Meet Your Experienced Personal Injury Team
Scott Kauffman

Scott Kauffman – Owner and Managing Partner

After earning his law degree in Southern California in the early 1980s, Attorney Scott Kauffman began his career as a summer intern in a legal clinic serving the needs of indigent clients. This is when he realized that his true core sympathies and values were not in representing large corporate clients or insurance companies, but rather by helping victims harmed as a result of others’ negligence.

Scott’s long-time passion fighting for the rights of injured victims is what drew him to open a law firm specializing in personal injury law and to only represent client’s injured in motor vehicle accidents, pedestrian accidents, slip and falls, product liability and wrongful death claims. Scott has handled literally thousands of bodily injury cases over the past 30 years and has a proven track record for obtaining excellent settlements for his injured clients.

Attorney Scott Kauffman is a member of the State Bar of California, Consumer Attorneys of California, San Francisco Bar Association, Marin County Chamber of Commerce, Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, and Business Network International.

Kate Persons

Kate Persons – Paralegal

One of Kate’s first jobs out of the University of California Davis was as a paralegal for a law firm in Florida specializing in Social Security Disability and Workers’ Compensation law. She found the work rewarding, gained invaluable experience, and helped hundreds of clients receive the compensation they deserved.

Kate joined Kauffman & Associates in 2000, and presently manages our office. As a paralegal, she assists Mr. Kauffman in the management of cases from intake through settlement. She has extensive personal injury litigation experience. During her 15 years with the firm, she has built close, lasting relationships with many clients, health care providers and the entire Kauffman & Associates team.

What People Are Saying…

“Attorney Kauffman helped me tremendously after I was hit by a Muni bus in San Francisco while crossing the street. I suffered horrible injuries and have lost the use of my arm, but Scott and his office worked tirelessly on my case and recovered over $1 million for me. I would have truly been lost without his assistance. I am told that this is the largest settlement Muni ever paid out on a case like this.” – Vlad R.


“After suffering second-degree burns when a waiter spilled coffee on me, I contacted Scott's office not knowing what to expect. Scott and his staff were there for me through every step of my treatment, and were able to recover over $200,000 for my case even though I was lucky enough not to have any permanent scarring. Thanks to his office I was able to get the medical care needed to avoid any permanent injury.” – Adam D.


“After being rear-ended on the freeway, I suffered severe neck injuries which eventually required surgery. Had it not been for Scott Kauffman and his staff I know that I would not only have received a lot less money for my suffering, but also that I would not have gotten the medical care I truly needed. After fighting on my behalf for over two years they were able to settle the case for its maximum dollar value. Although this does not make up for all of the suffering I had to endure it was comforting knowing that I had somebody fighting in my corner to get me the most for my loss.” – Marte S.


“While I was pulling a driver out of his truck, I suffered injuries that made my already bad carpal tunnel much worse. Since I wasn't involved in a car crash, I didn't even think that I could get a settlement until I contacted Scott's office. Not only was he able to secure a favorable settlement on my behalf, he was able to recover over $100,000 to cover the cost of my medical expenses.”– Maria N.