Scott J. Vida

Scott J. Vida

Born Los Angeles, California, 1956.

Admitted to bar, 1982, California , U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit, and U.S. District Court, Central, Southern, and Eastern Districts of California.


University of California , Irvine (B.A., 1979); Yeshiva University, Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law (J.D., 1982).


State Bar of California ; Los Angeles County Bar Association; Association of Southern California Defense Counsel.


Mr. Vida is an expert in the practice area of insurance coverage and has drafted comprehensive general liability policies for insurance industry clients. He also has federal and state court jury trial experience in areas including insurance bad faith, public entity liability, general casualty, and professional liability. He has argued before the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals and California District Courts of Appeal.

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Mr. Vida is the author of Everything You Always Wanted to Know about Liability Insurance Coverage for Rental Vehicle Accidents But Were Afraid to Ask .


Mr. Vida frequently speaks to insurance industry groups on claim handling and coverage issues, and has served as an expert witness on claim handling, coverage and attorney standard of care issues.