Erika Scott rejoined Winer, Burritt & Scott, LLP as a Senior Associate in July 2018 and is now a Managing Partner. She previously worked for the firm as an associate from 2008 to 2010. Erika’s practice focuses on harassment, discrimination, retaliation, wrongful termination, sexual assault, and civil rights violations in the workplace as well as sexual abuse cases against health care providers.
Since returning to Winer, Burritt & Scott, LLP, Erika has gained trial experience as well as achieved extensive successes for her clients through the mediation process. Erika has litigated hundreds of cases from start to finish against the largest defense firms in California, achieving successful results for her clients in 99% of her cases. Erika is passionate about using the law to advance social justice work on behalf of individuals whose civil rights have been violated. Erika does not hesitate to use all of the tools available to secure the best possible results for her clients.
Prior to returning to Winer, Burritt & Scott, LLP, Erika’s career focused on social justice, serving as the Executive Director of a women’s health non-profit in Oakland and working with numerous national non-profits to protect the environment and to protect and advance the rights of historically marginalized populations.
Erika graduated from Golden Gate University School of Law with a certificate in Public Interest Law, awarded to students who demonstrate a commitment to practicing law for the public good. In addition, Erika received numerous awards for her academic achievement, including a Merit Scholarship and a space on the Moot Court Board. Erika was also a recipient of the Foundation of the State Bar of California Scholarship, the Frederick W. Bradley Endowed Scholarship, was a Public Interest Law Scholar, and received the Paul S. Jordan Achievement Award for Service and Contribution. Erika received the CALI Excellence Award for both Employment Discrimination and Women and the Law as well as the Witkin Award for Academic Excellence in Civil Procedure. During law school Erika served as the Chair of both the Public Interest Law Foundation and GGU’s chapter of Law Students for Reproductive Justice, clerked at Legal Aid of Marin, and volunteered with Equal Rights Advocates. Erika graduated from the University of California at Santa Cruz in 2001 with a Bachelor of Arts in Women’s Studies.
Erika is a licensed member of the State Bar of California and admitted to practice in the United States District Court in the Northern District of California.