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A Brief Biography of Scott Tips, JD
Editor of Health Freedom News
President and Legal Counsel for NHF
Born and reared in Texas, Scott Tips moved to California when he was 21. It was there that he earned his Bachelor of Arts degree, Magna Cum Laude, from the University of California at Los Angeles, while working at three jobs in order to put himself through school.
Having read an article about how another student had lived and studied in France very inexpensively, Scott then packed his bags and, knowing but three words of French, went to Paris to study French and history at the Sorbonne (Paris I & Paris IV). After one school year there, he then returned to the United States, where he spent the Summer building houses to earn money for law school.
Scott then moved to Berkeley, California, where he attended the University of California, Berkeley School of Law (Boalt Hall). At Boalt Hall, he was accepted onto the California Law Review, where he became its Managing Editor and helped to bring that journal back on schedule. After three years of study, Scott obtained his Juris Doctorate degree from Boalt Hall and then quickly took and passed the California Bar Exam.
A California-licensed attorney, he has specialized in food-and-drug law and trademark law, but also engages in business litigation, general business law, and nonprofit organizations, with an international clientele. Since 1989, Scott has been the General Counsel for the National Health Federation, the World's oldest health-freedom organization for consumers, as well as the Editor In Chief of its magazine, Health Freedom News. In 2007, he became NHF President, and has been a frequent speaker for the organization and for health freedom on several continents.
A legal columnist, Scott writes a monthly column for Whole Foods Magazine called "Legal Tips," a column he started many years ago. Currently, he is primarily occupied with health-freedom issues arising from national governments’ and such international organizations as the Codex Alimentarius Commission’s attempts to limit individual freedom of choice in health matters. In that capacity, he has compiled, edited, and published a book on the subject entitled Codex Alimentarius - Global Food Imperialism. He also attends Codex meetings worldwide and has attended more Codex meetings than any other health-freedom activist.