Scott J. Corwin

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Personal Injury Attorney in Los Angeles, CA

Scott J. Corwin, A Professional Law Corporation
 | 11766 Wilshire Boulevard, Suite 1160, Landmark II Tower
Los Angeles, CA 90025-6538
Phone: 310-207-4030
Fax: 310-207-1917
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2007 - 2019
Licensed Since: 1992
Practice Areas:
  • Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff
Attorney Profile

EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE

Scott J. Corwin, the principal of the firm, received his Bachelor of Arts degree and graduated with Departmental Honors in History from UCLA in 1985. At UCLA he was awarded both a Chancellor's Scholarship and Alumni Scholarship. Mr. Corwin was a member of the Dean's Honor List and Phi Alpha Theta, the International History Honors Society while at UCLA. Mr. Corwin 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.
Mr. Corwin 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.

Over the past 20 years, Scott J. Corwin has recovered more than $70,000,000 for more than 2,000 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.

AWARDS & HONORS

Los Angeles Magazine has named Mr. Corwin a Southern California Super Lawyer seven years in a row beginning in 2007 and every year thereafter through 2013. 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.

Scott J. Corwin 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 less than 700 members nationwide. Forum membership acknowledges excellence in legal advocacy.

The prestigious National Trial Lawyers Association (NTLA) again selected Mr. Corwin as a member in 2013. 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 fourth year in a row Mr. Corwin has been so honored, having been selected for membership in 2010, 2011 and 2012.

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS

Mr. Corwin serves as a member of numerous professional organizations including the American Association for Justice (AAJ), Public Justice Foundation, Consumer Attorneys Of California (CAOC), the Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles (CAALA), the American Bar Association (ABA), the Los Angeles County Bar Association (LACBA), the Western Trial Lawyers Association (WTLA), the Beverly Hills Bar Association (BHBA), the Motorcycle Injury Trial Lawyers Association (MITLA), the Motor Vehicle Injury Trial Lawyers Association (MVTLA), the National Brain Injury Trial Lawyers Association (NBITLA), and the Association of Plaintiff Interstate Trucking Lawyers of America (APITLA).

Mr. Corwin has served as a member of the Board of Governors of the Consumer Attorneys of California (CAOC) since November 2006. 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. CAOC's mission includes preserving the right to trial by jury, prevention of injury through concerted efforts to secure safe products, a safe workplace, a clean environment, and quality health care, and to uphold the honor and dignity of the legal profession and the highest standards of ethical conduct and integrity. For the past seven years as a member of the Board of Governors of CAOC, Scott J. Corwin continues his fight to protect the civil justice system and to provide access to justice for all. He also served on the CAOC Legislative, Bylaws, Elections and Budget Committees, as well as the Small Case Task Force Sub Committee.

Mr. Corwin has served as a member of the Board of Governors of the Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles (CAALA) since January 2005. Mr. Corwin 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 just stepped down as the Chair of the CAALA Political Action Committee, having served an unprecedented seven terms as the Chair from 2005-2007 and 2009-2012. During his seven year tenure he raised over $700,000 for the CAALA PAC and more than quintupled its membership in order to support pro consumer candidates and protect the civil justice system. He also serves as a member of the CAALA Governmental Relations, Public Relations and Education Committees.

The Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles (CAALA) has honored Scott J. Corwin for outstanding contributions to the organization for an unprecedented five years with CAALA Presidential Awards for 2005, 2006, 2007, 2010 and 2012.

Mr. Corwin was honored to serve as a member of the Board of Directors of the Western Trial Lawyers Association for 2010-11. This organization is dedicated to the proposition of advancing the cause of justice in the representation of clients in personal injury claims. Members of the Western Trial Lawyers Association, founded in 1966, are recognized for the years of advanced education and practice necessary to achieve such recognition.

TIRELESS CONSUMER ADVOCATE

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 $1.5 million for candidates for local, state and federal offices since 2004.
Mr. Corwin is currently a Silver Member of the Consumer Attorneys of California Advocates Club as well as a Gold Member of the Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles PAC. Both of these organizations use their resources to protect consumer rights and the civil justice system.

PUBLISHED AUTHOR & SPEAKER

In order to stay current on the latest medical research, Mr. Corwin maintains memberships in the National Spinal Cord Injury Association, the Brain Injury Association of America, Brain Injury Association of California, the International Brain Injury Association and the North American Brain Injury Society. These respected national and international organizations provide ongoing education and information to their members.

