Scott J. Grossberg Partner
One of CGC’s founding partners, Mr. Grossberg is both a proven litigator and a highly sought-after public speaker.
After obtaining his undergraduate degree from Cal Poly Pomona, Mr. Grossberg received his Juris Doctor degree from the University of La Verne College of Law in 1986. He is admitted to practice law before the Supreme Court of California, and the Supreme Court of the United States.
Mr. Grossberg represents public entities, public employees, and government pooling authorities in matters ranging from civil rights violations, defamation, police liability, and taxpayer lawsuits to complex, multi-jurisdictional matters. He is also called upon to offer legal opinions regarding cross-jurisdictional contracts and task force agreements, and asked to draft solutions to the challenges those situations present.
Mr. Grossberg’s easy versatility in providing representation for his clients in even the most intricate and politically sensitive issues is illustrated by his successful handling of agencies concerning the Federal Telecommunications Act. Mr. Grossberg was lead trial counsel in four published opinions regarding the right of a municipality to set reasonable aesthetic standards for determining applications for the placement of wireless facilities: Sprint PCS, Inc. v. City of Palos Verdes Estates (2009) 583 F.3d 716; Sprint PCS, Inc. v. City of Palos Verdes Estates (2007) 487 F.3d 694; Sprint PCS, Inc. v. City of La Canada Flintridge (2006) 448 F.3d 1067; Sprint PCS v. City of La Canada Flintridge (2006) 435 F.3d 993. The 2009 case resulted in a seminal decision that has been cited statewide in support of a municipality’s rights.
Mr. Grossberg has been a featured speaker and published author for many years on numerous topics including media relations, social media, technology, public speaking, memory, design immunity, handling tort claims, and police civil liability including providing past training to the Department of the Navy, Federal Bureau of Investigation and numerous law enforcement agencies throughout Southern California. Mr. Grossberg has served as a special prosecutor for the County of San Bernardino and as a Judge Pro Tempore for the Counties of San Bernardino and Los Angeles.
Additionally, Mr. Grossberg’s “iPad Lawyer” seminars provide legal professionals with the ability to truly harness the potential of Apple’s tablet. He is regularly called upon to address the impact of emerging technology and social media, suggest policies and procedures that should be in place, and to discuss liability exposure for this new way of doing business.