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Scot D. Bernstein - Folsom, CA

101 Parkshore DriveSuite 100 Folsom, CA 95630

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Updated: 06/21/2021

Folsom Employment Law -- Employee Lawyer

About Scot D. Bernstein

Practice Areas

  • Employment Law -- Employee
  • Wage & Hour Law


  • 90%


Bar Admissions

  • California, 1982


  • University of California, Berkeley, School of Law, Berkeley, California, 1980
    Juris Doctor
  • University of California, Los Angeles, California, 1977
    Honors: magna cum laude
    Honors: Officer of the UCLA chapter of Tau Beta Pi
    Honors: Member, Omicron Delta Epsilon
    Honors: Member, Phi Beta Kappa
    Major: Engineering and Economics

Classes and Seminars

  • 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 2003 (August 2003)
  • Unpaid Awards and Investor Protection: Identifying the Continuing Problem and Collecting What Is Due, PIABA Fifteenth Annual Meeting (October 2006) (co-authored with C. Thomas Mason III)
  • 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 (March 2005) (co- authored with C. Thomas Mason III)
  • 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)
  • Your Clients' Right to a Hearing, 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)


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Included on the 2023 Northern California list

Past Lists

  • 2022 Northern California Super Lawyers list
  • 2021 Northern California Super Lawyers list
  • 2020 Northern California Super Lawyers list
  • 2019 Northern California Super Lawyers list
  • 2018 Northern California Super Lawyers list
  • 2017 Northern California Super Lawyers list
  • 2016 Northern California Super Lawyers list
  • 2015 Northern California Super Lawyers list
  • 2014 Northern California Super Lawyers list
  • 2013 Northern California Super Lawyers list
  • 2012 Northern California Super Lawyers Super Lawyers list
  • 2011 Northern California Super Lawyers list
  • 2010 Northern California Super Lawyers list

View the profile for Scot D. Bernstein on Super Lawyers


  • Northern California Super Lawyer, 2010 - 2011

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Office Information


101 Parkshore DriveSuite 100 Folsom, CA 95630


  • 916-933-5533

Accepts Credit Cards




  • 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 2003) (co-authored with Tracy Pride Stoneman)
  • 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)
  • 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)
  • Choosing a Form of Business Entity, 4 Weekly Bulletin, no. 14, pp. 6-7 (1990)

Representative Cases

  • Matrix Wage and Hour Cases, California Judicial Council Coordination Proceeding Number 4610
  • Lee v. Marshalls of CA, LLC, Alameda County Superior Court Case Number RG07337021
  • Drew v. HCR Manor Care Medical Services of Florida, LLC, et al., San Francisco County Superior Court Case # GCG-09-490181
  • Ronald Hart and Judy Vezeau v. K Mart Corporation, et al, Los Angeles County Superior Court Case Number BC 347079
  • Ahmed Ali, et al, v. Morton’s of Chicago/Sacramento, Inc., Sacramento County Superior Court Case Number 04AS04417
  • Lori Davis, et al v. Apollo Group, Inc., University of Phoenix, Inc., et al, Solano County Superior Court Case Number FCS018663
  • Cliver, et al v. Rainbow Apparel Company, U.S. District Court, Northern District of California, Civil Action Number C 99-4425 PJH
  • U.S. Robotics Cases, California Judicial Council Coordination Proceeding Number 4012
  • In Re Microstrategy Inc. Securities Litigation, U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Virginia, Civil Action Number 00-473-A
  • Chester v. iFreedom Communications, Inc., et al, Los Angeles County Superior Court Case Number BC353567
  • Stop Youth Addiction v. Lucky Stores, 17 Cal.4th 553, 950 P.2d 1086, 71 Cal.Rptr.2d 731 (1998)
  • Lippitt v. Raymond James Financial Services, et al 340 F.3d 1033 (9th Cir. 09/22/2003) (co-counsel for successful appellant)
  • Lazarin et al. v. Total Western, Inc. (2010) 188 Cal.App.4th 1560, 116 Cal.Rptr.3d 596, review denied, Jan. 19, 2011, S188164 (co-counsel for successful appellant)

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