Scot Bernstein

Top rated employment & labor attorney in Folsom, California

Law Offices of Scot D. Bernstein, A Professional Corporation
Scot Bernstein
Law Offices of Scot D. Bernstein, A Professional Corporation

Practice Areas: Employment & labor, Consumer law, Securities litigation; view more

Licensed in California since: 1980

Education: University of California Berkeley School of Law

Selected to Super Lawyers: 2010 - 2023
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Law Offices of Scot D. Bernstein, A Professional Corporation

101 Parkshore Drive
Suite 100
Folsom, CA 95630 Visit website


Attorney Scot D. Bernstein emphasizes the representation of employees who have been denied overtime pay, expense reimbursements or other compensation that is owed to them as well as the representation of investors and consumers who are victims of privacy violations (including unlawful recording of telephone calls), fraud, misrepresentation and fiduciary abuse. He also has served as counsel in litigation involving unfair competition, unlawful business practices and false advertising. Principal of the firm, Law Offices of Scot D. Bernstein, A Professional Corporation, in Folsom, California, he has been practicing law in California for more than 30 years.

Mr. Bernstein studied engineering and economics at the University of California, Los Angeles, where he received his undergraduate degree with high honors in both subject areas. He received his law degree at Boalt Hall School of Law (now known as Berkeley Law), University of California at Berkeley.

Practice areas

Employment & labor: employee, Consumer law, Securities litigation

Focus areas

Employment law - employee, Wage & hour laws, Whistleblower, Consumer protection

  • 80% Employment & labor: employee
  • 10% Consumer law
  • 10% Securities litigation

