Scott W. Gordon


Appointed by the Board of Supervisors
Term Expires June 30, 2022

Scott W. Gordon has served on the Board of Retirement since 2013.

Gordon is an attorney specializing in environmental and land use law, regulatory compliance and business transactions for public agencies and private entities.

His practice includes the representation of clients in municipal contract matters, large-scale land use entitlement and environmental matters, and all aspects of the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) and the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) compliance and litigation.

Gordon served as general counsel to the Rodeo-Hercules Fire District from 1985 to 2001. He also served as treasurer of the Martinez Community Foundation; board member of the Martinez Education Foundation; chairperson of the Contra Costa County Arts and Culture Commission (AC5); and chairperson of the City of Martinez Parking Commission. Gordon also served as the Sacramento legislative aide to the late California State Senator John A. Nejedly, R-Walnut Creek, from 1977 to 1978. 

Gordon received a bachelor’s degree in business economics, graduating with honors from the University of California at Santa Barbara in 1977, and a law degree with high honors from University of California, Hastings College of the Law in 1981, where he was Order of the Coif and a member of the Thurston Society. He has been a member of the State Bar of California since 1981, and carries an AV rating with Martindale-Hubbell. Gordon is a member of the Los Angeles County and Contra Costa County Bar Associations.