Darrell W. Scott

 

Ph.D, magna cum laude, Wayne State University

M.A., magna cum laude, Wayne State University

J.D., magna cum laude, Gonzaga University


Admissions:


State of Washington

State of Oregon

State of Idaho

State of Arizona

United States District Court, Eastern District of Washington

United States District Court, Western District of Washington

United States District Court, Northern District of California

Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals



Darrell W. Scott holds a Ph.D. in argumentation from Wayne State University, a J.D. from Gonzaga Law School, and is the founder of The Scott Law Group, P.S. 


His legal practice is focused on the prosecution of consumer class actions.  He has served as co-class counsel representing U.S. homeowners whose homes contain the asbestos-contaminated W.R. Grace product, Zonolite Attic Insulation (“ZAI”).   Class settlement resulted a total potential recovery of $140 million.  Mr. Scott presently serves, through appointment by the Bankruptcy Court, as a member of the ZAI Trust Advisory Committee, supervising the activities of the resulting ZAI Trust, which will be distributing funds to ZAI homeowner, as claims arise, for next 20 years.


He has successfully served as class counsel in over 30 class actions commenced against various “debt settlement companies” that victimized consumers by charging predatorily high fees. 


He successfully represented as co-lead class counsel thousands of Washington state residents exposed to the dangerous diet drug Fen-Phen, and successfully represented 250,000 businesses nationwide that had been subjected to unfair bar-code fee practices.


Darrell Scott has considerable experience representing property owners harmed by negligently caused wildland fires, including successful representation of all property owners damages by the largest wild fire in the United States in 2005; successful representation of more than 1000 property owners harmed by the historic Eastern Washington “Fire Storm” fires; and successful representation of hundreds of property owners damages by the “Valley View” wild fire.  Mr. Scott has secured recovery of more than $25 million for such wildland fire victims.


Mr. Scott is seasoned in the representation of consumers in consumer product liability claims, having represented thousands of consumers in class action matters ranging from dangerously defective home heater to defecting high-end residential windows.


Mr. Scott has also had roughly 20 years experience pursuing claims of consumers harmed by fraudulent, deceptive, or unfair Internet activities by various businesses.