Scott Laes is a litigation attorney who specializes in business and commercial disputes, real estate disputes, construction defect litigation, financial services litigation, insurance coverage litigation and employment defense in state and federal courts. 

While at the Gould School of Law, Scott served as executive senior editor for the Southern California Review of Law and Social Justice, and also served as a judicial extern for the Honorable Alex Kozinski of the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. 


  • Defended general contractor in complex multi-party action against owner claims for breach of contract, indemnity and negligence.

  • Obtained a favorable settlement for a general contractor against claims of construction defect and breach of contract.

  • Represented residential homeowners in lawsuit to stop ongoing noise nuisance.

  • Defended California government agency against claim for alter ego liability.

  • Represented a hotel owner in complex construction defect litigation against general contractor and subcontractors for significant construction defects.


Bar & Court Admissions

  • State Bar of California
  • U.S. District Court for the Central, Eastern, Northern, and Southern Districts of California


J.D., University of Southern California, Gould School of Law, 2015

B.A., Clemson University, 2012, magna cum laude

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