Mr. Barr has been responsible for all aspects of litigation, including preparation of pleadings, law and motion and discovery. He has taken and defended hundreds of depositions and argued extensively in state and federal courts. Mr. Barr has successfully tried several cases through judgment, obtained numerous awards at binding arbitration, and resolved many claims through the mediation process. More recently, Mr. Barr successfully defended a public entity client at a contentious arbitration and obtained a prevailing party attorneys’ fee award of $400,000 in a matter where the claimant had sought over $1.5 million in additional costs on a construction project.
Mr. Barr’s published appellate opinions include Los Angeles Unified School District v. Trustees of the Southern California IBEW- NECA Pension Plan (2010) 187 Cal.App.4th 621, State of California ex rel. Dockstader v. Hamby (2008) 162 Cal.App.4th 480, Titan Electric Corporation v. Los Angeles Unified School District (2008) 160 Cal.App.4th 188 and Sanchez v. Swinerton & Walberg Co. (1996) 47 Cal.App.4th 1461.
Prior to joining OMLO, Mr. Barr was employed as in-house counsel for American International Group, as well as a partner at a law firm specializing in the representation of public agencies.