Trustworthy Employment Law Attorneys Aggressively Fighting for Your Rights

Attorney Scott R. AmesAttorney Scott R. Ames

Los Angeles Employment Attorney, Founder & Lead Attorney

Scott Ames has been litigating wrongful termination, discrimination, harassment, retaliation, whistleblower, breach of contract, protected leaves, unfair competition and trade secret claims, and wage and hour cases on behalf of employees for over 25 years. Mr. Ames' demonstrated record of success has resulted in him being named among the Top 100 Attorneys in Southern California in 2012, 2013, and 2015 by SuperLawyers and Los Angeles Magazines, and recognized by SuperLawyers and Los Angeles Magazines in the field of Labor and Employment Law for the past 11 consecutive years. In 2015 and 2017,Best Lawyers® named Mr. Ames "Lawyer of the Year in Employment Law-Individuals" in Southern California, and Best Lawyers® has recognized Mr. Ames in the field of Employment Law-Individuals for the past 12 consecutive years.

Mr. Ames is also an Adjunct Professor at UCLA School of Law where he teaches employment law, and serves as an expert consultant and witness in employment law disputes. Mr. Ames has been a featured writer of CELA VOICE, the blog of the California Employment Lawyers Association, and he speaks frequently at legal programs throughout California on matters pertaining to employment law.

Mr. Ames is a long-standing member of the Executive Committee of the Los Angeles County Bar Association's Labor and Employment Section, and a long-standing member of the California Employment Lawyers' Association. He is also active in his community, and has served on several committees and boards of non-profit organizations which seek to improve the lives of the disenfranchised or working poor.


  • J.D., Santa Clara University School of Law, 1989
  • B.A., UC Berkeley, 1985

Professional & Bar Association Memberships

  • State Bar of California
  • California Employment Lawyers Association
  • Los Angeles County Bar Association

Reviews from
Our Clients

  • Hiring Scott was one of the best decisions I’ve ever made.

    “Scott treated me with respect, it was like we were a team.”

    Carol P.

  • He knows his stuff inside and out, and opposing lawyers are aware of this and respect him.

    “Everyone in his office is professional and courteous.”

    Michael H.

  • Belief. Business. Professionalism.

    “He brings passion, conviction, precision, and detailed research to the cases he represents.”

    Kevin B.

  • I found Scott to be an extremely competent, knowledgeable and compassionate lawyer.

    “He is an exceptionally good listener and was amazing at understanding the complexities of my case and the people involved.”

    Lisa M.

  • He changed my life.

    “I cannot recommend Scott and his team enough.”

    Lauren H.

Why Choose

Law Offices of Scott R. Ames
  • Cases Are Personal

    Our clients are more than just a number and we take every
    case personally.

  • Complimentary Consultations

    All of our initial consultations with one of our esteemed professionals are free.

  • Committed to Success

    Both our track record and our reputation with our clients point to our dedication to their success.

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