Scott J. Corwin is a frequent panel speaker at the Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles (CAALA) annual convention in Las Vegas. The CAALA Convention is the largest attended consumer attorney convention in the United States and is one of the premier events for continuing education for attorneys in the country. Mr. Corwin served as a panel speaker at the 2012 Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles (CAALA) 30th annual Las Vegas Convention at the Venetian Hotel September 6, 2012. The Convention is the signature event for CAALA each year. Mr. Corwin served as a panelist on the "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. Mr. Corwin is a respected and recognized expert in this area of the law.

Mr. Corwin is also a frequent published author and in the consumer legal field. Most recently his article entitled "Budgeting, Financial and Banking Issues in the Solo or Small Practice" was published in the May 2011 CAALA Advocate Magazine. The Advocate is the Journal of Consumer Attorneys Associations for Southern California. It was also published in the May 2011 Plaintiff's Magazine.

Mr. Corwin is a member of the Beverly Hills Bar Association (BHBA) where he has served as a member of the Ethics Committee, Law & Justice Committee, Legislation Committee, Minority & Diversity Committee, Litigation Section, Alternative Dispute Resolution Section and Homeless Project Barristers Committee. Mr. Corwin also served as a member of the Beverly Hills Bar Association's Pro-Bono Mandatory Fee Arbitration Panel.

Areas of Practice

Motor Vehicle Accidents
Car Accidents
Motorcycle Accidents
Bicycle & Pedestrian Accidents
Truck Accidents
Serious & Catastrophic Injuries

Bar Admissions

California, 1992
U.S. District Court Central District of California, 1992
U.S. District Court Southern District of California, 1992
U.S. District Court Northern District of California, 1992
U.S. District Court Eastern District of California, 1992
Supreme Court of California, 1992
U.S. Supreme Court, 1995

Education

University of Southern California Gould School of Law, Los Angeles, California
J.D. - 1990
Member, Dean's Honor List
National Dean's List
Member, Phi Alpha Delta Legal Fraternity
Delegate to its Biennial National Convention

University of California, Los Angeles
B.A. - 1985
Chancellors and Alumni Scholarships
Departmental Honors
Member, Dean's Honor List
Member, Phi Alpha Theta
Member, International History Honors Society
Major: History

Published Works

Budgeting, Financial and Banking Issues in the Solo or Small Practice, Advocate Magazine, Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles (CAALA), May , 2011

Classes/Seminars

Panel Speaker, Pre-Litigation Client Preparation, Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles (CAALA) 30th Annual Las Vegas Convention, 2012

Careful 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

Honors and Awards

Life Member, Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum, Inducted, 2010
Life Member, Million Dollar Advocates Forum, Inducted, 2001
Member, The National Trial Lawyers Association (NTLA) Top 100 Lawyers in California, 2010 - 2013
Presidential Award, Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles (CAALA), 2005 - 2007
Presidential Award, Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles (CAALA), 2010

Presidential Award, Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles (CAALA), 2012

Southern California Super Lawyers, 2007 - 2013
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

