12800 Center Court Drive
Cerritos, CA 90703
Scott Danforth represents California school districts, county offices of education, community college districts, and private businesses. His focus on education law includes employment, special education, premises liability, and negligence 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. In addition, Mr. Danforth has litigated cases involving alleged copyright infringement, zoning ordinance violations, and contract disputes. He has been defending public entities in litigation matters, including appeals, since 2008.
Mr. Danforth’s private business defense primarily focuses on employment law, involving the Fair Employment and Housing Act, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, and California Labor Code.
Mr. Danforth also provides legal advice as general counsel for educational institutions and private business.
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, assisting in the criminal defense of juveniles. 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.
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
2008, California State Bar
Association of Southern California Defense Counsel