Scott S. Thomas

Scott S. Thomas

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(949) 797-1253
(949) 851-1212
sst [at] paynefears.com

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Practice Areas

Bar Admissions
  • State of California
  • State of Nevada
  • State of Idaho
  • U.S. District Court for the Central, Northern and Southern Districts of California
Professional Memberships and Activities
  • Member, Orange County Bar Association, Former Chair of Insurance Law Section
Professional Awards and Recognitions
  • Southern California Super Lawyers List, 2004-2014
Education
  • J.D., Brigham Young University, J. Reuben Clark School of Law, 1982
  • B.A., Brigham Young University, 1979
Speaking Engagements
  • Orange County Bar Association- Top Three Trending Insurance Challenges in Construction Defect Cases, June 2015
  • State Bar of Nevada – You Can Run But You Can’t Hide: Overcoming Evasive Actions By Insurers in Construction Defect Claims, December 2014
  • Orange County Bar Association – You Can Run But You Can’t Hide: Overcoming Evasive Actions By Insurers in Construction Defect Claims, May 2014
  • West Coast Casualty’s Construction Defect Seminar  - Update on Status of Case Law on “Ongoing Operations” Limitations in Additional Insured Endorsements, May 2014
  • PulteGroup Law Summit – Maximizing the Builder’s Return on Insurance Assets, November 2013
  • Construction Defect & Insurance Leaders’ Forum, HB Litigation Conferences, March 2012
  • Construction Litigation Leaders’ Forum, HB Litigation Conferences, March 2011
  • "What Every Litigator Should Know About Insurance Coverage," Orange County Bar Association, March 2008
  • Nevada Construction Defect Claims Strategies Meeting, Construction Defect Claim Managers Association, March 2007
  • "Insurance Bad Faith Claims in California," Lorman Education Services, August 2006
  • Construction Defect Claims Update 2005, State Bar of Nevada, February 2006
  • "Insurance Essentials: When Insurance Plays a Role in Your Dispute," State Bar of Nevada, August 2005
  • Construction Defect & Mold Litigation Conference, Mealey’s, November 2005
  • "Emerging Issues in Arizona and Nevada Construction Defect & Insurance Coverage Law," West Coast Casualty Construction Defect Conference, May 2005
Publications
  • "You Can Run But You Can’t Hide: Overcoming Evasive Actions by Insurers in Construction Defect Claims," Nevada Lawyer, November 2014 
  • "What Every Litigator Should Know About Insurance Coverage," Orange County Lawyer, October 2009