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Scott Frank is Of Counsel in the Tampa office of Butler. While Scott handles many cases from inception through the completion of the trial, Scott’s practice is centered on Civil Trial Litigation, specifically in state and federal courts. This includes cases that are referred to Butler during the course of litigation, specifically to be brought to trial.

Scott is a Florida Board Certified Civil Trial attorney. Board Certification is the highest level of evaluation provided by The Florida Bar regarding an attorney’s competence and experience within a specific area of law and that attorney’s professionalism and ethics in law practice. Less than 1.3% of the approximately 84,000 active lawyers in The Florida Bar are designated as Florida Board Certified Civil Trial attorneys.

During the more than 20 years that Scott has been with Butler, he has focused on cases in property coverage, subrogation (recovery and defense), and personal injury liability. However, his Litigation and trial practice include cases involving First-Party Coverage, Third-Party Coverage, Product Liability Losses, Personal Injury Liability, Construction Litigation, Subrogation (recovery and defense), Bad Faith Litigation, Arson/Fraud Litigation, Commercial Litigation, Fair Debt Collection Practices Defense and Chinese Drywall Litigation. Scott also works in our class action department.

Scott earned his law degree from the University of Miami in 1988. He worked diligently, gaining six years of experience before ultimately joining Butler in 1994. Scott’s work takes him throughout the state of Florida, as well as having litigated cases in Alabama, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Michigan, Mississippi, New Jersey, North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia, Puerto Rico, and the Caribbean.


  • Florida


  • Board Certified in Civil Trial Practice, 2012


  • Florida Atlantic University
    Bachelor of Business Administration
  • University of Miami
    Doctor of Jurisprudence


  • American Bar Association (ABA)
  • Claims and Litigation Management Alliance (CLM)
  • Dade County Bar Association
  • DRI
  • Hillsborough County Bar Association (HCBA)
  • The Florida Bar


  • United States District Court – Northern District of Florida
  • United States District Court – Middle District of Florida
  • United States District Court – Southern District of Florida
  • Florida State Courts


Is Arizona the Beginning of the End for Peremptory Challenges?

On August 30, 2021, the Arizona Supreme Court instituted a landmark rule change that made Arizona the first state in the country to abolish the use of peremptory challenges in criminal and civil trials.  Challenges to potential jurors at the trial stage of an action are utilized to allow for the litigants to secure a fair and impartial jury, which is a paramount necessity of our justice system. ...

Scott Frank’s Article – Florida Defense Lawyer Association’s Trial Advocate Quarterly

Partner Scott Frank’s article from the Florida Defense Lawyer Association’s Trial Advocate Quarterly, “Guideline to Voir Dire Issues and Challenges for Cause,” is being included in the course materials for judges attending the 2017 DUI Lab in Sarasota, Florida. ...

Trial Essentials: Keys To Not Losing Your Jury Trial Before The First Witness Is Called

This article is originally a publication of Trial Advocate Quarterly, Summer 2017 (Volume 36, #3). Legal opinions may vary when based on subtle factual differences. All rights reserved. Sun-Tzu is a well-recognized and oft-quoted Chinese general, military strategist and philosopher. He is also credited as the author of The Art of War.1 While the title clearly identifies that book as having mu...

Critical Analysis Of Examinations Of B. Li

Scott Frank from Butler Weihmuller Katz Craig presented at the DRI’s 2017 Trial Tactics Seminar on the topic of "Critical Analysis of Examinations of B. Li" on March 16, 2017, in Las Vegas, Nevada. Scott’s critical analysis was a response to a mock trial based on school bullying....

Tampa Recipient of Butler “Step-up” Award Selected

The Tampa winner of the Butler Step-Up award has been selected. David Maldoff presented the award to Suha Zeineladbin at the Hillsborough Education Foundation's 2016 "Take Stock in Children" Scholar Celebration. She received the award for her commitment to scholarly success and community service. She will be attending the University of South Florida in the fall. The Firm's Community Service Com...

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An Introduction to the Butler Specialty Trial Team

Since our inception in 1979, one thing has become abundantly clear: Whenever a case must go to trial, achieving a favorable result is our primary mission. Over the last few decades, however, trials have become a rarity. The primary reasons are risk and cost. The risk is a simple issue – when you venture forth into a courtroom, there’s a risk that the result will be adverse. The costs can be a...

Scott Frank | El Camino de Santiago de Compostela

Please tell us about your trip to Spain The trip was to Spain for the purpose of completing a pilgrimage called El Camino de Santiago de Compostela, which translated means The Way of St. James. It refers to St. James the Greater, one of the apostles of Jesus. There are 10 different routes of the Camino, with the most popular being the Camino Frances or the French Way. This Camino starts in St....

“Advice Of Counsel” – Defense Or Defeat

This is one of a series of articles under the by line "Butler on Bad Faith" originally published in Mealey's Litigation Report: Insurance Bad Faith, Vol. 16, #22, p. 19 (March 19, 2003). © Copyright Butler 2003. Introduction The involvement of legal counsel to provide advice concerning the settlement of property and liability claims has become increasingly commonplace. This is primarily due ...

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