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ABOUT US

The Scott Law Firm has protected individuals’ civil rights for over 30 years. We represent private and public employees, police officers, elders and their fiduciaries and families, and those whose civil-rights were violated.  

Our firm’s lawyers have tried over 140 cases to verdict, obtained numerous multi-million dollar verdicts and settlements, handled over 125 appeals, and were counsel of record in more than 25 published decisions. Read about a few of our clients whose successful cases continue to deter abuse.

The Scott Law Firm is made up of a diverse group of talented individuals that have dedicated their lives to protecting the rights of others. To read more about our team, please click on their names below:

John H. Scott, Founding Attorney

Lizabeth N. de Vries, Attorney

Daphne D. Evans, Legal Administrator

Sherry Alhawwash, Legal Assistant

The Scott Law Firm often consults with esteemed outside attorneys and firms to broaden our expertise and best represent our clients’ interests. A partial list of the Scott Law Firm’s partner attorneys includes: Ethan Balogh, John Burris, Stan Casper, Jim Chanin, Prescott Cole, Anne Costin, Randolph Daar, Chris Dolan, Ingrid Evans, John Feder, Michael Fiumara, Tom Greerty, Colette Hughes, Darren Kessler, Leroy Lounibos, Jr., Suzy Moore, Jim Quadra, Eric Safire and Amitai Schwartz.

Our firm’s lawyers have tried over 140 cases to verdict, obtained numerous multi-million dollar verdicts and settlements, handled over 125 appeals, and were counsel of record in more than 25 published decisions.

Please note: We do not give tax advice or get involved in securities litigation.

Current Scott News

Judge: San Francisco police justified in shooting man in wheelchair - Wednesday, April 10, 2013

SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) -- A federal judge ruled San Francisco police were justified in shooting a man in a wheelchair two years ago.

On January 4, 2011 cellphone video of the incident was taken. It shows two officers firing at Randal Dunklin after he had slashed an officer in the shoulder.

The officers say Dunklin continued to be a threat, even after they fired a bean bag at him. Dunklin, who suffers from mental problems, was acquitted of wrongdoing, but filed a civil suit against police for excessive force.

The judge didn't buy it. Dunklin's attorney, John Scott, is outraged.

"Even if the shooting is on videotape and appears to be outrageous, that if a person can somehow claim self-defense, that the person is protected by the law," said Scott.

Dunklin plans to appeal the ruling to the Ninth District Court of appeals.

(Copyright ©2013 KGO-TV/DT. All Rights Reserved.)

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