Scott is a shareholder at Miller Starr Regalia, and his litigation practice involves construction law, product liability, title insurance, easements, landlord/tenant and creditor’s rights in bankruptcy. He has tried numerous cases to verdict and has also represented clients in arbitrations and mediations.
Scott Shepard is a litigation shareholder in Miller Starr Regalia’s Walnut Creek office. With substantial experience representing clients in business and real estate litigation matters, Scott excels at matters involving construction law, construction defects, product liability, foreclosure and real property security, receiverships, title insurance and escrow, and commercial and residential unlawful detainer actions. He also has a focus in easement and boundary disputes, including prescriptive easements, nuisance and trespass actions, hunting rights and obligations, appraiser negligence, and real estate sales disclosure duties. Scott represents creditors in bankruptcy matters, including seeking relief from stay and trial of proofs of claim.
His clients include wood products manufacturers, financial institutions, contractors, corporations, building owners, property owners, academic institutions, and bankruptcy creditors.
During his 28 years with the firm, Scott has tried cases, both jury and non-jury, to verdict. Scott has also successfully handled several arbitrations and numerous mediations for a wide range of clients.
J.D., University of California, Berkeley, School of Law (1990)
B.A., magna cum laude, University of California, Davis (1986)
Big Brothers Big Sisters
Building Industry Association
Building Owners and Managers Association, Oakland/East Bay Chapter
California Building Industry Association – Former Member, Legal Action Committee
Miramonte High School (Orinda) Boosters Club – Former Board of Directors
Martindale-Hubbell – AV Preeminent Rating (2005–2018)
"Courts Do Not Have the Power to Terminate an Express Road and Utilities Easement Based on a Finding They May Not Be Necessary," Miller Starr Regalia Article, January 30, 2013
"California Homeowner Bill of Rights," Miller Starr Regalia Article, October 3, 2012
"What Is In A Name? It may not matter as much as you think if you are an individually licensed contractor," The State Bar of California Real Property Law Section Article, September 15, 2011
Chapter 13, “Homesteads and the Automatic Residential Exemption,” Miller & Starr, California Real Estate 3d (co-authored with Karl Geier)
Chapter 18, “Escheat,” Miller & Starr, California Real Estate 3d (author)
Chapter 12, "Estates, Restraints; Perpetuities," Miller & Starr, California Real Estate 3d (supplement)
U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit
U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Northern, Eastern, and Central Districts of California
U.S. District Court, Northern, Eastern, and Central Districts of California