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Scott Joseph Harris

Administrative law Attorney at Beverly Hills, CA

5.0   13 reviews

also known as Scott J. Harris

  • Licensed for 18 years
    State CA
    Acquired 2005
    Active No misconduct found

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About Scott

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Practice areas
  1. Administrative law
    As a Former Deputy Attorney General, Scott J. Harris is committed to providing clients with experiences representation in all administrative and government matters, including professional licensing defense and governments permits.

    18 years

  2. Ethics and professional responsibility
    We work diligently to ensure clients' compliance with all ethics and professional responsibility requirements.

    12 years

  3. State, local, and municipal law
    Scott J. Harris has extensive experience in State Administrative Law matters, and representing clients in matters involving all levels of government.

    12 years

S J Harris Law and attorney Scott J. Harris are devoted to representing individuals and businesses in Professional Licensing Defense.

As a former Deputy Attorney General with the California Department of Justice, attorney Scott J. Harris aims to capitalize on his years of experience to find the best solutions, strategies, and means to represent your interests.

Competent, compassionate, and dedicated legal representation may be more cost-effective than you may think.

Scott J. Harris is a former Deputy Attorney General with the California Department of Justice, where he represented many of the licensing agencies of the California Department of Consumer Affairs and the People of the State of California. Scott J. Harris served as the Liaison Deputy for the Licensing Section of the Office of the Attorney General to the California Board of Accountancy, and the Court Reporters Board of California, and prosecuted hundreds of cases involving professional licensing discipline, license applications (Statement of Issues), petitions for reinstatement, administrative appeals, and appeals by Writ of Mandamus in the California Superior Court. Scott J. Harris also has experience in general business and personal civil litigation in California State Court and has represented clients in state criminal court proceedings.

In his years spent as a Deputy Attorney General, Scott J. Harris developed strong relationships with clients, opposing counsel, and consumers, and today he is committed to taking these experiences and applying them constructively and vigorously to his client's professional pursuits.

Mr. Harris is an Adjunct Professor at Loyola Law School, and a Moot Court Coach.  He also has been rated by SuperLawyers as  Rising Star for the years 2012 through 2016. 

Scott J. Harris is a graduate of the esteemed Johns Hopkins University of Baltimore, Maryland, and obtained his law degree from Loyola Law School in Los Angeles, California. Scott J. Harris serves as a committee member to the Paralegal Advisory Committee of the Los Angeles City College, as a coach to the Loyola Law School Environmental Moot Court Team, and is a former participant of the California Department of Justice's National Institute of Trial Advocacy program. Scott J. Harris is also the 2010-2011 Co-Chairman of the Glass Leadership Institute, ADL, Southern California Region, and is the current Vice-Chairman of the ADL Regional Board, and an Associate National Commissioner of ADL at large.  

To learn more about Scott J. Harris, his law practice, and the ways he may be able to assist you and your family, please contact S J Harris Law and attorney Scott J. Harris.

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S J Harris Law, Scott J. Harris, Esq. (323)370-6139
8383 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 210
Beverly Hills, CA, 90211


