Scott H. Campbell

Partner

Tel: (213) 617-7489

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At a Glance

Scott is city attorney for the City of Avalon on Santa Catalina Island.
 
He has represented cities, special districts and community colleges in hundreds of construction projects.
 
Scott was named one of the Top 50 Development Lawyers in California by the Daily Journal in 2014.

Scott H. Campbell is a partner in the Municipal Law practice group of Best Best & Krieger LLP in the firm’s Los Angeles office. His practice concentrates on municipal and public entity representation and construction management and litigation. He has extensive trial experience.

Scott is city attorney for the City of Avalon on Santa Catalina Island, where he attends City Council meetings and oversees all legal services. He also serves as general counsel for the Lake Arrowhead Community Services District, attending board meetings, providing advice on compliance with the Brown Act and conflict of interest laws, and overseeing legal issues that arise. He also serves as general counsel for the Gold Coast Health Plan, a public entity that provides medical services to approximately 200,000 residents of Ventura County.

He has supervised public works projects involving more than $450 million in public funding and has represented cities, special districts and community colleges in hundreds of construction projects. Some of his recent public works and construction projects include:

  • City of La Canada: Scott assisted with all legal issues concerning the design and installation of three new sewer projects, which totaled more than $25 million. His work included supervising all contract disputes and litigation. The City of La Canada Flintridge retained Scott to supervise all legal issues associated with public works matters.
  • City of Thousand Oaks: Scott re-wrote contracts to bring the City into complete compliance with recently passed laws and to protect the City of contractor claims against it.
  • City of Thousand Oaks: Scott represented the City in a lawsuit regarding defective and incomplete work performed by a contractor, which settled on terms favorable to the City. His work included termination issues and working with a surety to have the work successfully completed.
  • Los Angeles Community College District: Scott has represented LACCD in many construction cases involving defective work, termination of contractors and securing replacement contractors to complete work. He has also successfully sued sureties on behalf of LACCD and recovered funds from sureties.


He has presented several papers at the annual League of California Cities conferences and many other conferences and seminars. Scott is a past president of the City Attorneys Association of Los Angeles County and served on the Board of Directors for St. Anne’s Maternity Home for a decade. He is a member of the Los Angeles County Bar Association. Scott is listed as a “Southern California Super Lawyer” for Government and Municipal Law — an honor only 5 percent of lawyers in California receive annually from their peers. In 2014, he was recognized as one of the Top 50 Development Lawyers in California for his work on improving water availability in Avalon Harbor. He is admitted to the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California, the United States Supreme Court and is licensed to practice law in the State of California.

Education

  • University of California, Los Angeles, J.D.
  • University of California, Berkeley, B.A., magna cum laude

 

  • Top 50 Development Lawyers in California, Daily Journal, 2014
  • Southern California Super Lawyers, Government and Municipal Law, 2009-2013, 2015-2017