Scott J. Cowrin Founding Attorney

With over three decades in practice, Attorney Scott J. Corwin is an accomplished and award-winning trial lawyer and the founder of Scott J. Corwin, A Professional Law Corporation. Based in Los Angeles, California, he represents victims of serious motor vehicle accident throughout the state, as well as those injured due to the negligence and wrongful conduct of others. To date, he has recovered more than $125 million in compensation for his clients, and he remains a fierce and dedicated advocate for the injured and the wronged.

A Career of Exellence

Over the past 30 years, Scott J. Corwin, the principal of the firm, has recovered more than $125,000,000 for more than 3,000 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 accidents, motorcycle and bicycle crashes, and pedestrian accidents. He also specializes in assisting victims of dog attacks

Education

Scott received his Bachelor of Arts degree and graduated with Departmental Honors in History from UCLA in 1985. Scott 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.

Admissions

Scott 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.

Awards and Memberships

Scott is a current Southern California Super Lawyer according to Los Angeles Magazine and has been recognized as such since 2007. Scott was named a Top 100 Super Lawyer in 2015 and 2016 as well. Only 5 percent 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.

Scott was awarded the prestigious 2015 Litigator Award for Auto Accident Litigation, Motorcycle Accident Litigation and Spinal Injuries Litigation for extraordinary achievement within these fields. Of the nearly 1.1 million lawyers considered, only a select few in each state receive this award. This places Mr. Corwin in the top one percent of all lawyers nationwide. Mr. Corwin also received this award in 2014 for Catastrophic Injury and Motorcycle Accident Litigation.

Scott 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 fewer than 700 members nationwide. Forum membership acknowledges excellence in legal advocacy.

Scott has also been selected by the prestigious National Trial Lawyers Association (NTLA) as a member annually since 2010. 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.

In addition, Scott has been named a “Top 25” Motor Vehicle Trial Lawyer and a “Top 25” Brain Injury Trial Lawyer by the NTLA since 2010.

He was selected for the Lifetime Achievement, America’s Top 100 Attorneys, on October 6, 2016. This honor is by invitation only and is reserved to identify the nation’s most exceptional attorneys whose accomplishments and impact on the legal profession merit a Lifetime Achievement Award. Less than one-half percent (0.5%) of active attorneys in the United States receive this honor.

Scott has also served as a member of the Board of Governors of the Consumer Attorneys of California (CAOC) since November 2006. In this role, he fights to protect the civil justice system and to provide access to justice for all. 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. He has also served on the CAOC Legislative, Bylaws, Elections and Budget Committees, as well as the Small Case Task Force Sub Committee. He was honored at the November 13, 2014, CAOC 53rd Annual Convention, where he was presented with the CAOC Presidential Award for his achievements and service to the organization.

Scott has served 15 consecutive terms as a member of the Board of Governors of the Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles (CAALA) since January 2005 and in 2014, he became an emeritus member of the CAALA Board of Governors. He 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 also served as the Chair of the CAALA Political Action Committee for an unprecedented seven terms from 2005-07 and 2009-12. CAALA honored him with Presidential Awards for outstanding contributions to the organization for an unprecedented six years.

As a tireless consumer advocate, Scott 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 $2 million for candidates for local, state, and federal offices since 2004.

To stay current on the latest medical research, Mr. Corwin maintains memberships in several respected national and international organizations, which provide ongoing education and information to their members. He also serves as a member of numerous other professional organizations. For a complete list of Scott’s memberships, please view his resume.

Charitable And Pro-Bono

Scott served as the 2016 President of the Board of Governors of The Los Angeles Trial Lawyers’ Charities (LATLC) and has filled multiple roles since joining the Board in 2013, including the co-chair of the website committee, and member of the partner charity, budget, and bylaws committees. LATLC is a non-profit organization founded in 2006, funded and maintained by attorneys practicing within the greater Los Angeles Area. Its members are committed to making a positive difference in the quality of life for people within the greater Los Angeles community by focusing on issues related to battered women, children, the homeless, persons with disabilities, and education.

