Scott J. Corwin
Past President (2016)
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Scott J. Corwin is the founder and principal of the Los Angeles motor vehicle accident law firm, Scott J. Corwin, A Professional Law Corporation. Since opening his doors in 1992, he has successfully represented more than 3,000 injury victims with an emphasis on auto accidents and motorcycle accidents, with recoveries totaling over $100 million. Mr. Corwin earned his Bachelor of Arts degree and graduated with Departmental Honors in History from UCLA in 1985. Mr. Corwin earned his Juris Doctorate from the USC Gould School of Law in 1990.
Scott served as the 2016 President of the Los Angeles Trial Lawyers’ Charities (LATLC). Under his leadership, the 3rd Annual LATLC Casino Night, in 2016, netted $325,000 for the charity and had more than 1,000 guests in attendance. This was a record setting event for LATLC. Mr. Corwin supports numerous charitable causes and serves on the Board of several non-profit organizations in addition to LATLC. In just the past four years, Mr. Corwin has helped raise over $3.5 million for charitable causes, including more than $3 million for LATLC. Mr. Corwin was honored at the May 2, 2015 Los Angeles Trial Lawyers’ Charities (LATLC) 2nd Annual Casino Night and Texas Hold ’em Tournament, where he was presented with the LATLC Presidential Award for 2015. This is an unprecedented third 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. Mr. Corwin was awarded the Inaugural (2016) “Scott J. Corwin Award” for Exemplary Service and Sacrifice to LATLC in January 2017 by the entire Board of Directors of LATLC.
Mr. Corwin has served as a member of the Board of Governors of the Consumer Attorneys of California (CAOC) since November 2006. In recognition of his outstanding achievements and service to the organization during that time, Scott was honored with the 2014 CAOC Presidential Award. He was presented with this award at the CAOC 53rd Annual Convention, which took place on November 13, 2014.
Scott J. Corwin has also served as a member of the Board of Governors of the Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles (CAALA) since January 2005. Scott served an unheard of seven terms as the Chair of the CAALA Political Action Committee from 2005-2007 and again from 2009-2012. During his seven-year tenure as PAC Chair 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. In addition to raising money for CAALA’s PAC, Scott has raised more than $2,000,000 for political candidates, including John Kerry in 2004 and Hillary Clinton in both 2008 and 2015-16, as well as a multitude of federal, state and local candidates. The Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles (CAALA) has honored Scott for outstanding contributions to the organization for an unprecedented six years with CAALA Presidential Awards for 2005, 2006, 2007, 2010, 2012 and 2015.
Over the past 26 years, Scott J. Corwin has recovered more than $100,000,000 for more than 3,000 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.
Los Angeles Magazine has named Mr. Corwin a Southern California Super Lawyer eleven years in a row, beginning in 2007 and every year thereafter through 2018. Only 5% of attorneys are selected for this honor. In 2015 and 2016, Mr. Corwin was named a Top 100 Super Lawyer, which is an even greater 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 was awarded the prestigious 2015 Litigator Award for Auto Accident Litigation, Motorcycle Accident Litigation and Spinal Injuries Litigation. This award is given for extraordinary achievement within these fields. Of the nearly 1.1 Million lawyers considered, only a select few in each state receive this award. This places Mr. Corwin in the Top 1% of all lawyers nationwide. Mr. Corwin also received this award in 2014 for Catastrophic Injury and Motorcycle Accident Litigation.
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 2018. 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 eighth year in a row Mr. Corwin has been so honored, having been selected for membership from 2010 through 2017.
Scott was named a “Top 25” Motor Vehicle Trial Lawyer and a “Top 25” Brain Injury Trial Lawyer by the NTLA, in 2018 and previously in 2017.
Scott is actively involved with Vista Del Mar Child & Family Services, a more than 100-year-old Los Angeles based nonprofit organization that is one of the preeminent social service agencies serving children and their families, with mental health problems, emotional problems, behavior problems, social problems, or developmental difficulties. Mr. Corwin was the Legacy Sponsor of the Women of Excellence Luncheon for 2015. Scott served as the Co-Chair for the Vista Del Mar Annual Texas Hold ’em Poker Tournament in 2011. The Corwin Family has demonstrated its commitment to the Los Angeles nonprofit community by establishing and funding the Tikun Olam Program of the Miracle Project and Vista Inspired Teens at Vista Del Mar. These programs benefit children with special needs and their families.
Scott is a Director’s Circle member of the UCLA Wooden Athletic Fund for 2018. He has been a member of the Wooden Athletic Fund since 1996. Together, members of the Wooden Athletic Fund team provide invaluable support for all 700 UCLA student athletes. Mr. Corwin also serves as a Leadership Donor to the UCLA Pauley Pavilion Campaign of Champions from 2009 through 2013. Scott has been a strong supporter of Hilarity for Charity in 2013. Hilarity for Charity raises money for the National Alzheimer’s Association, the world’s leading global voluntary health organization in Alzheimer’s care, and the largest private nonprofit funder of Alzheimer’s research. Hilarity for Charity brings awareness of Alzheimer’s to the younger generation and to engage them in action. Mr. Corwin was a significant donor for the annual Hilarity for Charity event, hosted by actor and comedian, Seth Rogen, in April 2013.
Mr. Corwin previously served as the Treasurer of University Synagogue, responsible for management of its annual $3 million budget. Mr. Corwin also served as Co-Chair of the University Synagogue Architectural and Construction Committees, where he was responsible for the design and oversight of a $10 million remodel project. Mr. Corwin was an Eagle Scout, Junior Assistant Scoutmaster and a Brotherhood member of the Order of the Arrow of the Boy Scouts of America. Mr. Corwin is a lifetime member of the UCLA Alumni Association. Scott’s other charitable involvement includes the Disability Rights Education Defense Fund, Heal the Bay, Concern Cancer Foundation, American Cancer Society, Clare Foundation, New Roads High School, Willows Community School, Marquez Charter Elementary School, The Saban Free Clinic, The UCLA Foundation, YMCA, American Red Cross, the Salvation Army, Ocean Park Community Center and the Pacific Pride Foundation.
Scott devotes a significant amount of time to pro bono legal work, which includes assisting parents of children with special needs and developmental disabilities. He has also successfully fought for progressive legislation that protects disabled children in the State of California and provides them with the resources necessary to have their basic educational needs met.