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Scott L. Hengesbach Attorney at Law
Los Angeles Office
Partner
213-630-1088
213-623-6336 fax
shengesbach@murchisonlaw.com
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Bar Admissions

  • California, 1990
  • U.S. District Court Central District of California, 1993

Education

  • McGeorge School of Law, University of the Pacific, Sacramento, California (J.D., with Honors, 1989)
    • Law Review: McGeorge School of Law Review, Comment Staff Writer, 1987 - 1988
    • Law Review: McGeorge School of Law Review, Comment Editor, 1988 - 1989
    • Law Journal: Pacific Law Journal, 1987 - 1989
  • University of Redlands, Redlands, California (B.A., 1985)

Scott L. Hengesbach

Scott L. Hengesbach is a Partner and Chair of the Toxic Tort and Environmental Law practice group of Murchison & Cumming, LLP. Mr. Hengesbach is a seasoned trial attorney, who focuses his practice in the areas of toxic tort and environmental litigation (including litigation involving soil and groundwater contamination, benzene, hard metals, silica, welding rods, mold and asbestos).  He is "AV" rated by Martindale Hubbell.

Representative Published Decisions

  • Greb v. Diamond Int'l Corp., 2013 WL 628328 (CA S.Ct. Feb. 21, 2013)

Classes/Seminars Taught

  • “Trends & Perspectives on Back Injury Litigation” Second Annual Meeting of the Western Energy Institute, August 14, 2014, Los Angeles, CA
  • "Admissibility Of Expert Witness Testimony: The New Rule In California," 20th Annual National Forum on Environmental & Toxic Torts Issues (FETTI), Chicago, IL, September 10, 2013
  • "When is a Dissolved Corporation Subject to Liability?" USLAW Network/Murchison & Cumming, LLP 2013 CLE Program & Summer Beach Bash, June 25, 2013, Santa Monica, CA
  • "Sunshine and Hot Topics," USLAW Network/Murchison & Cumming, LLP 2013 CLE Program & Summer Beach Bash, June 25, 2013, Santa Monica, CA
  • "Sargon v. USC; The Changing Playing Field of Expert Witness Testimony," Murchison & Cumming Year in Review, May 6, 2013, Los Angeles, CA
  • "Recent Developments in Brain Damage Litigation," Murchison & Cumming Year in Review, April 24, 2012, Los Angeles, CA
  • "Defending Traumatic Brain Injury Claims," Farmers Symposium, June 28-29, 2011, Westlake, CA
  • "Recent Developments in Brain Damage Litigation," Chubb Insurance, Los Angeles, CA, April 27, 2011
  • "Emerging Neuroimaging Techniques Influencing Brain Damage Claims," USLAW Network Five City Tour, Dallas, TX, January 18, 2011
  • "Analysis of Medical Records," Southern California Edison in-house counsel and claims personnel, Rosemead, CA, January 27, 2010
  • "Recent Developments and Trial Strategies in Benzene Litigation," 16th Annual National Forum on Environmental & Toxic Torts Issues (FETTI), Chicago, IL, October 2, 2009
  • "Managing Experts and Utilizing Mold Science," Farmers Insurance National Mold Symposium, University of Farmers, Westlake, CA, July 18, 2007
  • “Exploring the Poisoned Mind – Brain Injury Evidence in Toxic Tort Cases,” U.S. Law Network 2005 Client Conference, New Orleans, LA, March 11, 2005
  • “Utilizing Expert Witnesses in Product Liability Litigation,” M&C’s 2004 Fall Symposium, 2004

 

Published Works

  • "Finding the True Meaning of Sargon," Los Angeles Daily Journal, May 16, 2013
  • US - Notizen (Re: Medtronic, Inc. v. Lohr), PHi, May, 1997
  • "The Devolution of Failure to Warn Doctrine," (Co-Author), For the Defense, November, 1991
  • "Comment K, A Prescription For the Over-the-Counter Drug Industry," 22 Pac. L.J. 43, 1990

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Defense Research Institute
  • American Board of Trial Advocates Inns of Court
    Associate
  • American Bar Association