Scott R. Herndon


  • location icon San Francisco, CA
    333 Bush Street
    Suite 1100
    San Francisco, CA 94104

Scott Herndon is an associate in the San Francisco office of Lewis Brisbois and a member of the Products Liability and Asbestos Litigation Practices where he joined in 2018. Prior to joining Lewis Brisbois where he focuses on toxic torts, business litigation, and employment law, Scott served as a faculty member at Stanford University, the University of California, Santa Barbara, and New York University, where he taught writing, philosophy, and cultural studies. Mr. Herndon holds a Ph.D. in English, with an emphasis in philosophy, from New York University, as well as a Master's degree in analytic philosophy from the University of Colorado. In addition to more than ten years of university teaching experience, he has published academic books on the art of teaching and writing, as well as short fiction. This skill set as a scholar, teacher, and writer makes him unique as a trial lawyer. It allows him to research efficiently and communicate effectively, no matter how complex the material. Scott earned his Juris Doctor from the University of California, Hastings College of the Law. He clerked twice at the Contra Costa District Attorney's Office, and then at the U.S. Attorney's Office. Scott retains a sharp interest in criminal law and other areas of litigation as they impact our personal lives, including the law of privacy and technology, catastrophic personal injury, and the protection of entrepreneurs in the early lifecycles of their businesses. Scott Herndon is a member of the State Bar of California.


  • Critical Passages: Teaching the Transition to College Writing (co-authored with Kristin Dombek, 2004)
  • Brave New Voices: The Youth Speaks Guide to Teaching Spoken Word Poetry (co-authored with Jen Weiss, 2000)




ABA, California State Bar Association

Awards & Honors

Phi Beta Kappa


University of California, Hastings College of the Law

Juris Doctor

New York University

Ph.D., English

University of Colorado, Boulder

M.A., Analytic Philisophy

University of California, Davis

Bachelor of Arts, English and Philisophy

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