Disciplined in Sophisticated Defense and Insurance Litigation

As a Partner at Butler, Scott focuses his practice on commercial litigation, products liability and insurer bad faith litigation. He received a Bachelor of Arts from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1990. He received his Juris Doctorate from Vanderbilt University School of Law in 1993.

Scott's litigation practice includes representing clients in contract disputes, products liability claims and recalls, insurance bad faith claims, environmental litigation, and toxic tort lawsuits. Scott also represents clients in intellectual property cases, fiduciary disputes, agency litigation, securities litigation, and a wide variety of other commercial disputes. Prior to joining Butler, Scott was a partner with a national law firm in Orlando, Florida where he focused on commercial litigation and was hiring partner for the firm.

Scott has practiced extensively in products liability litigation representing automotive manufacturers in strict liability and negligence claims for catastrophic injuries and deaths arising from vehicle rollovers and other crashes. He has represented automotive parts manufacturers in reporting and safety campaigns with NHTSA.  He has also assisted clients in evaluating and conducting recalls governed by the Food and Drug Administration and the Consumer Product Safety Commission. He has served as national counsel for clients defending mass tort claims pending in multiple states.

He has represented clients in environmental litigation involving CERCLA, RCRA and state statutory and common law claims. His environmental litigation has involved TCE, silica, hydrochloric acid, phosphoric acid, sulfuric acid, and multiple carcinogenic substances and fuel spills. Scott has represented clients in class actions involving environmental claims and toxic torts claiming health effects and property damage from industrial accidents and accident spills.

Scott's commercial practice has included contract litigation in numerous industries, including resort development, timeshare, real estate, insurance, financing and lending, engineering, healthcare, automotive manufacturing, chemical manufacturing, mining, securities, entertainment, and shipping.

Scott's commercial litigation practice includes representing clients in intellectual property disputes involving I.P. asset purchases, trademark infringement claims, licensing disputes, and joint venture and partnership litigation. He has represented clients in 10b-5 claims and other securities issues.

He is represented businesses in class action consumer litigation involving alleged fraud and statutory claims regarding advertising and contests. Scott has represented clients in estate litigation challenging wills based on undue influence and lack of testamentary capacity. He has also represented companies in defending ADA Title III claims.

Scott has spoken at litigation and trial advocacy skills seminars for lawyers, corporations, industry groups, and conventions on trial practice and other legal topics in several states.


  • Florida


  • University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
    Bachelor of Arts
  • Vanderbilt University
    Doctor of Jurisprudence


  • Florida Courts (Middle District)
  • Florida Courts (Southern District)
  • United States Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals
  • United States Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals


June 20, 2016 NEWSTampa Recipient of Butler "Step-Up" Award Selected

Suha Zeineladbin receives Step-Up award in Tampa.

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June 13, 2016 NEWSChicago Recipient of Butler "Step-Up" Award Selected

Aide Briseno receives Step-Up award in Chicago.

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June 06, 2016 NEWSMiami Recipient of Butler "Step-Up" Award Selected

Rebecca Gomez awarded Step-Up award in Miami.

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May 31, 2016 NEWSTallahassee Recipient of Butler "Step-Up" Award Selected

Ruth Castro selected as Tallahassee "Step-Up" award winner.

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May 25, 2016 NEWSPhiladelphia Recipient of Butler "Step-Up" Award Selected

Penn Treaty High School senior receives Step-Up Award.

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May 16, 2016 NEWSCharlotte Recipient of Butler "Step-Up" Award Selected

West Charlotte High School senior receives Step-Up Award.

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May 06, 2016 NEWSButler's First "Step-Up" Award Furthers Commitment to Service

The Firm's Community Service Committee enacts new award recognizing deserving high school seniors.

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June 07, 2012 NEWSScott Damon Is the keynote speaker at the Metropolitan Ministries Partnership School's graduation ceremony
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Key Points
Practice Area CASE TYPE
  • Class Action
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Environmental Litigation
  • Extracontractual Claims
  • Toxic Torts