Scott Danforth represents California school districts, county offices of education, community college districts, and private businesses. His focus on education law includes employment, special education, premises liability, and negligence issues. He regularly litigates matters arising under the California Education Code, California Government Code, Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Americans with Disabilities Act, and other state and federal statutes.  In addition, Mr. Danforth has litigated cases involving alleged copyright infringement, zoning ordinance violations, and contract disputes. He has been defending public entities in litigation matters, including appeals, since 2008.

Mr. Danforth also provides legal advice as general counsel for educational institutions and private business. His private business defense primarily focuses on employment law, involving the Fair Employment and Housing Act, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, and California Labor Code. 

During college, Mr. Danforth interned with the Public Defender’s Office, assisting in the criminal defense of juveniles. While in law school, he worked as an extern with the District Attorney’s Office, handling preliminary hearings of felony offenses and evidentiary issues. 

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  • Association of Southern California Defense Counsel, Member


J.D., Chapman University, Dale E. Fowler School of Law
B.A., University of California, Irvine


  • 2008, California
    Supreme Court of California
    U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit
    U.S. District Courts, Central and Southern Districts of California
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