$31,750,000 Settlement For Our Client
In November 2023, we obtained justice for our 30-year-old client (who was 26 at the time of the July 2019 accident) who suffered multiple orthopedic injuries and a traumatic brain injury, sustained when a large tire flew off a big-rig traveling the opposite direction on the freeway striking our client’s vehicle head on crushing the roof. No offers were extended for nearly 4 ½ years until trial had commenced. The defendants argued our client’s injuries were exaggerated and preexisting, and they did not bear responsibility for the accident. The case settled for $31,750,000 in the middle of jury selection and after rulings on pretrial motions. We were co-counsel with the firm of Nguyen Theam Lawyers LLP.
$6,298,237 Jury Verdict for Our Client
After a four-week trial, we obtained a jury verdict of $6,298,237 on behalf of our client, an elderly grandmother who was run over in a crosswalk by a private tour bus operator. The highest offer the defendant extended was $750,000 during trial. The defendant argued that our client was entirely at fault for the accident and should recover nothing. The jury found the bus company liable and held them 65 percent responsible for the accident. We served as co-counsel with the firm of Panish, Shea & Boyle, LLP.
$175 Million Recovered for Our Clients
We have obtained more than $175 million in recoveries for our clients since opening our doors in 1992. For a complete listing of our notable recoveries, please visit our Case Results page.
2024 CAALA Presidential Award Winner – 7 Time Recipient
Mr. Corwin was honored with the Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles (CAALA) Presidential Award by CAALA President Minh Nguyen at the 7th Annual CAALA Installation & Awards Dinner on January 27, 2024. Mr. Corwin has been recognized an unprecedented six times by CAALA for his outstanding achievements and service to the organization.
2024 Super Lawyer (18th Consecutive Year)
Mr. Corwin has been named a Southern California Super Lawyer for 2024 by Los Angeles Magazine. This is the 18th year in a row he has been honored, having been recognized as a Super Lawyer from 2007 to present. 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. 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.
2024 Board Of Governors For CAOC And CAALA
Mr. Corwin has been reelected to the Consumer Attorneys of California (CAOC) Board of Governors for his 19th consecutive term. He has also been reelected to the Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles (CAALA) Board of Governors for his 20th consecutive term. As a result of his 20 years of service, Mr. Corwin has earned the designation of board member emeritus for CAALA. CAOC and CAALA are the statewide and Southern California organizations of attorneys, with a combined membership of over 7,000 who represent injured consumer victims of negligence and intentional misconduct by corporate and individual wrongdoers.
2023 Member NTLA Top 100 Trial Lawyers in California (14th Consecutive Year)
The prestigious National Trial Lawyers Association (NTLA) again selected Mr. Corwin as a member in 2023. 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 14th year in a row Mr. Corwin has been so honored, having been selected for membership from 2010 through present.
2023 Member NTLA Top 25 Motor Vehicle Accident and Brain Injury Lawyer in California (14th Consecutive Year)
Mr. Corwin has been recognized as a National Trial Lawyers Association (NTLA) Top 25 Motor Vehicle Accident and Brain Injury Lawyer in California. It is a significant honor to be so recognized. Mr. Corwin was previously honored for the years 2010 through 2022.
LATLC Presidential Award (Four-Time Recipient)
Mr. Corwin was honored at the Los Angeles Trial Lawyers’ Charities (LATLC) 5th Annual Casino Night and Texas Hold ’em Tournament, where he was presented with the LATLC Presidential Award by LATLC President, Geraldine Weiss. Nicknamed the “Scottie” in Scott Corwin’s honor, Ms. Weiss presented him with the award for outstanding achievement on behalf of the organization in helping raise more than $4.5 million for charity over the past five years. Mr. Corwin has been recognized an unprecedented four times by LATLC for his outstanding dedication and service to the organization, having been awarded the LATLC Presidential Award thrice before. Mr. Corwin has served as President of LATLC, and as Past President on the Executive Committee. Scott continues his service on the Legacy & Leadership Council and Board of Directors of LATLC.
$2 Million Raised For Local, State And Federal Candidates
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 $2 million for candidates for local, state, and federal offices since 2004.
Scott J. Corwin 2024 College Scholarship Essay Contest
Scott J. Corwin 2024 “Overcoming Adversity” Scholarship Essay Contest
Sponsored by Scott J. Corwin, A Professional Law Corporation, the third annual scholarship is being offered in 2024 to students attending (or entering) a California college or university. The winner will receive a $1,000 award for use toward their college tuition and/or fees.
Attorney Scott J. Corwin launched this scholarship in 2018. Scott believes strongly in the value of education and the importance of making it possible for students from all walks of life to achieve their academic goals.
Scott J. Corwin 2022 College Scholarship Essay Winner
The 2022 Scott J. Corwin, APLC Overcoming Adversity Scholarship winner is Ella Stiso, a student at the University of Alabama. We extend our sincerest congratulations to Ms. Stiso and wish her well as she continues her studies.