First Admitted: 1980, California

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Pro bono/Community Service:
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  • Comment letters submitted to the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority ("FINRA,”formerly known as the“NASD”)
  • Comment letter submitted to the California Division of Labor Standards Enforcement
  • Public Investors Arbitration Bar Association ("PIABA") - Served on board of directors for eleven years, served as Treasurer, served as committee chair, served on multiple committees and was a speaker at multiple conferences
  • California Employment Lawyers Association (“CELA”) - board member and committee co-chair, member of multiple committees, and speaker
  • President, Sacramento County Bar Association’s Small Law Practice Section
  • Comment letters regarding investor protection submitted to the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission ("SEC")
  • Federal Cave Resources Protection Act - comment on proposed regulations
Other Outstanding Achievements:
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Bar/Professional Activity:
  • Public Investors Arbitration Bar Association ("PIABA")
  • Taxpayers Against Fraud Education Fund Member
  • California Employment Lawyers Association (“CELA”) Board of Directors since 2010 Co-Chair of CELA Legislative Committee Member of Wage & Hour Committee Active on numerous other committees and task forces
  • Member, National Employment Lawyers Association (“NELA”)
  • North American Securities Administrators Association (Speaker at Education Conference in 2008)
Representative Clients:
  • Cliver, et al v. Rainbow Apparel Company, U.S. District Court, Northern District of California, Civil Action Number C 99-4425 PJH
  • Chester  v. iFreedom Communications, Inc., et al, Los Angeles County Superior Court Case Number BC353567
  • Lazarin et al. v. Total Western, Inc. 188 Cal.App.4th 1560, 116 Cal.Rptr.3d 596, review denied, Jan. 19, 2011, S188164, 2010
  • Drew v. HCR Manor Care Medical Services of Florida, LLC, et al., San Francisco County Superior Court Case # GCG-09-490181
  • Lori Davis, et al v. Apollo Group, Inc., University of Phoenix, Inc., et al, Solano County Superior Court Case Number FCS018663
  • In Re Microstrategy Inc. Securities Litigation, U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Virginia, Civil Action Number 00-473-A
  • Lippitt v. Raymond James Financial Services, et al 340 F.3d 1033, 9th Cir. 09/22, 2003
  • Lee v. Marshalls of CA, LLC, Alameda County Superior Court Case Number RG07337021
  • Ahmed Ali, et al, v. Morton’s of Chicago/Sacramento, Inc., Sacramento County Superior Court Case Number 04AS04417
  • U.S. Robotics Cases, California Judicial Council Coordination Proceeding Number 4012
  • Stop Youth Addiction v.Lucky Stores, 17 Cal.4th 553, 950 P.2d 1086, 71 Cal.Rptr.2d 731, 1998
  • MatrixWage and Hour Cases, California Judicial Council Coordination Proceeding Number 4610
  • Ronald Hart and Judy Vezeau v. K Mart Corporation, et al, Los Angeles County Superior Court Case Number BC 347079
Educational Background:
  • Boalt Hall School of Law, JD, 1980, 1980
  • UCLA, Magna Cum Laude, Tau Beta  Pi, Phi Beta Kappa and Omicron  Delta  Epsilon (economics honors society), 1977
Scholarly Lectures/Writings:
  • Brief Spotlight:  The Inapplicability of Statutes of Limitation on Actions to Private Contractual Arbitration Proceedings, 9 PIABA Bar Journal, no. 2, pp. 79-85, Summer, 2002
  • View from the West:    Getting Paid – Parts 1 & 2 (concerning securities brokers’ liability insurance), 9 PIABA Bar Journal, no. 1, pp. 37-39 (Spring 2002) and no. 2, pp. 55-60, Summer, 2002
  • Brief Spotlight:  Your Clients' Right to a Hearing, 9 PIABA Bar Journal, no. 1, pp. 42-47, Spring, 2002
  • NASD Intake Staff Harassment of Public Customers,6 The PIABA Quarterly, no.1,pp.8-10, March, 1999
  • NASD  Lists  of  Arbitrators'  Closed  Cases  Exclude  Cases  Resolved  by  Granting  'Dismissal Motions', 5 The PIABA Quarterly, no. 4, p. 8, December, 1998
  • NASD Policy of Granting Certain Causal Challenges by Securities Industry Respondents, 5 The PIABA Quarterly, no. 4, p. 11, December, 1998
  • NASD 'Streamlining' of the Arbitrator Pool, 5 The PIABA Quarterly, no. 4, p. 17, December, 1998
  • Bad Investments and the Medical Profession–Parts 1 and 2, 43 Sacramento Medicine 24-26 (March 1992) and 23-24 (April 1992), 1992
  • Choosing a Form of Business Entity, 4 Weekly Bulletin, no. 14, pp. 6-7, 1990
  • Broker Promissory Notes: Economics, Policy, and Offsets under the Wage-and-Hour Laws, PIABA Nineteenth Annual Meeting, October, 2010
  • Avoiding the Uncollectible Judgment: Clues at the Case Intake Stage, California Employment Lawyers Association Advanced Wage and Hour Seminar, May, 2009
  • Stacking the Deck in Arbitrator List Selection: A Study in Regulatory Failure and A Practical Look at the Consequences, PLI Securities Arbitration 2007, August, 2007
  • Broker Liability Insurance from the Claimant's Perspective, PLI Securities Arbitration August, 2003
  • Unpaid Awards and Investor Protection: Identifying the Continuing Problem and Collecting What Is Due, PIABA Fifteenth Annual Meeting, (co-authored with C. Thomas Mason III), October, 2006
  • Arbitrating at the AAA:  Differences from SRO Arbitration and Other Points of Interest, PIABA Fourth Annual California Mid-Year Meeting, March, 2006
  • Maximizing Investor Recoveries:   Errors & Omissions Insurance and Net Capital, PIABA California Third Annual Mid-Year Meeting:  Securities Arbitration Update, (co- authored with C. Thomas Mason III, March, 2005
  • Broker Liability Insurance in Securities Arbitration, PIABA California Second Annual Mid- Year Meeting:  Securities Arbitration Update, February, 2004
  • Your Clients' Right to a Hearing, PIABA Twelfth Annual Meeting, October, 2003
  • PIABA California Mid-Year Meeting:  Securities Arbitration Update, February, 2003
  • Understanding NLSS or How I Learned To Stop Worrying and Love List Selection, PIABA Ninth Annual Meeting, October, 2000
  • Making, Combating and Replying to Dispositive Motions, PIABA Seventh Annual Meeting, October, 1998
  • Tampering with List Selection by Enhancing the Appointment Frequency of “Chair-Qualified” Arbitrators, 13 PIABA Bar Journal, no. 2, pp. 13-28, Summer, 2006
  • View from the West:  Unpaid Securities Arbitration Awards:  Proposed Solutions to the Problem, 11 PIABA Bar Journal , no. 1, pp. 35-50, Spring, 2004
  • View from the West:  Things Every Arbitrator Should Know, 10 PIABA Bar Journal, no. 2, pp. 21-35, Summer, 2003
  • View from the West:   Should You Challenge an Arbitrator for Cause or Make a Motion or Request for Recusal?, 10 PIABA Bar Journal, no. 1, pp. 71-78, Spring(co-authored with Tracy Pride Stoneman), 2003
  • View from the West:  The California Situation:  More Questions than Answers (concerning the battle over California's arbitrator ethics standards), 9 PIABA Bar Journal, no. 4, pp. 47-56, Winter, 2002
  • View from the West:  Causal Challenges and the Chinese Wall, 9 PIABA Bar Journal, no. 3, pp. 11-13, Fall, 2002

Office location for Scot Bernstein

101 Parkshore Drive
Suite 100
Folsom, CA 95630

Phone: 800-916-3500


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