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Scott Richard Kaufman

Lemon law Attorney at Los Altos, CA

4.8   50 reviews
  • Licensed for 26 years
    State CA
    Acquired 1997
    Status
    Active No misconduct found

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

About Scott

Learn Scott’s areas of practice.

2
Practice areas
  1. Lemon law
    98%
    In CA this can cover new or used vehicles, depending mostly on the length and type of warranty. Also, don't be fooled by folks saying you "need" to have the vehicle in for repair at least 4x or 30 days within the first 18 months or 18,000 miles. That is simply not true.

    27 years, 8,888 cases

  2. Contracts and agreements
    2%
    Mostly business to business issues here on an reasonable hourly fee.

    27 years, 888 cases

"California Lemon Lawyers" is a full service consumer protection law firm, evolving from our start as a lemon law only firm. We've since protected consumers with:

bad car deals;

bad cars;

bad printers;

bad gym contracts

and even a breached cemetery plot deal.

 

We also deal with:

Wrongful repossessions;

Consumer fraud matters;

Fair Debt Collection issues, and

Fair Credit Reporting.

 

We work mostly on contingency and document reviews are free.

Location

Scott Richard Kaufman
140 Third Street
Los Altos, CA, 94022

Reviews

4.8 / 5.0
  50 customer reviews
Posted by anonymous | December 31, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Thenka
Thank you for your help. Ur answer is such different from other. Other lawyer said it is not woth to go small court for brake but is not about money. It is about their scam.
Response from Scott Kaufman January 2, 2021
Thanks for the kind words. I'm here to try at least, to help. Hope it works out for you and happy new year!
Posted by Abdul | December 4, 2020
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Very Helpful & Detail Oriented!
I have not retained Scott since my matter pertained to a class, however, he did help me answering my questions. I appreciated his time and guidance. I found him to be professional and experienced. I would consider retaining him in the future for any legal matter that may fall within his respective specialty.
Response from Scott Kaufman December 6, 2020
Thank you. We try to do our best for anyone who gets in touch, even if we cannot help directly. We do hope this works out for you.
Posted by anonymous | November 12, 2020
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Very helpful
Answered my questions and concerns thoughtfully and correctly regarding employment law. I appreciate him.
Response from Scott Kaufman December 6, 2020
Thanks for the kind words. I did what I could. I did not like the fact that multiple attorneys gave you no help and no chance for help. Most situations have some sort of option to potentially make a bit of lemonade from the lemon. Hope it works out for you.
Posted by Neema | July 1, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Incredible attorney and firm
When looking for a law firm that will aggressively fight on your behalf, you can look no further than California Lemon Lawyers. From the top down, this firm is nothing but honest and professional. They will not stop fighting until a successful resolution is brought about in your case. I could not be any happier with the level of service I received both from Erika and Scott. The settlement offer Erika was able to secure for me was more than both my wife and I had ever expected to receive. She kept me informed throughout the case, and anytime I had a question she answered it immediately. The responsiveness and thoroughness of their work is unmatched. I cannot thank them enough for the hard work they did throughout the case. Auto manufacturers know that when you hire this firm, they better settle quickly...otherwise they will be torn apart by this exceptional firm. Trust your case to California Lemon Lawyers and you will not be disappointed.
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Posted by Mike | January 8, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
The Firm was extremely knowledgeable and responsible in working on my case
I would highly recommend this firm if you have any car issue. They helped me from the beginning to the end in solving my case. Thank you very much to Colin and the law firm for all your help. Colin was totally on top of everything . Great Job !! Hats off to everyone involve in this case
Posted by anonymous | August 3, 2019
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Fraud case advice
Scott is extremely knowledgeable and has helped me build my case tremendously. I would highly recommend working with Scott.
Posted by Christopher | March 18, 2019
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Very experienced, and wise
I have not retained this attorney , however , He did help me answer some questions I had , and I appreciated his point of view. I found him to be professional and experienced. I would consider retaining him in the future.
Posted by anonymous | January 14, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
A Successful Settlement
Erika and Scott are amazing! They had given me hope when I did not think it existed. My car caught on fire in the middle of the night, and the manufacture was not willing to take the responsibility. After calling numerous attorney's, no one was willing to take my case stating that "there was not one." Erika and Scott believed otherwise and took us to a full successful settlement. Thanks for your help!
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Posted by Yusuf | January 2, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Efficient, transparent and knowledgeable
Many thanks to Erika and Scott for helping me through this entire process with my Maserati Quattroporte 2016. I found everyone at the firm comforting, transparent, trustworthy, and highly competent from the first day I started my conversation with Scott. Scott was the only attorney I contacted who immediately appreciated the issue and the potential to sue. He and Erika handled my case very effectively and I was able to reach a satisfactory result. Expectations were set very appropriately with no over-promises and follow-up was swift and diligent. Most importantly, this being my first case of this nature, they were always available to answer my unending questions! :)
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Posted by Jamie | December 10, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Very helpful!
