Firm News

2019 Scholarship Winner Announced

The 2019 Scott J. Corwin, APLC Overcoming Adversity Scholarship winner is Abigail Laing, a student at the University of California, Santa Barbara. We extend our sincerest congratulations to Ms. Laing and wish her well as she continues her studies.

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$6,298,237 Jury Verdict for Our Client in 2018

On May 16, 2018, 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 cross-walk by a private tour bus operator. We served as co-counsel with the firm of Panish, Shea & Boyle, LLP. 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% responsible for the accident.

$115 Million Recovered for Our Clients

We have obtained more than $115 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.

2019 Super Lawyer (13th Consecutive Year)

Mr. Corwin has been named a Southern California Super Lawyer for 2019 by Los Angeles Magazine; this is the 13th year in a row he has been honored, having been recognized as a Super Lawyer from 2007 to 2018. Scott was named a Top 100 Super Lawyer in 2015 and 2016 as well. 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.

2019 Member NTLA Top 100 Trial Lawyers in California (10th Consecutive Year)

Mr. Corwin was again selected, for the year 2019, as a member of the prestigious national organization, The National Trial Lawyers Association (NTLA). 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. Mr. Corwin has been previously honored for the years 2010 through 2018.

2019 Member NTLA Top 25 Motor Vehicle Accident & Brain Injury Lawyer in California (10th Consecutive Year)

Mr. Corwin was recognized as a National Trial Lawyers Association (NTLA) Top 25 Motor Vehicle Accident & Brain Injury Lawyer in California. It is a significant honor to be so recognized. Mr. Corwin has been previously honored for the years 2010 through 2018.

Our New Associate, Taylor M. Smith, Named NTLA Top 40 Under 40 Lawyer

Congratulations to our new associate attorney, Taylor M. Smith, who was named a National Trial Lawyers’ Association (NTLA) Top 40 Under 40 Lawyer in California. Taylor joins our firm after three years’ experience representing defendants and insurers at the pre-eminent litigation firm, Daniels, Fine, Israel, Schonbuch and Lebovits, LLP, where she handled catastrophic injury motor vehicle and motorcycle, bicycle, truck and pedestrian accidents, from their inception up until the time of trial. Taylor has had the privilege of working for a Federal District Court Judge, the Honorable Judge Algenon L. Marbley, interned for United States Senator Sherrod Brown (Ohio) and the Israeli Parliament. Ms. Smith earned her B.A. at Arizona State University and her law degree from Southwestern University School of Law. Ms. Smith is a member of CAALA, CAOC and AAJ, as well as being a member of the Honorary Board of Governors of the Los Angeles Trial Lawyers’ Charities (LATLC). She is a graduate of the America Board of Trial Advocates Trial School. We welcome Taylor to the firm and she looks forward to helping injured victims obtain justice.

2018 LATLC Presidential Award (Four Time Recipient)

Mr. Corwin was honored at the April 21, 2018 Los Angeles Trial Lawyers’ Charities (LATLC) 5th Annual Casino Night and Texas Hold ’em Tournament, where he was presented with the LATLC Presidential Award for 2018 by LATLC President, Geraldine Weiss. Nick named the “Scottie” – Ms. Weiss presented Mr. Corwin with the award for outstanding achievement to the organization in helping raise more than $4.5 million for charity over the past five years. 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. Mr. Corwin served as the 2016 President of LATLC, and currently serves as Past President on the 2019 Executive Committee.

2019 Board of Governors for CAOC and CAALA

Mr. Corwin was reelected to the Consumer Attorneys of California (CAOC) Board of Governors for his 12th consecutive term. He was also reelected to the Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles (CAALA) Board of Governors for his 13th consecutive term. As a result of his 13 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 consumers who are victims of negligence and intentional conduct by corporate and individual wrongdoers.

2018 Scholarship Winner Announced

This year’s winner is Chassidy R. Walworth, a marketing and broadcast journalism major at St. Cloud State University. We would like to extend our sincerest congratulations to Ms. Walworth for earning this honor and for her accomplishments and achievements thus far.

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CAALA Presidential Award Winner Six Time Recipient

Mr. Corwin has been honored by the Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles (CAALA) Presidential Award for 2015 by outgoing CAALA President, Joseph Barrett. This was an unprecedented sixth time Mr. Corwin has been recognized by CAALA for his outstanding achievements and service to the organization, having been the recipient of the CAALA Presidential Award in 2005, 2006, 2007, 2010 and 2012.

CAALA Featured 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 speaker for 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, as well 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.

$2 Million Raised for Local, State and Federal Candidates

Politicians

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.