San Diego

Bay Area


Scott E. McClain

Trial Lawyer

Scott McClain is a talented attorney and natural leader. Scott learned and honed his leadership skills as a Commissioned Surface Warfare Officer in the Navy, where he served in the Caribbean and the Persian Gulf. Scott has dedicated himself and his practice to helping people in need. He practices in the areas of Trust and Will litigation where he stands up for abused Trust and Will beneficiaries.

Scott attended the University of Pennsylvania on a Naval ROTC scholarship, where he earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in English, and then served in the Navy. After being honorably discharged from the Navy, Scott worked as an operations manager in California and Arizona. While working in Phoenix, Scott earned his Master of Business Administration from Arizona State University.

Scott earned his Juris Doctor degree at California Western School of Law. While at California Western, Scott was on the Dean’s list multiple times, tutored students in contracts law and civil litigation, and graduated with honors. While in law school, Scott interned at the Department of Veterans Affairs in Washington, D.C., and was on the committee that formed the Department’s first official social media policy.

Before joining the Firm, Scott assisted in the creation and management of post-retirement healthcare trusts for public service groups, and honed his litigation experience in a variety of areas. He was a contributing author to Employee Benefits Law, Third Edition, for the ABA Section of Labor and Employment Law, writing about how benefits are applied to reserve service members who are called to active duty. In 2013, Scott opened his own practice, focusing on assisting small families with estate planning.

A native of San Diego, Scott enjoys spending time with his family, playing golf, cooking, and is an avid fan of the San Diego Padres and Chargers.

Bar Admissions
California, 2009

California Western School of Law
– J.D., cum laude, 2009
Arizona State University
– M.B.A., 2005
University of Pennsylvania
– B.A., English, 1995

Professional Associations and Memberships
– California State Bar Association
– San Diego County Bar Association
– Founding member, Source Professional Association, San Diego