Charles Scott

Partner

7676 Hazard Center Drive, Suite 900 San Diego, CA 92108 800-574-5587

Charles Scott was a Partner with Barwick, Rutherford & Scott until late 2001, when Mr. Scott merged his practice with Kimball, Tirey & St. John LLP. He has many decades of experience in all aspects of trust law and litigation, and has been certified for over 20 years as a specialist in Estate Planning, Trust And Probate Law by the Board of Legal Specialization of the State Bar of California. Mr. Scott has additional experience in elder law and financial abuse issues, long term care planning, and Special Needs Trusts for persons receiving government assistance. He attempts to find creative solutions to family needs and problems, and to deal with the inevitable problems of aging and death in a way that avoids family disputes or litigation.

Admitted:

  • California Bar, 1977
  • U.S. District Court Southern, Central andNorthern District of California, 1980
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 9th Circuit, 1980
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 1982

Education:

  • University of California, Berkeley, Boalt Hall School of Law, J.D
  • University of California, Santa Cruz B.A. Aesthetic Studies, with honors

Professional and Civic Engagement:

  • Member, California Law Review
  • Certified legal specialist in Estate Planning, Trust and Probate Law, State Bar of California Board of Board Legal Specialization, 1995-present
  • Board Member, Elder Law and Advocacy

Presentations:

  • Featured Speaker, National Business Institute, Continuing Legal Education Seminar, May 2009: Trusts 101, Estate Planning For the Disabled
  • Featured Speaker, National Business Institute,Continuing Legal Education Seminar, October 2008: Advanced Probate: Information, Ideas and Legal Updates, Common and Not So Common Probate Issues
  • Featured Speaker, National Business Institute, Continuing Legal Education Seminar, June 2008: The Probate Process from Start to Finish, Ethics in Probate Practice
  • Featured Speaker, National Business Institute, Continuing Legal Education Seminar, May 2008: Drafting Effective Wills and Trusts, Ethics and Estate Planning
  • Featured Speaker, Lorman Education Services, Continuing Legal Education, June 2007: Accounting for Estates and Trusts
  • Featured Speaker, National Business Institute, Continuing Legal Education Seminar, January 2006: The Probate Process From Start to Finish in California, Ethics in Probate Practice Closing the Estate
  • Featured Speaker, National Business Institute, Continuing Legal Education Seminar, January 2004: Elder Care in California: Legal and Financial Issues, Estate Planning When a Spouse Is Confronting Health Issues Asset Protection For Seniors
  • Featured Speaker, National Business Institute, Continuing Legal Education Seminar, Sept 2011: Drafting Effective Wills & Trusts
  • Featured Speaker, National Business Institute, Continuing Legal Education Seminar, December 2011: Estate Administration Procedures
  • Featured Speaker, National Business Institute, Continuing Legal Education Seminar, Oct. 2013: Estate Planning From A to Z
  • Featured Speaker, National Business Institute, Continuing Legal Education Seminar, Oct. 2015: Trusts 101

Special Awards:

  • Awarded an AV Preeminent Rating by Martindale-Hubbell®
  • Selected as a Five Star Wealth Mangers: Best in Client Satisfaction in 2009 and 2012
  • San Diego Super Lawyer 2008/2009 Law & Politics: "Super Lawyers Magazine" 2008 & 2009
  • Selected as one of the Top Lawyers in 2013, 2014 and 2016 by "San Diego Magazine"