It was great working with Scott and Erika. They were very helpful in resolving my lemon law case with my. 2012 MDX. Thank you!!
Posted by Lisa | November 8, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Lemon Buy Back
Scott and his team helped us with a Buy Back for a car we bought that was a Lemon. This is no doubt, a very grueling process... for everyone involved. It requires a lot of patience... although I am certain I was less than patient most of the time, Scott and his team stuck with me until the bitter end and we were able to celebrate a win for me and my family. I am grateful they were able to fulfill all of their promises- free case review, and persistence in getting justice for me and my family. Thanks to their work, that very stressful chapter in my families life is closed. So grateful, Lisa
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Posted by Tammy | August 20, 2018
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Thank you very much!
I just want to say thank you for the simple act of listening to my story. It helps me feel validated, i just want to live in a healthy environment, and that shouldn't be to much to ask. You have been a blessing, no one else has attempted to even listen, and the one lawyer that was awesome and helping retired last Friday. If you do know of any LL/TT lawyers send over the website! Thanks for the time you took on us!
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Posted by patricia | June 26, 2018
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Love Scott and his team!
Scott and his team have helped us tremendously to deal with a Range Rover dealership that has damaged our car and guided us in every step to deal with lemon laws with Range Rover North America. Scott really cares. Consequently, we got a new replacement car and is very happy with their service!
Posted by Juan | June 22, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great experience
I researched a few lemon law attorneys and decided to reach out to Scott. His team was always professional and responded in a timely manner. I was able to have my matter settled quicker than I anticipated and was kept informed along the way. Scott is the way the go! Big thank you to the entire Team!
Posted by anonymous | April 26, 2018
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
He was very Helpful!!
This lawyer was very helpful and understood my situation and direct me to the right person closest to the city i live in. Than she was very fast in replying to my situation and just waiting on appointment. Over all i was able to talk to the right person and got were i needed to be. Thank you Mr Kaufman
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Posted by marvin | April 22, 2018
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
very helpful
scott took the time to listen to my case and provided me with a few pointers and options i can use. I appreciate the help scott
Posted by anonymous | February 28, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Highly Recommend
I had title and registration problems with a Southern California dealer which rendered my car useless to drive due to lack of registration (8months after purchase). I live out of state and felt absolutely lost until I found Scott Kaufman on AVVO. Mr. Kaufman and his team communicated effectively by phone, text, and email. They were courteous and actually listened to my problem. Upon validating my concern about possible title fraud and breach of contract, he agreed to take my case. Luckily, the problem resolved itself. With the experience provided by the Kaufman Team, and this had escalated, the most qualified people were on my side.
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Posted by anonymous | January 11, 2018
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Prompt
Mr. Kaufman called the same day, heard my problem, and offered solid advice that helped me move forward. I may need his services.
Posted by Dave | January 6, 2018
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Service first.
Scott was willing to reply to my question even on a holiday. Gave me free advice without any mention of money.
Response from Scott Kaufman January 8, 2018
Happy to help. Thank you for the kind words. I hope it works out well for you!
Posted by Maria | December 14, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great experience!
I contacted California Lemon Lawyers (Scott Kaufman) for help with my lemon SUV. I have nothing but good things to say about them. They quickly took on my case and after I provided all relevant documentation I didn't have to do a thing! They handled everything for me and would keep me updated with any progress. Scott was always quick to answer any of my emails. Needless to say, we won the case. I highly recommend their services.
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Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 15 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 9.8 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Founder and Principal
  • California Lemon Lawyers
  • 2003 - Present

Education

  • Willamette Univ COL
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1997
  • Univ of South Florida
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1981

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Panswari v. Glendale Nissan
  • All monies returned and attorney fees paid in full by Dealer.
  • Valencia v. Elite Motors
  • Favorable settlement for consumer
  • Baty v. Ford
  • Favorable Settlement for Consumer
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Associations

  • National Association of Consumer Advocates
  • California Co-Chair
  • 2011 - Present
  • Consumer Attorneys of California
  • Lemon Law and Legislative Committee member
  • 2010 - Present
  • Santa Clara University Law School's George & Katherine Alexander Community Legal Aid Clinic
  • Guest Lecturer and Contributor
  • 2008 - Present
  • National Association of Consumer Advocates (NACA)
  • Presenter National Auto Fraud and Lemon Law Conference
  • 2016 - 2016
  • National Consumer Law Center
  • Guest Speaker at National Conference
  • 2015 - 2015
  • National Association of Consumer Advocates (NACA)
  • Presenter National Auto Fraud and Lemon Law Conference
  • 2014 - 2014
  • National Association of Consumer Advocates
  • Host and Presenter National Auto Fraud and Lemon Law Conference
  • 2012 - 2012
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Publications

