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David E. Barker


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 as well as with copyrights and trademark issues, including registration and defense/prosecution of infringement claims. He has served as amicus counsel on behalf of the American Institute of Architects and the American Institute of Architects California Council. 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)

Bar Admissions

California, 1997

Nevada, 2000

Court Admissions

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

Professional Memberships

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

Professional Liability Underwriters Society (PLUS)

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

So You Want To Run An Architectural Firm?

Practice Areas

  • Products Liability Defense
  • Professional Liability
  • General Business Litigation
  • Commercial Transactions & Corporate

Telephone: 909-581-6100

Email: dbarker@ccmslaw.com

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