Scott is a Grand Rapids native. He received his Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Chicago in 2000 and his law degree from Loyola University Chicago School of Law in 2004. He was in private practice for a number of years before commissioning into the United States Army Judge Advocate General’s Corps in 2009. He served on active duty in the United States Army Airborne, Fort Bragg, North Carolina, before he transferred to Fort Stewart, Georgia, to serve as a trial defense counsel. At Fort Stewart, he counseled hundreds of Soldiers in various criminal and administrative matters and tried numerous courts-martial, including a nationally-publicized murder case. In 2014, he was honorably discharged and returned to west Michigan to resume private practice. His military awards and badges include the Army Commendation Medal, the Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, the Army Parachutist Badge, and two sets of foreign jump wings. Scott practices in the areas criminal defense, civil litigation, and military and veterans law. He is involved with the West Michigan Veterans Coalition and is a member of the Grand Rapids Bar Association. He remains active in the United States Army Reserve, serving as a Judge Advocate in the 16th Legal Operations Detachment. He lives in Grand Rapids with his wife and three sons and attends Sacred Heart of Jesus Parish. In his spare time, he enjoys being with his family and writing fiction. He is the proud son of a Steelcase retiree.