Scott has been advising clients and helping them resolve disputes for more than 30 years. Having served as lead counsel in thousands of cases, he recognizes the difference between conflicts that should be resolved early and amicably from those that merit going to trial. His litigation experience includes a wide array of practice areas, but he focuses on civil rights, local government, construction, and commercial disputes. He is admitted to practice in all state and federal courts in Georgia.
One of the great joys of the law is how it can open doors to new areas of expertise. Following his representation of county officials in civil rights and personal injury lawsuits, he was asked to serve as county attorney for Warren County and as general counsel for the County’s Development Authority. He still serves in these capacities which have allowed Scott to broaden his legal skills to include condemnations, complex contracts, election law, intergovernmental agreements, land use and zoning, and Georgia’s Open Records Act.
Raised in Marietta, Scott earned his undergraduate and law degrees from the University of Georgia. He earned an academic scholarship to law school where he was active on Moot Court and was a co-founder and the first President of UGA’s Chapter of the Federalist Society. He accepted a position with Fulcher Hagler while still in law school and has been with the firm since graduating in 1993.
Scott and his wife, Tammy, live in Evans and have seven children. Scott is a member of Warren Baptist Church and has been privileged to serve as a church officer and deacon, among other roles. An avid wingshooter and inshore fisherman, he relishes the special moments he spends with family and friends in the field and on the water.
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