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Scott J. Corwin
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Scott J. Corwin

Practice areas:

Car Accidents, Motorcycle Accident, Trucking Accident

About Me

Scott J. Corwin, the principal of the firm, received his Bachelor of Arts degree and graduated with Departmental Honors in History from UCLA in 1985. At UCLA he was awarded both a Chancellor's Scholarship and Alumni Scholarship. Mr. Corwin was a member of the Dean's Honor List and Phi Alpha Theta, the International History Honors Society while at UCLA. Mr. Corwin received his Juris Doctorate from the USC Gould School of Law in 1990. In law school he was a member of the Dean's Honor List, nominated to the National Dean's List, a member of Phi Alpha Delta Legal Fraternity and served as a Delegate to its Biennial National Convention.


 


Mr. Corwin is admitted to practice law before the California Supreme Court and United States Supreme Court, as well as all of the Federal District Courts in California and the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals.


 


For more than 20 years, Scott J. Corwin has recovered more than $70,000,000 for more than 2,500 clients who were victims of the negligence of others. Mr. Corwin’s primary area of practice is personal injury with an emphasis on motor vehicle accidents, including car, auto, motorcycle, truck, and bicycle accidents.


 


Los Angeles Magazine has named Mr. Corwin a Southern California Super Lawyer seven years in a row beginning in 2007 and every year thereafter through 2013. Only 5% of attorneys are selected for this honor. Super Lawyers are selected for attaining a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement in their field of expertise. Super Lawyers are nominated through a survey of Southern California lawyers and then final selections are made by a blue ribbon review panel of leading attorneys.


 


Scott J. Corwin is a member of the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum, which is recognized as one of the most prestigious group of trial lawyers in the United States. Membership is limited to attorneys who have won multi-million dollar verdicts, awards and settlements. There are less than 700 members nationwide. Forum membership acknowledges excellence in legal advocacy.


 


The prestigious National Trial Lawyers Association (NTLA) again selected Mr. Corwin as a member in 2013. The NTLA is composed of the top 100 trial lawyers from each state. Membership is obtained through special invitation and is extended only to those attorneys who exemplify superior qualifications of leadership, reputation, influence, stature and profile as civil plaintiff or criminal defense trial lawyers. It is the mission of The NTLA to promote excellence in the legal profession through practical educational programs, networking opportunities and legal publications that deal with current issues facing the American trial lawyer. It is a significant honor to be selected for inclusion. This is the fourth year in a row Mr. Corwin has been so honored, having been selected for membership in 2010, 2011 and 2012.


 


Mr. Corwin serves as a member of numerous professional organizations including the American Association for Justice (AAJ), Public Justice Foundation, Consumer Attorneys Of California (CAOC), the Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles (CAALA), the American Bar Association (ABA), the Los Angeles County Bar Association (LACBA), the Western Trial Lawyers Association (WTLA), the Beverly Hills Bar Association (BHBA), the Motorcycle Injury Trial Lawyers Association (MITLA), the Motor Vehicle Injury Trial Lawyers Association (MVTLA), the National Brain Injury Trial Lawyers Association (NBITLA), and the Association of Plaintiff Interstate Trucking Lawyers of America (APITLA).


 


Mr. Corwin has served as a member of the Board of Governors of the Consumer Attorneys of California (CAOC) since November 2006. CAOC is the California statewide organization of more than 3,000 attorneys who represent injured consumers who are victims of negligence and intentional conduct by corporate and individual wrongdoers. CAOC's mission includes preserving the right to trial by jury, prevention of injury through concerted efforts to secure safe products, a safe workplace, a clean environment, and quality health care, and to uphold the honor and dignity of the legal profession and the highest standards of ethical conduct and integrity. For the past seven years as a member of the Board of Governors of CAOC, Scott J. Corwin continues his fight to protect the civil justice system and to provide access to justice for all. He also served on the CAOC Legislative, Bylaws, Elections and Budget Committees, as well as the Small Case Task Force Sub Committee.


 


Mr. Corwin has served as a member of the Board of Governors of the Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles (CAALA) since January 2005. Mr. Corwin is a member of the CAALA Governmental Relations Committee and the ad hoc Insurance Company Task Force, where he serves as the Task Force's liaison to the CAOC Board. He just steeped down  as the Chair of the CAALA Political Action Committee, having served an unprecedented seven terms as the Chair from 2005-2007 and 2009-2012. During his sevn year tenure as PAC Chair he raised over $700,000 for the CAALA PAC and more than quintupled its membership in order to support pro consumer candidates and protect the civil justice system. He also serves as a member of the CAALA Governmental Relations, Public Relations and Education Committees.


 


The Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles (CAALA) has honored Scott J. Corwin for outstanding contributions to the organization for an unprecedented five years with CAALA Presidential Awards for 2005, 2006, 2007, 2010 and 2012.


 


Mr. Corwin was honored to serve as a member of the Board of Directors of the Western Trial Lawyers Association for 2010-11. This organization is dedicated to the proposition of advancing the cause of justice in the representation of clients in personal injury claims. Members of the Western Trial Lawyers Association, founded in 1966, are recognized for the years of advanced education and practice necessary to achieve such recognition.


 


As a tireless consumer advocate, Mr. Corwin has worked continuously to protect the civil justice system, consumer rights and victims of corporate malfeasance, by helping to elect members to the California State Legislature, the United States Senate and the United States House of Representatives who seek to preserve our system of civil justice. To this end, Mr. Corwin has raised over $1.5 million for candidates for local, state and federal offices since 2004.


Mr. Corwin is currently a Silver Member of the Consumer Attorneys of California Advocates Club as well as a Gold Member of the Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles PAC. Both of these organizations use their resources to protect consumer rights and the civil justice system.


