Scott J. Grossberg



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One of Grossberg & Hoehn's founding partners, Scott Grossberg is both a proven litigator and a highly sought-after public speaker, trainer, and executive coach.

After obtaining his undergraduate degree from Cal Poly Pomona, Scott received his Juris Doctor degree from the University of La Verne College of Law in 1986. He is admitted to practice law before the Supreme Court of California, and the Supreme Court of the United States.

Scott represents public entities, public employees, and government pooling authorities in matters ranging from civil rights violations, defamation, police liability, and taxpayer lawsuits to complex, multi-jurisdictional matters. He is also called upon to offer legal opinions regarding cross-jurisdictional contracts and task force agreements, and asked to draft solutions to the challenges those situations present.

Scott’s easy versatility in providing representation for his clients in even the most intricate and politically sensitive issues is illustrated by his successful handling of agencies in situations ranging from matters concerning the Federal Telecommunications Act to acting as chief negotiator during labor disputes. Scott was lead trial counsel in four published opinions regarding the right of a municipality to set reasonable aesthetic standards for determining applications for the placement of wireless facilities: Sprint PCS, Inc. v. City of Palos Verdes Estates (2009) 583 F.3d 716; Sprint PCS, Inc. v. City of Palos Verdes Estates (2007) 487 F.3d 694; Sprint PCS, Inc. v. City of La Cañada Flintridge (2006) 448 F.3d 1067; Sprint PCS v. City of La Cañada Flintridge (2006) 435 F.3d 993. The 2009 case resulted in a seminal decision that has been cited statewide in support of a municipality’s rights.

Scott also provides legal services and counsel to the insurance defense industry, business owners, and those in the entertainment industry and focuses much of his time on technology and internet-related issues. He is the bestselling author of "The Million Dollar iPad" and "The iPad Lawyer" and maintains two technology-focused blogs that provide cutting edge and real-world technology solutions.

Scott has been a featured speaker and published author for many years on numerous topics including media relations, social media, technology, public speaking, memory, motivation, design immunity, handling tort claims, and police civil liability including providing past training to the Department of the Navy, Federal Bureau of Investigation and numerous law enforcement agencies throughout Southern and Central California. He is the creator of the "P3 Blueprint :: Present. Persuade. Pitch" - an innovative approach to public speaking.

Scott has served as a special prosecutor for the County of San Bernardino and as both a Judge Pro Tempore and settlement officer for the Counties of San Bernardino and Los Angeles.

Additionally, Scott’s “Technology at Work" seminars provide attendees with the ability to truly harness the potential of a mobile lifestyle. He is regularly called upon to address the impact of emerging technology and social media, suggest policies and procedures that should be in place, and to discuss liability exposure for this new way of doing business. Scott provides select Law Practice and Technology Consulting and Training in order to help other lawyers create a modern law practice.

SPEAKING AND COACHING

Bringing his unique style of training, education, and enthusiasm to a wide range of topics, Scott’s lectures and workshops have directly impacted thousands of people. You, too, can experience Scott’s live events, seminars, and coaching!

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PRACTICE AREAS

California Tort Claim Rules
California Public Records Act
Federal Freedom of Information Act
California and Federal Discovery Acts
Rules of Evidence
Trial Procedures
Insurance Defense
Social Media and Internet
Emerging and Next-Generation Technology
Entertainment Law
Mediation and Negotiation

CONSULTING AND STRATEGY SERVICES

Law Office Technology
Branding and Marketing
Social Media Use and Policies
Internet Use and Policies
Public Speaking and Presentations
Media Relations

EDUCATION

B.A. Cal Poly Pomona

J.D. University of La Verne

Pepperdine University, Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution

UCLA Extension Entertainment Studies

American Film Institute

Variety's Showbiz University

United Kingdom Hypnotherapy Training College
Certified Hypnotherapist (C.Ht.)

BOOKS AND WRITING

The Million Dollar iPad

The iPad Lawyer


Social Media Comment and Content Moderation: Best Practices And Model Policies For Public Agencies


How to Win: A Field Guide for Handling Tort Claims


Oleoresin Capsicum: A Natural Alternative, Peace Officers Association of Los Angeles County (co-authored with Special Agent Egon S. Dezihan, Federal Bureau of Investigation)

Qwick Check (flowcharts to demonstrate litigation against public entities)

Understanding Government Tort Claims, Verdict magazine

Will Mary M. Impact Your District? ASCIP Executive Summary

PRISM: Police Response and Interaction with Suspect Model, Police Chief magazine

Police Civil Liability: How to Avoid and Resolve Conflicts of Interest, Verdict magazine

Police Civil Liability: A Systematic Approach to Defense, Verdict magazine

Babes in Toyland: Is There a Tort Remedy?, Journal of Juvenile Law

A Stepping Stone to Truth: Hypnosis and the Preparation of the Child Witness, Journal of Juvenile Law

Children in the Crossfire: Parental Kidnaping and Custodial Interference, Journal of Juvenile Law


AFFILIATIONS

Admitted to California State Bar

Admitted to United States Supreme Court

Admitted to United States Court of Appeal, Ninth Circuit

Admitted to United States District Court, Central District of California

Admitted to United States District Court, Southern District of California

Admitted to United States District Court, Eastern District of California

Member, American Bar Association

Member, Los Angeles County Bar Association

Member, San Bernardino County Bar and West End Bar Associations

Who’s Who in American Law

Member, National Speakers Association

Professional Member, Academy of Magical Arts (Magic Castle – Hollywood)

Member, International Brotherhood of Magicians (order of Merlin)

Member, British Society of Mystery Entertainers

Member, Psychic Entertainers Association

Prior Faculty/Speaker, California Continuing Education of the Bar (C.E.B) and American Bar Association

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