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Scott J. Hyman

Clients hate surprises. To help clients avoid them, Scott frequently authors and lectures on industry legal developments, dives into litigation matters early, and offers honest and practical advice and solutions.

Mr. Hyman is the Firm’s Data Protection Officer, and holds CIPP/US, CIPP/E, and CIPM certifications from the International Association of Privacy Professionals.  Mr. Hyman is committed to representing financial institutions, primarily national banks, automobile finance companies, loan servicers. He has extensive experience defending individual and class actions brought under state and federal Truth-in-Lending laws, unfair competition laws, the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA), the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA), and the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA).

Mr. Hyman is a Vice President and Governing Committee member of the Conference on Consumer Finance Law and has published dozens of articles in the Conference on Consumer Finance Law Quarterly and other scholarly periodicals on issues of interest to the financial services industry.   Mr. Hyman also is a contributing author to Debt Collection Practice in California (CEB), having authored since 1998 the CEB’s treatise on “The Fair Debt Collection Practices Act” and co-authored since 2014 the CEB’s treatise on “The Telephone Consumer Protection Act”. Since 2008, Mr. Hyman has been the administrator and lead author of the Firm’s California Person Property Finance industry weblog, having summarized and posted on over 2,200 decisions related to consumer finance.

Mr. Hyman joined the Firm’s San Francisco office in 1995, and moved to Orange County in 1999 to open the Firm’s new office.  Mr. Hyman and his wife live in Irvine and have two children.  Their family have kept their Bay Area roots, and have remained involved the athletic and academic community of Stanford University.  Their son earned back-to-back NCAA D-1 National Championships in soccer at Stanford, and their daughter is pursuing undergraduate and graduate degrees in Engineering at Stanford.


  • The University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law, J.D., with Distinction, 1990
  • The Pennsylvania State University, Schreyer Honors College, B.A., with Honors, 1987


  • California
  • Texas
  • United States Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit


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