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Walsh Law Firm
250 Lafayette Circle,
Suite 200
Lafayette, CA 94549
Tel. 925-284-7400
Fax (866) 406-8863

Scott G. Lawson, Of Counsel

Scott Lawson is an experienced trial lawyer and business litigator. He has represented corporations and individuals for over 20 years in a wide variety of litigation matters. He has a broad range of substantive knowledge, with specialties in employment, trade-secret, employee-movement, contracts, real estate, unfair competition, false advertising, defamation, fraud, privacy, copyright and trademark matters.

Mr. Lawson represents clients in state and federal court, in securities and shareholder-derivative litigation, in corporate investigations, and in arbitration proceedings within FINRA, AAA and JAMS. In addition, he advises companies regarding employment practices, regulatory compliance, and other litigation-avoidance counseling. Mr. Lawson also has successfully argued before state and federal appellate panels.

Mr. Lawson has numerous trial and arbitration wins for clients in a variety of business areas, including banking and finance, high tech, aerospace, venture capital, defense contracting, commercial security, healthcare, entertainment and consulting. In addition, he has a long track record of obtaining dismissal of claims before trial. A seasoned negotiator, Mr. Lawson’s reputation as a tenacious litigator who is willing to try difficult cases allows him to obtain favorable settlement terms for his clients.

Mr. Lawson is admitted in all courts in California, State and Federal. He attended

University of California at Berkeley (B.A. History and M.A. Asian Studies) and received his law degree from University of Utah (Utah Law Review, Articles Editor).

In addition to being Of Counsel to the Walsh Law Firm, Mr. Lawson is a partner at Pennington Lawson, LLP, 44 Montgomery, Suite 2400, San Francisco CA 94104. Prior to joining Pennington Lawson, Mr. Lawson was a litigation partner at Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan for ten years. He also was previously a partner at Greenberg Traurig, and an associate at Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe.  Mr. Lawson also has been peer rated “Preeminent” (5 out of 5) by Martindale Hubbell.  Since 2006, he has repeatedly been named a Northern California “Super Lawyer” and was named one of Northern California’s top appellate lawyers by Bay Area Lawyer Magazine.


Tel. 925-284-7400


Scott can also be reached at Pennington Lawson.