Robert Scott Lawrence

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Civil Litigation Attorney in Irvine, CA

Lawrence Bartels LLP
 | 7700 Irvine Center Dr, Suite 800
Irvine, CA 92618
Phone: 949-791-9629
Fax: 949-209-0466
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2019 - 2021
Licensed Since: 2000
Practice Areas:
  • Civil Litigation: Defense (50%),
  • Intellectual Property Litigation (20%),
  • Business Litigation (20%),
  • Intellectual Property (10%)
Languages Spoken:
  • English,
  • Spanish
    Attorney Profile

    Robert Scott Lawrence is a founding partner at Lawrence Bartels LLP. From the firm's office in Irvine, California, he represents business and individual clients throughout the state. Highly regarded by his fellow attorneys for the high quality of his work and the ethical manner in which he handles his clients' affairs, Mr. Lawrence has received both an AV Preeminent* peer review rating through Martindale-Hubbell and a 10.0 "Superb" peer review rating through Avvo, and has been designated a Top Attorney in Litigation (2015) and Intellectual Property (2014) by the OC Register-Metro.

    Mr. Lawrence's primary focus is complex business litigation, including partnership and commmercial disputes, and cases involving claims of securities violations, bank and tax fraud, breach of fiduciary duties, false advertising, environmental claims, intellectual property infringement, trade secret misappropriation, unfair competition and toxic torts. He also has experience in civil and criminal cases alleging violations of the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act (RICO). Some of his recent representative successes include a $7 million copyright infringement settlement and obtaining summary judgment on the eve of trial for a company and senior management being sued for fraud by their investors.

    Mr. Lawrence is admitted to practice before all California and Illinois state courts. He is also admitted to practice before the U.S. District Courts for the Northern, Central and Southern Districts of California, the U.S. District Courts for the Southern and Northern Districts of Illinois, the U.S. Courts of Appeals for the 7th and 9th Circuits, and the Supreme Court of the United States. Mr. Lawrence attended the University of California, San Diego, and he received a Bachelor of Arts in 1991. He was award his Juris Doctor from Northwestern University Pritzker School of Law in 1995. He founded his current firm in 2019.

    *AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished and Martindale-Hubbell Notable are certification marks used under license in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell® is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Rating™ fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.

    Practice Areas
    • 50%Civil Litigation: Defense
    • 20%Intellectual Property Litigation
    • 20%Business Litigation
    • 10%Intellectual Property
    Focus Areas

    Trade Secret, Non-Compete Agreements, Copyrights, Trademarks, Intellectual Property Law


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    Super Lawyers: 2019 - 2021

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    Admitted: 2000, California

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    • Who's Who In American Law, Marquis, 2014
    • AV - Preeminent, Martindale Hubbell, 2015
    • AV - Preeminent, Martindale Hubbell, 2018
    • Who's Who In American Law, Marquis, 2011
    • AV - Preeminent, Martindale Hubbell, 2016
    • Top Attorney - Intellectual Property, Orange County Business Journal, 2014
    • AV-Rated, Martindale-Hubbell, 2013
    • AV - Preeminent, Martindale Hubbell, 2014
    • AV - Preeminent, Martindale Hubbell, 2017
    • Top Attorney - Litigation, Orange County Business Journal, 2015

    Bar/Professional Activity:

    • U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit
    • U.S. Supreme Court
    • U.S. Court of Appeals, Seventh Circuit
    • U.S. District Court, Southern District of California
    • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois
    • U.S. District Court, Central District of California
    • U.S. District Court, Northern District of California
    • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Illinois
    • Illinois
    • California
    • Member, American Bar Association
    • Member, Orange County Bar Association  

    Pro bono/Community Service:

