Scott Yarnell has retired from the firm.  Prior to his retirement, he represented California community college districts, county offices of education and public school districts in all areas of general education law, collective bargaining and labor relations, certificated and classified employee matters, pupil personnel issues, charter schools, Brown Act, Public Records Act and conflicts of interest. Mr. Yarnell also served as the President of the California Council of School Attorneys.

After serving in the United States Navy and before attending law school, Mr. Yarnell was a Deputy Probation Officer in Humboldt County, CA. During his 11 years as a county employee, Mr. Yarnell also served as member, President and Chief Contract Negotiator for Humboldt County Public Employees (AFSCME Local 1684).

Community Involvement

Community & Professional

  • Latrobe Elementary School District Governing Board, Trustee
  • Los Angeles County Bar Association, Member
  • Sacramento County Bar Association, Member


J.D., University of California, Hastings College of the Law
B.A., University of California, Berkeley


  • 1989, California
    U.S. District Court, Eastern District of California
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