An experienced trial lawyer, Scott routinely represents clients throughout the country facing insurance recovery issues, as well as in class and mass torts, product liability and complex civil litigation at both the trial and appellate levels.
Scott has more than 30 years of experience in high-value complex disputes for companies faced with major business litigation involving contracts, insurance rights and recovery, environmental claims and toxic torts/class actions. He has a nationwide practice, frequently appearing in court at both the trial and appellate levels, trying some of the largest insurance and mass tort and class action cases in the country to jury, and securing landmark insurance decisions in the California Supreme Court, the 9th Circuit and numerous courts of appeal.
His insurance practice covers the gamut of insurance issues, including coverage for major property damage and business interruption losses, advertising-related liabilities, errors and omissions claims, director and officer claims, product liability claims, employment liability, fiduciary liability such as ERISA, False Claims Act liabilities, theft and other criminal-related claims, environmental and mass tort matters, and personal injury claims such as right to privacy and false imprisonment. He also frequently counsels companies on a wide range of insurance issues ranging from the placement of insurance through the submission of claims and securing of a defense.
His mass tort/class action practice includes trial of several of the only mass tort actions to be tried before a jury, as well as successful handling of a Daubert proceeding striking plaintiﬀs’ experts on the ground they would be testifying to “junk science.”
He is a fellow of the American College of Coverage Counsel. He has also served on the boards of advisors for multiple publications and has frequently spoken and written on insurance and mass tort/class action issues.
Articles in the National Law Review database by Scott P. DeVries