Scott J. Lantry

Attorney Scott J. Lantry
Scott J. Lantry is a Senior Associate with Whiting, Fallon, Ross & Abel, LLP and is admitted to practice before all state and federal courts in California. Mr. Lantry exclusively practices family law and is committed to empowering his clients to resolve disputed issues on terms most favorable to the client and his/her children, either by mutual agreement, or by focused and efficient family court litigation.

Mr. Lantry has been a presenter regarding complex financial issues related to divorce. Recently, he lectured regarding the “extraordinary high earner” exception to guideline child support (Family Code section 4057(b)(3)) and the treatment of equity compensation, such as stock options and restricted stock units, as “income available for support.” He successfully litigated a deviation from California guideline child support in the case of an “extraordinarily high earner.”

Mr. Lantry was selected for inclusion in the 2014 and 2017 Northern California Super Lawyers® Rising Stars List, which is comprised of attorneys who are age 40 or younger, in practice for 10 years or less, and have attained a high-degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. Less than 2.5% of attorneys in Northern California are named to Rising Stars.

Mr. Lantry joined Whiting, Fallon, Ross & Abel, LLP in 2004, prior to attending law school. When he passed the California Bar in 2008, he became a member of the team of family law attorneys at the firm. Mr. Lantry took a two year hiatus from the firm during which time he represented airlines and aerospace companies in civil litigation in California State and Federal Courts. Since that time, he has represented clients through all phases of family law litigation including filing of initial court documents, complying with all discovery and disclosure requirements, settlement proceedings and trial.

Mr. Lantry was born in Lansing, Michigan, and currently resides in Martinez, California.

Education

University of San Francisco School of Law, J.D., 2008
Grove City College, B.A., cum laude, 2005

Admission

2012, United States District Court for the Central District of California
2012, United States District Court for the Southern District of California
2012, United States District Court for the Eastern District of California
2008, United States District Court for the Northern District of California
2008, California State Bar

Memberships

Contra Costa County Bar Association (Family Law Section)
California State Bar
University of San Francisco, Law Review (2006-2008)

Reported Cases

In Banga v. Gundumolgula, Mr. Lantry successfully defended a foreign airline in Federal District Court by obtaining a dismissal of a consumer protection lawsuit. Banga v. Gundumolgula, 2013 WL 3804046 (United States District Court, Eastern District of California).

Articles, Publications and Speaking Engagements

Presenter: “Characterizing and Dividing Employee Stock Options” – American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers (AAML) Annual Symposium in Napa, California, June 2016

Presenter: “The Intersection of Extraordinary High Earner and the Vesting of Stock Options in Determining Child Support” – American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers (AAML) Annual Symposium in Napa, California, May 2016

Author: “Deficient Discovery Responses and Disclosures in Family Law Cases: Causes and Alternatives” – Contra Costa Lawyer, April 2010

Awards

1st Place, G.S. Rich National Moot Court Competition, Western Region