Scot Wilson is a partner at Knight Law Group. He takes pride in fighting to get justice for his clients.
Scot has substantial trial experience. He was actively involved in the In re: Toyota Unintended Acceleration MDL and JCCP, which resulted in a $1.6 billion settlement, and In re: GM Ignition Switch MDL. In 2016, Scot was trial counsel in Solorio v. Nissan in which he got a $46 million verdict for his client. In 2018, Scot was a recipient of the prestigious California Lawyer Attorney of the Year (CLAY) Award as a result of his role in a trial that resulted in a $417 million verdict for his client. In 2019, Scot was trial counsel in Bowser v. Ford in which he got a $400,000 verdict for his clients in an auto defect and fraud case. He has helped obtain verdicts and settlements of over $1 billion for his clients.
Before joining Knight Law, Scot was a partner at Robinson Calcagnie, where he was trial counsel in many significant cases, including the landmark In re: Tobacco II Cases class action, which involved the fraudulent marketing of Marlboro “light” cigarettes. Before that, Scot was a shareholder at Call & Jensen in Newport Beach. Scot also served as a pro bono Deputy District Attorney with the Orange County District Attorney’s Office Trial Attorney Partnership Program.
After graduating from the University of California‚ San Diego (UCSD) in 1999‚ Scot graduated cum laude from Pepperdine University School of Law in 2002. While at Pepperdine‚ he served as Note & Comment Editor for the Pepperdine Law Review and won the Dalsimer Moot Court Competition.
Scot has been admitted to practice in California since 2002. He has handled cases in state and federal courts throughout the country. In addition to being a member of the State Bar of California, he is a member of the Western Trial Lawyers Association (WTLA), Consumer Attorneys of California (CAOC), Orange County Bar Association (OCBA), Association of Business Trial Lawyers (ABTL), Federal Bar Association (FBA), and Orange County Trial Lawyers Association (OCTLA). In 2015 and 2016, Scot was on the Board of Directors for the OCTLA. In 2019, he was the author of the Recent Cases column in the CAOC’s Forum Magazine. He is a member of the OCBA’s Administration of Justice committee.
Scot has been named a Super Lawyer by Los Angeles Magazine multiple times for his work. He frequently gives presentations to other lawyers regarding trial advocacy, deposition techniques and emerging issues in consumer protection cases.