Scott is an experienced trial lawyer and his passion is defending people accused of serious crimes in New York State and federal court. He has been selected for six consecutive years by Super Lawyers, which recognizes the top attorneys in upstate New York.
Following law school, Scott served in the United States Marine Corps as a Judge Advocate where he became the Senior Trial Counsel at Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point and oversaw all military criminal investigations and prosecutions before Special and General Courts Martial. He also served as a Special Assistant United States Attorney where he prosecuted federal crimes in the Eastern District of North Carolina.
Prior to starting his own firm, Scott was a partner in a prominent, Albany-based firm, where he handled numerous criminal defense matters including criminal jury trials in state and federal court and criminal appeals. Scott also gained significant civil litigation experience in various matters such as Article 78 proceedings, Title IX matters, civil rights claims under 42 U.S.C. Section 1983, personal injury cases and breach of contract and business disputes in both state and federal court.
Raised in Cambridge, New York, Scott is a lifelong resident of the Capital Region, and returned home after his military service. He is active in the community as a member of the Board of Directors for the Saratoga County Bar Association and for the New York State Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers. Scott also previously served for a number of years a member of the Saratoga County Chamber of Commerce’s Veterans Business Council.