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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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Practice areas


  1. Construction: 34%
    12 years, 50 cases
  2. Litigation: 33%
    12 years, 50 cases
  3. Business: 33%
    12 years, 50 cases



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  • Rolando Javellana Tong

    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.


    Rolando Tong Patent application Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

  • William Lawrence Bowen

    Mr. Bauman is a conscientious and meticulous litigator. I endorse this lawyer.


    William Bowen Employment and labor Attorney
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Contact info

Peter S. Bauman

Callahan & Blaine
3 Hutton Centre, 9th Floor
Santa Ana, CA, 92707


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
2015 Top AttorneysCoast Magazine2015
2014 Top AttorneysOC Metro Magazine2014
Southern California's Top AV Rated Lawyers - 2014ALM2014
AV PreeminentMartindale Hubble Personal Rating2013
Southern California's Top AV Rated Lawyers - 2013ALM2013
AV PreeminentMartindale Hubble Law Firm Rating2005
Eagle ScoutBoy Scouts of America1995
Medal of MeritBoy Scouts of America1995
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Senior AttorneyCallahan & Blaine2013 - Present
AttorneyTharpe & Howell LLP2003 - 2013
Legal ClerkDougherty & Landon, Apc2002 - 2002
Legal ClerkHomestore.com2002 - 2002
Legal InternUnion Rescue Mission2001 - 2002
Information TechnologyUniversity Of Southern California2000 - 2000
MarketingB.B. Kings Blues Club1999 - 1999
Association namePosition nameDuration
San Fernando Valley Bar AssociationMember2013 - Present
California Building Industry AssociationMember2013 - Present
Claims & Litigation Management AllianceFellow2013 - Present
American Bar AssociationMember2003 - Present
State Bar of California - Law Practice Management SectionMember2003 - Present
State Bar of California - Business Law SectionMember2003 - Present
Beverly Hills Bar AssociationMember2003 - Present
Orange County Bar AssociationMember2003 - Present
State Bar of CaliforniaMember2003 - Present
Los Angeles County Bar AssociationMember2003 - Present
State Bar of California - Litigation SectionMember2003 - Present
Green Energy & Efficiency Products CompaniesConsultant1996 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Callan vs. Marlborough Seaview Estates HOASettlement: Terms Confidential
Senior Citizens v. Walton Construction ServicesSettlement: Terms Confidential
City & County of San Francisco vs. Competent BuildersSettlement: Terms Confidential
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Publication nameTitleDate
Martindale-Hubbell publicationCan an Intervening Insurance Company Sue for Breach of Contract?2013
Business ExchangeContract Disputes and Prevailing Party Attorneys Fees in California2013
California Business Law ReportLaying Foundation for Meta Data and Websites2013
California Business Law ReportEnforcing Contractual Indemnity Litigation Against Chinese Companies2013
California Business Law ReportThe Common Law Release Rule Meets Its Demise In California2013
California Business Law ReportContracting Out Discovery Dispute Resolution2013
JD SupraLaying Foundation for Meta Data and Websites2013
California Business Law ReportDisclosing Lawsuits To Buyers Of Residential Property2013
California Business Law ReportJudicial Fact Finding Increasing in Class Action Certification Hearings2013
California Business Law ReportPrecision Required for Government Tort Claims Act2013
California Business Law ReportDigital Risk Management Strategies For Business2012
SF GateIP Trends in Aftermarket Imaging2012
Recharge AsiaCanon And Lexmark Litigation Lead To Uncertainty In Print Toner/Cartridge Industry2012
Recharge AsiaRe-branding Can Be a Useful Tool for Business2012
California Business Law ReportDuty Of An Insurer To Defend An Additional Insured2012
California Business Law ReportValuing A Litigation Claim2012
California Business Law ReportE-Discovery Guidelines Coming To A Court Near You2012
JD Supra Law NewsThe Common Law Release Rule Meets Its Demise In California2012
JD Supra Law NewsDevelopment In Social Media Discovery2012
Martindale-Hubbell publicationClassifying Insurance Agents and Salespeople2012
Martindale-Hubbell publicationNew Benefit and Special Purpose Corporations2012
Construction & Real Estate NewsletterAssorted News Updates2011
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Pepperdine University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2003
Pepperdine University School of LawEntrepreneurship and the LawCertificate2003
Pepperdine University School of LawStraus Institute for Dispute ResolutionCertificate2003
University of Southern CaliforniaEconomicsDegree2000
University of Southern CaliforniaMusic BusinessOther - Bachelors2000
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Construction, Environmental, Alternative Dispute Resolution, and Alternative Fee Arrangement ConferenceStrategies for Effectively Managing Construction Defect Litigation2013
Asia Imaging Fair Los AngelesCurrent Trends of Recharger Patent Litigation and Risk Mitigation through Business Planning.2012
Private ForumConstruction Claims Handling2011
Construction Litigation WebinarConstruction Litigation: Current Trends Insurers Defense and Indemnity Obligations2011
Private EventConstruction Litigation & Trends2007