Scott came to Hare Wynn in 1986 after establishing a reputation as a trial lawyer with another firm. Since then, his diverse practice has taken him throughout the United States. Among the types of cases he has handled include litigation under the False Claims Act for qui tam plaintiffs, class action litigation involving complex legal issues and commercial litigation. Scott graduated cum laude in 1978 from the Cumberland School of Law and began to build his reputation as a formidable courtroom opponent and someone who truly devotes much of his energy to his profession. Scott is past president of both the Alabama Trial Lawyers Association and the International Society of Barristers. He served from 2001 to 2005 as commissioner of the Judicial Compensation Commission and is a trustee of the Eleventh Circuit Historical Society.