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Scott M. Zerlaut

Scott Zerlaut represents clients in insurance, personal injury, premises liability, civil rights and employment law matters. His practice also includes commercial litigation.

An experienced trial attorney and appellate advocate, Scott Zerlaut plays a lead role in the firm’s representation of clients throughout the life of a case. In addition to his extensive trial and arbitration experience, Scott has skillfully prepared many successful briefs in the state and federal courts of appeals.

Other lawyers routinely look to Scott for answers to complex questions of insurance law and civil and appellate procedure and for assistance in preparing appellate briefs.

practice areas

Appellate Advocacy

Insurance Defense and Coverage

Personal Injury Litigation

Commercial Litigation

Civil Rights Defense Litigation

professional memberships

American Bar Association

Defense Research Institute

American Association for Justice: Associate Member

State Bar of Arizona

Maricopa County Bar Association

published decisions

Elgamal v. Bernacke, 714 Fed. Appx. 741 (9th Cir. 2018)

Ward v. Carr, 467 Fed. Appx. 721 (9th Cir. 2012)

Precision Heavy Haul, Inc. v. Trail King Indus., Inc., 224 Ariz. 159, 228 P.3d 895 (App. 2010)

McGrath v. Scott, 250 F. Supp.2d 1218 (D. Ariz. 2003)

Skinner v. Schriro, 399 F. App’x 223 (9th Cir. 2010)

Kilian v. Equity Residential Properties Trust, 191 F. App'x 537 (9th Cir. 2006)


State of Arizona, 1992

U.S. District Court, District of Arizona, 1993

U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit, 2005


J.D., Arizona State University College of Law, 1992

B.S, summa cum laude, Political Science, Arizona State University, 1989

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