About the Firm 

E. Scott Holbrook, Jr.

B.S., Summa Cum Laude, Business Administration and Business Management, University of La Verne J.D., University of Oregon

E. Scott Holbrook, Jr. is a partner with Crawford & Bangs, LLP. and has been with the firm for more than 25 years.  Mr. Holbrook is Legal Counsel to the Los Angeles/Orange County/Inland Empire Chapter and Legal Counsel to the California Chapter of the American Subcontractors Association.  On a national level he serves on the Board of Directors for the American Subcontractors Association and was Chairman of the American Subcontractors Association Attorneys Council in 2007-2008 as well as serving on the National Task Force for Model Subcontracts since 2000.  He is also a member of the Christian Legal Society and the Los Angeles County Bar Association Construction sub-section.

In his work with the firm, he represented one of the subcontractor claimants that abolished “pay-if-paid” in California in William Clarke v. Safeco (the only subcontractor that was awarded attorney fees as part of the decision).  Additionally, he has written numerous amicus briefs on behalf of subcontractors including most recently in Hernandezcueva v. American Standard (whether subcontractors can be strictly liable for inherently dangerous materials installed); Eggers Industries v. Flintco, Inc. (2nd tier supplier is “subcontractor” when providing manufactured items pursuant to specifications);  Crawford v. Weathershield (duty to defend without negligence showing); and Great American v. LAUSD (owners implied warranty of plans) in cases before the California Supreme Court as well as in Vandenberg v. Superior Court to expand insurance obligations of defense and indemnity to subcontractors in California.  In addition to representing clients in Federal and State Courts at the trial and appellate level, Mr. Holbrook represents clients before the General Service Administration’s Board of Contract Appeals, the Contractors' License Board, and the American Arbitration Association.

Mr. Holbrook has spoken before numerous construction trade groups and conferences including the American Subcontractors Association, Insulation Contractors Association of America, Painting and Decorating Contractors Association, American Society of Concrete Contractors, National Association of Women in Construction, Western States Surety Conference, Los Angeles County Bar Association Construction sub-section and others.  Additionally he has had published in ASA’s  Contractor’s Compass,  “How  to Incorporate a Subcontract Addendum in Your Bid” and a viewpoint argument regarding California’s “pay-if-paid” decision in Engineering News Record as well as other construction law related articles in other construction trade publications. 

Mr. Holbrook has been married over 25 years to his wife Marla and they reside in West Covina, California with their three children.

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The Law Offices of Crawford and Bangs, LLP

Riverside Area
(Satellite Office)
1950 Market Street
Riverside, CA 92501
Phone: 951-788-4309
Los Angeles Area
1290 E. Center Court Drive
Covina, CA 91724-3600
Phone: 626-915-1641
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(Satellite Office)
5333 Mission Center Rd, Suite 380
San Diego, CA 92108
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