Scott R. Herndon
I founded my law firm in 2018, with the goal of representing plaintiffs who have suffered catastrophic personal injuries. As an attorney, I began my work as an advocate for the United States Attorney’s Office, and by defending corporations in complex litigation. Once I learned how ordinary people were being mistreated within our legal system, I devoted myself to changing this power dynamic for the better—using the tools and techniques of the establishment to serve and protect my clients.
I take pride in representing my clients, many of whom have suffered catastrophic or fatal personal injuries, or found themselves the victims of sexual assault, harassment, or discrimination. My personal goal is to protect the dignity of every person who trusts my firm to serve as their counsel. My firm aims to be like no other—treating every one of our clients like family, listening to their concerns, and advocating on their behalf with the mind of a professor, the attention to detail of an artist, and, if need be, the focus and determination of an elite athlete.
Justin Thompson, J.D., joined our firm as an associate in 2021. With over fifteen years of experience in sports management, college athletics, and logistics, Justin brings his vast work experience to every case he handles. Justin is interested in representing amateur and professional athletes to ensure that equity prevails.
An alumnus of Morehouse College, Justin holds a Master’s degree from the Allan Bud Selig Sports Law and Business Program at Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law at Arizona State University. As a Presidential Scholar, he earned his J.D. in 2021 from Golden Gate University School of Law. He is currently awaiting his bar results.
Recent Law Office Successes
Presented an MCLE entitled The Law Firm’s Guide to Handling Personal Injury Litigation for Association of Legal Professionals in 2021.
Obtained multimillion dollar settlement on behalf of clients who suffered catastrophic injuries in a commercial accident in Oakland, CA.
Efficient, policy-limits victory for victims of life-altering automobile accident in Oakland, California.
Successful negotiation of significantly enhanced severance package on behalf of executive level employee at a major technology company in San Francisco, California.
Successfully resolved major products liability and negligence case on behalf of a commercial airline pilot who suffered major injuries due to the negligence of a repair shop in the Bay Area.
Successfully resolved case on behalf of a nationally recognized media celebrity who was the victim of a complex DUI, hit-and-run accident in wine country.
Resolved hard-fought case on behalf of an African-American professor and her husband, a successful architect, for traumatic injuries sustained while vacationing in wine country.
Nominated as Super Lawyers Rising Star in Personal Injury, Employment and Business Litigation.
Secured policy limits for client in catastrophic cycling accident despite initial police report which assigned 100% liability to client, and which was subsequently reversed after firm’s investigation of case.
Successfully resolved complex case involving catastrophic personal injuries in favor of clients involved in a multi-car accident in Oakland, California.
Resolved high-profile sexual harassment matter on behalf of client involving a five star hotel in California.
Negotiated terms of high-value contract between construction subcontractor, general contractor, and property owner in San Francisco, California.
Successfully resolved catastrophic personal injury case on behalf of internationally recognized athlete at no cost to Plaintiff.
Successfully resolved four high profile employment matters with Fortune 500 companies on behalf of Plaintiffs with co-counsel David A. Wolf.
Successfully negotiated and resolved two significant contract disputes between clients and major American corporations with co-counsel David A. Wolf.
Successfully resolved discrimination case on behalf of Plaintiff with David A. Wolf.
Successfully resolved sexual harassment employment matter with David A. Wolf.
Scott R. Herndon and co-counsel win motion for summary judgment in high-value wrongful death case.
Scott R. Herndon resolves nearly catastrophic personal injury suffered by head of household in preventable accident at big box store in Northern California.
Scott R. Herndon and co-counsel win dismissal in high value kidney cancer personal injury case.
Scott R. Herndon and co-counsel win dismissal for architectural firm and structural engineers in high value construction defect case.
As a nationally recognized law firm based in Berkeley, California, we take pride in representing plaintiffs who have suffered catastrophic personal injuries.
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