Scott is a recognized client advocate in litigation, alternative dispute resolution and regulated matters. He chairs the firm’s Government and Regulatory Affairs Practice and is a member of firm leadership. His practice concentrates in complex civil litigation, economic development, and government and regulatory affairs.


  • University of Virginia School of Law  (J.D., 1983)
  • University of Michigan  (A.B., with distinction, 1980)

Bar Admissions

  • Ohio
  • Illinois
  • District of Columbia (inactive)
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia
  • U.S. District Court for the Central District of Illinois
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Ohio
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Ohio

Professional Associations

  • Columbus Bar Association, Homeless Project
  • Ohio State Bar Association

Public Service

  • Governor’s Special Representative on Regulatory Reform, 2007-2008

Honors & Awards

  • Best Lawyers®, Commercial Litigation, Energy Regulatory Law
  • Ohio Super Lawyers®
  • Martindale-Hubbell®, AV Preeminent  
  • Ohio Chemistry Technology Council, Excellence in Public Service Award, 2007


  • Columbus Next Generation Corporation, Board Member
  • Ohio Supreme Court Task Force on Commercial Dockets
  • Judicial Screening Panel
  • Gubernatorial Transition Team
  • Greater Columbus Chamber of Commerce, Infrastructure Steering Committee
  • The Ohio State University Michael E. Moritz College of Law, Adjunct Instructor