    • Volunteer Legal Services Program - BASF

    Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

    • Accidental Partnerships, CLE Presentation, Speaker, 2010


    • Boscoe v. HCV Pacific Partners, San Francisco Superior Court, Case No. 411531 (2004)
    • Optical Coating Laboratory, Inc. v. Cierra Photonics, Sonoma Superior Court, Case No. 225419 (2002)
    • Sunham Home Fashions, LLC v. Diamond State Ins. Co., 813 F. Supp. 2d 411 (S.D.N.Y. 2011)
    • Apple Computer, Inc. v. Podfitness, Inc., 2007 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 36347 (N.D. Cal. May 9, 2007)
    • ProLink Holdings Corp. v. Fed. Ins. Co., 2011 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 119222 (N.D. Ill. Oct. 14, 2011)
    • Prime Partners IPA of Temecula, Inc. v. Chaudhuri, 2012 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 67070 (C.D. Cal. 2012)
    • Torres v. Nutrisystem, Inc., 289 F.R.D. 587 (C.D. Cal. 2013)
    • Lang Van v. VNG Corp., 2014 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 155289 (C.D. Cal. Oct. 8, 2014)
    • Falcon Stainless, Inc. v. Rino Cos., 572 Fed. Appx. 483 (9th Cir. Cal. 2014)
    • Monster Energy Co. v. HRHH Hotel/Casino, LLC, 2014 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 11965 (C.D. Cal. 2014)
    • Commodity Futures Trading Comm’n v. Beasley, 2005 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 33725 (N.D. Cal. 2005)
    • Sam v. Crump, 2007 Cal. App. Unpub. LEXIS 1425
    • United States v. Kim, 1996 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 7842 (N.D. Ill. 1996)
    • Morgan v. Hyatt et al., Orange County Superior Court, Case No. 30-2011-00473005, 2017
    • Falcon Stainless, Inc. v. Rino Companies, Inc., U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California, Case No. SA CV 08-00926 AHS (MLGx), 2011
    • Clark v. Optical Coating Laboratory, Inc. (2008) , 165 Cal. App. 4th 150
    •  United States v. Stoecker, 920 F. Supp. 876 (N.D. III. 1996)
    • Jacobs Engineering Group, Inc. v. Allianz Global Risks US Insurance, Los Angeles Superior Court, Case No. BC 432430, 2012
    • Lolita Ariza v. Rodan & Fields LLC, U.S. District Court for the Central District of California, Case No. 2:16-cv-03826 TJH (ASx), 2016
    • Michael Taylor Designs, Inc. v. Travelers Property Casualty, U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California, Case No.: C10-02432-RS, 2010
    •  J. K. Harris & Co.. LLC. v. Kassel, 2002 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 7862 (N.D. Cal. 2002)
    • Phish, Inc. v. Knighthood Tees, U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California, Case No. C-01-1147 PJH, 2002
    • Anhing Corp. v. Viet Phu, Inc., U.S. District Court for the Central District of California, Case No. 2:13-cv-04348-BRO-JCG, 2014

    Representative Clients:

    • Wild Devil LLC, 2019
    • South County Concepts Inc., 2019
    • Newport Trial Group, 2017
    • SAIL Capital Partners, 2017
    • JDS Uniphase Corporation, 2009
    • EVOX Productions LLC, 2017
    • 1 800 Get Thin, LLC, 2011
    • Pro Circuit Racing, 2013
    • Anhing Corporation, 2019
    • TAPS Fish House & Brewery, 2019
    • Monster Energy Company, 2015
    • Sypris Solutions, Inc., 2016
    • Optical Coating Laboratory, Inc., 2010
    • Top Surgeons, LLC, 2012
    • VNG Corporation, 2014
    • Signal Capital LLC, 2017
    • CP Bio, Inc., 2016
    • Jacobs Engineering Group, Inc., 2013
    • Tagtrends, Inc., 2018
    • Gyant Corporation, 2012
    • Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, 2014

    Educational Background:

    • University of California at San Diego, B.A., 1991
    • Northwestern University School of Law, J.D., 1995
    • Universidad de Costa Rica, EAP, 1990
    • Universitat de Barcelona, EAP, 1987

    Industry Groups

    • High Tech
    • Internet
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    Office Location for Robert Scott Lawrence

    7700 Irvine Center Dr
    Suite 800
    Irvine, CA 92618

    Phone: 949-791-9629

    Fax: 949-209-0466

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