Scott has experience litigating a wide variety of cases in federal, state, and military courts. Scott began his legal career as an attorney in the United States Army Judge Advocate General’s Corps (“JAG Corps”). As a JAG Corps attorney, Scott served as a military prosecutor in Fort Hood, Texas, leading the prosecution of servicemembers for involuntary manslaughter, sexual assault, child abuse, drug trafficking, theft of military equipment, and military desertion. Scott also served as a civil litigator with the U.S. Army Legal Services Agency. As a civil litigator, he represented the U.S. Army in environmental disputes between the U.S. Government and private landowners. In 2011, Scott volunteered to deploy to Iraq in support of Operation New Dawn. While in Iraq, he assisted deployed servicemembers with personal legal issues, including security clearance denials/revocations, consumer protection law, family law, and military disciplinary actions. Scott also supported the U.S. Army’s Rule of Law Mission, assisting local Iraqi authorities in the prosecution of insurgents who were captured by coalition forces.
After five years of active-duty service, Scott left the Army and focused his practice on civil litigation, primarily defending businesses and medical professionals in personal injury lawsuits. After working for a large law firm in Indiana, Scott returned to Cleveland and opened his own law practice, using his experience as a litigator and former JAG Corps attorney to provide legal representation to individuals and businesses in Northeast Ohio.