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Thomas A. Scutti

Thomas A. Scutti

Managing Partner
San Diego, California

Tom graduated from Loyola Law School in 1988 and has practiced in the civil litigation field ever since, currently in the San Diego office of Gates, O’Doherty Gonter & Guy, LLP. Tom specializes in warrantee litigation, family law, homeowners association law, personal injury, insurance litigation and contract disputes. He also enjoys serving as a mediator and settlement conference judge.

Areas of Practice

  • Consumer Warranty Litigation
  • Insurance Litigation
  • Personal Injury
  • Homeowners Association Law
  • Family Law
  • Contract Disputes

Litigation Percentage

  • 95% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • California, 1988
  • U.S. District Court Central District of California, 1989
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of California, 1989
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 9th Circuit, 1990


  • Loyola Law School, Los Angeles, California
    • J.D., 1988
    • Law Review: Entertainment Law Business Directory, Editor, 1986 - 1988
  • University of California Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara, California
    • B.A., Political Science, With Honors, 1985

Representative Clients

  • Chrysler Group, LLC
  • State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Co.
  • State Farm Fire & Casualty Ins. Co.
  • Adecco Employment Services
  • Ford Motor Company
  • Tiffin Motorhomes, Inc.


  • Seminar, Consumer Warranty Law, 2004 - Present

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • San Diego County Bar Association, 1998 - Present

Past Employment Positions

  • Even, Crandall, Wade, Lowe & Gates, P.C., Partner, 1988 - 2002

Pro Bono Activities

  • Board of Directors, Poinsettia Center for the Arts, 2008 - Present


  • Italian
Our Firm Locations

Gates, O'Doherty, Gonter & Guy LLP


Office Managing Partner:
K. Robert Gonter, Jr.
E-mail the Firm | Irvine Law Office

Gates, O'Doherty, Gonter & Guy, L.L.P
38 Discovery, Suite 200
Irvine, CA 92618

Phone: 949-753-0255
Fax: 949-753-0265

San Diego Office

Office Managing Partner:
Douglas D. Guy
E-mail the Firm | San Diego Law Office

Gates, O'Doherty, Gonter & Guy, L.L.P
15373 Innovation Drive, Suite 170
San Diego, CA 92128

Phone: 858-676-8600
Fax: 858-676-8601

Los Angeles office

Office Managing Partner:
Matthew M. Proudfoot
E-mail the Firm | Map and Directions

355 S. Grand Ave, Suite 2450
Los Angeles, CA 90017
Phone: 949-753-0255
Fax: 949-753-0265

Ontario Office

Office Managing Partner:
Sean O'Doherty
E-mail the Firm | Ontario Law Office

Gates, O'Doherty, Gonter & Guy, L.L.P
3350 Shelby St., Suite 200
Ontario, CA 91764

Phone: 949-753-0255
Fax: 949-753-0265