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12800 Center Court Drive
Suite 300
Cerritos, CA 90703

562-653-3333 fax


  • B.A., University of California, Irvine (Deans Honor Roll)
  • J.D., Chapman University School of Law (Merit Scholarship recipient)

Bar Admissions

  • California Supreme Court
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, Central District of California
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of California

Memberships and Affiliations

  • 2008, California State Bar
  • Association of Southern California Defense Counsel

Scott D. Danforth

Senior Associate

Practice Areas

Scott Danforth represents California school districts, county offices of education, and community college districts. His focus on education law includes general liability, employment, and special education issues. He regularly litigates matters arising under the California Education Code, California Government Code, Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Americans with Disabilities Act, and other state and federal statutes. Mr. Danforth has been defending public entities in litigation matters, including appeals, since 2008. In addition to litigation, Mr. Danforth often provides legal advice as general counsel for educational institutions.

Mr. Danforth earned his Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of California, Irvine, where he was a Dean’s Honor Roll recipient. During college, he interned with the Public Defender’s Office, specializing in juvenile detention matters.

Mr. Danforth received his Juris Doctor from Chapman University School of Law, where he was a Merit Scholarship recipient from 2005-2008 and served as Associate Managing Editor of the Nexus Law Journal. While in law school, Mr. Danforth worked as an extern with the District Attorney’s Office, handling preliminary hearings of felony offenses and evidentiary issues.



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