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Scott Ames has been litigating wrongful termination, discrimination, harassment, family and medical leave, breach of contract, wage and hour violations, unfair competition and trade secret matters, and other employee rights cases for almost two decades. Mr. Ames has obtained settlements and verdicts for his clients in the multi-millions of dollars, and he has established a well-deserved reputation as one of the top Labor and Employment lawyers in Southern California. Mr. Ames' demonstrated record of success has resulted in him being named a "Southern California Super Lawyer" by Los Angeles Magazine from 2007 through 2010, and a "Best Lawyer in America" from 2006 through 2010. Mr. Ames speaks frequently at legal programs throughout California on employment law matters, is a long-standing Executive Committee Board member of the Los Angeles County Bar Association’s Labor and Employment Section, and is an active member of the California Employment Lawyers’ Association. Mr. Ames is also active in his community, and has served on a number of committees and boards of non-profit organizations which seek to improve the lives of the disenfranchised or working poor.


Practice areas


  1. Employment: 100%

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  • Christopher Daniel Leroi

    Mr. Ames is an outstanding and excellent attorney. I would recommend anyone and everyone to him for his services. I have been practicing for 24 years as a judge, magistrate, law professor, private attorney, and prosecutor, and I learn from his answers on Avvo every day. Simply an exemplary attorney.


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11377 W Olympic Blvd Ste 500
Los Angeles, CA, 90064


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Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers Magazine2011
Best LawyerBest Lawyers in America2011
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers Magazine2010
Best LawyerBest Lawyers in America2010
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers Magazine2009
Best LawyerBest Lawyers in America2009
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers Magazine2008
Best LawyerBest Lawyers in America2008
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers Magazine2007
Best LawyerBest Lawyers in America2007
Best LawyerBest Lawyers in America2006
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
N/ALaw Offices of Scott R. Ames2009 - Present
PartnerSerratore Ames LLP1999 - 2009
PartnerTaylor, Miller & Ames1996 - 1999
AssociateOllestad, Freedman, Taylor & Miller1993 - 1995
AssociateBerliner Cohen1991 - 1993
AssociatePettit & Martin1990 - 1991
Association namePosition nameDuration
Los Angeles County Bar AssociationExecutive Committee Labor and Employment Section2005 - Present
National Employment Lawyers AssociationN/A2000 - Present
California Employment Lawyers AssociationN/A1999 - Present
State Bar of CaliforniaN/A1990 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Wage & Hour Class Action$1,850,000 Settlement
Wage and Hour Class Action$820,000 Settlement
Gender Discrimination/Disability Discrimination$740,000 Settlement
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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Santa Clara University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1989
University of California - BerkeleyHistoryBA - Bachelor of Arts1985
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Labor and Employment SymposiumEmployee Leaves and Accommodations2011
Labor and Employment Section RetreatOpening Statements2010
Labor and Employment SectionPrivacy: Nelson v. NASA2008
Labor and Employment SectionWorkplace Bullying2006
Labor and Employment SectionUsing Experts to Prove Emotional Distress Damages2005