Scott was honored at the April 21, 2018, 5th Annual Casino Night and Texas Hold ’em Tournament, where he was presented with the LATLC Presidential Award by LATLC President, Geraldine Weiss. Ms. Weiss presented Scott with the award (nicknamed the “Scottie” in his honor) for outstanding achievement to the organization in helping raise more than $4.5 million for charity over the past five years and being the Chair of the LATLC Casino Night for each of its five years in succession. This is an unprecedented fourth time Mr. Corwin has been recognized by LATLC for his outstanding dedication and service to the organization, having been awarded the LATLC Presidential Award twice in 2014 and once in 2015.

Through Scott’s leadership, LATLC has grown from a $75,000 per year, 50-member organization to a more than $1.5 million per year, 3,000-member non-profit with a significant impact on the lives of hundreds of thousands of individuals in Southern California. Because of his profound impact on the community, Scott was selected as a finalist for the American Association of Justice (AAJ) Trial Lawyers Care (TLC) award in the years 2015, 2016, and 2017. AAJ selects fewer than a dozen finalists nationwide, each year.

Mr. Corwin supports numerous charitable causes and serves on the Board of several other non-profit organizations. In the past two years, Mr. Corwin has raised more than $3 million for charitable causes.

Scott devotes a significant amount of time to pro bono legal work, which includes assisting parents of children with special needs and developmental disabilities. He has also successfully fought for progressive legislation that protects disabled children in the State of California and provides them with the resources necessary to have their basic educational needs met.

Featured Convention Speaker

Mr. Corwin serves as a frequent speaker for the Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles (CAALA) at its annual convention, as well as at seminars, webinars, and round-table discussions throughout the year. Mr. Corwin has chaired, served as the program moderator, or spoken at a variety of educational seminars, including the CAALA Membership Practice Series round-table discussion on “Banking, Budgeting & Financing for the Solo Firm,” 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, and appeared as a panel speaker at the CAALA annual Las Vegas convention. The CAALA Convention is the largest local Trial Lawyers Association convention with more than 3,000 attendees annually. Scott is a respected and recognized expert in this area of the law.

