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Scott E. Porter

Scott E. Porter

Senior Associate

Mr. Porter joined the law firm of Jones & Mayer in 2015. His primary practice areas are land use, zoning, the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA), telecommunications, and municipal law. He currently serves the City Attorney for the City of West Covina. Mr. Porter has served as planning commission counsel for four cities, and has advised at more than a hundred public meetings.

Mr. Porter advises elected officials and staff in all areas of municipal law, including contracts, conflicts of interest, general plans, coastal land use plans, zoning, development agreements, public works, telecommunications, and CEQA. Mr. Porter specializes in land use, zoning, real estate and development.

Mr. Porter has assisted in the creation of Goleta’s first General Plan/Coastal Land Use Plan, the overhaul of Sierra Madre’s General Plan, and the creation and implementation of numerous specific plans and new or substantially revised zoning ordinances. He has advised and negotiated multiple multi-million dollar transactions and development projects.

Mr. Porter has been practicing law since 2000 when he graduated from UCLA School of Law. Mr. Porter graduated magna cum laude from UCLA in 1997 with a degree in history.

Mr. Porter has provided dozens of trainings on land use and CEQA. He has also served as a guest lecturer at California State University Northridge on governmental ethics and the planning process. Mr. Porter has published three articles in the California Real Estate reporter relating to real estate and telecommunications. In 2006, He presented his paper to the League of California Cities: “Implementing the Digital Infrastructure and Video Competition Act of 2006 (DIVCA).”


  • UCLA School of Law, J.D.
    • Moot Court
  • UCLA, B.A., History, magna cum laude
    • Winner of Gold at National Debate Tournament
    • Center for American Politics and Public Policy


  • California Supreme Court
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
  • United States District Court for the Central District of California

Practice Areas

  • Land Use and Zoning
  • Municipal & Administrative Law
  • Telecommunications

Professional Affiliations

  • City Attorney Association of Los Angeles County
  • State Bar of California