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Scott Ames

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Employment Litigation Attorney in Los Angeles, CA

Law Offices of Scott R. Ames, P.C.
1880 Century Park East, Suite 614
Los Angeles, CA 90067
Phone: 310-935-0225
Fax: 310-478-2501
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2007 - 2022
Licensed in California Since: 1990
Practice Areas: Employment Litigation: Plaintiff (90%), Employment & Labor: Employee (10%)
Attorney Profile

As the founder and principal of the Law Offices of Scott R. Ames, A Professional Corporation, Scott Ames specializes in employment and labor law matters. For more than 25 years, he has built a reputation as a staunch advocate for the rights of employees subjected to discrimination, harassment, wrongful termination and wage and hour violations. He also handles breach of employment contracts, severance negotiations, family and medical leaves, and trade secret and unfair competition matters. Mr. Ames accepts clients in Los Angeles, California, and throughout Orange County and Southern California.

Possessing a strong commitment to the protection of workers' rights, Mr. Ames has achieved numerous multimillion-dollar verdicts and settlements. He prides himself in his meticulous and professional approach to each case, as well as the personalized attention he provides to every client. 

Mr. Ames is also an Adjunct Professor at UCLA School of Law where he teaches employment law, and serves as an expert consultant and witness in employment law disputes. 

After receiving a Bachelor of Arts in 1985 from the University of California, Berkeley, Mr. Ames earned his Juris Doctor from Santa Clara Law in 1989. He is licensed to practice law in the state of California.

His dedication to the highest legal standards has earned Mr. Ames the respect of his peers. He has been named in The Best Lawyers in America* each year since 2006 and frequently lectures on employment law at continuing legal education programs throughout the state. Additionally, Mr. Ames has been a featured writer of CELA VOICE, the blog of the California Employment Lawyers Association of which Mr. Ames is a long-standing member. Mr. Ames also serves on the executive committee for the Los Angeles County Bar Association's Labor and Employment Law Section. 

* The Best Lawyers in America® 2013. Copyright 2013 by Woodward/White, Inc., Aiken, SC

Practice Areas
  • 90%Employment Litigation: Plaintiff
  • 10%Employment & Labor: Employee


16 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2007 - 2022

About Scott Ames

First Admitted: 1990, California

Professional Webpage:


  • Top 100 Attorneys in Southern California, 2012, 2013 and 2015
  • "Best Lawyer in America", 2006 to Present
  • Reputation as one of the top Labor and Employment lawyers in Southern California

Educational Background

  • UC Berkeley, B.A., 1985

Scholarly Lectures/Writings

  • Let's drink to the hard working people
  • 50 is not the new 30 when you need a job
  • Featured writer of CELA VOICE and California Employment Lawyers Association Blog


  • Eric Nimmo v. Montage Hotels & Resorts LLC, Case No. 30-2009-00117583-CU-WT-CJC
  • David Mango v. Cities of Maywood and Bell
  • Latasha Byears v. The Los Angeles Lakers and LAL Women's Basketball, LLC aka the Los Angeles Sparks

Bar/Professional Activity

  • State Bar of California
  • California Employment Lawyers Association (CELA)
  • Los Angeles County Bar Association (Labor and Employment Section), Executive Committee Board member

Other Outstanding Achievements

  • Adjuct Professor UCLA School of Law, 2018
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Office Location for Scott Ames

1880 Century Park East
Suite 614
Los Angeles, CA 90067

Phone: 310-935-0225

Fax: 310-478-2501

Last Updated: 6/25/2021

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