Attorney, Levitt Law
Scott L. Levitt is the founder and managing partner of Levitt Law. After serving as general counsel for a mid-sized, multi-unit corporation for the better part of a decade he decided to start his own practice. Prior to serving as general counsel, where his duties extended well beyond standard legal tasks, and involved accounting, finance, real estate development, company-wide organization and strategy development, Scott served as senior accountant and finance manager for six years for a real estate development and construction company. He also served in several management positions for various companies in the food processing industry. In addition, Scott is a licensed real estate broker and general contractor.
Scott received his masters in law degree (LL.M.), from Chapman University’s Fowler School of Law, specializing in business law and economics. He also received his juris doctorate from the Fowler School of Law with an emphasis in real estate, land use, and environmental law. As a law student, Scott worked the maximum number of hours allowed by the American Bar Association, and was the only member of his class to graduate a semester early. He entered Chapman on a full tuition Provost Scholar Scholarship and served as the class commencement speaker. He also served as chairperson of the Honor Council, served on the Mock Trial Board and competed at several competitions. In addition, Scott served as an editor of the Nexus Law Journal. He is a member of the State Bar of California, admitted to the U.S. District Court, the U.S. Court of Federal Claims, and was sworn in personally by Chief Justice Roberts into the Bar of the Supreme Court of the United States.
An active member of his community, Scott served for over a decade on the Chapman School of Law Alumni Board and for two years as its chairperson. He is currently the vice president of the Seal Beach Chamber of Commerce, and the chairperson for the Seal Beach Classic Car Show, an event that brings over 20,000 people to the city. Scott is also a member of the Seal Beach Lions Club, and volunteers for the Orange County Superior Court, the Inland Empire Latino Lawyers law clinic and other pro-bono organizations.
Scott shares his experience and expertise as an adjunct professor at Chapman University, teaching in both the law school and the Argyros School of Business and Economics. He often teaches MCLE classes in the area of construction law and mechanic lien law. Scott hosts an annual recruitment dinner at his home for the law school for the top scholars, and was the alumni speaker at several Bar Swearing-In Ceremonies at Chapman University. He was also a Republican primary candidate for Lieutenant Governor in 2010, for the State of California.