300 South Grand Avenue - 37th Floor
Los Angeles, CA 90071
Phone: (213) 621-0832

Scott's Resume

SCOTT GILMORE is an experienced and effective mediator, having handled more than 500 mediations since commencing his mediation practice in 2004.  Scott has completed more than 100 hours of mediation training offered through the Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution at Pepperdine University and the Los Angeles County Bar Association.  

Scott has also practiced law for more than 35 years, exclusively as a member of Hill, Farrer & Burrill LLP, one of California's oldest law firms.  He specializes in business related litigation, with specific expertise in contract, real estate, construction, closely-held corporation and partnership litigation.   He has extensive experience in trying both jury and court trials in the state and federal courts, as well as arbitrations before the American Arbitration Association. His broad based legal background provides additional value to his mediation services. 


Scott graduated magna cum laude from the University of Southern California School of Business Administration in 1975. He then received both his Masters in Business Administration and his Juris Doctorate degrees from the University of Southern California in 1978.


Scott holds an AV Peer Review Rating from Martindale-Hubbell. 


Scott's professional mediation affiliations include the Southern California Mediation Association and the Dispute Resolution Section of the American Bar Association. Scott is also a member of the Los Angeles County Bar Association and the American Bar Association, in which he is a member of the litigation section of both associations.  He is a member of the Association of Business Trial Lawyers of the Los Angeles County Bar Association.    


Areas of Legal Practice:

Business Litigation

Real Estate Litigation

Construction Disputes


Bar Admissions:


U.S. Court of Appeals 9th Circuit

U.S. District Court- All California Districts



J.D., University of Southern California, Gould School of Law


MBA, University of Southern California, Marshall School of Business 


B.S. Business Administration (emphasis in management), University of Southern California, Marshall School of Business. Honors: Magna Cum Laude; Order of the Palm.  


Mediation Training:

"Mediating the Litigated Case" (42 hours)

"Cross-Cultural Dispute Resolution" (6 hours)

"Complex Construction Mediation" (18 hours)

"Advanced Mediation Training" (15 hours)

"Specialized Mediation" (18 hours)

"Complex Issues in Mediation - Employment, Personal Injury, Medical Malpractice" (18 hours)

Attendance at numerous all day seminars offered by the Southern California Mediation Association


Professional Associations and Memberships:

State Bar of California

        Member, Litigation Section


Los Angeles County Bar Association

        Member, Litigation Section

        Member, Association of Business Trial Lawyers


American Bar Association

        Member, Litigation Section and Dispute Resolution Section


Member, Southern California Mediation Association


Member, USC Marshall School of Business Board of Leaders 2011 - present     


Member, Board of Trustees, Long Beach Memorial Medical Center   


Member and Chairman Emeritus, USC Marshall Partners, University of Southern California  (Chairman, 2011-2013)  


Past Member, Board of Governors, University of Southern California Alumni Association (Executive Committee Member) 2009-2012


Former Member, Los Angeles County Superior Court Panel of Mediators


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