Scott E. Radcliffe

Top rated General Litigation attorney in Gold River, California

Alves Radcliffe LLP
Scott E. Radcliffe
Alves Radcliffe LLP

Practice Areas: General Litigation, Cannabis Law, Construction Litigation; view more

Licensed in California since: 2011

Education: University of the Pacific McGeorge School of Law

Selected to Rising Stars: 2020 - 2024

Alves Radcliffe LLP

2377 Gold Meadow Way
Suite 100
Gold River, CA 95670 Visit website

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An honest and dedicated attorney, Scott E. Radcliffe is well-known in his legal community as a passionate litigator and an avid communicator, keeping his clients up to date on the legal proceedings of their cases. A partner at Alves Radcliffe LLP, he serves residents in Sacramento, California, across a variety of legal areas, including cannabis law, legal malpractice, real estate issues, business law and commercial litigation.

A 2007 B.A. graduate of the University of San Diego, Mr. Radcliffe attended the University of the Pacific McGeorge School of Law and received his Juris Doctor in 2011, as well his license to practice in California. While in law school, he was part of the university’s Moot Court Team and was a world finalist of the Pace International Criminal Court Moot Court, arguing in The Hague, Netherlands. Additionally, he was also a part of the Roger J. Traynor Honor Society and Phi Alpha Delta.

Keen to pursue practical experience and the knowledge bound with it, Mr. Radcliffe served as a summer associate for four months at a reputable law firm, where he drafted many motions as well as letters to clients relating to business litigation and transaction matters. Moreover, he spent nearly a year at the Federal Public Defender Clinic as a certified student attorney, representing clients in both state and federal courts. The knowledge gained has brought him keen insight into the tireless work ethic that goes into making clients feel comfortable and assured that their case will be handled professionally.

Mr. Radcliffe is an upstanding member of the legal community and takes part in important discussions within many legal organizations such as The State Bar of California, the Sacramento County Bar Association, the Consumer Attorneys of California and the Northern California Alliance Committee of the American Non-Governmental Organizations Coalition for the International Criminal Court. He has been named a Top Lawyer by Sacramento Magazine and holds a “Good” rating on Avvo.

Practice areas

General Litigation, Cannabis Law, Construction Litigation: Consumer, Real Estate: Business, Securities Litigation

Focus areas

Construction Defects, Litigation

  • 20% General Litigation
  • 20% Cannabis Law
  • 20% Construction Litigation: Consumer
  • 20% Real Estate: Business
  • 20% Securities Litigation

First Admitted: 2011, California

Professional Webpage: https://www.alvesradcliffe.com/scott-e-radcliffe/

Honors/Awards:
  • McGeorge School of Law, University of the Pacific, Sacramento, California, Dean’s List, 2009-2011
  • McGeorge School of Law, University of the Pacific, Sacramento, California, Member of the Roger J. Traynor
  • McGeorge School of Law, University of the Pacific, Sacramento, California, Society
  • McGeorge School of Law, University of the Pacific, Sacramento, California, Witkin Award for receiving the highest grade in Appellate Writing & Advocacy
  • 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
Pro bono/Community Service:
  • Volunteer Appellate Judge for McGeorge Law School Moot Court competitions
Bar/Professional Activity:
  • McGeorge’s nationally ranked Moot Court Team, Member
  • American Bar Association, 2022
  • Contra Costa County Bar Association, 2022
  • Sacramento County Bar Association, 2022
  • California Lawyers Association (formerly State Bar of California), 2022
Educational Background:
  • University of San Diego, B.A., 2007
Verdicts/Settlements (Case Results):
  • 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 attorney's 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
Industry Groups:
  • Business
  • Cannabis
  • Real Estate

Office location for Scott E. Radcliffe

2377 Gold Meadow Way
Suite 100
Gold River, CA 95670

Phone: 916-302-0629

Selections

5 Years Rising Stars
  • Rising Stars: 2020 - 2024

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