Ted Scott advises and represents employers in a broad range of employment law matters, from defending single-plaintiff and class action employment cases to offering advice on difficult employment issues and labor relations matters. He has significant experience with:

  • Union organizing campaigns
  • Collective bargaining
  • Unfair labor practice issues and litigation
  • Strikes and lock-outs
  • Wage and hour issues
  • Single plaintiff and class action litigation

He also has extensive experience representing employers in matters such as plant closure issues related to the Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act (WARN), the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), and the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA).

Particularly well-known for his representation of employers concerning union-management issues, Ted works with clients in:

  • Healthcare
  • Manufacturing
  • Transportation
  • Agriculture
  • Retail

Ted is a contributing editor to the American Bar Association’s publication, The Developing Labor Law. Prior to entering private practice, Ted was a National Labor Relations Board trial attorney for many years.

Professional & Community Affiliations


Development of the Law Under the NLRA Committee

American Bar Association


Labor and Employment Relations Association, San Diego Chapter


San Diego County Bar Association


Named, The Best Lawyers in America©



College of Labor & Employment Lawyers

Inducted 2016

Awarded, AV® Peer Review Rating



Named, Super Lawyer

Southern California

Super Lawyers


Named, Lawyer of the Year

Labor Law - Management, San Diego

The Best Lawyers in America©


Named, Top Lawyer

Labor & Employment

San Diego Magazine

2007, 2008 and 2015

News, Analysis & Press

The Evolving Tension Between Property Rights and Union Access Rights - The California Experience

DLL Meeting Paper

American Bar Association (ABA)

February 2013

Speaking Engagements

Property Rights or Public Discourse? The Ethical Considerations of Advising Clients and Adversaries When Labor Organizations Are Planning Concerted Activities on Potentially Private Property

2013 Midwinter Meeting, Committee on the Development of the Law Under the National Labor Relations Act - American Bar Association, Carlsbad, CA

February 24, 2013


  • J.D., Arizona State University College of Law, 1980
  • B.A., University of Arizona, 1977

Bar Admission



  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 2nd Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 6th Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 9th Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, D.C. Circuit
  • California Supreme Court
  • California Court of Appeal
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of California
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of California
  • U.S. District Court, Central District of California
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of California
  • U.S. District Court, District of Arizona