Scott primarily defends companies against product liability claims. His work extends to all phases of litigation, including written discovery, depositions (fact witnesses, treating physicians and experts), dispositive motion practice, and pretrial and trial proceedings.
Currently, Scott represents a consumer products company against product liability claims involving a personal care product. He coordinates the national docket of cases pending in state and federal courts across the country, and he focuses on briefing (jurisdictional, expert, dispositive, pretrial and trial) as well as discovery in this complex litigation.
As part of his daily product liability practice, Scott drafts dispositive motions and takes depositions of expert witnesses, treating physicians and plaintiffs. As a member of Shook’s pelvic mesh litigation team, Scott drafted dispositive motions as well as motions to exclude expert witnesses. In a case involving a product liability claim against a drug manufacturer, Scott took depositions of treating physicians and the plaintiff, and he drafted expert and dispositive motions.
Before joining Shook, Scott worked with a state court and in private practice. As a senior chambers attorney for the Texas First Court of Appeals, he focused on appeals arising from complex civil litigation. Prior to working with the court, Scott practiced as a litigation associate with Andrews Kurth LLP, representing clients in general civil litigation, product liability and business litigation.
Contributor, Texas Civil Standards of Review, South Texas College of Law Advanced Civil Trial Law Conference, February 2008.
Tips for Preparing for the Specialization Exam in Civil Appellate Law, State Bar of Texas Civil Appellate Practice Conference, Austin, Texas, September 2011.