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Speaking Engagements

Attorney endorsements

Received (93)
Given (115)
Endorse Scott
Unknown Attorney | Aug 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Scott Kaufman. I have had the pleasure of attending a lemon law continuing education course that Scott taught, and was extremely impressed by his knowledge and skill in that area of the law. If you are looking for a lawyer to handle your lemon law or auto fraud case in California, give Scott a call! You will be glad you did."
Lemon law Attorney | Aug 01
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer wholeheartedly. I have known Scott for nearly a decade now and Scott is incredibly smart about the law and lemon law issues and knows how to handle California Lemon law cases and, more importantly, he cares about his clients and he hates losing - and those are exactly the attributes every consumer wants in their lawyer. If you have a lemon vehicle and you are anywhere near his office, I highly recommend you call him for help. I gladly endorse him."
Lemon law Attorney | Apr 20
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"It is without reservation that I endorse Mr. Kaufman. Not only is he extremely knowledgable and competent, but he is a pleasure to work with."
Lemon law Attorney | May 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I attended the National Association of Consumer Advocates annual conference on Auto Fraud and participated in a break out discussion module lead by Scott Kaufman. He is extremely knowledgeable about lemon law and other types of consumer fraud related to automobiles, as anyone can easily see from his activity here on Avvo. I whole heartedly would endorse his legal services."
Lemon law Attorney | Mar 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Hey knows lemon law and all the related consumer law backwards and forwards and he always comes through. I just wish that Avvo was better at putting questions in the correct category so he would always say the questions that have his name on them."
Lemon law Attorney | Mar 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. When it comes to automobile sales transactions in California, including shady dealership sales practices and lemon law issues, I have found that attorney Scott Kaufman's responses on Avvo are always spot-on. He often provides links to his YouTube videos, which I have viewed myself and found to be very helpful."
Unknown Attorney | Mar 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"An excellent lawyer who treats his clients with patience, care, understanding, and utmost professionalism. He is an even better person and I wholeheartedly recommend him for future services."
Lemon law Attorney | Apr 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer's work. Scott Richard Kaufman works hard for his clients, and gets great results. He really cares for his clients, and it shows in the passionate way that he advocates for them. If he is your lawyer, you are certainly in good hands."
Lemon law Attorney | Apr 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Scott Richard Kaufman is a great lawyer with excellent judgment and legal ability. He is an attorney of the highest caliber, well-respected in the legal community. I wholeheartedly endorse him."
Lemon law Attorney | Apr 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"A brilliant, trustworthy and highly respected attorney in the legal community. I wholeheartedly recommend him to anyone looking for an attorney who knows the law and truly cares about protecting the rights of his clients and getting them the most favorable result possible."
Personal injury Attorney | Mar 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Kaufman is a highly skilled, diligent and knowledgeable attorney who is well-known in the legal community for his outstanding professionalism. He was able to obtain satisfactory results even for clients whose cases were incredibly difficult by dedicating his time and effort to achieve the best results. I certainly endorse this lawyer and have no doubt he will be of great help to anyone seeking legal advice or representation within his main areas of practice."
Lemon law Attorney | Oct 19
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"Scott gave me a job when I was young and inexperienced. He taught me quite a bit and gave me the chance to learn how to help consumers as well as he does."
Contracts and agreements Attorney | Aug 17
Relationship: Other
"I have seen postings by Scott in the Avvo Q&A forum for a couple of years. He regularly and consistently posts sound responses to people's questions reflecting an excellent knowledge and understanding of the law."
Lemon law Attorney | Mar 24
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Scott is a tireless consumer advocate, and very experienced in the lemon law."
Consumer protection Attorney | Jan 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Kaufman's answers are practical and focused on the asker's situation as well as general analysis."
Personal injury Attorney | Aug 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I highly endorse Mr. Kaufman. Truly exceptional and caring attorney who gets great results in representing clients! I want all people with legal problems to contact him first."
Unknown Attorney | Aug 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Kaufman provides consistently accurate and helpful answers to Avvo Askers. These are qualities a client should consider when looking for a lawyer."
Lemon law Attorney | Aug 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"If you've got a "car" problem, you should talk to Scott Kaufman. Even if it has to do with the money. He knows everything having to do with automobile fraud, auto finance, lemon law, and unlawful sales and finance agreements. How would you like to return your lemon car and get ALL of your money back?! I enthusiastically endorse this lawyer!"
Lemon law Attorney | Jul 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Kaufman is an outstanding attorney who gives sound advice and personal attention to each one of his clients."
Consumer protection Attorney | Feb 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I met Scott about a year ago at a National Association of Consumer Advocates convention. Since that time I've compared notes with him on a number of cases and value his advice and opinions."
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Los Altos Lemon law Lawyer Scott Richard Kaufman
Scott Richard Kaufman
Lemon law Attorney
Los Altos, CA
Licensed for 26 years
Free Consultation