Scott Peebles is shareholder and trial attorney in the San Francisco office of Simmons Hanly Conroy. Scott represents individuals and families who suffer from mesothelioma, a painful and deadly cancer caused by exposure to asbestos. Over his career, Scott has tried over 35 jury trials to verdict. He has also drafted and argued over 100 writs and appeals, including 12 appearances in state Supreme Court and one in the U.S. Fifth Circuit.
Fighting For Those Who Need Help
Throughout his legal career, Scott has fought for victims who suffered injuries as a result of corporate greed, criminal offense, and careless conduct. He started his career as an assistant district attorney for the Orleans Parish District Attorney’s Office in New Orleans. As a first chair trial attorney, Scott obtained numerous felony convictions against violent offenders with charges that ranged as high as second-degree murder. He continues to fight for victims today, targeting companies who recklessly expose his clients to toxic asbestos products.
“My work as a trial attorney focuses on uncovering the involvement companies had in exposing my clients to toxic asbestos products and holding them accountable for the injuries they caused my clients,” Scott said.
For his first jury verdict as lead trial attorney in an asbestos product liability case, Scott obtained a $30 million dollar verdict for Norris Morgan and his family. Norris was a superintendent at construction worksites where others around him cut asbestos cement pipe. The pipe came primarily from J-M Manufacturing, a company that sold the pipe with inadequate warnings and a defective design that exposed Norris to airborne asbestos fibers. This exposure caused him to develop mesothelioma. When Norris became sick, his daughter became pregnant with his first grandchild, but sadly Norris passed away from his cancer before he could meet his grandson.
“Fighting the bad guys on behalf of those who can’t do it themselves is one of the most meaningful aspects of my job,” Scott says. “No company is too big or victim too small.”
Scott also successfully returned a sizable verdict for a woman who broke her shoulder after she tripped over a half-inch sidewalk crack in the City of Long Beach. For years the city’s sidewalks posed a systemic hazard to pedestrians, but the city refused to repair them. The city has since upgraded its sidewalk monitoring and maintenance. Scott has similarly represented other victims who suffered from injuries or death caused by medical malpractice, catastrophic accidents, toxic torts, defective products, auto collisions, and other tragic incidents that resulted from the malice or carelessness of others.
Scott graduated from the University of New Orleans with honors. He earned his juris doctorate from Louisiana State University’s Paul M. Hebert Law Center in 2000. While in law school, Scott served as a member of the moot court board and captain of the school’s Philip C. Jessup International law moot court team.
Scott is licensed to practice law in Louisiana and California.