T. Scott Tate | Senior Litigation Counsel

Scott Tate

Scott Tate’s 32 years of wide-ranging litigation experience includes extensive construction and product liability litigation, financial services, corporate, commercial and real estate disputes.

Scott’s experience in representing general contractors and subcontractors in construction defect and land subsidence cases in Northern and Southern California generates important insight for our Association clients, providing a practical approach to critically evaluate construction defect claims and implement effective resolution strategies through mediation, settlement negotiation, and trial.


Rated AV Preeminent by Martindale-Hubbell, Scott has overseen numerous claims in state and federal courts nationwide. Prior to joining The Miller Law Firm, Scott represented builders and subcontractors, and structural warranty companies and manufacturers, including windows and industrial metal deformation products in construction defect cases. He previously served as the co-chair of his law firm’s Construction Industry Practice Group, where he generated extensive knowledge of testing protocols and industry standards.


State Bar of California

U.S. District Court, Northern, Eastern and Central Districts of California

U.S. Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals

U.S. Supreme Court


UC Hastings College of the Law, J.D., 1984

Claremont Men’s (McKenna) College, B.A., 1980


Community Associations Institute (CAI)

California Association of Community Managers (CACM)

Friends of Institute Real Estate Management (IREM)

Executive Council of Homeowners (ECHO)


American Bar Association

San Francisco Bar Association

Alameda County Bar Association

Association of General Contractors’ Legal Advisory Committee

Commonwealth Club of San Francisco

National Glass Association