SCOTT W. WELLMAN – ATTORNEY

Scott W. Wellman specializes in complex business litigation. His areas of expertise include land use and real estate, network marketing, trade secrets, fraud, breach of contracts, partnership disputes, and unfair business practices.

His many litigation victories include Monks v. City of Rancho Palos Verdes (2008) 167 Cal.App.4th 263, the first successful permanent regulatory taking case in the history of California, Siderman v. Argentina, the first human rights case against a foreign sovereign brought to trial, Gammoh v. City of La Habra, resulting in a settlement of $5,200,000 for violations of first amendment rights arising from the denial of a land-use permit, and Callcom v. WCDI, a business fraud action resulting in a judgment in excess of $4 million. In addition, Mr. Wellman has negotiated successful resolutions for his clients with numerous regulatory agencies including the Federal Trade Commission, the Securities & Exchange Commission, as well as various offices of the state attorneys general.

Scott W. Wellman is an Adjunct Professor of Law at Chapman Law School, where he teaches courses in International Business Litigation. He has appeared on Wall Street Week, was featured in the Los Angeles Daily Journal, has spoken at professional seminars and was an expert witness on American real estate law at a trial in Oslo, Norway. Mr. Wellman was recognized by Orange Coast Magazine as one of the twelve “most talked about lawyers” in Orange County.

Scott W. Wellman graduated magna cum laude with a Bachelor of Arts in Mathematics from the University of California, Los Angeles in 1975. He earned a Master’s Degree in Economics and a Juris Doctor from the University of Southern California in 1978. He has also studied at the International Trade Law Program at Cambridge University in England, and at the Institute of Legal Sciences in Warsaw, Poland.

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