Mr. Brooks graduated from the University of California at Berkeley in 1987 with a degree in Political Science followed by a law degree from Loyola Law School in 1992. While in law school, he clerked at the United States Department of Justice and the United States Attorney’s Office in Los Angeles in the Organized Crime and Racketeering Strike Force in addition to serving as a member of Loyola’s Scott Moot Court Honors Board. Mr. Brooks has extensive experience in labor and employment class and representative actions, complex litigation, and mass torts.
For the past 20 years a substantial portion of his practice has been devoted to representing clients in labor and employment cases. Mr. Brooks was one of the class counsel in Sav-On Drug Stores, Inc. v. Superior Court (2004) 34 Cal.4th 319 which resulted in a $47.5 million dollar settlement during trial. He also served as one of the national coordinating counsel for the nation’s largest retailer in toxic tort litigation, including defense of Proposition 65 and related claims.
Mr. Brooks has extensive experience in the appellate courts of this State and has handled dozens of appeals and original proceedings, most of which as the primary appellate counsel in briefing and argument.
Reported cases in which he served as plaintiff’s or class counsel include Heyen v. Safeway Inc. (2013) 216 Cal.App.4th 795, Puerto v. Superior Court (2008) 158 Cal.App.4th 1242, Harper v. 24 Hour Fitness, Inc. (2008) 167 Cal.App.4th 966, Ralphs Grocery Co. v. Superior Court (2004) 112 Cal.App.4th 1090, and Prachasaisoradej v. Ralphs Grocery Co., Inc. (2007) 42 Cal.4th 217.
Accomplishments & Quick Facts about Scott Ashford Brooks:
United States Department of Justice, Organized Crime and Racketeering Strike Force, 1989-1990
Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office (Certified Law Student Intern), 1992
A 21st Century Legal Approach
EDUCATION & ADMITTANCE
B.A., University of California, Berkeley, 1987
J.D., Loyola Law School, 1992, Jessup Moot Court Team, Phi Delta Phi
United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, 1994
United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit, 2001
United States District Court, Central District of California, 1992
United States District Court, Northern District of California, 2002
United States District Court, Southern District of California, 2002
United States District Court, Easter District of California, 2002
MEMBERSHIPS & AFFILIATIONS
In addition to Mr. Brooks’ professional admittances, he is an active member of California’s legal community.