Scott defends nationally known trucking companies in cases involving significant and catastrophic injuries as well as wrongful death claims. Representing an industry subject to regulation at state and federal levels, Scott's practice includes consulting with his trucking industry clients on evidence preservation and compliance matters that may impact the investigation of accidents and the defense of future litigation. Familiar with the regulations governing the industry, Scott defends trucking clients in cases involving issues including weight, lighting, driver qualifications and performance, and vehicle maintenance and repair. He has litigated cases involving issues related to the electronic control module. He has defended claims arising from a variety of trucking accidents including rollovers, vehicle/ pedestrian, and multiple vehicle collisions.
In his casualty defense practice, Scott represents clients in a variety of matters including premises liability, motor vehicle accidents and product defect claims. Scott represents public entities, individuals and businesses in this facet of his practice. He has defended premises liability claims involving public housing, retail establishments, hotels, restaurants and bars as well as private homes. His defense of claims arising from motor vehicle accidents includes collisions involving passenger cars and trucks, commercial vehicles, and motorcycles. I
Defending manufacturers against product liability claims is part of Scott's practice. He defends manufacturers in the marine industry against claims of personal injury and wrongful death arising from boating accidents. Scott has handled cases including those involving issues of vessel and engine design and performance, operator performance, and prop guard claims. In conjunction with this facet of his practice, Scott also represents clients in admiralty matters involving the Jones Act.
Scott's practice includes the defense of public entity clients in employment matters. He represents clients at administrative proceedings of the EEOC and the Florida Commission on Human Rights and in judicial proceedings in state and federal court. Scott has defended against discrimination claims including those based on age, gender, race/ethnicity and disability.
In addition to his trial practice, Scott serves as an arbitrator in the United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida. He frequently speaks to clients and at seminars on topics related to claims investigation and defense.