Scott Holbrook leads the firm’s Northern California Education Law Practice Group. He has more than 20 years of experience in education law and provides representation and legal counsel to school districts, county offices of education, and community college districts in labor negotiations involving both traditional and interest-based bargaining (IBB). Mr. Holbrook has served as lead negotiator at numerous certificated, classified, and faculty tables.

Mr. Holbrook handles grievances/arbitrations and unfair practice charges before the PERB, as well as personnel matters, including certificated/classified employee discipline and dismissal. In addition, Mr. Holbrook serves as General Counsel to numerous school districts and county offices of education and oversees matters involving litigation, student discipline and expulsion, the ADA, FERPA, the Brown Act, interscholastic athletics and collegiate sports law, special education, and general school law issues.

Mr. Holbrook also conducts training workshops for school boards, administrators, and staff involving the Brown Act, Conflicts of Interest, Collective Bargaining, FRISK (progressive discipline), Interdistrict Transfer Appeals, Student Discipline and Expulsion, and other trainings designed to meet the specific needs of the educational agency.

Mr. Holbrook serves as legal counsel to the City of Roseville Personnel Board, the City of Davis Personnel Board, and to the Dixon Public Library District. He serves as a Hearing Officer for other public agencies in personnel matters.

Before practicing education law, Mr. Holbrook spent twelve years working as a counselor and teacher in public and private schools. In addition, he served as a high school track and field coach and as a junior league football coach.

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Events & Speaking Engagements

Mr. Holbrook is a frequent presenter at ACSA regional conferences.

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Mr. Holbrook is a frequent contributor to the firm’s publications.

Community Involvement

Community & Professional

  • Sports Lawyers Association, Member
  • California Council of School Attorneys, Member
  • Native Hawaiian Bar Association, Member


J.D., University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law
B.S., Brigham Young University


  • 2001, California
    2004, Hawaii
    U.S. District Court, Eastern District of California
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