Scott Tillett co-founded Pine Tillett LLP in 2016 where he handles civil appeals, specializing in plaintiff-side appeals with an emphasis on employment matters. Mr. Tillett is recognized as a Certified Appellate Law Specialist by the State Bar of California and he was selected as a 2023 California Super Lawyer in Appellate Law (he was previously named to the Super Lawyers Southern California Rising Stars list consecutively since 2016). He was also named one of The Daily Journal’s “Top Labor & Employment Lawyers” in 2021 and 2022.
Mr. Tillett has been consistently recognized for excellence in appellate advocacy. Along with his partner, Norman Pine, Mr. Tillett was a recipient of the Daily Journal’s 2021 California Lawyer Attorneys of the Year (CLAY) Award for his work on the landmark wrongful death civil rights action, B.B. v. County of Los Angeles (2020) 10 Cal.5th 1. For his work on this case, he was also recognized as one of the Consumer Attorneys of California’s 2021 “Street Fighters of the Year.” Additionally, in 2019, he was one of five finalists for CAALA’s “Appellate Attorney of the Year Award.”
Mr. Tillett serves as Vice-Chair of the California Employment Lawyers Association’s (CELA) Education Committee and he is Co-Chair of CAALA's Wellness Committee. He is also a member of the Consumer Attorneys of California (CAOC), the American Association for Justice (AAJ), and the Appellate Courts Section of the Los Angeles County Bar Association (LACBA).
In conjunction with his partner, Norman Pine, Mr. Tillett previously served as an Associate Editor of Advocate Magazine, supervising the annual “Employment Law” issue. He has authored articles for legal publications, on Maximizing Attorney’s Fees in FEHA cases (Advocate, April 2022), Appellate Traps (Forum, March/April 2022), the Private Attorney’s General Act (Advocate, May 2019), whistleblower protections (Advocate, May 2018), the disentitlement doctrine (December 2017), and arbitration enforcement (Advocate, June 2015). He is also a frequent speaker on appellate issues.
Mr. Tillett received his Juris Doctor from the University of Southern California’s Gould School of Law in 2010. He is licensed to practice law in all courts in California and the US Supreme Court.