Marcus Scott Bird

birdPageMarcus Bird is a litigator with over 20 years of legal experience. Mr. Bird is a member of all state and federal courts in California.

Although Mr. Bird has experience in a wide spectrum of litigation, including extensive business litigation, his practice is primarily focused on real estate litigation. Mr. Bird has litigation experience through trial and appeal.

Mr. Bird has served as President of the University Club of Santa Barbara, and has served on the boards of the Goleta Valley Chamber of Commerce and the Santa Barbara County Bar Association. He served as the section head for the Real Estate Land Use Practice Group of the Santa Barbara County Bar Association for five years starting in 1993.

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Education:
  • Stanford Law School, Stanford, California. Juris Doctor, 1989.
  • University of California, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California.
  • Master of Arts in Sociology, 1985.
  • Haverford College, Haverford, Pennsylvania. Bachelor of Arts, 1981.
Clerkship/Internship Experience
  • 1989 to 1990: Law Clerk to the Hon. Edward Rafeedie. U.S. District Court, Central District of California, Los Angeles.
  • Fall 1988 Extern to the Hon. Stephen Reinhardt. Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals
Areas of Practice:
  • Land Use
  • Real Estate
  • Business Litigation
Other:
  • Faculty, Lorman Seminar on “Law of Easements: Legal Issues and Practical Considerations in California.”