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R. Craig Scott

R. Craig Scott

Managing Partner

rcraigscott@employerlaw.com
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"One of the top labor and employment law attorneys in California." That's what Orange Coast magazine has repeatedly reported about R. Craig Scott in its annual "Legal Eagles" feature. Mr. Scott's peers have honored him by placing his name on the Best Lawyers in America® list every year, since 1996.

For many years, Mr. Scott has held the Preeminent distinction of being AV® Rated by his peers, for legal ability and ethical standards. He has also been named a Southern California Super Lawyer by Los Angeles magazine each year since the recognition was first announced in 2004.

Mr. Scott is the senior partner of Scott & Whitehead. He is also CEO and Founder of Executive Law Group, Inc., a law firm that represents senior executives and other professionals in transition.

Mr. Scott is the author or co-author of three books, and over 75 columns and articles on employment law topics.

Mr. Scott graduated from the University of Utah's College of Law, where he received his J.D. Degree in 1978. He was a Member (1976-1977) and Articles Editor (1977-1978) of the Utah Law Review and was elected to the Order of the Coif.

Mr. Scott served four terms as Mayor, and 19 years on the City Council, of Laguna Hills, California. He was twice Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Orange County Fire Authority, and its Executive Committee.




Practice Specialties

Executive Employment Agreements

A sophisticated employer wants its relationship with each senior executive unambiguously defined, all contingencies provided for, and...more

Executive Separation Packages

Employers must comply with state and federal laws, as well as with any contractual obligations (such as severance) they may have...more

Bet-The-Company Workplace Litigation
Potential damages, in some employment litigation, are of such magnitude that the employer's very survival is...more


Sensitive Investigations
Public Agencies...more
Private Employers...more


Public Sector Representation
Employment Litigation...more
Sensitive Investigations...more