Attorneys

E. Scott Palmer

Summary

Mr. Palmer co-founded the firm and serves as its managing partner. Mr. Palmer defends consumer lenders and servicers in lawsuits and arbitrations. He also regularly handles real estate, securities and business disputes. He has tried cases to juries, judges and arbitrators. For consumer lenders and servicers, including banks, mortgage bankers, credit card issuers and auto lenders, Mr. Palmer has extensive experience in the following areas: credit card, checking, travelers check, kiting, wrongful foreclosure, wrongful eviction, wrongful repossession, TILA, RESPA, REO, short sale, forbearance agreement, escrow account, FDCPA, FCRA, loan repurchase, mortgage insurance, force placed insurance, hazard insurance and title insurance litigation.

Education

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 2009-2014 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

He is a member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum, and a former member of the Consumer Financial Services Committee, Business Law Section of the California State Bar.

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.