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Scott Richard Kaufman

Scott Richard Kaufman

National Association of Consumer Advocates
  • Personal Injury, Consumer Law, Products Liability
  • California
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I attended law school in my mid 30s after earning my degree in speech communications, traveling a bit, waiting on tables, running a small food business and teaching tennis for eight years. Translated, I had a bit of a life and a well developed personality and world outlook at law school, unlike so many "kids" who go straight out of college and learn only to fight. My job is to see your issues from the legal and non legal sides. I need to see how the other side thinks as well to end up with successful results.

I do not come from an ivory tower. I've been poor, very poor, for years, and whatever I have I have earned it on my own. Remembering that path and that climb is essential to everything I do, every day and why I fight for all that you deserve and usually try to get you a bit more than the law allows. That is why you will find excellent reviews out there on my practice. We strive to please in your time of need.

Univ of South Florida
Undergraduate Degree
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Willamette Univ COL
Law Degree
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Professional Experience
State Chair
National Association of Consumer Advocates
Professional Associations
California State Bar  # 190129
- Current
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Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
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  • Free Consultation
  • Contingent Fees
    In most of our matters we are able to get the other guy to pay your attorneys (us) in the matter.
Practice Areas
    Personal Injury
    Animal & Dog Bites, Brain Injury, Car Accidents, Construction Accidents, Motorcycle Accidents, Premises Liability, Truck Accidents, Wrongful Death
    Consumer Law
    Class Action, Lemon Law
    Products Liability
    Drugs & Medical Devices, Motor Vehicle Defects, Toxic Torts
Additional Practice Areas
  • Lemon Law
  • Contract Law
  • Auto Fraud Law
Legal Answers
Q. Prepaid for 30 personal training sessions at a gym, used 11, then moved out of area. They won’t refund remainder.
A: I've seen this before can't remember exactly when/where but, almost all legit gym contracts have a clause in them about moving out of the area. The question is how they define out of the area and how you define it. So take a look at your contract for your answer!!
Q. I have paid for a gift certificate to a massage service. They will not schedule unless i provide a credit card.
A: Plenty of possibilities including that it IS in there somewhere? That said, in that business, they often get no shows. The credit card is their security against this, as they normally charge for last minute cancels. Life may be easier to just give them the number, especially compared to having to pay an attorney to sue them?
Q. Is it legal for a dealership to sell a car that the previous owners bank still has a lien on?
A: Typically, that would be unlawful. There is also a statute on point that can penalize the seller for failing to get clean title and/or registration for it.
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Los Altos, CA 94022
Telephone: (408) 727-8882
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