Walsworth was founded in 1989 with a commitment to establish a law firm focused on working collaboratively with clients to meet their unique objectives. Since then, the firm of over 80 attorneys with offices in Orange, Los Angeles and San Francisco, is known for excellence in litigation and transactional matters. We are equally distinct in our longstanding commitment to diversity, which is recognized through our certification as a Women’s Business Enterprise (WBE) by the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC) and by the California Public Utilities Commission, and we are proud to be the largest certified WBE law firm in the United States. Walsworth is also a National Association of Minority and Women Owned Law Firms (NAMWOLF) member, the largest in California and third largest nationwide. For more information, visit www.wfbm.com.
Scott A. Freedman is a Senior Trial Counsel for Walsworth. He specializes in all areas of litigation, including employment law and general liability cases. Scott is a highly successful litigator with over 42 jury trials and is a member of the American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA), one of the preeminent national organizations for experienced trial attorneys. The subject matter of these trials are quite diverse and include products liability, toxic torts, medical devices, employment law, security cases, premises liability, and general negligence. Scott has represented a broad range of both small and large companies. In 2011, Scott was selected by The Daily Journal as one of the top Employment Attorneys in California for his work in social media and its effects on employment law. Scott was the trial lawyer in the Appellate Case of Cruz v. HomeBase (2000) 83 Cal.App.4th 160, which is still good law today and often cited in cases involving punitive damages and managing agents. Cruz v. HomeBase narrowed the scope of the California Supreme Court case of White v. Ultramar, involving punitive damages by restricting the defi nition of “managing agent”. Scott is active in the Los Angeles LGBT Center, where he provides pro bono advice in small claims and employment issues, as well as volunteers in the homeless LGBT Youth Program. He also volunteers with the Trevor Project, the leading national organization providing crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning (LGBTQ) young people ages 13-24. Recent Presentations, Conferences & Speaking Engagements “We’re Watching You: Privacy In The Workplace” “Ethics 101 For Insurance Carrier Selected Defense Counsel” Representative Cases Wilson v. HomeBase Defense Judgment for home retailer store in which plaintiff contended that he was terminated due to racial discrimination and retaliation. Scott v. IPC Binding Arbitration resulting in defense award. Defendant was a mall security company. Plaintiff was employed in one of the retail stores and alleged to have been sexually assaulted by an employee of IPC. Employee was criminally convicted of the crime. The Judge found that IPC did not negligent hire or retain the employee, resulting in a defense award. Numerous cases involving Wal-Mart stores Defense verdicts for various employment cases involving discrimination, sexual harassment and retaliation