Scott M. Grace
Mr. Grace focuses his practice primarily on Criminal Defense, Bankruptcy, and Consumer law.
In the area of Criminal Defense, Mr. Grace has successfully represented individuals in all stages of the legal justice system, including pre-indictment, jury trial, and appellate advocacy. Mr. Grace has routinely represented clients on charges ranging from minor traffic violations to major felony offenses, with an emphasis on defending those accused of Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol and/or Drugs (D.U.I./O.V.I.). Mr. Grace is certified by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) for successfully completing the same training that is required for law enforcement officers to conduct Standardized Field Sobriety Testing, and has also received certified training in the Theory and Science of Evidential Breath Alcohol Testing including alcohol and human physiology, and the theory and operation of infrared breath alcohol testing.
Mr. Grace also practices in the area of Consumer Debtor Defense by protecting individual’s consumer rights, especially by protecting clients from abusive debt-collection practices and creditor harassment, and if necessary, by pursuing violations of the Fair Debt Collections Practices Act (FDCPA), and/or the California Rosenthal Act.
In the area of Bankruptcy Law, Mr. Grace counsels individuals on the benefits and consequences of filing for personal bankruptcy, and if appropriate, prepares and files petitions to discharge eligible consumer debt under Chapter 7 and/or Chapter 13 of the United States Bankruptcy Code.
Criminal Defense(50%); Consumer & Bankruptcy Law(50%)
Capital University Law School, J.D., 2004, Ohio University (B.A., 1998; M.S.W., 2001)
2005, California and Ohio
Memberships & Affiliations
President, Capital University Law School Student Bar Association, 2002-2003 and 2003-2004.
California Bar Association
San Diego Bar Association