Shareholder Scott Peebles brings more than 15 years of litigation experience to Simmons Hanly Conroy’s San Francisco office. Scott helps individuals and families suffering from mesothelioma, a painful and deadly cancer caused by exposure to asbestos. 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.
Prior to joining Simmons Hanly Conroy, Scott worked for law firms in the San Francisco and Los Angeles areas. He has represented victims who suffered from injuries or death caused by defective products, catastrophic accidents, medical malpractice, toxic torts, auto collisions, and other regretful incidents that resulted from the malice or negligence of others. He excels at strategic discovery, preparing depositions for trial and presenting trial evidence.
“My work as a trial attorney focuses on uncovering what and when companies knew about their involvement in exposing my client to their asbestos products,” Scott explains. “I am a firm believer that the discovery phase of an asbestos case – or any case – is performed best when prepared with a trial in mind.”
In addition to his civil litigation experience, Scott performed criminal jury trials while serving 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 who had charges that ranged as high as second-degree murder. His determination to hold offenders accountable to their victims – whether criminal or civil – is what drives his work.
“Fighting the bad guys on behalf of those who can’t do it themselves is one of the most rewarding aspects of my job,” Scott says.
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.