Scott J. Lantry

Top rated Family Law attorney in Walnut Creek, California

Whiting, Ross, Abel & Campbell, LLP
Scott J. Lantry
Whiting, Ross, Abel & Campbell, LLP

Practice Areas: Family Law; view more

Licensed in California since: 2008

Education: University of San Francisco School of Law

Selected to Super Lawyers: 2024 Selected to Rising Stars: 2014, 2017 - 2023

Whiting, Ross, Abel & Campbell, LLP

101 Ygnacio Valley Road
Suite 250
Walnut Creek, CA 94596 Visit website


A partner at the law firm of Whiting, Ross, Abel & Campbell, LLP, attorney Scott J. Lantry dedicates his practice exclusively to family law. From his firm in Walnut Creek, he represents clients throughout California, including Contra Costa, Alameda and Solano counties, Lafayette, Moraga, Orinda, Piedmont, Berkeley, Oakland, Kensington, Montclair, Rockridge and other communities in the San Francisco Bay Area. 

Certified as a specialist in family law by the California Board of Legal Specialization, Mr. Lantry has 15 years of legal experience helping his clients navigate a wide range of legal matters such as divorce, prenuptial and postnuptial agreements, child custody and support, post-decree enforcement and modifications, alimony, settlement proceedings and more.

Mr. Lantry graduated cum laude with his Bachelor of Arts from Grove City College in 2005. Three years later, he received his Juris Doctor from the University of San Francisco School of Law. During law school, he also served as a summer associate at the United States Air Force for nearly one year. He was first admitted to practice in the state courts of California in 2008 and later before the United States District Court for the Central, Southern, Eastern and Northern Districts of California.

Mr. Lantry is devoted to finding peaceful resolutions to family law disputes. Whether it's through mediation, settlements or negotiation, he provides compassionate legal counsel all while respecting his clients' needs and expenses. However, he is prepared to represent his clients’ interests in a court dissolution, when necessary. For his excellent client services and accomplishments, he has been rated 10 out of 10 on Avvo.

An eloquent professional, Mr. Lantry has written a few articles on divorce and other family law topics. He has also presented at several seminars and conferences across California.

Practice areas

Family Law

Focus areas

Alimony & Spousal Support, Child Support, Custody & Visitation, Dissolution, Divorce, Domestic Violence, Marital Property, Mediation & Collaborative Law, Name Change, Paternity, Prenuptial Agreements

  • 100% Family Law

First Admitted: 2008, California

Professional Webpage:

  • 1st Place, G.S. Rich National Moot Court Competition, Western Region
  • Northern California Super Lawyers® Rising Stars List
Scholarly Lectures/Writings:
  • Author: “Thanks for the Settlement! But Must I Share It With My Spouse?: Division of Tort Recoveries Upon Divorce” – The Verdict Magazine, Spring, 2020
  • Presenter: “The Intersection of Extraordinary High Earner and the Vesting of Stock Options in Determining Child Support” – American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers (AAML) Mentoring Group, June 2016
  • Presenter: “Characterizing and Dividing Employee Stock Options” – American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers (AAML) Annual Symposium in Napa, California, June 2016
  • Presenter: “Extraordinary Wealth, Extraordinary Needs? Or Good Plated Diapers: Equity Compensation and Child Support.” – Alameda contra Costa Trial Lawyers’ Association (ACCTLA), October 2020
  • Presenter: Updates to MacIlwaine – Association of Certified Family Law Specialists (ACFLS), January 2021
  • Presenter: Division of Community Property Upon Divorce, University of San Francisco School of Law, April, 2021
  • Presenter: Elle Woods Says “I Object!” – Direct and Cross Examination, Contra Costa Bar Association, Litigation Section, April, 2022
  • Presenter: “We Lost It All Because My Spouse Did Not Diversify!” – An Overview of All (or Most) Issues You Face in an Equity Compensation Case During a Bear Market, Contra Costa Bar Association, Family Law Section, September, 2022
  • Author: “Deficient Discovery Responses and Disclosures in Family Law Cases: Causes and Alternatives” – Contra Costa Lawyer, April 2010
Verdicts/Settlements (Case Results):
  • In re Marriage of MacIlwaine (2018) 26 Cal.App.5th 514
  • In Banga v. Gundumolgula, Mr. Lantry successfully defended a foreign airline in Federal District Court by obtaining a dismissal of a consumer protection lawsuit. Banga v. Gundumolgula, 2013 WL 3804046 (United States District Court, Eastern District of California).
Bar/Professional Activity:
  • 2012, United States District Court for the Central District of California
  • 2008, California State Bar
  • 2008, United States District Court for the Northern District of California
  • 2012, United States District Court for the Eastern District of California
  • 2012, United States District Court for the Southern District of California
Educational Background:
  • Grove City College, B.A., cum laude, 2005
Special Licenses/Certifications:
  • Certified Specialist in the field of Family Law

Office location for Scott J. Lantry

101 Ygnacio Valley Road
Suite 250
Walnut Creek, CA 94596

Phone: 925-296-6000


1 Year Super Lawyers
8 Years Rising Stars
  • Super Lawyers: 2024
  • Rising Stars: 2014, 2017 - 2023

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