attorneys this year, and was very impressed with his knowledge and expertise. I highly recommend him!"
Commercial real estate Attorney | Oct 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Peter is an experienced, savvy business attorney and litigator. I recommend him for commercial and business litigation."
Litigation Attorney | Oct 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"It is my pleasure to endorse Peter Bauman. He is a terrific litigator who really knows his stuff. if you are ever in need of a good litigation attorney, Peter is your guy."
Litigation Attorney | Sep 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Peter is a very talented attorney. I endorse and recommend him. I was fortunate enoguh to work with Peter recently at a high level attorney conference and look forward to the opportunity to work with him again in the future."
Estate planning Attorney | Sep 27
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I recently worked with Peter on an IP matter for his client while we were attending a conference together. Very smart and knows what you can't find when you attempt to "go cheap." Do yourself a favor and hire Peter, he will protect your interests for a reasonable fee."
Unknown Attorney | Sep 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Peter is a dedicated, bright and ethical lawyer. His clients always come first and he is sensitive to their needs and concerns. I endorse this lawyer."
Litigation Attorney | Sep 27
Relationship: Other
"If you are seeking to retain an intelligent, personable attorney -- Peter Scott Bauman should be your first choice. Mr. Bauman is an experienced attorney and is well-respected by his peers. I strongly endorse Mr. Bauman."
Business Attorney | Sep 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I met Mr. Bauman at a conference of sophisticated lawyers. Mr. Bauman shows great determination and seems to be very organized. If you need a business or commercial litigation attorney I believe he would be a good choice."
Litigation Attorney | Sep 26
Relationship: Other
"I had the pleasure of working with Peter at a recent attorney conference. Peter is extremely talented, and trustworthy. I highly recommend Peter for commercial litigation and transaction matters."
Unknown Attorney | Sep 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Bauman is a talented attorney and I recommend him. We were together at an Attorney Conference and was impressed by his demeanor and knowledge."
Litigation Attorney | Aug 24
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse Peter who I had the pleasure of getting to know at a high level attorney workshop. He was a standout among standouts."
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