5.0 / 5.0
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Posted by Madeleine | November 22, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
BRN Defense: Outstanding
In the days following my misdemeanor DUI, I was beyond devastated and thought that my career as a Registered Nurse was over. After I spoke with Scott for the first time, I knew he was the person I wanted to represent me. Scott took the time throughout every step of the process to explain things thoroughly and answer all my questions. Scott was knowledgeable, patient, understanding, and always provided honest feedback. In the end, I was able to keep my license without restriction. I would recommend Scott without hesitation and can’t thank him enough for helping me get through this incredibly stressful processes.
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Posted by anonymous | November 10, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Professional, Understanding, and Compassionate
Scott has successfully represented me twice at the board of nursing with outcomes in my favor. He is not only an excellent attorney but also a undrstanding and compassionate individual. He truly cared for me as a person and sought the best outcome. He is very knowledgeable about the board processes and prepared me for what to expect every step of the way. I would definitely reccomend him to anyone.
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Posted by anonymous | November 8, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
Real estate license application and background record
I hired Scott Harris to help me submit my application to the Dre and also to help expunge my background record. I had a few things on my record from the past that I did not know if that would prevent me from getting my license. He is fully knowledgeable on the department of real estate's process. He walked me through it and is in contact with the DRE on my behalf. The attorney also helped expunge my record while dealing with the DRE. I feel that I am good hands with Scott Harris and his assistant Andy handling the case. I called a few other lawfirms and Expungement offices. His firm was the most knowledgeable the DRE's process compared to the others.
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Posted by Vincent | November 6, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
Very Happy
Scott helped me every step of the way through my case from day 1. After the initial consultation I knew this was the person I wanted to represent me. He was able to make sense of a rather unique case, and not only helped me get a very successful outcome but made me feel better along the way. His legal response was way beyond anything I could have crafted, extremely eloquent yet to the point, and I could tell he paid a lot of attention to detail and worked very hard on this. I have no problem recommending him to anyone who may need his services, he did an amazing job. I was so happy to finally get this legal matter put behind me, and it was all thanks to Scott.
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Posted by anonymous | October 27, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
Collaboration is the key!
Counselor Harris was collegial, compassionate and is the consummate professional's professional. With acumen, kindness and brilliant executive functioning (aka strategy) he was a real pleasure to work with. Responsive, knowledgeable and courteous are understatements!!
Posted by anonymous | August 1, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Highly Recommended
Scott is a wonderful attorney. He represented me at my board hearing. Throughout the process, he was responsive to my concerns and prepared me for the hearing. The outcome was ultimately favorable. I would highly recommend Scott to those seeking representation for issues involving licensing boards.
Posted by anonymous | June 26, 2019
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Hard to pass up
I did not get to retain him as a lawyer but his expertise really shows, he is reassuring, knowledgeable and confident. I had a situation with the BRN and he was one of the few attorneys I spoke to that walked me through the process honestly. He's calm and collected and honestly if I didn't live so far away I would've tried to retain him.
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Posted by sasha | October 12, 2017
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
honest lawyer
Although I didn't hire Scott, he provided me with honest and realistic advice regarding my situation with the BRN. He answered my questions and gave me an honest answer rather than simply taking my money knowing what the end result would be. Very much appreciated!
Posted by Zach | December 13, 2016
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Outstanding, knowledgeable, personable
Scott provided an outstanding, expert consultation. If you're looking for a lawyer who knows his stuff and will explain it to you in a personable easy to understand way, look no further!
Posted by Brian | August 14, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent, compassionate and knowledgeable attorney!
I was very fortunate to have found Mr. Harris to represent me in an accusation from the BRN. He was able to negotiate a settlement where not only did I retain my license without stipulation or probation, but also the most minimal settlement possible without any fines. I would have never negotiated that settlement with the BRN without him! Without reservation, I highly recommend him!
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Posted by AJ | August 4, 2015
Best Attorney Ever!!!
I am really impressed with the service and professional conduct of Attorney Harris He helped me get my full case dismissed. If you need a great attorney look no further he has all the expertise that you need. He is the best!
Posted by Lori | June 17, 2015
Exceptionally knowledgeable on BRN attorney!
Scott Harris is an exceptionally knowledge Administrative Law Attorney. He represented me in charges from the BRN. It was his exceptional knowledge of how the BRN charges and hearings work the helped to save my license. He set up a mitigation plan that I followed and did everything he outlined. Because of this Mitigation plan he was able to get a resolution by way of a settlement offer from the BRN. This settlement allowed me to keep my license with the minimalist penalty allowed to me. Thanks to Scott I was able to retain my license and still work as a Registered Nurse. I interviewed several attorneys and I am so happy with my decision to retain Scott Harris, he was definitely the most knowledgeable attorney for my case.
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Posted by Megan | September 13, 2013
Nursing License Defense
I received an accusation on my nursing license related to a first offense misdemeanor DUI. The Board of Nursing wanted to revoke my license related to this incident. I was very lucky to have found Scott Harris by doing a random search on the internet for license defense lawyers. He was the second lawyer that I went to regarding this issue but I knew right away that I wanted him to represent me. From the time I met Mr. Harris, and throughout the whole process, he kept me informed on all of my options, took time to listen to my concerns and always gave me honest answers and feedback. He was very supportive and always available throughout this stressful time. With Mr. Harris representing me, I chose to take my case before an administrative law judge. The judge ruled in our favor and recommended that the brn not revoke my license. The board decided to non adopt the decision and still wanted to revoke my license with a probation period. We had to take my case to the superior court, where another judge ruled in my favor ordering the brn to reconsider the decision, stating that license revocation was too extreme of a discipline in my case. I am very happy with how my case turned out and thanks to the help of Mr. Harris my license was not revoked by the brn. I highly recommend Scott Harris to anyone in need of license defense.
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AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Member
  • S J Harris Law
  • 2010 - Present
  • Deputy Attorney General
  • California Department of Justice
  • 2006 - 2010


  • Loyola Law School, Loyola Marymount University
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2005
  • Johns Hopkins University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2003


  • Vice Chairman
  • Anti Defamation League So. Region
  • 2015 - Present
  • Pro Visors
  • Exec. Committee - West Hollywood
  • 2014 - Present
  • Glass Leadership Institute Anti-Defmation League
  • Co-chair
  • 2008 - Present
  • Los Angeles City College Paralegal Studies Advisory Board
  • Member
  • 2008 - Present
  • Beverly Hills Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2006 - Present
  • Los Angeles County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2006 - Present
  • State Bar of California
  • Member
  • 2005 - Present
  • Lesbian and Gay Lawyers Association of Los Angeles
  • Member
  • N/A
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Honors and Awards

  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2016
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2015
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2014
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2013
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2012
  • Certificate of Appreciation
  • Department of Justice
  • 2008
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Speaking Engagements

  • Continuing Education
  • MCLE - Licensing and Criminal Convictions
  • 2015
  • Professional License Defense
  • MCLE
  • 2014
  • Beverly HIlls Greater LA Realtors Association New Member Orientation
  • Brief Intro to Real Estate License Defense and Regulatory Authority of Dept. fo Real Estate
  • 2011
  • Cal State Univ. Northridge - Nursing Students
  • Registered Nursing Licensure
  • 2010
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Attorney endorsements

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Given (2)
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Administrative law Attorney | Oct 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Scott is the only person to call if you are at risk of losing your professional license. Whether you are a doctor, nurse, teacher, construction worker, or accountant, he is the only person you need in your corner. He is wonderfully empathetic and one of the best advocates I know."
Administrative law Attorney | Aug 24
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I have worked with and consulted with Attorney Harris over the years. He has always been ready, willing and able to help on licensing issues and his advice is always spot on. He has worked magic in court to help save his client's professional licenses. If you have a licensing matter you should call his office for a consultation."
Administrative law Attorney | May 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"If you're in danger of losing your professional license, call Scott first. He has the calm demeanor and specialized trial experience you want your attorney to have. I heartily endorse Scott."
Unknown Attorney | Dec 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
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Beverly Hills Administrative law Lawyer Scott Joseph Harris
Scott Joseph Harris
Administrative law Attorney
Beverly Hills, CA
Licensed for 18 years
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