Scott Baez represents plaintiffs in wrongful death and catastrophic injury cases, working tirelessly to achieve the best possible result for his clients and to ensure that corporate wrongdoers improve safety practices to prevent future harm. His work includes achieving multi-million-dollar resolutions on behalf of clients who suffered injuries from defective automobiles, tractor-trailer crashes, vehicle-on-pedestrian collisions, dangerous school facilities, and ski area hazards.
Scott graduated magna cum laude from the University of California, Hastings College of the Law, where he was a member of the Honor Society and earned awards for top performance in his Evidence, Advanced Torts, and Practical Litigation Skills classes. In addition, professors selected Scott to mentor their first-year students in Torts and Criminal Law as a teaching assistant and Sack Teaching Fellow. In these roles, he spent hundreds of hours creating course materials, holding instructional sessions, and working one-on-one with students to help improve their legal writing.
Prior to attending law school, Scott was a progressive organizer and activist in his hometown of Reno, Nevada. He lobbied in support of civil justice and public education issues, and campaigned on behalf of candidates for the U.S. Senate, state legislature, and judiciary.
Scott is an avid DIYer with a love for the outdoors. On weekends, you can find him turning a wrench, riding a motorcycle, or camping on public lands with his beloved dog Artie.
- Judicial Extern, Honorable Justice Lidia Stiglich, Supreme Court of Nevada, 2017
J.D., University of California, Hastings College of the Law, magna cum laude, 2019
B.A., University of Nevada-Reno, 2014
- U.S. District Court, Northern District of California
- Eight-figure settlement in case against a private school and fencing contractor for the death of a seven-year-old student in a playground accident. Settlement spurred improvements for public safety as school publicly acknowledged wrongdoing, contractor agreed to inspect and repair similar defective fences, and proceeds funded a new safety advocacy organization.
- $500,000 gross settlement (policy limit plus $250,000 personal contribution) in a San Francisco vehicle-on-pedestrian case. Conceived and executed a successful strategy to obtain personal contribution by moving for application of Nevada’s permissive use statute against vehicle owner.
- Represented plaintiffs in suits against major corporations including Airbus, Airbnb, Ford, Getaround, Home Depot, Hyundai, Lyft, Tesla, Toyota, and Vail Resorts.
Community & Professional
Community and Professional Activities
- San Francisco Trial Lawyers Association
- Consumer Attorneys of California
- Nevada Justice Association