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Education
  • USC Gould School of Law, Juris Doctorate, 1990
  • UCLA, Bachelor’s Degree, 1985
    • Departmental Honors in History
    • Chancellors Scholarship
    • Alumni Scholarships
    • Dean’s Honor List
    • Phi Alpha Theta, International History Honors Society
Admitted to Practice
  • State Bar of California, 1992
Honors and Awards
  • Southern California Super Lawyers, 2007 – Present
  • Southern California Super Lawyers Top 100, 2015 – 2016
  • National Trial Lawyers Association (NTLA) Top 100 Lawyers California, 2010 - Present
  • National Trial Lawyers Association (NTLA) Top 25 Motor Vehicle Accident Lawyers California, 2010 - Present
  • National Trial Lawyers Association (NTLA) Top 25 Brain Injury Lawyers in California, 2010 - Present
  • Presidential Award, Consumer Attorneys of California (CAOC), 2014
  • Presidential Award, Consumer Attorneys Association Los Angeles (CAALA), 2005, 2006, 2007, 2010, 2012 and 2015
  • America’s Top 100 Lawyers, 2018
  • Presidential Award, Los Angeles Trial Lawyers’ Charities (LATLC), 2014, 2015, 2016, 2018
  • Litigator Award for Catastrophic Injury, Automobile Accidents, Spinal Cord Injury and Motorcycle Accidents (Top 1% Nationwide), 2015
  • Litigator Award for Catastrophic Injury and Motorcycle Accidents (Top 1% Nationwide), 2014
  • Member, Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum, 2010 - Present
  • Million Dollar Advocates Forum, 2010 - Present
  • California State Assembly Honorary Resolutions, 2014, 2015 and 2016
  • California State Senate Honorary Resolutions, 2014, 2015 and 2016
  • City of Los Angeles Certificate of Recognition, 2014
  • Life Member, Presidential Who's Who of Professionals and Business Executives, Inducted 2010
  • American Jurisprudence Book Award in Civil Procedure
  • Life Member of the California Scholarship Federation
  • City of Los Angeles Award of Merit
Bar Organization Leadership Positions
  • President, Los Angeles Trial Lawyers Charities (LATLC), 2016
  • Vice-President, Los Angeles Trial Lawyers Charities (LATLC), 2015
  • Treasurer, Los Angeles Trial Lawyers Charities (LATLC), 2014
  • Member, Executive Committee, Los Angeles Trial Lawyers Charities (LATLC), 2014 – 2018
  • Member, Board of Governors, Los Angeles Trial Lawyers Charities (LATLC), 2013 – present
  • Member, Board of Governors, Consumer Attorneys of California (CAOC), 2006 – present
  • Member, Board of Governors, Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles (CAALA), 2005 - present
  • Emeritus Member, Board of Governors, Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles (CAALA), 2015 - present
  • Chair, CAALA Political Action Committee (PAC) 2005 - 2008 and 2010 – 2012
  • Co-Chair, Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles (CAALA) Membership Committee, 2014 -2015
  • Liaison, CAOC Small Case Task Force Sub Committee to the CAALA Board, 2007–2010, 2014-2015
Bar Organization Memberships
  • American Association for Justice (AAJ)
  • American Bar Association (ABA)
  • Trial Lawyers for Public Justice (TLPJ)
  • State Bar of California
  • Consumer Attorneys of California (CAOC)
  • Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles, Lifetime Sustaining Member (CAALA)
  • Los Angeles County Bar Association (LACBA)
  • Beverly Hills Bar Association (BHBA)
Court Admissions
  • Admitted to Practice
    • United States Supreme Court
    • Supreme Court of the State of California
    • United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
    • United States District Court for the Central District of California
    • United States District Court for the Southern District of California
    • United States District Court for the Northern District of California
    • United States District Court for the Eastern District of California
Bar Organization Committee Memberships
  • American Association for Justice (AAJ) Trial Lawyers Care (TLC) Committee Member 2016 – 2019
  • LACBA, Litigation Section, 2005 – present
  • Under CAOC
    • Legislative Committee, 2006 – present
    • Development Committee, 2010 – present
    • Small Case Task Force Sub Committee, 2007 – 2010
    • Bylaws Committee, 2007 – 2008
    • Elections Committee, 2007 – 2008
    • Budget Committee, 2006 – 2008
  • Under CAALA
    • Governmental Relations Committee, 2005 – 2016
    • Public Relations Committee, 2008 – 2016
    • Education Committee, 2008 – 2016
    • Membership Committee, 2014 – 2016
    • Ad Hoc Insurance Company Task Force, 2007 – 2010
  • Under BHBA
    • Ethics Committee, 2005 – 2010
    • Law & Justice Committee, 2005 – 2010
    • Litigation Section, 2005 – 2010
    • Legislation Committee, 2005 – 2010
    • Minority & Diversity Committee, 2005 – 2010
    • Alternative Dispute Resolution Section, 2005 – 2010
    • Barristers Committee Homeless Project, 2005 – 2010
    • Pro‚ÄźBono Mandatory Fee Arbitration Panel, 2005 – 2010
  • For LATLC
