Abernethy, D. Scott

3 Hutton Centre DriveNinth FloorSanta Ana, CA 92707- 8722

Updated: 02/08/2018


D. Scott Abernethy is a senior attorney at Callahan & Blaine with over 20 years experience.  He has a wide ranging background in both litigation and transactional matters involving: banking, real estate, business, employment, and asset protection/estate planning.

A sampling of Scott’s accomplishments include:

  • Represented the general partner and limited partnership in litigation brought by a disgruntled limited partner stemming from the sale of a multi-million...

Office Info

Current Employment Position(s)

  • Senior Trial Attorney

Frequent Case Types

Practice Areas

  • Banking Regulatory, Professional Liability, Gross Negligence, Breach of Fiduciary Duty, Administrative Claims, Loan Servicer Issues
  • Real Estate - Commercial and Residential Purchase and Sale, Commercial and Residential Leasing, Construction Defect, Commercial Ground Leases, Mechanic's Lien/Stop Notice matters, Commercial and Residential Unlawful Detainer matters, Failure to Disclose
  • Business - Breach of Contract, Choice of Entity and Formation, Governance, Corporate Policies, Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Employment - Employment Agreements, Independent Contractor Agreements, Labor Board Claims
  • Asset Protection/Estate Planning - Trusts, Wills, Healthcare Powers of Attorney, Spendthrift Trusts, Family Limited Partnerships


Bar Admissions

  • California, 1990
  • U.S. District Court Central District of California
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of California
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of California
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of California
  • U.S. District Court District of Arizona
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 9th Circuit


  • University of Southern California Gould School of Law, Los Angeles, California, 1990
    Honors: Hale Moot Court Honors Program
  • University of Southern California - Annenberg School of Communications, 1990
    M.A., Master of Arts
    Major: Communication Management
  • University of Southern California , 1987
    B.A., Bachelor of Arts
    Major: Political Science, Communications
    Minor: Philosophy/Ethics


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