scottwilliams4013.jpgScott Williams graduated from McGeorge School of Law in May 1977, passed the July 1977 bar exam and commenced practice with a civil litigation firm in Marin County, California in January 1978.

Mr. Williams’ practice is limited to civil litigation, with a primary emphasis on litigation pertaining to real property, including defective construction, inverse condemnation, landslide and subsidence, real estate disclosure and insurance coverage. His experience in handling construction defect litigation and flood and landslide litigation is described on the corresponding pages.

Mr. Williams is admitted to practice before the courts of the State of California, the United States District Courts for the Northern and Southern Districts of California, and the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeal. He has served as an arbitrator, mediator and Judge Pro Tempore for the Marin County Superior Court.

Mr. Williams has substantial appellate experience in his practice areas, including the following published decisions: Marin v. City of San Rafael (1980) 111 CA3d 591 (inverse condemnation) ▪ Aetna Casualty v. Superior Court (1984) 153 CA3d 467 (insurance bad faith) ▪ Fara Estates Homeowners Association v. Fara Estates, Ltd. (9th Cir 1998) 134 F3d 377 (leading case on naming new defendants by “Doe” amendment) ▪ Erlich v. Menezes (1999) 21 C4th 543 (emotional distress recovery in construction suit [oral argument as Amicus Curiae]) ▪ Aas v. Superior Court (2000) 24 C4th 627 (economic loss rule [Amicus Curiae]) ▪ Jackson Plaza Homeowners Association v. W. Wong Construction (2002) 98 CA4th 1088 (equitable tolling of CCP §337.15 [initially published, then decertified by California Supreme Court]) ▪ Pine Terrace Apartments v. Windscape (2009) 170 CA4th 1 (willful misconduct exception to CCP §337.15) ▪ Sacramento Suncreek Apartments, LLC, v. Cambridge Advantaged Properties (2010) 187 CA4th 1 (personal jurisdiction over out-of-state limited partners).