    • Chair, Casino Night Committee, Los Angeles Trial Lawyers Charities, 2014 – 2018
    • Co-Chair, Development Committee, Los Angeles Trial Lawyers Charities, 2014 – 2017
    • Co-Chair, Website Committee, Los Angeles Trial Lawyers Charities, 2014 – 2019
    • Member, Golf Tournament Committee, Los Angeles Trial Lawyers Charities, 2015
Scholarly Lectures
  • Program Moderator, Banking, Budgeting & Financing for the Solo Firm, Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles (CAALA) Membership Roundtable, October 2015
  • Program Moderator, Law Firm Marketing, Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles (CAALA) Membership Roundtable, July 2015
  • Speaker, Business for New Lawyers: How to Start, Build and Run Your Practice, Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles (CAALA) Membership Roundtable, March 2015
  • Program Moderator, Legal Research Tools for the PI Practice, Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles (CAALA) Membership Roundtable, November 2014
  • Program Moderator, Software and Technology, Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles (CAALA) Membership Roundtable, April 2014
  • Program Speaker, Banking, Budgeting & Financing for the Solo Firm, Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles (CAALA) Membership Roundtable, February 2014
  • Program Moderator, Legal Research Tools for the PI Practice, Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles (CAALA) Membership Roundtable, November 2014
  • Program Speaker, Marketing Tactics, Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles (CAALA) Membership Roundtable, September 2013
  • Speaker, Business for New Lawyers, Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles (CAALA) Webinar, 2013
  • Panel Speaker, Pre-Litigation, Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles (CAALA) 30th Annual Las Vegas Convention, 2012
  • Panel Speaker, First Steps in the Pre-Litigation Phase: Initial Client Interview to Filing, Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles (CAALA) 30th Annual Las Vegas Convention, 2012
  • Panel Speaker, The Business of Law, Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles (CAALA) 28th Annual Las Vegas Convention, 2010
  • Panel Speaker, Budgeting, Financing & Banking for the Solo Practitioner, Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles (CAALA) 28th Annual Las Vegas Convention, 2010
Publications
  • Article, “How to Start and Manage a PI Law Practice: Simple and Easy Steps to Manage, Operate & Market Your Solo Practice or Small Firm,” May 2013, Advocate Magazine, Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles (CAALA)
  • Article, “Budgeting, Financial and Banking Issues in the Solo or Small Practice,” May 2011, Advocate Magazine, Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles (CAALA)
Community Service & Charitable Activities
  • Member, President’s Club, CAOC, 2012 – 2019
  • Member, CAOC Advocates Club, 2012 – 2019
  • Member, CAALA PAC, 2005 – present
  • Director’s Circle Member, UCLA Wooden Athletic Fund, 1996 – Present
  • Leadership Donor, UCLA Pauley Pavilion Campaign of Champions, 2009 – 2013
  • Lifetime Member, UCLA Alumni
  • Chair, Vista Del Mar Child & Family Services Annual Poker Tournament, 2011
  • Treasurer, Member, Executive Committee and Board of Trustees, University Synagogue, 2005
  • Co-Chair, Architectural & Construction Committees, University Synagogue, 2004 – 2005
  • Major Sponsor of the Vista Del Mar Women of Excellence Luncheon, 2015
  • Legacy Donor of Tikkun Olam Program of the Miracle Project and Vista Inspired Teens at Vista Del Mar 2009
  • Major Donor, Hilarity for Charity Alzheimer’s Fundraiser, 2013
  • Supporter of the following charities:
    • Los Angeles Trial Lawyers’ Charities
    • Disability Rights Education Defense Fund
    • Vista Del Mar Child & Family Services
    • American Red Cross
    • Salvation Army
    • The Miracle Project
    • Concern Cancer Foundation
    • American Cancer Society
    • Clare Foundation
    • Heal the Bay
    • The Saban Free Clinic
    • The UCLA Foundation
    • New Roads High School
    • Willows Community School
    • Marquez Charter Elementary School
    • YMCA
    • Ocean Park Community Center
    • Pacific Pride Foundation

Client Testimonials

Committed pursuing the Interests of Our Clients
  • “A month ago, I was involved in a car crash and broke my right wrist. The process with this attorney was pretty fast. Scott was able to help me and also Julie was always super nice and very professional. I’m very glad everything was easy and fast.”

    - Sabrina Guna
  • “Scott got the personal injury settlement amount I expected to get (actually a few percent more). He was quiet and efficient, not a time-waster. Perfect fit for a working person.”

    - Carl Hoppe
  • “Thanks again Scott and Staff for your great work. My family and I are fortunate to have you all by our side in times of need.”

    - Maria Mejia

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