Scott R. Hoyt

Scott R. Hoyt

Salt Lake City, UT 801-350-9000 Direct 801-350-9022 vCard

Scott joined Pia Anderson Moss Hoyt on January 1, 2013 as Senior Litigation Counsel and has since become a partner. Prior to joining PAMH, Mr. Hoyt spent over 30 years as an associate and then partner at Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher, in their Los Angeles and Dallas offices. Most recently, Scott was a senior partner in the litigation department in Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher’s Dallas office.

 

Scott is licensed to practice law in Texas, California, and Utah. While his primary focus is complex insurance and reinsurance litigation, he also has considerable experience in technology, trademark and unfair competition, trade secrets, appellate litigation, construction and real estate disputes, fiduciary disputes, insurance coverage, non-competition covenants, professional malpractice, and the full range of commercial litigation for clients in high tech industries such as Telecom.

 

Scott was one of the lead trial attorneys for Aetna Casualty and London Market Insurers in the largest case ever tried in the U.S. -- the Coordinated Asbestos Coverage Case. He has tried numerous jury and bench trials in various states involving: insurance coverage and bad faith; commercial business and breach of contract; unfair competition and trade secrets; product liability; mass and toxic tort; personal injury and wrongful death; construction and real estate; legal and accounting malpractice; computer consulting and implementation; and Telecom.

 

Scott is a graduate of the University of California, Hastings College of Law. He graduated in the top 5 percent of his class, was a member of the Order of the Coif, and a member of the Hastings Law Review and Thurston Society. He also clerked for the Honorable Justice Frank D. Richardson of the California Supreme Court while in law school. He received his undergraduate degree in Latin American Studies from the California State University – Fullerton. For the last ten years, Scott has been ranked by Chambers and Partners as a top insurance coverage litigator in Texas.

Published Works and Presentations

  • Author: Two Years of Eternity One Missionary’s Experience, Vantage Press, 1st ed. 2010
  • Co-Presenter: Damages in Texas Civil Trial Practice, Written materials by Scott Hoyt & John Venzke, National Business Institute Seminar (2004)
  • Co-Presenter: Bad Faith in the Third Party Context, Written materials by Scott Hoyt & Michel Horton, Mealey’s Mold Insurance Litigation Conference, September 23-24, 2002
  • Co-Presenter: The Hot Issues Facing Policyholders and Insurers in the Next Millenium, Mealey’s Emerging Insurance Battles Conference, March 1, 1999
  • Author: The Lack Of Insurance Coverage For Tobacco Liability Claims, Mealey's Litigation Report: Tobacco, February 20, 1997, 10-20, Volume 10, Issue #20
  • Author: Applying CGL Policies to Electromagnetic Field Claims, Mealey’s Litigation Reports: Toxic Torts, October 21, 1993, 1-6, Volume 2, Issue #14
  • Author: Missing Liability Insurance Policies, Mealey’s Litigation Reports: Insurance, April 21, 1992, 27- 40, Volume 6, Issue #23
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Reported Decisions

  • Kaiser Cement and Gypsum Corporation v. Insurance Company of the State of Pennsylvania, 215 Cal. App. 4th 210 (2013)
  • State v. Continental Ins. Co., 55 Cal.4th 186, 281 P.3d 1000 (2012)
  • Kaiser Cement and Gypsum Corp. v. Insurance Co. of State of Pennsylvania, 196 Cal. App. 4th 140 (2011)
  • Keller v. French, 205 P.3d 299 (2009)
  • London Market Insurers v. Superior Court, 146 Cal. App. 4th 648 (2007)
  • Estate of Patout v. City of New Iberia, 849 So.2d 535 (2002)
  • In re American Home Assur. Co., 88 S.W.3d 370 (2002)
  • Glazer’s Wholesale Distributors, Inc. v. Heineken USA, Inc., 95 S.W. 3d 286 (2001)
  • Holtzclaw v. DSC Communications Corp., 255 F.3d 254 (5th Cir. July 2001)
  • Estate of Patout v. City of New Iberia, 738 So.2d 544 (1999)
  • Gulf Metals Industries, Inc. v. Chicago Ins. Co., 993 S.W. 2d 800 (1999)
  • Mesa Operating Co. v. California Union Ins. Co., 986 S.W. 2d 749, 148 Oil & Gas Rep. 372 (1999)
  • Mesa Oil, Inc. v. Insurance Co. of North America, 123 F.3d 1333, (10th Cir. Aug. 1997)
  • Bay Cities Paving & Grading, Inc. v. Lawyers’ Mutual Ins. Co., 5 Cal. 4th 854, (1993)
  • Home Ins. Co. v. Landmark Ins. Co., 205 Cal.App.3d 1388 (1988)
  • Shapero v. Fliegel, 191 Cal. App. 3d 842, (1987)
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Professional Admissions, Associations, and Honors

State Bar of California

State Bar of Texas

State Bar of Utah

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit

All Federal District Courts for the State of California

All Federal District Courts for the State of Texas

Inclusion in The Best Lawyers of America for Insurance Law, 2016

Education

University of California - Hastings / J.D., 1979

California State - Fullerton / B.A., 1977