Chase A. Scolnick

Chase A. Scolnick

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Civil Litigation Attorney in Irvine, CA

Keller/Anderle LLP
 | 18300 Von Karman Avenue, Suite 930
Irvine, CA 92612
Phone: 949-476-8700
Fax: 949-476-0900
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2020 - 2021
Licensed Since: 2003
Practice Areas:
  • Civil Litigation: Defense (80%),
  • Criminal Defense: White Collar (20%)
Languages Spoken:
  • English,
  • Spanish
    Attorney Profile

    Mr. Scolnick is an experienced trial attorney with an impressive track record of success.  He has first-chaired approximately fifty federal jury trials and has led some of the largest federal districts in defense wins.  Mr. scolnick has received multiple awards for his advocacy, including the Federal Bar Association's National Younger Attorney Award, the Daily Journal's CLAY award -- California Lawyer Attorney of the Year, and the Daily Journal's Top Government Litigation Trial Verdict for 2018.  He is a partner at Keller/Anderle in Irvine, Ca.   

    About Chase Scolnick

    Admitted: 2003, California

    Professional Webpage:

    Bar/Professional Activity:

    • Member: Orange County Bar Association
    • Member: Board of Directors for the Federal Bar Association, Orange County Chapter

    Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

    • I was selected to train new attorneys regarding litigation strategies at evidentiary hearings., Speaker, Effective Evidentiary Hearing Strategies, 2016
    • I was selected to train federal and state criminal defense attorneys in the Eastern and Southern Districts of New York regarding the immigration consequences of federal and state criminal convictions.  , Speaker, Defending Non-citizen Clients in Federal Court, 2012
    • I was selected to speak at the National Senior Federal Defender Seminar in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania regarding synthetic drug cases in federal courts., Speaker, Sentencing Strategies in Synthetic Drug Cases, 2015
    • I was selected to speak at this national seminar on federal sentencing.  , Speaker, Sentencing Strategies Under the Amended Guidelines, 2018
    • I was selected to train new trial attorneys at the Federal Defenders of San Diego., Speaker, Practical Tips for Closing Arguments, 2016
    • I was selected to speak at the National Senior Federal Defender Conference In New Orleans, Lousiana., Speaker, Using FRE 803(3) as the Cornerstone of Your Trial Practice, 2017
    • I was selected to speak at the Federal Criminal Justice Act Seminar in the District of Indiana regarding trial practice.  , Speaker, Strategically Using the Federal Rules of Evidence, 2017


    • I defended Marcia Minaya Diaz against federal drug trafficking charges in the Eastern District of New York.  In her Second trial, Ms. Diaz was acquitted of all charges.  Her acuittal was recognized in the National Registry of Exonerations.  , 2015
    • I served as co-lead counsel for the City of Costa Mesa in Yellowstone v. Costa Mesa, 14-cv-1852.  This was a complete defense verdict.  , 2018

    Representative Clients:

    • I represented Broadwood Investment Fund, LLC in a case against the U.S. government regarding the allowance of $300 million of tax losses for noted philanthropist Dr. Henry Nicholas.  The settlement in this case, which I negotiated, was designated by the Daily Journal as a Top Plaintiff's Settlement/Verdict., 2018
    • I represent Cash Call in a civil action filed against Katten Munchin Rosenman LLP., 2019

    Other Outstanding Achievements:

    • I served as co-lead trial counsel in Yellowstone v. City of Costa Mesa.  The jury awarded a complete defense verdict.  The Daily Journal included our defense verdict as the Top Verdict of 2018 in Government Litigation.  , 2018
    • I was awarded the Federal Bar Association's Younger Lawyer Award.  I was the only defense attorney to receive this national award in 2017.  , 2017
    • I received a Daily Journal CLAY Award -- California Lawyer Attorney of the Year -- for my defense of the City of Costa Mesa in Yellowstone v. Costa Mesa., 2019
    • A case in which I negotiated the settlement (Broadwood Investment Fund v. United States) was designated by the Daily Journal as one of its Top Plaintiff's Verdicts/Settlements.  , 2019
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    Office Location for Chase A. Scolnick

    18300 Von Karman Avenue
    Suite 930
    Irvine, CA 92612

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    Last Updated: 7/21/2020

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