Trump,Alioto, Trump & Prescott


Bruce Prescott is an experienced trial attorney, having spent more than twenty-three years successfully litigating complex cases involving:

• Employment disputes
• Trade secrets and unfair competition
• Contract claims
• Environmental law
• Construction defects and contractor disputes
• Contract claims and other
  business/commercial disputes
• Partnership, LLC and corporate dissolutions
  and struggles for control
• Debt collection
• Business torts
• Insurance coverage
• Real estate transactions

Mr. Prescott has successfully handled cases for defendants and plaintiffs alike, in any number of industries, including software development, peripheral technologies, manufacturing, telephony and telecommunications, high end automobile sales, contracting, real estate, wireless technologies, food services, clothing and shoe production and sales, and home accessories. Although most of his clients are closely held businesses, Mr. Prescott also has litigated cases for publicly traded companies.

Mr. Prescott has appeared in state and federal courts throughout California and represents clients before the American Arbitration Association, JAMS, and the California Department of Industrial Relations. He has handled investigations and proceedings commenced by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the Department of Fair Employment and Housing, the Department of Labor, the Department of Real Estate, and local environmental oversight agencies. He has argued cases before the California Courts of Appeal and authored a brief to the United States Supreme Court (resulting in a unanimous 8-0 decision overturning fifty years of established law).

Mr. Prescott’s litigation successes include seven figure settlements in a plaintiff’s malicious prosecution action (involving the validity of a patent) and on behalf of a client in a business fraud suit; a multi-million dollar verdict in a commercial fraud action; a defense verdict and $350,000 award on the cross-complaint of an employment discrimination complaint; favorable jury verdicts in unfair competition and security fraud cases; and multiple defense summary judgments in state court contract, trade secret and property line disputes.

In addition to his litigation practice, Mr. Prescott serves as outside general counsel to business clients, advising them at the inception about the relative pros and cons of the available entities to choose from (corporation, LLC, partnership, etc.), forming the chosen entity, and providing on-going business and transactional advice. He provides guidance on issues related to contracts, corporate governance, real estate, environmental compliance, secured transactions, commercial leases and bank financings. Mr. Prescott also advises employers and executive level employees on all aspects of employer/employee relations.

Mr. Prescott can be contacted at (510)790-0900 or

University of California at Santa Barbara.

B.A. awarded 1978.

Hastings College of Law; J.D. awarded 1985
cum laude; Member Thurston Honor Society.

Member of the State Bar of California.

Admitted to practice in California, and in the United States District for the Northern and Eastern Districts of California, as well as the Federal Circuit.