Scotia is an experienced appellate attorney and civil litigator, who has briefed and argued appeals before the federal and California state courts of appeal, as well as before the California Supreme Court and the United States Supreme Court.
She specializes in appeals and critical motions, and has more than 10 years of experience in business litigation. She has represented clients at trial and on appeal, in high-stakes disputes in the areas of business torts, contracts, intellectual property, real estate and construction, and state and local tax litigation. In addition to her business litigation practice, Scotia has a passion for representing clients in immigration and civil rights matters.
Scotia received her B.A. in Psychology and East Asian Languages from the University of California, Berkeley, where she graduated with high honors. She then obtained her M.A. and Ph.D. in Psychology from the University of Arizona, where her primary research focus was on the use of criminal profiling as an investigative tool.
Scotia received her J.D. from the University of California, Berkeley School of Law, where she was a Notes and Comments Editor for the California Law Review. While in law school, Scotia won the American Jurisprudence Award in Appellate Advocacy, and the Prosser Award in First Amendment Constitutional Law.
Away from the office, Scotia teaches Appellate Advocacy at Berkeley Law, directs the McBaine Honors Moot Court Competition, and has coached Berkeley Law’s National Moot Court Competition Teams for over 10 years. Outside of work, Scotia can be found spending time with her husband and two young children. She enjoys cooking, YA fiction, and ballet.
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