Scott grew up in Milton, Georgia graduating from Milton High School. Scott then attended the University of Georgia double majoring in Political Science and Speech Communication and graduating with honors. After graduating from UGA, Scott earned his law degree from Emory University School of Law.
Upon graduating from law school, Scott spent nearly two years at an Atlanta litigation firm primarily representing doctors and hospitals in medical malpractice cases. Scott obtained unique trial experience for a young lawyer during this time trying multiple significant cases to verdict. He was then recruited to join the product liability practice group at one of the largest law firms in the country, where his practice was focused on defending medical device companies in high stakes product liability litigation around the country. While trying cases around the country Scott obtained invaluable experience working closely with some of the most highly regarded trial lawyers in the country.
After roughly five years crisscrossing the country defending large corporations, Scott decided it was time to recalibrate his career path. Specifically, he wanted to utilize his legal skills to help individuals here in Georgia. Scott sought out Jeff Shiver and Alan Hamilton who co-founded Shiver Hamilton and had already begun developing its reputation as one of the preeminent personal injury trial firms in the state. Jeff and Alan’s focus on high quality legal work achieving maximum recoveries for clients while caring not just about the outcome, but the individuals, was a perfect fit for what Scott was looking for. Scott joined Shiver Hamilton in 2013 and made partner in 2015.
Trial lawyers often represent individuals who are in the darkest and lowest moments of their lives. Scott and the team at Shiver Hamilton understand that while advocating and fighting for clients is important, simply caring for and walking with clients as confidants, counselors, and friends is equally important. Scott enjoys the tremendous responsibility and opportunity that comes with standing with, comforting and guiding families through rough, uncertain times.
Scott has been recognized as one of the top young lawyers in Georgia and named a Georgia Rising Star by Atlanta Magazine and the Super Lawyers publication. Only 2.5% of the total lawyers in Georgia are selected as a Rising Star. Scott has also been identified as among Georgia’s Legal Elite by Georgia Trend Magazine.
Scott and his wife Shannon reside in Cumming, Georgia with their three children, Carson, Piper, and William. Scott and his family are active members of Alpharetta First United Methodist Church. Scott serves on the Board of Directors Advisory Committee for the Atlanta Legal Aid Society, one of the oldest and leading providers of civil legal services for Atlanta’s indigent community.