Professional Associations and Memberships

Consumer Attorneys of California (CAOC), Member, 1992 - Present
Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles (CAALA), Lifetime Sustaining Member, 1992 - Present
Consumer Attorneys of California (CAOC), Member, Board of Governors, 2006 - Present
Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles (CAALA), Member, Board of Governors, 2005 - Present
Western Trial Lawyers Association (WTLA), Member, Board of Directors, 2010 - 2011
Trial Lawyers for Public Justice (TLPJ), Member, 2004 - Present
American Association for Justice (AAJ), Member, 2004 - Present
CAALA, Chair, Political Action Committee (PAC), 2005 - 2008
CAALA, Chair, Political Action Committee (PAC), 2010 - Present
CAALA, Member, Governmental Relations Committee, 2005 - Present
CAALA, Member, Public Relations Committee, 2008 - Present
CAALA, Member, Education Committee, 2008 - Present
CAALA, Ad Hoc Insurance Company Task Force, Member, 2007 - 2010
Motor Vechicle Trial Lawyers Association (MVTLA), Member
Motorcycle Injury Trial Lawyers Association (MITLA), Member
Association of Plaintiff Interstate Trucking Lawyers of America (APITLA), Member
National Brain Injury Trial Lawyers Association (NBITLA), Member
State Bar of California, Member, 1992 - Present
American Bar Association (ABA), Member, 2005 - Present
Los Angeles County Bar Association (LACBA), Member, 2005 - Present
LACBA, Litigation Section, Member, 2005 - Present
Beverly Hills Bar Association (BHBA), Member, 2005 - Present
BHBA, Member, Ethics Committee, 2005 - Present
BHBA, Member, Law & Justice Committee, 2005 - Present
BHBA, Member, Legislation Committee, 2005 - 2010
BHBA, Member, Minority & Diversity Committee, 2005 - 2010
BHBA, Litigation Section, Member, 2005 - Present
BHBA, Alternative Dispute Resolution Section, Member, 2005 - Present
BHBA Barristers Committee Homeless Project, Member, 2005 - 2010
BHBA Pro?Bono Mandatory Fee Arbitration Panel, Member, 2005 - 2010
CAOC Small Case Task Force Sub Committee, Liaison, CAALA Board, 2007 - Present
CAOC, Member, Legislative Committee, 2006 - Present
CAOC, Member, Small Case Task Force Sub Committee, 2007 - Present
CAOC, Member, Development Committee, 2010 - Present
CAOC , Member, Bylaws Committee, 2007 - 2008
CAOC, Member, Elections Committee, 2007 - 2008
CAOC, Member, Budget Committee, 2006 - 2008
International Brain Injury Association (IBIA), Member
North American Brain Injury Society (NABIS), Member
Brain Injury Association of America (BIUSA), Member
Brain Injury Association of California (BICAL), Member
National Spinal Cord Injury Association (NSCIA), Member

Pro Bono Activities

Chair, Vista Del Mar Child & Family Services Annual Texas Holdem Tournament, 2011 - Present
Treasurer, University Synagogue, 2005
Member, Executive Committee, University Synagogue, 2005
Member, Board of Trustees, University Synagogue, 2005
Co-Chair, Architectural Committee, University Synagogue, 2004 - 2005
Co-Chair, Construction Committee, University Synagogue, 2004 - 2005
Vice Chair, National Finance Committee, Hillary Clinton for President, 2007 - 2008
Vice-Chair, National Finance Committee, John Kerry for President, 2004
Trustee, Democratic National Committee (DNC), 2004
Diamond Member, CAOC Advocates Club, 2005 - 2006
Silver Member, CAOC Advocates Club, 2007 - Present
Gold Member, CAALA PAC, 2006 - Present

 

 

 
Practice Areas
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Personal Injury - General (100%): Animal Bites, Motor Vehicle Accidents, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Wrongful Death, Brain Injury, Trucking Accidents

Focus Areas

Animal Bites, Motor Vehicle Accidents, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Wrongful Death, Brain Injury, Trucking Accidents

Selections

Selected to Super Lawyers for 13 yearsbottom-image

Super Lawyers: 2007 - 2019

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About Scott Corwin

Admitted: 1992, California

Professional Webpage: http://www.sjclaw.com/Attorney/Scott-J-Corwin.shtml

Honors/Awards:

  • Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles (CAALA) Presidential Award, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2010 and 2012
  • Life Member, Presidential Who's Who of Professionals and Business Executives, Inducted 2010
  • Life Member of the California Scholarship Federation
  • City of Los Angeles Award of Merit
  • Life Member, Million Dollar Advocates Forum, Inducted 2001
  • Life Member, Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum, Inducted 2010
  • American Jurisprudence Book Award in Civil Procedure

