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Scott R. Ames

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Phone: 310-478-2500
Fax: 310-478-2501

1880 Century Park E #614
Los Angeles, California 90067

Scott Ames has been litigating wrongful termination, discrimination, harassment, leave cases, unfair competition and trade secret matters, and wage and hour cases on behalf of employees for over twenty-six years. Mr. Ames has obtained settlements and verdicts for his clients totaling more than a hundred million dollars, and has established a well-deserved reputation as one of the top Employment Lawyers in Southern California. 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 from 2007 to 2016. Mr. Ames was awarded "Lawyer of the Year in Employment Law - Individuals" in 2015 and 2017 by Best Lawyers®, and recognized by Best Lawyers® in the field of Employment Law - Individuals from 2006 to 2017.

Mr. Ames speaks frequently at legal programs throughout California on employment law, 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. Mr. Ames 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

Client Reviews
"You are a hero to those without a voice. I'm sure"
"I'm not the only one who admires your abilities, ethics and integrity." KB
"I cannot recommend Scott and his team enough. Scott is in high demand, but if you have the opportunity to work with him, you absolutely should. He changed my life." LH
"He knows his stuff inside and out, and opposing lawyers are aware of this and respect him. I would use him again in a heartbeat and recommend him to anyone needing expertise in this area of the law." MH
"Hiring Scott was one of the best decisions I've ever made. Should you need a lawyer, I strongly recommend Scott." CP
"If you find yourself in the unfortunate circumstance of needing an employment lawyer, I wish you all the best, and can tell you that you will find no better, more honest and competent lawyer than Scott." LM