Scott M. Malzahn

Attorney Profile

Top Rated General Litigation Attorney in Los Angeles, CA

Baker Marquart LLP
 | 777 South Figueroa St., Suite 2850
Los Angeles, CA 90017
Phone: 424-652-7800
Fax: 424-652-7850
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2019 - 2020
Selected To Rising Stars: 2007, 2013 - 2017
Licensed Since: 2003
Practice Areas:
  • General Litigation (60%),
  • Intellectual Property Litigation (40%)
Attorney Profile

Scott Malzahn’s practice focuses on business, tort and intellectual property disputes.  He has successfully represented clients at all stages of litigation ranging from pre-dispute resolution through trial and appeal. He has served as lead trial counsel and argued motions in both federal and state courts in California, as well as in other jurisdictions.  He teaches Constitutional Law at USC Gould School of Law and taught Civil Procedure at UCLA.  

Scott has extensive experience representing corporate and individual clients both as a plaintiff’s and defense lawyer.  Before joining Baker Marquart, he represented many of the country’s largest corporations at Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher and Howrey Simon in Los Angeles.  He then joined a boutique plaintiff’s contingency firm where he managed dozens of litigation matters ranging from personal injury matters to complex consumer class actions.  He has continued to draw upon these experiences at Baker Marquart where he represents both plaintiffs and defendants in an aggressive, strategic and cost-conscious manner.  

Scott has handled many high-profile cases.  He was a member of the trial team in Perry v. Schwarzenegger, which won a historic federal court decision striking down California’s ban on same-sex marriage as a violation of the Fourteenth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.  He also won political asylum for a young Iraqi boy and his family after CNN covered the story of a terrorist attack on the boy in dozens of news articles and on television. 

Scott graduated from UC Hastings in the top 1% of his class, where he won an intercollegiate moot court competition and received a prestigious scholarship from law school faculty.  He graduated summa cum laude from The College of William and Mary with a Bachelor of Science degree.

Practice Areas
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

General Litigation (60%): Litigation

Intellectual Property Litigation (40%)

Focus Areas



Selected to Super Lawyers for 2 yearsmiddle-imageSelected to Rising Stars for 6 years

Super Lawyers: 2019 - 2020 Rising Stars: 2007, 2013 - 2017

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About Scott Malzahn

Admitted: 2003, California

Professional Webpage:


  • Named as “Rising Star” by Los Angeles magazine, 2012 - 2016

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals
  • Southern District of California
  • Northern District of California
  • Central District of California
  • Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals
  • California
  • Lecturer in Law, USC Gould School of Law

Pro bono/Community Service:

  •  Instructor, Ropes Course
  • Member, Equality Council, California

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

  • “The Alien Tort Statute: A Powerful Weapon Against Corporations Engaged in War Crimes,” Daily Journal (November 8, 2011)
  • “SB 491: Protecting Consumers’ Right to Join Together,” Daily Journal (June 25, 2012)
  • “What November Means for California Justice,” Daily Journal (October 29, 2012)
  • “Ninth Circuit Joins Other Circuits In Holding Corporations Potentially Accountable For War Crimes,” Los Angeles Daily Journal (November 8, 2011)
  • Key Note Speaker, Colorado GLBT Bar Association, Annual Awards Dinner (2011)
  • Guest Panelist, American Psychological Association, Annual Convention (2011)
  • “State Sponsorship and Support of International Terrorism: Customary Norms of State Responsibility”, 26 Hastings Int’l & Comp. L. Rev. 83 (2002)


  • Perry v. Schwarzenegger

Educational Background:

  • The College of William and Mary, Bachelor of Science, summa cum laude, Honors: Phi Beta Kappa
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777 South Figueroa St.
Suite 2850
Los Angeles, CA 90017

Phone: 424-652-7800

Fax: 424-652-7850

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Last Updated: 8/6/2019

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