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Scott A. Salmon
Scott A. Salmon
Senior Member

Representative Experience

Scott A. Salmon has extensive trial and appellate experience in the federal courts as well as the state courts all over Arizona, both in personal injury and commercial litigation matters.  A substantial portion of his practice has been devoted to general insurance defense, including automobile accidents, highway design and maintenance, toxic torts and product liability work.  During the past several years, he has also litigated a number of environmental cases, including numerous underground storage tank cases, both for insurance coverage and defense.

Mr. Salmon graduated cum laude from Arizona State University Law School in 1980.  He was a published member of the Arizona State University Law Journal.  He has been a frequent author and lecturer on insurance coverage and litigation-related topics.  Scott is a member of the Defense Research Institute and Arizona Association of Defense Counsel.  He is a member of the Construction Litigation and Trial Practice Sections of the Arizona State Bar Association.

Recent trials handled by Mr. Salmon include actions involving wrongful death, brain damage, serious personal injury, extensive property damage and a claim for in excess of $30,000,000 in reinsurance proceeds pursuant to a corporate guaranty.  These cases included allegations concerning products liability, automobile negligence, dram shop liability, premises liability, civil rights, insurance coverage for environmental liabilities and bad faith.

Associations & Activities

  • State Bar of Arizona, Sections of Trial Practice, Environmental Litigation, and Construction Law
  • Maricopa County Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
  • American Intellectual Property Law Association
  • Arizona Association of Defense Council
  • The Harmonie Group

Awards & Recognition

  • Best Lawyers of America, Product Liability Litigation, 2016-present

Bar Admissions

  • Arizona, 1980

Education

  • Arizona State University (J.D., cum laude, 1980)
  • Arizona State University Law Review
  • Arizona State University (B.A., cum laude, 1976)

News & Publications

Best Lawyers in America List for 2017 Is Announced

Ten lawyers from the Firm were selected by their peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America® 2017 (Copyright 2014 by Woodward/White, Inc., of Aiken, SC). Helen Davis – Family Law; Philip Gerard – Family Law; Terry Rakow – Litigation – Real Estate, Real Estate Law; Scott Rose – Land Use & Zoning Law, Real Estate Law; Richard Woods – Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants; Ralph Hunsaker – Litigation – Insurance; Scott Salmon – Product Liability Litigation; Timothy Hyland – Insurance Law; Steven Plitt – Insurance Law; William Demlong – Insurance Law, Litigation – Insurance.

2016 Best Lawyers in America List Revealed

Ten lawyers from the Firm were recently selected by their peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America® 2016 (Copyright 2014 by Woodward/White, Inc., of Aiken, SC). Helen Davis – Family Law; Philip Gerard – Family Law; Terry Rakow – Litigation – Real Estate, Real Estate Law; Scott Rose – Land Use & Zoning Law, Real Estate Law; Jeffrey Smith – Commercial Litigation, Litigation – Construction, Litigation – Real Estate, Litigation & Controversy – Tax; Richard Woods – Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants; Ralph Hunsaker – Litigation – Insurance; Scott Salmon – Product Liability Litigation; Timothy Hyland – Insurance; Steven Plitt – Insurance