Scott A. Flinders is a partner practicing primarily in the Firm's litigation department where he focuses on insurance defense and business and commercial litigation matters.
Originally from Porterville, California, Scott received his Bachelor of Arts in History from Brigham Young University in 1995. Thereafter, he attended Texas Tech School of Law in Lubbock, Texas, earning his J.D. in 1998.
After taking and passing the Texas Bar, Scott moved with his family to Las Vegas. He is admitted to practice in both state and federal courts in Nevada. Scott has represented clients in numerous trials, mediations, and arbitrations.
Outside of work, Scott thoroughly enjoys spending time with his wife and three children. He loves sports, reading, and politics.
- Scott has tried several cases in state court.
- A one-week trial involving allegations of products liability and negligence against the client, a major high reach equipment rental company, resulting in a judgment favorable to the client in the amount of approximately ten-percent of what the plaintiff demanded to settle before trial in Ahern Rentals, Inc. adv. Guy DePew, Case No. CIV227292 (Superior Court of California, Ventura County, 2005).
- A personal injury claim which resulted in a one-week jury trial where the plaintiffs requested $2 million in closing arguments and the jury returned the verdict for $160,000, American Baggage Company, Inc. adv. Patricia Fritch, Case No. A437159 (Dept. XX, Las Vegas, Nev., 2005).
- A one-week trial jury where the plaintiff claimed a traumatic brain injury with the jury returning a verdict for the plaintiff in the amount of $4,372.39, Carlson adv. Ritley, Case No. A438198 (Department XV, Las Vegas, Nev., 2003).
- In Serge Cooltschinski v. Katherine M. Derequito and Lolita D. Galang (State Court Case Number A623307), Scott successfully defended the firm’s clients against Plaintiff’s personal injury claim. Liability in the automobile accident case was hotly contested. Plaintiff argued he had the right of way through an intersection when the firm’s clients turned left in front of him. Scott argued that Plaintiff failed to meet his burden of proof, and that it was just as likely that the firm’s clients turned left on a green arrow as they claimed, and that Plaintiff improperly proceed through the intersection. The arbitrator returned a defense verdict in favor of Scott and his clients and Plaintiff was awarded no damages.