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Robert Scott Lawrence
Works at Callahan & Blaine
Attended Northwestern University School of Law
Lives in Rancho Santa Margarita, CA


Attorney, legal commentator, satirist
I am an attorney representing clients in intellectual property and other complex cases across the United States. My practice broadly focuses on sophisticated commercial litigation, with an emphasis on soft IP -- e.g., copyright and trademark infringement, and misappropriation of trade secrets.
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Top Attorney in Intellectual Property, OC Metro Magazine, 2014
  • Northwestern University School of Law
  • University of California at San Diego
  • Universidad de Costa Rica
  • Universitat de Barcelona
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Robert S. Lawrence
Business Litigation and Intellectual Property Attorney
  • Callahan & Blaine
    Senior Attorney, 2011 - present
  • Baker & McKenzie
    Associate, 1999 - 2000
  • Collette Erickson Farmer & O'Neill LLP
    Partner, 2000 - 2010
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Rancho Santa Margarita, CA
San Diego - Barcelona, Spain - Chicago - San Francisco - San Jose, Costa Rica - Cuba - Washington D.C.
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