Meet Scott A. Martin

Scott A. Martin

Of Counsel

Scott has practiced law in Orange County since 1976, and became Of Counsel at Koeller Nebeker Carlson Haluck, LLP in 2018.  He has tried cases in the California Superior Courts in Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino and Santa Barbara counties, and in the U.S. District Court, Central District of California.  Those cases have spanned a wide variety of issues, including general public entity liability, civil rights (42 U.S.C. §1983), construction accidents, insurance bad faith, medical malpractice, homeowners association duties and responsibilities, ERISA, breach of contract, commercial trucking and automobile accidents, dog bites, and product liability.  At KNCH, Scott continues his detail-oriented, courteous and civil approach to litigation, in all levels of state and federal courts.

With extensive appeals experience, Scott’s achievements have resulted in several published decisions issued in the California District Courts of Appeal, in the U.S. Central District of California, and (as Amicus Curiae) in the California Supreme Court.

Scott received his B.A in Political Science from the University of California, Riverside, followed by a hiatus for active duty in the U.S. Army Reserve.  After serving his country, Scott pursued his J.D. at the University of California, Hastings College of Law, in San Francisco.

Scott and his wife Gail have two grown and accomplished children, Brooke and Matthew.  They enjoy spending as much time as possible with their active family at their cabin in Idyllwild.

  • Catastrophic Injury & Accident Litigation
  • Commercial Trucking & Transportation Litigation
  • Professional Liability
  • Government Tort Liability

  • American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA), 2000

  • AV Peer-Review Rated, by Martindale-Hubbell® (38 consecutive years)
  • Former Temporary Judge, Orange County (California) Superior Court
  • Former Instructor, California Continuing Education of the Bar (CEB)
  • Numerous Southern California “Super Lawyers” Recognitions

  •  Lambden v. La Jolla Shores Clubdominium Homeowners Association (1999), 21 Cal.4th 249
  • PNEC v. Meyer (2010), 190 Cal.App. 4th 66
  • Titolo v. Cano (2007), 157 Cal.App.4th 310
  • Gillette v. Burbank Community Hospital (1976), 56 Cal.App.3d 430
  • Mizzell v. Paul Revere Life Ins. Co. (2000), 118 F.Supp.2d 1016 (C.D. Cal.)

(949) 864-3400
  • University of California, Riverside, 1968 – B.A. in Political Science
  • University of California, Hastings College of Law, 1973 – J.D.
States Licensed to Practice
  • State Bar of California, 1973
  • State Bar of Nevada, 1997 (Voluntary Inactive)
  • United States District Court, Northern District of California, 1993