Scott has spent more than 20 years representing clients in a broad range of high-stakes litigation. He regularly appears on behalf of Fortune 100 companies in cases filed around the country. He has also successfully argued cases in both the Texas and the Fifth Circuit Courts of Appeal. In addition to his litigation practice, Scott is a trusted adviser to his clients on a variety of non-litigation matters.
Scott spent the first several years of his career as an in-house attorney for an international oil and gas company, representing his employer in commercial and employment litigation. This in-house experience gives Scott a unique ability to understand his clients' needs and to partner with them to achieve their objectives.
Since joining Shook, Scott has represented national and international clients in product liability and business litigation. His clients have included pharmaceutical and medical device manufacturers, automotive manufacturers, and telecommunications companies.
Scott also has significant experience representing employers in employment discrimination cases. He has been involved in several cutting-edge employment cases, including one of the earliest psychiatric disability claims brought under the ADA in Texas, and an early same-sex sexual harassment case brought in California state court.
Scott Michelman, The Age Discrimination In Employment Act, Chapter in DRI Labor and Employment Desk Reference, 2004.
Strand, P. and Scott Michelman, Causation—Hidden Dangers In Damages, The Litigation Services Handbook, 3rd Ed. Cumulative Supp., Spring 2003.
Scott Michelman, Texas Courts Issue New Opinions on Intentional Infliction of Emotional Distress, Defense Research Institute’s The Job Description, Summer 2002.