Sacramento County Bar Foundation Centennial Fellows are attorneys at the pinnacle of achievement who, through distinguished professional accomplishment, substantial civic involvement and philanthropy, have earned a legacy as pillars of the Sacramento legal community. As part of the Sacramento County Bar Association’s 100-year anniversary celebration, the Foundation has worked diligently to identify candidates to be recognized as Centennial Fellows. The following are attorneys suitable to be recognized as preeminent leaders in the community. All of these Fellows are members of the Sacramento County Bar Association.
Arthur G. Scotland is currently of counsel to Nielsen Merksamer Parrinello Gross & Leoni LLP. Scotland joined the firm in 2012 after nearly a quarter century on the bench. He was first appointed to the Sacramento Superior Court by Gov. George Deukmejian in 1987, and then to the Court of Appeal, Third Appellare District, in 1989, where he served as Presiding Justice from 1998-2010.
Scotland has a lengthy record of service to the bench and bar. He is a past President of the Anthony M. Kennedy Inn of Court and an Honorary Diplomate of the American Board of Trial Advocates. His life has been marked by serving the less fortunate youth in the Sacramento community, through volunteer work with the Sacramento Children’s Home and the Center for Youth Citizenship. He has been honored as the SCBA’s Humanitarian of the Year in 2002, Judge of the Year in 2004, and Attorney of the Year in 2014.
Art Scotland has been known for his deep commitment to community service. He does not just “show up” to offer support for a wide range of projects and endeavors, he rolls up his sleeves and gets involved.
Scotland is a graduate of the UC Davis and University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law. Before his appointment to the bench, he served as Cabinet Secretary to Gov. Deukmejian, as California Deputy Attorney General, and as a Sacramento County deputy district attorney.