R. Scott Sokol

Senior Counsel

  • Office Contact Info
  • Biography

    Scott Sokol is senior counsel with GRSM. Although he is based in California, Scott also provides service to his clients on a regional and national level and he routinely litigates matters across the United States. Scott’s practice encompasses all aspects of construction-related litigation, where he has substantial experience defending claims regarding design errors, construction deficiencies, construction management issues and product failures. Scott represents a wide variety of architects, engineers, real estate developers, general contractors, specialty contractors and product manufacturers. Scott also has significant experience in defending professionals in other industries, including real estate and insurance, from professional liability claims. In addition, Scott handles environmental claims resulting from construction activities, land development and hazardous materials exposure.

    Scott’s practice is founded upon his accessibility and immediate responsiveness to his clients, his creation of successful and cost-effective case strategies, his detailed and thorough preparation and his accurate liability analysis that helps shape the handling of each individual case. When necessary, Scott employs the services of leading regional, national and international expert consultants to provide the best possible analysis, strategy and defense for his clients. Scott’s recommendations and case strategies provided to his clients draw from his 17 years of litigation experience and case resolution success.

    Scott believes it is imperative that he be personally involved in all aspects of his clients’ defense, including written discovery, depositions, expert consultation, site inspections, job file and document review, settlement conferences and trial. His personal involvement in the full spectrum of activities in each case allows him to quickly and efficiently provide the best possible analysis and recommendations to his clients and achieve the very best possible results in each matter he handles.


    • California


    • American Trial Lawyers Association
    • American Bar Association
    • San Diego County Bar Association
  • Practice Areas
  • Representative Experience

    Representative Experience

    Scott has successfully defended clients in the following notable projects that have been the subject of litigation:

    • The San Diego Airport Terminal 2 Expansion project

    • The San Diego Hyatt Regency project

    • The University of California at Santa Barbara Health & Social Sciences Building project

    • The Phoenix Convention Center expansion project

    • Sempra Energy’s Energia Costa Azul natural gas facility in Baja, Mexico

    • The Terravita master-planned community in Scottsdale, Arizona

  • Education


    J.D., University of San Diego School of Law

    • Moot Court, Best Oral Advocate award

    B.A., George Mason University

    • Dean's List