Scott A. Salmon

Senior Member


ssalmon@cavanaghlaw.com
Phone: 602-322-4041
Fax: 602-322-4105

Practice Areas

Commercial Litigation, Construction Defects, Environmental/Natural Resources Development, Indian Law, Insurance Defense, Litigation, Personal Injury, Premises Liability, Product Liability, Pharmaceutical & Medical Device, Professional Liability , Special Risk Insurance Litigation , Subrogation, Transportation, Warranty

Industries

Automotive, Aviation, Construction, Energy, Homebuilding, Hotels and Resorts, Insurance, Legal, Manufacturing, Natural Resources, Professional Practices, Tribal Business

Representative Experience

Scott A. Salmon has extensive trial and appellate experience in the federal courts as well as the state courts all over Arizona, both in personal injury and commercial litigation matters.  A substantial portion of his practice has been devoted to general insurance defense, including automobile accidents, highway design and maintenance, toxic torts and product liability work.  During the past several years, he has also litigated a number of environmental cases, including numerous underground storage tank cases, both for insurance coverage and defense.

Mr. Salmon graduated cum laude from Arizona State University Law School in 1980.  He was a published member of the Arizona State University Law Journal.  He has been a frequent author and lecturer on insurance coverage and litigation-related topics.  Scott is a member of the Defense Research Institute and Arizona Association of Defense Counsel.  He is a member of the Construction Litigation and Trial Practice Sections of the Arizona State Bar Association.

Recent trials handled by Mr. Salmon include actions involving wrongful death, brain damage, serious personal injury, extensive property damage and a claim for in excess of $30,000,000 in reinsurance proceeds pursuant to a corporate guaranty.  These cases included allegations concerning products liability, automobile negligence, dram shop liability, premises liability, civil rights, insurance coverage for environmental liabilities and bad faith.

Publications & Presentations

News

Associations & Activities

  • State Bar of Arizona, Sections of Trial Practice, Environmental Litigation, and Construction Law
  • Maricopa County Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
  • American Intellectual Property Law Association
  • Arizona Association of Defense Council
  • The Harmonie Group

Awards & Recognition

  • Best Lawyers of America, Product Liability Litigation, 2016-present

Bar Admissions

  • Arizona, 1980

Education

  • Arizona State University (J.D., cum laude, 1980)
  • Arizona State University Law Review  
  • Arizona State University (B.A., cum laude, 1976)