Results: Scott is one of California's most successful trial lawyers. In recent years, he has tried 25 commercial cases to verdict as lead counsel - winning 23 of them. His trial record enables him to obtain favorable settlements in the vast majority of those cases that do not reach trial. He also has nine published opinions as lead counsel.
Awards: In recognizing Scott as one of California’s “Top 20 Lawyers under 40”, the California Daily Journal described Scott’s trial record as “remarkable.” From 2010-2013, Scott was voted by the bench and bar as one of California’s “Top 100 SuperLawyers” - the youngest attorney to receive that award four consecutive years. As a recognized expert on trial strategy, Scott lectures frequently at bar-approved CLE seminars on topics including jury selection, cross-examination, and closing argument.
Recent Wins: In June 2013, Scott obtained a complete defense verdict after a three-week trial of a racial discrimination case against a prominent retailer in which the plaintiff sought nearly $10 million in actual and punitive damages. He also recently obtained a complete defense verdict after a six-week environmental contamination trial for a large energy company in which the plaintiffs sought nearly $20 million in damages. He also won a unanimous $47.4 million verdict for an international telecom giant in a theft of trade secrets case – at the time, the largest punitive damage award ever issued in San Diego Federal Court. He has won four different trials in which the jury deliberated for less than an hour.
Representative Clients: AT&T, Big 5, Carl’s Jr., Chevron, Ericsson, Nortel, OceanSpray, and Public Storage.