Scott R. Shewan

Scott R. Shewan

Clovis, California
Scott R. Shewan is AV® PreeminentTM Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell® and is a member of Pape & Shewan, L.L.P. He is a past president of the Public Investors Arbitration Bar Association (PIABA), a national association of attorneys who represent investors and savers in Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) arbitrations.

He is recognized as one of the leading advocates for investors in the FINRA arbitration forum and is well known for being a strong, effective litigator in state and federal courts throughout the Central Valley. Scott was recognized as a Super Lawyer in 2013.

Originally from Rochester, NY, Scott began his law career at a hometown law firm, where he cut his teeth in business litigation matters. In 1985, Scott relocated to the Fresno/Clovis area of California's Central Valley. He became a partner at the law firm of Thomas Snell, Jamison, Russell & Asperger, where he established his reputation as a top practitioner in business litigation. He handled and continues to handle litigation matters before courts and juries throughout the area.

Areas of Practice

  • Construction Law
  • Construction defects
  • Mechanic's liens
  • Breach of contract
  • Investments
  • Financial services law
  • Securities
  • Securities fraud
  • Physicians' peer review
  • Securities arbitration

Bar Admissions

  • New York, 1983
  • California, 1985
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 9th Circuit, 1991
  • U.S. District Court Western District of New York
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of California, 1985
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of California, 1986


  • Columbia Law School, New York, New York
    • J.D. - 1982
  • Roberts Wesleyan College
    • B.A. magna cum laude - 1979
    • Honors: Alpha Kappa Sigma

Honors and Awards

  • AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell®
  • Super Lawyer, 2013 - Present

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Public Investors Arbitration Bar Association, Past President
  • Fresno County Bar Association
  • State Bar of California

Past Employment Positions

  • Thomas Snell, Jamison, Russell & Asperger, Partner