About Scott

In over 36 years of practice, Scott Halberstadt has represented developers, general contractors, subcontractors, product manufacturers, automobile manufacturers, car dealerships, banking institutions, insurance companies, and public entities, in a varied range of practice areas, including, business litigation, complex construction defect litigation, toxic tort, insurance litigation, product liability, transactional, personal injury, employment law, public entity defense, predatory lending, discrimination, civil rights violations, wrongful death, and administrative law.

As Personal Counsel for several private entities, Scott is experienced in risk assessment and regularly counsels clients on contract negotiation as well as compliance with GDPR, Privacy Act, CPRA, CCPA, FTC, Unruh Act, OSHA, Contractor’s State Licensing Board, CEQA and EPA requirements.

Over the course of his career, Scott has successfully represented clients at trial in cases involving breach of contract, breach of warranty, negligence, assault, battery, interference with business relations and fraud, obtaining favorable jury verdicts for his clients.


  • California State University at Fullerton
    • Double Major in Criminal Justice and Political Science
  • University of San Diego School of Law
    • Juris Doctorate

Professional Licensure & Admissions

  • State Bar of California
  • United States District Court, Southern District of California
  • United States District Court, Central District of California
  • United States District Court, Eastern District of California
  • United States District Court, Northern District of California 

Committee Affiliations & Memberships

  • American Bar Association
  • Orange County Bar Association
  • Los Angeles County Bar Association

Scott's Recent Posts

Liability for Injuries to Subcontractors’ Workers

Generally, a subcontractor is solely responsible for the injury to one of its workers on the job site. However, that is not absolute.

ADA Serial Litigant’s Claims

Unmeritorious claims under the Americans with Disabilities Act (the “ADA”) are an epidemic seriously affecting business bottom lines

Will We Finally Learn Whether COVID-19 Triggers Business Interruption Insurance Coverage?

The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals asked the CA Supreme Court if the COVID-19 virus at a property is a direct physical loss or damage.

Things Keep Getting Worse for Crypto as California Seeks to Revoke BlockFi’s Financing License

The DFPI has determined that BlockFi violated California financing laws and regulations. BlockFi is now facing the revocation of its license.