Scott R. Herndon

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Personal Injury Attorney in Berkeley, CA

The Law Office of Scott R. Herndon
 | 1816 Fifth St, Berkeley, CA 94710
Phone: 415-870-4420
Fax: 510-548-3143
Selected To Rising Stars: 2020 - 2021
Licensed Since: 2014
Practice Areas:
  • Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (70%),
  • Employment Litigation: Plaintiff (30%)
Languages Spoken:
  • English,
  • German,
  • Polish
    Attorney Profile

    Scott R. Herndon is founder of the Law Office of Scott R. Herndon and represents clients in California. His practice is focused on issues of employment litigation, personal injury, catastrophic injury, wrongful death, boating accidents and trucking accidents. Committed to standing up for the injured and disenfranchised, he is not afraid to take on big businesses and insurance companies to get his clients the compensation they deserve for the wrongs they have endured.

    Fluent in German, English and Polish, Mr. Herndon earned a master’s degree in analytic philosophy from the University of Colorado Boulder. He then attended New York University where he obtained a Ph.D. in English with an emphasis on philosophy before he attended law school. At the University of California, Hastings College of the Law, he then earned his Juris Doctor and began representing the rights of those who had been injured.

    Mr. Herndon spent several years as a faculty member at the University of California, Santa Barbara, Barnard College, New York University and Stanford University. A member of The State Bar of California and The Bar Association of San Francisco, he also clerked for the Contra Costa District Attorney’s Office and the United States Attorney’s Office.

    A prolific writer, Mr. Herndon has published short fiction and academic books on writing and teaching. With experience at one of the largest firms in the United States, he is a sought-after presenter and presented to The Bar Association of San Francisco and the San Francisco Paralegal Association. As a member of The Bar Association of San Francisco, he was recently added to the ethics committee within the organization.

    Practice Areas
    • 70%Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff
    • 30%Employment Litigation: Plaintiff
    Focus Areas

    Assault, Motor Vehicle Accidents, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Sexual Abuse - Plaintiff, Trucking Accidents, Premises Liability - Plaintiff, Employment Discrimination, Wrongful Termination, Retaliation, Employment Law - Employer


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    Rising Stars: 2020 - 2021

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    About Scott Herndon

    Admitted: 2014, California

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    Bar/Professional Activity:

    • Member, Bar Association of San Francisco
    • Member, State Bar of California
    • Bar Association of San Francisco, Ethics Committee , 2019

    Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

    • Presented 3 hour trial readiness presentation at Bar Association of San Francisco., Chair, 50 Days to Trial, Bar Association of San Francisco, Lawyers, 2019
    • Faculty member and award-winning teacher, Stanford University, the University of California, Santa Barbara, New York University, and Barnard College (2004-2010)
    • Presentation on the management of law firm personalities during the time-consuming and often difficult emotional landscape of trial., Chair, Multiple Personality (in) Order - A Workshop on Interoffice IQ, San Francisco Paralegals Association, Paralegals And Lawyers, 2016
    • Presented on internal firm understanding of California codes as they pertain to the proper implementation of civil procedure., Chair, CRACKING THE CODE: Understanding The Court Rules Behind all the Legalese, San Francisco Paralegals Association, Paralegals And Lawyers, 2018
    • Presentation on the art of legal writing for judges, opposing counsel, and clients., Presenter, Legal Writing: Judge, Attorney and Paralegal Viewpoints, BASF, Lawyers And Paralegals, 2016
    • This Ethics CLE presentation aimed to guide lawyers and legal staff through the perils (and potential) of the client-friendly law firm, including client confidentiality, reporting unethical behavior, and fostering humane relationships with firm clients of all stripes., Chair, Do You Even Know My Name? Managing Client Interactions in Employment and Personal Injury Litigation, BASF, Lawyers And Paralegals, 2019


    • Successfully resolved catastrophic personal injury case on behalf of internationally recognized athlete at no cost to Plaintiff., 2019
    • Successful resolution of personal injury matter on behalf of Airline Pilot in cycling accident., 2020
    • Successfully resolved four high profile employment matters with Fortune 500 companies on behalf of Plaintiffs with co-counsel., 2019
    • Resolved high-profile sexual harassment matter on behalf of client involving a five star hotel in California., 2020
    • Successfully resolved complex case involving catastrophic personal injuries in favor of clients involved in a multi-car accident in Oakland, California., 2020
    • 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., 2020

    Educational Background:

    • Master’s degree in Analytic Philosophy and Ethics, the University of Colorado, Boulder
    • Ph.D. in English, with an emphasis in Philosophy, New York University
    • Faculty Member, Stanford University (2005-2010) J.D., University of California, Hastings College of the Law PhD in English, with an emphasis in Philosophy, New York University MA, Philosophy, University of Colorado, Boulder

    Industry Groups

    • Plaintiff
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    Office Location for Scott R. Herndon

    1816 Fifth St
    Berkeley, CA 94710

    Phone: 415-870-4420

    Fax: 510-548-3143

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