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Last updated: 7/20/2016
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707 Wilshire Blvd. Suite 3280
Los Angeles
90017  United States
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213 489-4820 (Phone)
213 489-4015 (Fax)
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  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
  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
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