Scott L. Metzger, Shareholder

(619) 209-3057 direct
(619) 209-3000 main
101 West Broadway, Suite 1700
San Diego, CA 92101
(619) 209-3043 fax


Scott is a senior member of the firm’s litigation department. As one of the region's preeminent trial lawyers, Scott’s practice includes special expertise in complex securities law, ranging from litigation to arbitration.  He has defended an extensive number of broker-dealers, registered investment advisors, investment advisor representatives, financial institutions and others in such matters as:   

  • Suitability issues
  • Investment fraud
  • Breach of fiduciary duty
  • Customer privacy
  • Raiding claims
  • Failure to disclose material information
  • Noncompliance with securities laws and regulations
  • Internal investigations
  • Churning and overcharges
  • Contractual disputes with former registered representatives
  • U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) charges

Scott is a frequent presenter and spokesperson on compliance matters, investment fraud, FINRA, and other securities topics on both the local and national level.

Scott’s business litigation practice also spans banking, automotive regulation, consumer products, real estate and more.

He is a member of the American Board of Trial Advocates, a former director of the San Diego Chapter of the Association of Business Trial Lawyers, and was named one of San Diego’s Top 10 Lawyers by the San Diego Daily Journal in 2005.

Scott has also been recognized as a San Diego Super Lawyer in 2007-2016 for his business litigation practice as well as his securities and corporate finance practice.


University of San Diego Law School, J.D., cum laude, 1979

University of Colorado, M.B.A., Finance, 1976

University of Colorado, B.A., Psychology 1974

State Bar of California

San Diego County Bar Association

American Board of Trial Advocates

Association of Business Trial Lawyers



President of the Coronado Schools Foundation, 1999-2000

Methodist Church mission projects in Tecate, Mexico

Rotary International

  • Aided in establishment of a Limb Camp in Ensenada, Mexico, 2007-2008
  • Aided with coordination of local hurricane relief effort in Honduras

Former President of the Rotary Club of Coronado