Stanford Law School, J.D.
  Whitworth College, B.A., summa cum laude
  Member of the State Bars of California and Washington

Timothy A. Scott is a graduate of Stanford Law School, and he received his undergraduate degree from Whitworth College summa cum laude. From 2001 to 2004, he was a trial attorney with the nationally-renowned Federal Defenders of San Diego, Inc., where he had a vigorous trial and appellate practice. Since founding his own firm in 2004, Mr. Scott has expanded his practice to include the defense of serious felonies in state court and select civil trial cases as well.

Mr. Scott is well-regarded for his trial preparation and advocacy, having tried approximately 45 cases to verdict since 2001. He is frequently invited to lecture on trial skills for federal public defenders and Criminal Justice Act attorneys. He has demonstrated opening statements and closing arguments at multiple Federal Bar Association programs. He has twice been an invited speaker for the federal judges of the Southern District at their annual conference.

Mr. Scott is also a published author. In 2012, he collaborated with a federal district judge, the Honorable Larry A. Burns, to write the Ninth Circuit Criminal Handbook. This restatement of criminal law is published by LexisNexis/Mathew Bender and includes a Forward from the Chief Judge of the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, the Honorable Alex Kozinski. New editions of the book are produced annually. Mr. Scott has also authored a chapter on the Fourth Amendment for the 2010 edition of Defending a Federal Criminal Case. He has served as an adjunct professor in Advanced Trial Advocacy and Federal Criminal Procedure at California Western School of Law.

He is actively involved in the legal community and has served as Chairman of the Lawyer Representative Committee for the United States District Court for the Southern District of California and as a member of the Ninth Circuit Lawyer Representative Coordinating Committee. Mr. Scott is currently a member of the Local Rules Committee with the United States District Court for the Southern District of California.

Mr. Scott is a member of the State Bars of California and Washington and admitted to practice before the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, the United States District Court for the Southern District of California, United States District Court for the Central District of California, United States District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania, and the United States District Court for the Western District of Washington.
 

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