Mr. Barker practices in the areas of professional liability and corporate transactions, focusing on representation of architects, engineers, contractors, and insurance professionals. Mr. Barker serves as lead trial counsel representing clients in federal and state courts and in arbitration in matters of contract disputes, negligence, and other claims. Mr. Barker counsels and assists clients on a variety of corporate needs, including formation, compliance, capital structure, transactions, and dissolutions. Mr. Barker also frequently assists clients with issues related to administrative boards and bodies including the California Architects Board, the California Department of Real Estate, the California Board of Professional Engineers and Land Surveyors, and the Nevada State Board of Architecture, Interior Design, and Residential Design. For more information about Mr. Barker’s practice areas, please call or email him at your convenience.
Pepperdine University School of Law (J.D., 1997)
California Lutheran University (B.A. Political Science and Business Administration, 1994)
United States District Court, Central District of California, 1997
United States District Court, Northern District of California 2001
United States District Court, District of Nevada, 2005
United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, 2006
State Bar of California
Pasadena Bar Association
State Bar of Nevada
Los Angeles County Bar Association (Dialogues in Freedom Committee: Member 2004, Chair 2005-2007)
Association of Southern California Defense Counsel
American Institute of Architects (Inland Chapter)
California Coalition of Adequate Student Housing
Copyright Concerns: What You Don’t Say May Hurt You
Condos: Should I or Shouldn’t I?
Indemnify and “Defense” A Wolf in Sheep’s Clothing!
Making it official: The who, when, where, what, why and how of architectural copyrights.
Liens – A Simple How-To Guide to Protect Yourself and Get Paid under the new Mechanic’s Lien Laws
Dollars & Sense: Contractual Risk Transfer
Cover Your Front To Protect Your Back: Architectural Copyrights
The Seven Summits of California Engineering Contracts and Practice: The Varying Peaks that Engineers Face Everyday
• Professional Liability
• General Business Litigation
• Commercial Transactions & Corporate