Scott McCaskillAssociate Attorney
760-942-8505 Ext 123
- Personal Injury
If there were no bad people there would be no good lawyers.Charles Dickens
Scott is a trial attorney with the litigation team at CLG. In addition to handling personal injury cases, Scott represents business owners and builders in commercial litigation, insurance coverage disputes, and construction law matters.
Background and Education
Scott is originally from Tampa, Florida, where he attended the University of South Florida in 2005. He attended Florida Coastal School of Law, where he competed across the country as a member of his school’s top-ranked Moot Court Honor Board including the the Evan A. Evans Moot Court Competition and the Charleston School of Law Moot Court Competition where his team placed second. During law school, Scott developed his litigation skills interning at a prominent litigation firm working on complex insurance and commercial cases. During his third year, he served as a judicial intern at the First District Court of Appeal. After graduating law school cum laude in 2009, Scott honed his trial skills as a public defender where he tried dozens of cases to verdict. As a public defender, Scott handled cases ranging from petit theft to serious felonies and handled all DUI cases within his division. Scott later joined one of the largest first-party property litigation firms in Florida, where he tried numerous cases to verdict. While there, he worked on cases ranging from insurance litigation and construction defect cases to wrongful death and medical malpractice cases. Scott joined Coast Law Group in 2016 to expand its litigation practice.
Bar and Court Admissions
Scott is admitted to the California and Florida Bars, as well as the Southern District of California, Middle District of Florida, and Southern District of Florida Federal courts.
In addition to his substantial trial practice, he has extensive experience negotiating settlements at meditation and during litigation. Scott has the knowledge and experience to aggressively litigate every case, no matter how large or small.
Awards and Affiliations
- Book Award for Torts II
- Book Award for Lawyering Process II
- The California Bar
- The Florida Bar
- Hillsborough County Bar Association
Mr. McCaskill has current or former affiliations with the following groups:
- Clothes to Kids
- The Florida Board of Bar Examiners
- Bay Area Legal Aid
- First Coast No More Homeless Pets
- Homeless Empowerment Program
- Khusi Hona Orphan Project
- Surfrider Foundation
Outside of the office, Scott can usually be found surfing the waves of San Diego or spending time with his wife and two bullmastiffs.
1140 South Coast Highway 101 Encinitas, CA 92024
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