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Jonathan M. Scott


Mr. Scott is an associate in the San Diego office of Johnson Fistel. During law school, Mr. Scott took an interest in business and securities law, interning at the California Department of Business Oversight, Enforcement Division and one of the largest plaintiff’s firms in the United States specializing in securities litigation.  Prior to attending law school, Mr. Scott worked for a large financial institution in Montana where he was in charge of analyzing and restructuring troubled assets in the wake of the 2008 economic recession.

Mr. Scott focuses his practice on complex commercial and business litigation, securities class actions, and shareholder derivative suits.

Mr. Scott was admitted to the State Bar of California in 2018. He is currently admitted and in good standing to practice in the following courts:

  • All courts in the State of California
  • The United States District Court for the Southern District of California

In 2018, Mr. Scott received his Juris Doctor degree from California Western School of Law, where he graduated cum laude and was awarded an honors distinction in business law.  Mr. Scott earned three American Jurisprudence awards for receiving the highest grade in the following courses: legal writing I, legal writing II, and business entity finance.  In recognition of his excellent writing skills, Mr. Scott received the 2018 National Order of the Scribes award and was further recognized as a California Western student of distinction.  Mr. Scott served as the Executive Lead Articles Editor for the California Western Law Review and was a teaching assistant for legal writing I.  Prior to law school, Mr. Scott earned his MBA degree from Gonzaga University and his Bachelor of Science degree in Business Management from the University of Montana.

After receiving his MBA degree, Mr. Scott tutored elementary school students in math and reading in Missoula, Montana. During law school, Mr. Scott was admitted to the Public Service Honors Society. Mr. Scott further enjoys participating in community runs to raise money for various causes, and volunteering and attending California Western Law School events.