Latasha Lordes Scott is a litigation and appellate attorney who is Of Counsel in our Tampa office. Latasha advises national insurance carriers by focusing the majority of her practice on the defense of class action, bad faith and other extra-contractual matters, first-party and third-party property litigation, financial services, and healthcare disputes. Latasha represents insurers in state and federal trial courts.
For over 15 years, Latasha continues to handle complex appeals in federal and state courts in Florida, and throughout the U.S. She also serves as federal local counsel to federal practitioners nationwide.
Prior to joining the firm, Latasha served as a Judicial Law Clerk to the Honorable Judge Charles R. Wilson at the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit. Ms. Scott also served as a Judicial Law Clerk to the Honorable U.S. Magistrate Thomas G. Wilson in the U.S. District Court – Middle District of Florida. While in law school, Latasha also served as a judicial intern for the Honorable U.S. Magistrate Judge Kornblum in the U.S. District Court – Northern District of Florida.
Latasha received her Doctor of Jurisprudence from the University of Florida, where she also studied abroad in Montepellier, France, during the course of her studies. Latasha received her Bachelor of Arts degree, with honors, at the University of Notre Dame, where she was a Sigma Tau Delta scholar for the duration of her studies. In addition to her law degree, Latasha holds a Master of Arts from the University of Notre Dame, where she completed a researched Master’s Thesis.
Hillsborough Association for Women Lawyers (2009-2021)
Federal Bar Association (2016-2021)
University of Notre Dame Black Alumni Association (2001-2021)
American Constitution Society (2019-2021)
George Edgecomb Bar Association (2009-2020)
Mortgage Bankers Association of Tampa Bay (2020)
American Constitution Society
National African American Insurance Association (2022 to present)
Florida African American Insurance Association (2022 to present)
Defense Research Institute (DRI) (2021 to present)
Florida Defense Lawyers Association (FDLA) (2021 to present)
Representation of Florida Gas Transmission Company obtaining dismissal of appeal. City of Miami Beach v. Fla. Gas Trans. Co., LLC, 3D19-503 (Fla. 3d DCA 2020)
Representation of Florida Gas Transmission Company opposing jurisdictional basis for First Amendment challenge. Hurchalla v. Lake Point Phase I, LLC, SC19-1729 (Fla. 2020)
Explanation of evidence needed when authenticating business records to prove conditions precedent were met by prior servicer. Perez v. Deutsche Bank Nat’l Trust Co., Case No. 2D17-1043 (Fla. 2d DCA 2019)
Explanation of summary judgment affidavit requirements for personal knowledge when authenticating business records of a third-party vendor. Rivera v. Bank of New York, 276 So. 3d 979 (2019)(expanding Knight v. GTE Federal Credit Union, 2018 WL 844352 (Fla. 2d DCA 2018)).
Expounded on evidentiary requirements for personal knowledge when authenticating business records of a third-party vendor. Knight v. GTE Federal Credit Union, 2018 WL 844352 (Fla. 2d DCA 2018)
Explanation of authentication of business records and personal knowledge needed when proving conditions precedent were met by prior servicer. Spencer v. Ditech Financial, LLC, 242 So. 3d 1189 (Fla. 2d DCA 2018)
Explanation of authentication of evidence needed when proving conditions precedent were met by prior servicer. Soule v. U.S. Bank Nat’l Ass’n, 2018 WL 3402390 (Fla. 2d DCA 2018)
Explanation of authentication of business records to prove conditions precedent were met by prior servicer. Vitaliy v. Wells Fargo Bank, N.A., 253 So. 3d 779 (Fla. 5th DCA 2018)
Representation of servicer by obtaining dismissal of appeal. Flynn Brown v. BAC Home Loans Serv., 4D15-1426 (Fla. 4th DCA 2016)
Representation of servicer by obtaining dismissal of appeal. Suarez-Ramos v. PHH Mortg. Corp., 2D16-0249 (Fla. 2d DCA 2016)
Representation servicer and lender by obtaining dismissal of appeal. Atchison v. HSBC Bank USA, N.A., 4D15-1418 (Fla. 4th DCA 2015)
Representation of investor against due process challenge to motions to intervene. Trustbiz v. Christiana Trust, a division of Wilmington Savings Fund, 2D15-4863 (Fla. 2d DCA 2015)
Representation of lender and servicer by obtaining dismissal of appeal. Ruel v. HSBC Bank USA, N.A., 2D15-2135 (Fla. 2d DCA 2015)
Representation of servicer and investor in appeal attacking servicer standing, discovery, personal knowledge to authenticate prior servicer business records, pooling and servicing agreement on summary judgment. Gibson v. U.S. Bank Nat’l as Trustee, 2D14-5584 (Fla. 2d DCA 2014)
Representation of servicer and investor in appeal attacking conditions precedent, standing and personal knowledge regarding authentication of business records. Thompson v. U.S. Bank Nat’l Ass’n, 14D4-0893 (Fla. 4th DCA 2014)
Representation of servicer against challenge to compliance with conditions precedent, standing subsequent to merger, and attorney fees. Offir v. CitiMortgage, Inc., 4D15-4041 (Fla. 4th DCA 2014)
Representation of servicer in appeal to vacate final judgment of foreclosure. Nationstar v. Elizabeth Carmont, 13D1-5523 (Fla. 1st DCA 2013)
Representation of servicer on motion to vacate final judgment of foreclosure. Molina v. Aurora Loan Serv., 3D13-2511 (Fla. 3d DCA 2013)
Representation of servicer and investor in appeal attacking indorsement on note and challenge to pooling and servicing agreement. Murray v. U.S. Bank Nat’l Ass’n, 4D14-1488 (Fla. 4th DCA 2012)
Tampa Of Counsel Latasha Scott will be attending the National African-American Insurance Association's (NAAIA) 2023 National Conference in Columbus, OH from October 10-12. The NAAIA was organized to create a network among people of color and others employed in or affiliated with the insurance industry. Pooling this wealth of talent contributes significantly to the association and its members thro...
Defendants often prefer that their cases be heard in federal court. Rice, Jill Cranston, The Federal Rules are Right for our State Courts, 59 No. 5 DRI For Def. 13 (May 2017). We assume your client shares this preference. This article provides a go-to reference for young practitioners and helpful pointers for senior lawyers to remove your case to federal court and keep it there. The Basics – Re...
Latasha Lordes Scott, a former Law Clerk at the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals, is representing Butler at the 2022 Eleventh Circuit Judicial Conference. The conference is being held in Atlanta, Georgia to consider the business of the courts and to discuss potential improvements for the administration of justice. ...
We extend a warm welcome to Latasha Lordes Scott and Casey Burns, the newest members to join our Butler family! Click their pictures to learn more....