Scott J. Corwin

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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 - 2021
Licensed Since: 1992
Practice Areas:
  • Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff
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    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
    • 100%Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff
    Focus Areas

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

    Selections

    Selected to Super Lawyers for 15 yearsbottom-image

    Super Lawyers: 2007 - 2021

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    About Scott Corwin

    Admitted: 1992, California

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

    Honors/Awards:

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

    Bar/Professional Activity:

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

    Pro bono/Community Service:

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

    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:

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