Scott Caron has been with Lawrence Beach since 2005. Prior to joining the firm, he served as a research attorney to Hon. Jon M. Mayeda and Soussan Bruguera of the Los Angeles Superior Court. Mr. Caron received a Bachelor of Fine Arts from New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts, where he graduated with honors and received the Founder’s Award for Academic Excellence. While attending NYU, one of his short plays was published in the school’s literary journal and was produced by Soho Repertory Theater. Mr. Caron then attended Whittier Law School on a full-tuition merit scholarship, where he served as Solicitations Editor of the law review and competed in national moot court competitions as a member of the Moot Court Honors Board. He graduated summa cum laude in 2003, and was admitted to the California State Bar in December 2003.
Much of Mr. Caron’s practice at LBAC has focused on cases involving claims of mistaken-identity detentions on warrants. In addition, Mr. Caron has represented law enforcement agencies and personnel in lawsuits involving use of force, searches and seizures, First Amendment issues, and allegations of employment discrimination. He has also represented the District Attorney’s Office in various subpoena matters, and the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department with respect to requests for information under the California Public Records Act.
Notably, Mr. Caron obtained summary judgment, resulting in affirmance in a published Ninth Circuit opinion, in Rivera v. County of Los Angeles, 745 F.3d 384 (9th Cir. 2014), involving claims by an arrestee that he was mistakenly detained on a warrant seeking the arrest of another person and that the warrant did not satisfy the Fourth Amendment particularity clause. Similarly, Mr. Caron obtained summary judgment and subsequent Ninth Circuit affirmance in Clemmons v. City of Long Beach, Reyes v. City of Glendale, Alvarado v. Bratton, Reed v. Baca, Reed v. Jiminez, and Beed v. County of Los Angeles, all involving claims by arrestees that they were mistakenly detained on warrants seeking the arrest of another person. Mr. Caron also obtained summary judgment, resulting in affirmance and a published California Court of Appeal opinion, in Bautista v. County of Los Angeles, 190 Cal.App.4th 869 (2010), involving a claim by a former Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department deputy that the Department’s prohibited association policy violated his right to intimate association.
Mr. Caron is a native of Massachusetts. He is an adjunct faculty member at Irvine University College of Law, where he has taught classes in Torts, Contracts, Criminal Law, Legal Research, Legal Writing, and Community Property.
Bar Admissions and Memberships
State Bar of California
U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit
U.S. District Court, Central District of California