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Scott E. Radcliffe

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Cannabis Law Attorney in Gold River, CA

Alves Radcliffe LLP
2377 Gold Meadow Way, Suite 100
Gold River, CA 95670
Phone: 916-302-0629
Selected to Rising Stars: 2020 - 2021
Licensed in California Since: 2011
Practice Areas: Cannabis Law (50%), Business Litigation (40%), Construction Litigation: Business (10%)
Attorney Profile

Scott Radcliffe is an experienced and aggressive trial attorney with a record of winning results for his clients. His practice involves business and real estate litigation with a particular focus on cannabis disputes. Scott has a proven history of success in and out of the courtroom handling commercial real estate disputes, partnership and shareholder litigation, corporate governance disputes, business torts and trade secret misappropriation, and professional malpractice claims. 

Scott's extensive background enables him to effectively litigate complex disputes in the emerging arena of cannabis law. Scott is one of a select number of attorneys who has actually litigated a cannabis dispute to verdict or judgment. His practical experience and breadth of knowledge on cannabis law provides clients with a distinct advantage when there is no choice left but to fight and pursue litigation. 



Practice Areas
  • 50%Cannabis Law
  • 40%Business Litigation
  • 10%Construction Litigation: Business
Focus Areas


2 Years Rising Stars
  • Rising Stars: 2020 - 2021

About Scott E. Radcliffe

First Admitted: 2011, California

Professional Webpage:

Pro bono/Community Service

  • Volunteer Appellate Judge for McGeorge Law School Moot Court competitions

Educational Background

  • University of San Diego, B.A., 2007

Bar/Professional Activity

  • Contra Costa County Bar Association, 2020
  • Sacramento County Bar Association, 2020
  • California State Bar, 2020


  • Cannabis Law - Obtained Motion for Judgment on the Pleadings dismissing Plaintiff's Corporate Code Section 709 claim seeking judicial determination to remove Cannabis Company's Chief Executive Officer. , 2021
  • Construction law - Obtained Motion for Judgment on the Pleadings dismissing Plaintiff's Mechanic's Lien.  , 2021
  • Construction Defect Litigation - Tried a 3 month trial during the pandemic resulting in a judgment of $475,000. Heavily disputed action with sixteen witnesses including eleven experts testifying at trial, 2021
  • Construct defect/assault - confidential settlement in favor of plaintiffs, 2021
  • Premises liability claim alleging permanent loss of eye - Obtained favorable Defense settlement , 2021
  • Cannabis Law - County fined landlord $3.1 million dollars. Successfully negotiated settlement for $7,500, 2020
  • Cannabis Law: County fined landlord $1.8 million. Resolved for $50,000, 2019
  • Cannabis Law - following successful administrative hearing, fine of $657,000 reduced by City to $10,000 and resolved, 2019
  • Cannabis Law - Represented a large Sacramento cannabis courier against its commercial landlord who attempted to lock client out from premises. Immediately obtained mandatory injunction reinstating client to its business followed by a favorable, confidential settlement, 2019
  • Pedestrian versus vehicle - defense settlement on eve of trial, 2019
  • Cannabis Law: partnership dispute - favorable confidential settlement in favor of plaintiff, 2019
  • Cannabis Law: City fined landlord $667,000. Resolved for $0.00., 2019
  • Trade secret litigation - defense verdict reached on demurrer with attorneys fees awarded and Court finding that plaintiffs’ claims were objectively specious, 2019
  • Property damage dispute - summary judgment granted, 2019
  • Commercial Real Estate - represented nightclub against billionaire landlord for wrongful eviction. Confidential settlement in favor of client/night club, 2018
  • Cannabis fine - fine of $657,000 resolved for $0.00, 2018
  • Commercial Lease Dispute - represented a restaurant being sued against a national real estate developer. Following filing of Restaurant’s Cross-Complaint, matter settled with developer receiving nothing and paying client five figure settlement, 2018
  • Professional Malpractice - Complete defense verdict obtained on Plaintiffs' claims for $2.7 million in damages despite finding that client fell below standard of care in rendering services. Successfully litigated issue of lack of causation between malpractice and Plaintiffs' alleged damages. , 2018
  • Cannabis cultivation/ partnership dispute - defense verdict, 2018
  • Commercial Lease Dispute - represented restaurant against landlord, a $2 Billion REIT. Obtained favorable six figure confidential settlement for breach of lease, 2017
  • Trial for Commercial eviction - represented landlord against restaurant for unlawful assignment and failure to pay rent. Following trial, landlord was awarded $50,000 in damages and restored possession, 2017
  • Breach of Contract/Fraud: Following six week jury trial, verdict award and costs of $400,000 for skincare manufacturer against distributor, 2015
  • Legal Malpractice - represented a national real estate developer against their former transaction attorney for malpractice. $550,000 settlement obtained, 2014


  • Business Litigation, Sacramento Top Lawyer, Sacramento Magazine, 2021
  • Business litigation, Sacramento Top Lawyer, Sacramento Magazine, 2020
  • Business litigation, Sacramento Top Lawyer, Sacramento Magazine, 2017
  • , Finalist, Pace International Criminal Court Moot Court Competition
  • , Witkin Award for receiving the highest grade in Appellate Writing & Advocacy, McGeorge School of Law

Industry Groups

  • Business
  • Cannabis
  • Real Estate
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Office Location for Scott E. Radcliffe

2377 Gold Meadow Way
Suite 100
Gold River, CA 95670

Phone: 916-302-0629

Last Updated: 6/5/2021

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