Scott Tillett co-founded Pine Tillett Pine LLP in 2016. Mr. Tillett was named to the Super Lawyers 2016, 2017, 2018, and 2019 Southern California Rising Stars list, a selection shared by no more than 2.5 percent of lawyers in the state. Previously, Mr. Tillett was an associate attorney with Pine & Pine from 2014 through 2015, handling civil appellate matters. Prior to joining Pine & Pine, Mr. Tillett focused his practice on class actions, including wage and hour, product liability, and consumer fraud litigation, in addition to handling individual employment, personal injury, and product liability actions at both the federal and state level.
Mr. Tillett received his Juris Doctor from the University of Southern California’s Gould School of Law in 2010. During law school, Mr. Tillett externed for the Honorable Judith C. Chirlin of the Los Angeles Superior Court and the Honorable Florence Marie Cooper of the United States District Court. Mr. Tillett was also a member of the USC Law, Review of Law and Social Justice, where he authored a note on the safety of pediatric off-label antidepressant prescription practices, which was published in 2010.
Mr. Tillett has exclusively practiced appellate law since 2014 and has handled numerous civil appeals, dealing with complex legal issues involving employment, business litigation, defamation, clergy-penitent privilege, child molestation, excessive force, wrongful death, class actions, trusts and estates, arbitration, government immunity, and land use. Along with his partner, Norman Pine, Mr. Tillett serves as an Associate Editor of Advocate, supervising the annual “Employment Law” issue. Mr. Tillett serves on the California Employment Lawyers Association's (CELA) Education Committee and he is a member of the Consumer Attorneys of California (CAOC), the Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles (CAALA), the American Association for Justice (AAJ), and the Appellate Courts Section of the Los Angeles County Bar Association (LACBA).
Mr. Tillett received his Bachelor of Science in Psychobiology from Chapman University, where he was the lab manager for Dr. William Wright, presented at the Neuroscience Convention in Atlanta, Georgia in 2006, and was published in the Journal for Neuroscience in 2010.
Mr. Tillett has authored articles for the Consumer Attorneys of Los Angeles publication, ADVOCATE, on the Private Attorney's General Act (May 2019), whistleblower protections (May 2018), the disentitlement doctrine (December 2017), and arbitration enforcement (June 2015). Mr. Tillett is qualified to practice in California.
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Rising Star||Super Lawyers||2019|
|Rising Star||Super Lawyers||2018|
|Rising Star||Super Lawyers||2017|
|Rising Star||Super Lawyers||2016|
|Partner||Pine Tillett Pine LLP||2016 - Present|
|Associate||Pine & Pine||2014 - 2016|
|Associate||Khorrami Boucher Sumner Sanguinetti||2012 - 2014|
|Associate||R. Rex Parris Law Firm||2011 - 2012|
|Law Clerk to David Lira||Girardi & Keese||2009 - 2009|
|Extern to Hon. Florence Marie-Cooper||United States District Court, S.D. Cal.||2009 - 2009|
|Extern to Hon. Judith C. Chirlin||Los Angeles Superior Court||2008 - 2008|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|California Employment Lawyers Association||Member||2014 - Present|
|Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles||Member||2011 - Present|
|Consumer Attorneys of California||Member||2011 - Present|
|American Association for Justice||Member||N/A|
|ADVOCATE, Journal of Consumer Attorneys Associations for Southern California||Is California’s Private Attorney General Act Enforceable Against Public Entities?||2019|
|ADVOCATE, Journal of Consumer Attorneys Associations for Southern California||This is not a race: California’s whistleblower protections are not limited to the first report of unlawful conduct||2018|
|ADVOCATE, Journal of Consumer Attorneys Associations for Southern California||The disentitlement doctrine||2017|
|ADVOCATE, Journal of Consumer Attorneys Associations for Southern California||Arbitration enforcement update: 2014 through early 2015||2015|
|USC Law Review of Law and Social Justice||Off-Label Prescribing of SSRIs to Children: Should Pediatric Testing Be Required, or Are There Other Means to A Safer End for Children?||2010|
|The Journal of Neuroscience||Lobster Attack Induces Sensitization in the Sea Hare, Aplysia californica||2010|
|USC Gould School of Law||JD - Juris Doctor||2010|
|Chapman University||BS - Bachelor of Science||2006|
|WLG Speaker Event||Pitfalls to avoid in litigation - an appellate perspective||2018|
|Los Angeles County Bar Association, Labor and Employment Law Section||Substance abuse in the workplace: Advanced topics in disability accommodation and discrimination 1/20/18||2018|
|Mazik v. GEICO General Insurance Company (2019) 35 Cal.App.5th 455||Affirmed $1 million punitive damage award|
|Nolasco v. Scantibodies Laboratory, Inc. (Feb. 26, 2019, No. D071923)||Affirmed $2.5 million jury verdict for plaintiffs|
|J.W. v. Watchtower Bible and Tract Society of New York, Inc. (2018) 29 Cal.App.5th 1142||Affirmance of $4 million Judgment|
|B.B. v. County of Los Angeles (2018) 25 Cal.App.5th 115, review granted Oct. 10, 2018||Partial affirmance of $8 million jury verdict (Review granted by Cal. Supreme Court)|
|Padron v. Watchtower Bible and Tract Society of New York, Inc. (2017) 16 Cal.App.5th 1246||Affrirmed|
|Lopez v. Watchtower Bible & Tract Soc'y of New York, Inc. (2016) 246 Cal.App.4th 566||Affirmed in part|