- Real Estate, Development & Construction
- Consumer Financial Services
- Business Litigation
- Insurance Litigation
- Intellectual Property Litigation
- Securities Litigation
|Contact Info||Telephone: 314.345.6204|
|University ||Truman State University, B.S., cum laude, 1996|
|Law School||University of Michigan Law School, J.D., 1999 Michigan Journal of International Law, Articles Editor, 1998-1999|
|Admitted||1999, Missouri; 2000, Illinois; 1999, U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Missouri; 2000, U.S. District Court, Southern District of Illinois; 2005, U.S. District Court, Central District of Illinois; 2005, U.S. Court of Appeals, Eighth Circuit; 2010, U.S. District Court, Western District of Missouri|
Professional Associations and Memberships
•American Bar Association
•The Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis, Federal Litigation and Practice Committee
•The Missouri Bar, Legislative Committee, vice chair, 2004
Scott focuses on business and financial services litigation, including securities, banking and commercial insurance. His experience encompasses numerous jury trials, bench trials and appeals in state and federal courts.
A member of the Missouri Senate, Scott serves on the Appropriations Committee and Ways and Means Committee, among others. He served in the Missouri House of Representatives from 2011-2012.
Scott has advised Missouri-based securities broker dealers in industry, trading and regulatory cases. He has also represented both small businesses and multi-national corporations in securities derivative and class action litigation.
He has brought numerous actions against those who fail to repay money borrowed from the Small Business Administration. Scott also advises businesses concerning insurance coverage matters and has substantial experience in coverage and subrogation cases involving seven- and eight-figure losses.
Before joining Husch Blackwell, Scott served in the Missouri Office of Attorney General, where he defended against appeals by convicted criminals and worked on several special prosecutions.
Awards and Recognitions
•Missouri Association of Trial Attorneys, Champion of Justice Award, 2014
•St. Louis Business Journal, 40 Under 40, 2014
•Judicial Conference Legislative Recognition Award, 2013
•Truman State University Young Alumni of the Year, 2009
•Missouri Senate, 2013-present
•Missouri House of Representatives, 2010-2012
•Affton School District Board of Education, 2001-2010; president, 2007-2009
•Board of Deacons at Webster Groves Presbyterian Church, 2006-2008; Moderator (chairman), 2007-2008
•FOCUS Leadership St. Louis Class, 2005-2006
•American Lung Association of Eastern Missouri, Board of Directors, 2000-2006
•The Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis mock trial coach, Affton High School, 2000-2003
•Won jury trial in St. Louis County, Mo. on $2.85 million professional negligence claim in construction dispute.
•Won bench trial in St. Clair County, Ill. in petroleum facility real estate contract dispute.
•Obtained favorable result in preliminary injunction hearing that allowed Chesterfield, Mo. to expand its nature trail network.
•Won enforcement of a noncompete agreement when an employee's defection jeopardized a broker-dealer's multimillion-dollar investment.
•Received summary judgment in a case saving a 130-year-old farmhouse designated as a historical landmark from demolition.
•Helped secure a $2.5 million judgment in a redevelopment dispute.
•Secured an appellate court ruling giving Illinois rental car drivers the right to choose whether their personal insurance or the rental company's insurance will provide primary coverage in case of an accident.
•Won dismissal in state courts of unmerited claims against insurance brokers in St. Louis, Mo. and St. Clair County, Ill.
9.27.10 National Business Institute's Accounting 101 for Attorneys Seminar
Speaking Engagement St. Louis, MO
In The News
11.15.12 Two Husch Blackwell Partners Elected to Public Office
12.01.10 St. Louis Lawyer: Lawyers in the Statehouse. An Endangered Species?
11.04.10 Scott Sifton Elected to Missouri House of Representatives
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