Attorney Profiles

Attorney Profiles2018-10-17T20:40:56+00:00

Knowledgeable, Skilled and Tenacious

Absolutely nowhere will you find a more qualified team of attorneys than those at Scott Cole & Associates. We are licensed in every California state and federal court and maintain affiliations with law firms across the country, enabling us to prosecute cases anywhere in the nation. We have significant trial and appellate experience and an unprecedented record of success resolving matters through various forms of alternative dispute resolution.

Scott Edward Cole, Esq., President/CEO

“It takes great people to make change. My clients are my motivation for everything I do.”

Mr. Cole is a graduate of the University of San Francisco School of Law (1992), where he served as President of the Labor & Employment Law Society, and San Francisco State University (B.A., Speech Communications: Individual Major in Rhetoric and Minor Study in Business Administration). He is a member of the California State Bar and the State Bar’s Labor and Employment Law Section, is admitted to practice before the Central, Eastern, Northern and Southern District Courts of California, the United States Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit and has prosecuted cases in California, Florida, Nevada, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and Texas state courts, as well as nationwide.

Mr. Cole has served as a member of the National Association of Securities Dealers (Series 7 Licensed), California’s Animal Legal Defense Fund, the Board of Directors of the American Synergy Center, the Association of Trial Lawyers of America, the California Employment Lawyers Association, the American Bar Association, the National Employment Lawyers Association, the Alameda County Bar Association (Vice-Chair of the Labor and Employment Law Section’s Executive Committee, 2009 and 2010) and as a U.S. Delegate to the InterAmerican Meeting of Labor and Trade Union Lawyers in Havana, Cuba (March 2012). Finally, Mr. Cole is an extremely well-respected leader in the field of employment class action litigation, has achieved record results in both settlements and judgments in such cases, has authored numerous scholarly publications, including the book Fallout (chronicling the 1994 toxic substance release by Unocal and the ensuing legal battle) and has been called upon to serve as a regular speaker at public seminars on issues surrounding employment law and class action procedures. Mr. Cole founded the predecessor firm to Scott Cole & Associates in 1992 and has devoted himself, his team, and the firm’s resources to championing employment and consumer law issues ever since.

Andrew D. Weaver, Esq., Associate Attorney

Mr. Weaver is a graduate of the University of California Hastings College of the Law, and holds a Bachelor’s degree in History from Eckerd College in St. Petersburg, Florida. He is a member of the California State Bar and various federal courts, as well as a member of the California Employment Lawyers Association (CELA).

Rena G. Sera, Esq., Associate Attorney

Rena Sera is a graduate of Golden Gate University School of Law (GGU). Prior to joining Scott Cole & Associates, APC, Rena represented clients in personal injury, antitrust, and general civil cases. Rena also volunteered with the Equal Employment and Opportunity Commission (EEOC) where she advised the EEOC regarding the strength and weaknesses of discrimination, harassment, and retaliation complaints made by employees against their employers.

During law school, Rena clerked for the Hon. Stuart Hing of the Alameda County Superior Court. Additionally, Rena was a clinician at the GGU Women’s Employment Rights Clinic where she represented low-wage workers in their wage and hour claims before the Department of Industrial Relations, Division of Labor Standards Enforcement (DLSE).

Rena is a member of the Asian American Bar Association of the Greater Bay Area (AABA), the Filipino Bar Association of Northern California (FBANC), Consumer Attorneys of California (CAOC), California Employment Lawyers Association (CELA), and the Alameda County Bar Association.