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Trial-focused, plaintiff law firm representing clients in complex litigation in federal and states courts nationwide


Notable Cases

  • $48.5 million settlement in Moeller v. Farmers Insurance Company of Washington - for failure to adjust and pay for vehicle diminished value.

  • $55.2 million verdict in Mraz v. DaimlerChrysler, a death case involving park-to-reverse vehicle defect.


  • Organized and oversaw litigation and settlement resulting in over $850 million in recoveries in Bextra/Celebrex Cox-2 Inhibitor litigation (MDL 1699).


Honor and Awards


California Lawyer Attorneys of the Year Award

The Best Lawyer of America

San Francisco Trial Lawyer of the Year Finalist

Northern California Super Lawyer

Proponent of Justice

Vehicle Defect Litigation

First Park-to-Reverse Defective Case Tried to Verdict in 25 years


$55.2 million verdict in Mraz v. DaimlerChrysler


California Lawyer called the Mraz victory against DaimlerChrysler, “one of the year’s largest personal injury verdicts,” and noted “this was the first park-to-reverse case against Chrysler in 25 years to make it to trial.”

Nealey Law is a trial-focused, San Francisco-based plaintiff law firm.  We represent clients in complex litigation in federal and states courts nationwide. 

We take on powerful corporations and institutions, unearthing evidence to show their wrongful conduct and demonstrate their defective products and improper corporate policies.  We incorporate rigorous and thoughtful legal analysis, and carefully crafted arguments, with the evidence to advance the interests of our clients.  Many of our most successful cases have not only brought justice to our clients, but also caused positive change nationwide by forcing product recalls and improvements and requiring changes in corporate behavior and policies.

We have established strengths and a proven track record in advancing discovery intensive litigation that has resulted in hundreds of millions of dollars in settlement and verdicts.

Our practice is guided by  rigorous ethical standards and  putting our client's interests first.  We also work closely with lawyers nationwide, most of our cases are referred by other firms.

We represent a diversified range of clients in federal and states courts. Each client, and their needs, are individual, and we tailor our representation to fit those needs.

We pride ourselves as proponents of the system of justice and its values of fairness, access, and equality to all.  Each representation is our chance to advance both the individual, and collective, cause of fairness.

Case Center

Merrill v. PEMCO - $15 Million Settlement

Nealey Law, along with co-counsel, serves as Class Counsel in the Merrill v. PEMCO diminished value litigation.

After a full year of litigation, extensive discovery, and over a dozen hearings before the Court, on February 9, 2015, the proposed Class in Merrill v. PEMCO was certified. The Class included 17,050 UIM, Comprehensive, and Collision Insureds of PEMCO Mutual Insurance Company who were not paid for the loss in market value “diminished value” suffered by their vehicles after accidents that were covered under their PEMCO policies requiring body, paint, or structural/frame repairs.  The Case sought compensatory and treble damages for the Class.  Read Court’s Order Certifying the Class in the Merrill v. PEMCO case.

With a trial date set, PEMCO agreed to settle the matter for $15 Million.

Areas of Practice

Class Actions
High Value Personal Injury

Vehicle Defects
Insurance Bad Faith

Current Major Cases

Vehicle diminished value cases against:


  • United Services Automobile Association (USAA)

  • Farmers Insurance Company of Washington

  • IDS - Ameriprise Home and Auto Insurance

  • American Family Insurance


Park-to-reverse events involving multiple auto manufacturers

Press Center

Scott P. Nealey Recognized by Super Lawyers for the 7th Year

Jun 20, 2020

Scott P. Nealey has been recognized among the best attorneys by Super Lawyer in 2020.  This is the 7th year that Mr. Nealey has been named by Super Lawyers, part of Thomson Reuters, to its annual Northern California Super Lawyers list.


The annual Super Lawyers lists are a comprehensive and diverse guide to outstanding attorneys from a wide range of practice areas, firm sizes, and geographic regions. Attorneys from this list have obtained the highest degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. They are the top five percent of attorneys in each state, chosen by their peers and through independent research.

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