Our firm is pleased to announce the addition
of the following highly-accomplished trial attorney
Chase A. Scolnick, Senior Counsel
Trials, Complex Commercial Litigation and White Collar Criminal Defense
Chase Scolnick specializes in complex civil and criminal litigation, and trials of all types. Having tried as lead counsel approximately fifty federal jury trials, Chase is among the most seasoned young federal trial attorneys in the United States. He has also been one of the most successful. In separate years, Chase led three of the nation’s largest federal districts in both defense trials and wins.
Before joining Keller/Anderle, Chase served for fourteen years as a Deputy Federal Defender in the Southern and Central Districts of California, and in the Eastern District of New York. Chase has handled some of the nation’s most serious and complex cases, including insider trading and financial market manipulation, international terrorism, and organized crime. Chase fights tirelessly for all of his clients, and has consistently secured amazing results. He has won many difficult jury trials. In other cases, Chase’s aggressive pretrial litigation made trial unnecessary. He has won twelve motions to suppress evidence, and convinced prosecutors and judges to dismiss over thirty serious felony cases. Chase has also won multiple appeals and writs before the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals.
In addition to being a highly regarded trial attorney, Chase is also a sought-after legal contributor. He was chosen as an editor of the latest edition of Defending a Federal Criminal Case, a nationally recognized treatise. He regularly trains attorneys on all aspects of trial skills at local and national seminars throughout the United States. He also frequently advises other attorneys as they prepare for trial.
In 2017, Chase was the only defense attorney in the United States to receive the Federal Bar Association’s “Younger Federal Lawyer Award” – a prestigious national honor reserved for rising courtroom stars in the federal bar.
Chase is a graduate of the University of San Diego School of Law.