Scott has obtained jury verdicts in favor of his clients on scores of occasions in state and federal courts since 1985. He has settled hundreds of other cases without the necessity or risk of trial. In 1986, Scott obtained the first reported multi-million dollar jury verdict ($3.3 million) in the United States on behalf of a single employment discrimination victim in Vance v. Southern Bell Tel. & Tel. Co.
, which went to trial here in Jacksonville, in federal court. More recently, during the past few years, Scott and his staff have made recoveries totaling several million dollars on behalf of his clients.
Scott has a reputation for being tenacious and creative while advocating for his clients. He is rated “AV” by his peers, which is the highest rating an attorney can receive concerning ethics and legal ability. He is admitted to practice in the United States Supreme Court, in several federal courts, and all courts in the State of Florida. For nearly twenty years, Scott taught trial skills to other lawyers from around the country, as a faculty member of the National Institute for Trial Advocacy. He is also certified as a mediator by the Florida Supreme Court. Scott is also a member of the National Employment Lawyers Association, The Florida Bar, and the Jacksonville Bar Association. He is currently co-chair of the Jacksonville Bar Association’s Labor and Employment Law Committee.
Scott usually represents no more than 10-15 individuals at a time to ensure that he can be personally involved in every case. Naturally, there is no guarantee that Scott or his firm can make any specific recovery in any particular case. Each case must be evaluated based on its own unique facts and circumstances.