Scott Ferrell

Scott Ferrell

Firm Founder

Email: sferrell@pacifictrialattorneys.com
PH: 949/706-6464
FX: 949/706-6469

Results: Scott is one of California’s most successful trial lawyers.  In recent years, he has tried 25 commercial cases to verdict as lead counsel – winning 23.  His trial record enables him to obtain favorable settlements in the vast majority of those cases that do not reach trial.  He also has nine published opinions as lead counsel.

Awards: Scott was recognized by the California Daily Journal as one of California’s “Top 20 Attorneys Under 40” at age 31.  From 2012-2016, the bench and bar identified Scott has one of Southern California’s “Top 100 SuperLawyers” and as one of Orange County’s “Top 50 SuperLawyers.”  As a recognized expert on trial strategy, Scott lectures frequently at bar-approved CLE seminars on topics including jury selection, cross-examination, and closing argument.

Recent Wins: In October of 2017, a unanimous appeals court ruled that Scott had prevailed as lead trial counsel in a consumer class action in which the class is expected to recover over $50 million.  Scott also recently won a complete defense verdict after a three-week trial in a racial discrimination case against a prominent retailer in which the plaintiff sought nearly $10 million; a complete defense verdict after a six-week environmental contamination trial for a large energy company in which the plaintiffs sought nearly $20 million; a unanimous $47.4 million verdict for an international telecom company in a trade secrets case (at the time, the largest punitive damage award ever in San Diego Federal Court); and four different trials in which the jury deliberated for less than an hour.

Scott recently won a complete defense verdict after a three-week trial in a racial discrimination case against a prominent retailer in which the plaintiff sought nearly $10 million; a complete defense verdict after a six-week environmental contamination trial for a large energy company in which the plaintiffs sought nearly $20 million; a unanimous $47.4 million verdict for an international telecom company in a trade secrets case (at the time, the largest punitive damage award ever in San Diego Federal Court); and four different trials in which the jury deliberated for less than an hour.

Interests: Scott has completed four marathons, two triathlons, and is currently training to run a mile in under five minutes.