Scott Ross
CA License  PI-9827
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Scott Ross is known as one of Hollywood’s top private investigators. He was raised in San Fernando Valley, in the northwest section of Los Angeles, where he studied Criminal Justice at Los Angeles Valley College and Loyola Marymount University. Licensed in 1983, he partnered with retired FBI Special Agent in Charge Ted Gunderson, and began working on cases like the McMarten Pre-School child molestation case and the re-investigation of the Robert Kennedy assassination sponsored by Geraldo Rivera on the 25th anniversary of the Senator Kennedy’s death.
In the mid 90’s, Scott began working with nationally renown criminal attorney Harland Braun, when he assumed the role as lead investigator for the “LAPD Rampart Scandal.” A group of LAPD officers charged with corruption and was later credited with the reversal of their conviction. He has been the lead investigator in cases such as actor Robert Blake’s murder case with Harland Braun and later with attorneys Thomas Mesereau, Jr. and Susan Yu. In 2004, Mesereau & Yu joined forces with Scott as he took over as lead investigator for the “King of Pop” Michael Jackson Trial in Santa Maria, California, resulting in Jackson’s acquittal. Most recently he was credited with the dismissal of US Tennis referee Lois Goodman in the “Coffee Cup” murder case.
Scott has appeared on television doing expert commentary for CNN, MSN, MSNBC, NBC and CBS; with appearances on Catherine Crier Live and Donnie Deutsch Live. He has been featured on shows such as 48 Hours; American Justice; Celebrity Justice; and in the documentary, “Why did Michael Jackson Win.” He has consulted for the CBS hit series, “Shark” and has spoken at UCLA, Cal Lutheran University, Simon Wiesenthal Temple, UCLA Law School, Pepperdine Law School. He was the featured speaker at conventions for both the California Licensed Association of Investigators and the National Nursing Board Investigator’s Conference and was profiled in newspapers such as the Los Angeles Times; Los Angeles Daily Journal and Daily Breeze.