Scott Edward Cole

Scott Edward Cole

Scott Cole & Associates
  • Civil Rights, Consumer Law, Employment Law
  • California
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Scott Cole is the founder and principal attorney at Scott Cole & Associates, APC, one of California's best-known and most highly-respected employment and consumer rights class action law firms. He is a graduate of the University of San Francisco School of Law (1992), and San Francisco State University (B.A., Speech Communications; 1989). He is a member of the California State Bar and the State Bar’s Labor and Employment Law Section, is admitted to practice before all California federal courts (including the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals), has prosecuted cases in numerous states including New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Florida, Nevada, Ohio and Texas and handled numerous nationwide class actions. Mr. Cole has served as a member of the National Association of Securities Dealers (former Series 7 Licensee), California’s Animal Legal Defense Fund, the Board of Directors of the American Synergy Center, the Association of Trial Lawyers of America, the California Employment Lawyers Association, the American Bar Association, the National Employment Lawyers Association, the Alameda County Bar Association (Vice-Chair of the Labor and Employment Section) and served as a U.S. Delegate to the InterAmerican Meeting of Labor and Trade Union Lawyers in Havana, Cuba. Finally, Mr. Cole has authored numerous scholarly publications and serves as an attorney mentor and regular guest lecturer on issues surrounding employment law and class action procedures. Mr. Cole has lead the successful prosecution of hundreds of wage and hour class actions, set records for both the highest settlement and the highest judgment in history for particular employment claims, and been responsible for shaping employment law in trial and appellate courts for decades. Mr. Cole is also the author of the book "Fallout," and serves as a mediator of employment and consumer law disputes at Cole Mediations.

Practice Areas
  • Civil Rights
  • Consumer Law
  • Employment Law
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
California
Professional Experience
President/CEO
Scott Cole & Associates
- Current
Education
University of San Francisco School of Law
J.D. (1992) | Law
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California State University - San Francisco State University
B.A. (1989) | Speech Communications
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Professional Associations
Association of Trial Lawyers of America
Member
Current
American Bar Association
Member
Current
National Employment Lawyers Association
Member
Current
Animal Legal Defense Fund
Member/Referral Attorney
Current
California Employment Lawyers Association
Member
- Current
California State Bar # 160744
Member
- Current
Alameda County Bar Association
Vice-Chair of the Labor and Employment Section Executive Committee
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American Synergy Center
Board of Directors
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National Association of Securities Dealers (Series 7 Licensed)
Registered Representative
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Publications
Articles & Publications
Ninth Circuit Provides Much-Needed Guidance on Evidentiary Burdens in Overtime Misclassification Litigation
California Employment Lawyers Association Bulletin, May 2009.
A New Standard for Class Action Settlement Approval?
California Employment Lawyers Association Bulletin
To Be or Not to Be A Penalty; Defining the Recovery Under California's, Meal and Rest Period Provisions
Golden Gate University Law Review, Law and Social Change
To Certify or Not to Certify: A Circuit-By-Circuit Primer of the Varying Standards for Class Certification in Actions under the Federal Labors Standards Act
The Boston University Public Interest Law Journal
The Quest for Class Certification
Employment Law Strategist
Websites & Blogs
Website
Website
Website
Cole Mediations
Contact & Map
Scott Cole & Associates
555 12th Street
Suite 1725
Oakland, CA 94607
USA
Telephone: (510) 891-9800
Fax: (510) 891-7030