Scott Kaufman – Kaufman & Kavicky

Scott Kaufman

Founding Partner

Kaufman and Kavicky first opened for business in 2003. Mr. Kaufman was dissatisfied with his past position at a mostly profit-driven larger multistate firm. Mr. Kaufman then started this firm, modeled more like a “legal aid” type of setting, hiring only people genuinely dedicated to consumer protection, not people who only care about their own pockets. The firm has grown slowly and steadily over the years, currently employing three full-time dedicated consumer protection attorneys and three incredible paralegals and support staff. At any one time the firm handles about 150 active cases and Mr. Kaufman works hard to be familiar with each of them. That said, when (and if) trial time comes, it’s all hands on deck at Kaufman and Kavicky. We are a team in the true sense of the word, always pitching in to help each other in any way that we can, to make sure that the client is first and foremost in all we do. The firm has been directly responsible for getting tens of millions of dollars returned to California Consumers over the years.

All of our attorneys are members of the prestigious National Association of Consumer Advocates, NACA and Mr. Kaufman is the immediate past Chair of the California chapter of NACA. Mr. Kaufman is also a member of the Consumer Attorneys of California (CAOC) and Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles (CAALA) and he regularly attends consumer protection conferences to hone his advocacy skills. Mr. Kaufman regularly teaches Mandatory Continuing Legal Education classes to attorneys in California those from all 50 states and Washington D.C., invariably concerning the fields of lemon law and auto fraud, in order to further the cause. 

Mr. Kaufman has appeared on radio, television and in print, on multiple occasions and has a guest writer’s spot for the local “Los Altos Town Crier” as well.

In his younger days, Mr. Kaufman had a hot dog cart in Los Angeles, and he spent 8 years teaching tennis also in LA. His pride and joy are his family members, including his wife Yennie, and two children, Noah and Janelle. 

  • University of South Florida

    BA - Bachelor of Arts1981
  • Willamette University College of Law

    JD - Juris Doctor1997
  • State of California1997
  • Federal Court in CANorthern Division
  • Federal Court in CACentral Division
  • National Association of Consumer Advocates (NACA)
  • Consumer Attorneys of California (CAOC)
  • National Association of Consumer Advocates (NACA)
  • National Consumer Law Center (NCLC)