- General Civil Litigation
- Construction Law
- Construction Defect
- Commercial Transportation Law
- Premises Liability
SCOTT BLEIFER is an experienced attorney in Los Angeles, California. After taking a break to teach high school history and to coach high school basketball, he has returned to practicing law. Mr. Bleifer began his legal career in 1990 working with a top construction law firm in Los Angeles, Kamine, Steiner & Ungerer, representing and defending contractors in cases ranging from breach of contract (e.g. extra work, differing site conditions, change order and delays) to mechanics liens, stop notice actions, and construction defects. During this time, Mr. Bleifer participated in the Trial Advocacy Program with the Los Angeles County Bar, wherein he worked for the District Attorney's office in West Covina and gained invaluable trial experience in misdemeanor cases. Mr. Bleifer's early legal career also includes his work for some of the most well known insurance defense firms in Los Angeles, including Booth, Mitchell & Strange, and Dennison Bennett & Press, wherein he defended CNA, Allstate and State Farm clients in personal injury and construction claims. Mr. Bleifer also had his own practice for several years wherein he represented contractors and other business owners in civil disputes.
Mr. Bleifer got a teaching credential and taught Advanced Placement U.S. History at Montclair College Preparatory School and Advanced Placement European History at Marymount High School. He also coached varsity basketball at Milken High School in 2012-2013, where his squad went undefeated in league under his leadership. He then coached basketball and volleyball at North Hollywood High from 2013 to 2017, which included an undefeated league title in basketball in 2016.
Before joining Finch Tetzlaff in 2019, Mr. Bleifer worked with Tharpe & Howell, LLP since 2016, the largest insurance defense firm in the San Fernando Valley, wherein he defended Homesite, GEICO, Progressive, The General Insurance, American National and Capital Insurance Group clients in personal injury claims, a majority of which involved defending commercial transportation carriers.
- Loyola Law School, Los Angeles, California
- J.D. - 1992
- University of California, San Diego, California
- B.A. - 1989
- Major: Political Science
- California State University, Teaching Credential (Social Studies), Northridge, California
- California, 1992
- Florida, 1994