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Chair, CAALA Political Action Committee (PAC) 2005 - 2008 and 2010 - 2012
  • Member, American Association for Justice (AAJ), 2004 - Present
  • Member, Trial Lawyers for Public Justice (TLPJ), 2004 - Present
  • Member, Los Angeles County Bar Association (LACBA), 2005 - Present
  • Member, LACBA, Litigation Section, 2005 - Present
  • Admitted to Practice, United States District Court for the Eastern District of California, 1992 - present
  • Admitted to Practice, United States District Court for the Northern District of California, 1992 - present
  • Admitted to Practice, United States District Court for the Southern District of California, 1992 - present
  • Admitted to Practice, United States District Court for the Central District of California, 1992 - present
  • Admitted to Practice, United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, 1992 - present
  • Admitted to Practice, United States Supreme Court, 1995 - present
  • Admitted to Practice, Supreme Court of the State of California, 1992 - present
  • Member, BHBA Pro‐Bono Mandatory Fee Arbitration Panel, 2005 - Present
  • Member, BHBA Barristers Committee Homeless Project, 2005 - Present
  • Member, BHBA Minority & Diversity Committee, 2005 - Present
  • Member, BHBA Legislation Committee, 2005 - Present
  • Member, BHBA Law & Justice Committee, 2005 - Present
  • Member, BHBA Ethics Committee, 2005 - Present
  • Member, CAOC Budget Committee, 2006 - 2008
  • Member, CAOC Elections Committee, 2007 - 2008
  • Member, CAOC Bylaws Committee, 2007 - 2008
  • Member, Consumer Attorneys of California (CAOC), 1992 - Present
  • Life Member, The National Trial Lawyers Association (NTLA), Inducted 2010
  • Lifetime Sustaining Member, Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles (CAALA), 1992 - Present
  • Member, CAOC Legislative Committee, 2006 - present
  • Liason, CAOC Small Case Task Force Sub Committee to the CAALA Board, 2007 - Present
  • Member, CAALA Education Committee, 2008 - Present
  • Member, CAALA Public Relations Committee, 2008 - Present
  • Member, CAALA Governmental Relations Committee, 2005 - Present
  • Member, CAOC Small Case Task Force Sub Committee, 2007 - Present
  • Member, Board of Directors, Western Trial Lawyers Association (WTLA), 2010 - present
  • Member, Board of Governors, Consumer Attorneys of California (CAOC), 2006 - Present
  • Member, BHBA, Alternative Dispute Resolution Section, 2005 - Present
  • Member, BHBA, Litigation Section, 2005 - Present
  • Member, Beverly Hills Bar Association (BHBA), 2005 - Present
  • Member, American Bar Association (ABA), 2005 - Present
  • Member, CAALA, Ad Hoc Insurance Company Task Force, 2007 - Present
  • Member, Board of Governors, Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles (CAALA), 2005 - Present

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • Vice Chair, National Finance Committee, Hillary Clinton for President, 2007 - 2008
  • Vice-Chair, National Finance Committee, John Kerry for President, 2004
  • Trustee, Democratic National Committee (DNC), 2004
  • Co-Chair, Construction Committee, University Synagogue, 2004 - 2005
  • Co-Chair, Architectural Committee, University Synagogue, 2004 - 2005
  • Treasurer, University Synagogue, 2005
  • Member, Executive Committee, University Synagogue, 2005
  • Member, Board of Trustees, University Synagogue, 2005
  • Platinum Member, CAALA PAC, 2005
  • Gold Member, CAALA PAC, 2006 - present
  • Silver Member, CAOC Advocates Club, 2007 - present
  • Diamond Member, CAOC Advocates Club, 2005 - 2006

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

  • 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

Verdicts/Settlements:

  • $1,250,000 - Motorcycle Accident
  • $65,000,000 - (For over 2,000 clients in past 20 years)
  • $675,000 - Pedestrian vs Auto Accident
  • $780,000 - Truck Accident
  • $850,000 - Slip and Fall Accident
  • $850,000 - Pedestrian vs Auto Accident
  • $1,000,000 - Amusement Park Ride Accident
  • $1,000,000 - Truck Accident
  • $1,000,000 - Auto Accident
  • $3,407,752 - Trip and Fall Accident
  • $1,250,000 - Auto Accident
  • $2,300,000 - Motorcycle Accident
  • $2,782,984 - Bus Accident

Educational Background:

  • UCLA, Bachelors Degree, Departmental Honors in History, Chancellors Scholarship and Alumni Scholarship, 1985

Industry Groups

  • Airplane Accidents
  • Automobile Accidents
  • Bicycle Accidents
  • Bus Accidents
  • Car Accidents
  • Construction Accidents
  • Dog Bite Claims
  • Motorcycle Accidents
  • Pedestrian Accidents
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Train Accidents
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Trucking Accidents
  • Wrongful Death Claims
Office Location for Scott J. Corwin

11766 Wilshire Boulevard, Suite 1160
Landmark II Tower
Los Angeles, CA 90025-6538

Phone: 310-207-4030

Fax: 310-207-1917

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Last Updated: 8/6/2018

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