E. Scott Palmer


Mr. Palmer co-founded the firm. He is an experienced litigator with a broad and active practice. He has tried cases to juries, judges and arbitrators. His clients range from several of the largest banks and financial institutions in the world, to business owners, entrepreneurs and wealthy families.


Mr. Palmer received his Bachelor of Arts degree from the Haas School of Business at the University of California, Berkeley and his Juris Doctorate degree from the University of Southern California.

Honors & Awards

Mr. Palmer is AV-rated by Martindale Hubbell. He is a 2009-2017 Southern California Super Lawyer. In 2005 and 2006, Mr. Palmer was identified by Los Angeles Magazine as a Rising Star in the Southern California legal community.

Professional Activities

Mr. Palmer is a former member of the Consumer Financial Services Committee, Business Law Section of the California State Bar.

Community Activities

Mr. Palmer serves on the Board of Trustees of The Pacific Battleship Center, a non-profit corporation that operates the Battleship USS IOWA as a museum and education platform.

Representative Matters

  • Defense of a major charge card issuer in a month-long jury trial involving FCRA claims – Defense verdict.
  • Defense of a major charge card issuer in a bench trial involving claims re: credit reporting, debt collection, etc. – motion for defense judgment granted at close of plaintiff’s case.
  • Defense of a non-profit corporation and its directors in an action by the Kingdom of Norway to reclaim a multi-million dollar parcel of real property in Palos Verdes, CA – After trial, the Court ruled that the corporation owned the real property, and the defendant directors were the rightful directors – not the slate proposed by Norway.
  • Defense of investment firms and individuals in FINRA arbitrations – Defense awards issued in all matters tried to conclusion.
  • Obtained an eight figure (in excess of $10 million) settlement in mortgage repurchase lawsuit.
  • Obtained a multi-million dollar settlement for an investment firm against its insurer arising from earthquake damage to a high rise, ocean front property in Santa Monica.
  • Won numerous summary judgment motions in consumer finance matters, such as FCRA, FDCPA, and “wrongful foreclosure” actions.
  • Defense of class action and 17200 lawsuits.