Denetta E.J. Scott

Whittier Law School (J.D., 2002)

Pepperdine University (B.A. English – with an emphasis in writing and rhetoric, 1999)

State Bar of California

Bar of the District of Columbia

U.S. District Court for Central District of California

U.S. District Court for Northern District of California

U.S. District Court for Southern District of California

U.S. District Court for Eastern District of California

Orange County Bar Association

Orange County Women Lawyers

California Women Lawyers

Association of Southern California Defense Counsel

Denetta E.J. Scott is an experienced litigator, handling all aspects of litigation in the areas of commercial litigation, automotive litigation, consumer warranty, employment law, personal injury, premises liability, and real estate litigation.

Denetta has successfully litigated personal injury defense claims, handling hundreds of cases to a successful conclusion, whether through mediation, arbitration, or dispositive motion. Denetta also is an experienced trial attorney, having second chaired a personal injury jury trial and a breach of contract jury trial – both of which resulted in defense verdicts for Denetta’s clients. The breach of contract action also resulted a substantial attorney’s fee award for Denetta’s client. 

Denetta is licensed to practice before all the courts in the State of California, all of the United States District Courts in California and the State Bar of the District of Columbia.  She is also a member of the Orange County Bar Association, the Orange County Women Lawyers Association, California Women Lawyers, and the Association of Southern California Defense Counsel. 

Mortenson Taggart Adams has proven their ability time and time again to achieve exceptional outcomes in complex matters.  Their approach is bespoke to each matter, but always effective, efficient and client-focused.  They are a strategic business partner that we rely on constantly to achieve our short and long-term goals.

Andrew Gahan, General Counsel, Valta Energy

Mortenson Taggart Adams’ legal expertise has helped us successfully navigate a high-profile lawsuit in federal court and perhaps most importantly, helped a fledgling startup get on sturdy ground.  Regardless of the curveballs that may be thrown at us, we know that Mortenson Taggart Adams has the experience and expertise to successfully handle it.

Sean Lake, Co-Founder, Bubs Naturals