 


In order to stay current on the latest medical research, Mr. Corwin maintains memberships in the National Spinal Cord Injury Association, the Brain Injury Association of America, Brain Injury Association of California, the International Brain Injury Association and the North American Brain Injury Society. These respected national and international organizations provide ongoing education and information to their members.


 


Scott J. Corwin is a frequent panel speaker at the Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles (CAALA) annual convention in Las Vegas. The CAALA Convention is the largest attended consumer attorney convention in the United States and is one of the premier events for continuing education for attorneys in the country. Mr. Corwin served as a panel speaker at the 2012 Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles (CAALA) 30th annual Las Vegas Convention at the Venetian Hotel September 6, 2012. The Convention is the signature event for CAALA each year. Mr. Corwin served as a panelist on the "Pre-Litigation Panel" on the topic of "First Steps in the Pre-Litigation Phase: Initial Client Interview to Filing" as it pertains to motor vehicle accidents. Mr. Corwin is a respected and recognized expert in this area of the law.


 


Mr. Corwin is also a frequent published author and in the consumer legal field. Most recently his article entitled "Budgeting, Financial and Banking Issues in the Solo or Small Practice" was published in the May 2011 CAALA Advocate Magazine. The Advocate is the Journal of Consumer Attorneys Associations for Southern California. It was also published in the May 2011 Plaintiff's Magazine.


 


Mr. Corwin is a member of the Beverly Hills Bar Association (BHBA) where he has served as a member of the Ethics Committee, Law & Justice Committee, Legislation Committee, Minority & Diversity Committee, Litigation Section, Alternative Dispute Resolution Section and Homeless Project Barristers Committee. Mr. Corwin also served as a member of the Beverly Hills Bar Association's Pro-Bono Mandatory Fee Arbitration Panel.


 


Areas of Practice


 


Motor Vehicle Accidents


Car Accidents


Motorcycle Accidents


Bicycle & Pedestrian Accidents


Truck Accidents


Serious & Catastrophic Injuries


 

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 1992

  1. Car Accidents: 60%
    24 years, 1.5 thousand cases
  2. Trucking Accident: 20%
    24 years, 500 cases
  3. Motorcycle Accident: 20%
    24 years, 500 cases

Payment

Fees:

Contingent (33-44%)

Attorney Endorsements

49 total 

  • Steven Joseph Chelski

    Like rabbits out of a hat, I have watched your performances and seen what you have done, but it doesn't seem possible. The clients are happy, the doctors are satisfied, you should be proud, and I am delighted. Bravo! – Steven J. Chelski, Lawyer

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    Steven Chelski General Practice Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

  • Jeremy Bruce Kline

    Scott is a great personal injury lawyer. He has obtained excellent results for his clients. He is also very good at keeping me, the referring lawyer, informed about the progress of matters I have referred to him. He makes me looks good because the injured client is well taken care of.

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    Jeremy Kline Family Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

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License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
CAActive199202/26/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Awards
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Top 100 Lawyers in CaliforniaNational Trial Lawyers Association (NTLA)2013
SuperLawyersLos Angeles Magazine2013
Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles (CAALA)Presidential Award2012
Top 100 Lawyers in CaliforniaNational Trial Lawyers Association (NTLA)2012
SuperLawyersLos Angeles Magazine2012
Top 100 Lawyers in CaliforniaNational Trial Lawyers Association (NTLA)2011
SuperLawyersLos Angeles Magazine2011
Multi Million Dollar AdvocateMutli Million Dollar Advocates Forum2010
Presidential AwardConsumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles2010
Top 100 Lawyers in CaliforniaNational Trial Lawyers Association (NTLA)2010
SuperLawyersLos Angeles Magazine2010
SuperLawyersLos Angeles Magazine2009
SuperLawyersLos Angeles Magazine2008
Presidential AwardConsumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles (CAALA)2007
SuperLawyersLos Angeles Magazine2007
Presidential AwardConsumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles (CAALA)2006
Presidential AwardConsumer Attorneys of Association of Los Angeles (CAALA)2005
Million Dollar AdvocateMillion Dollar Advocates Forum2000

Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
PresidentScott J. Corwin, A Professional Law Corporation1992 - Present

Associations
Association NamePosition NameDuration
Western Trial Lawyers Association (WTLA)Member Board of Governors2010 - 2011
Consumer Attorneys of California (CAOC)Member Board of Governors2006 - Present
Trial Lawyers for Public Justice (TLPJ)Member2005 - Present
Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles (CAALA)Member Board of Governors2005 - Present
Beverly Hills Bar Association (BHBA)Member2005 - Present
Los Angeles County Bar Association (LACBA)Member2005 - Present
Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles (CAALA)Chairman, Political Action Committee (CAALA-PAC)2005 - 2012
American Association of Justice (AAJ)Member1992 - Present
Consumer Attorneys Association of California (CAOC)Member1992 - Present
Consumer Attorneys Association of Los AngelesMember1992 - Present

Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
Bulosan vs. Kaufman$3,407,752
John Doe vs. Roe Bus Company (Confidential)$2,782,954
Rose vs. City of Los Angeles$2,300,000

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Publications
Publication NameTitleDate
Trials DigestSettlements & Verdicts2010

Education
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
USC Law SchoolLawJD - Juris Doctor1990
UCLAHistoryBA - Bachelor of Arts1985

Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
CAALA Annual Las Vegas ConventionThe Automobile Accident Case from the Client Interview to Filing a Lawsuit2012
CAALA Annual Las Vegas ConventionBudgeting, Financing & Banking for the Solo Practitioner2010