Scott Benjamin Hall

Scott Benjamin Hall: Attorney with Motley Rice LLC
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Biography

An advocate for people harmed by toxic exposure, chemical-related cancers and other occupational diseases and smoking-related illnesses, Scott Hall has spent more than 15 years working to hold accountable corporations that put profits before people.

Today, he continues to represent people suffering from work-related illnesses such as lung diseases in cases against the companies that allegedly harmed them.

Scott advocates for workers and consumers harmed by inhaling flavoring chemicals such as diacetyl and acetyl propionyl, which have been associated with severe lung diseases often collectively referred to as “Popcorn Workers’ Lung,” even though many workers, not just those in microwave popcorn manufacturing, have been affected.

In the early 2000s, Scott successfully represented workers who had developed serious lung diseases after exposure to airborne flavoring chemicals in some of the first cases of their kind. Since then, he has tried more than a dozen lawsuits against the flavoring industry that resulted in plaintiffs’ verdicts. Additionally, Scott participated in the resolution of more than 100 cases for people who alleged wrongful death or injuries as a result of exposure to dangerous chemical flavorings.

His early work in toxic exposure included taking cases to trial as well as settling tobacco cases. His work led to multi-million dollar verdicts in tobacco-related personal injury and wrongful death cases. He was also contracted by the Canadian government to represent the Provinces of Newfoundland and Labrador in a cost-recovery action against the tobacco industry. Scott has also taken cases to trial and settled environmental contamination cases, including cases involving air pollution and groundwater pollution by industrial chemicals.

In 1997, Scott wrote one of the first peer-reviewed articles on the regulation of genetically modified organisms (GMO) and their impact on the environment. The article, titled “The Genie in the Bottle: The International Regulation of Genetically Modified Organisms,” was published in the Journal of International Wildlife Law & Policy.

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Awards and Accolades

•Super Lawyers

2009 Missouri Super Lawyers Rising Star list
Personal injury - products: plaintiff; Environmental litigation

Related Content

Recent Blog Posts

March 11, 2016

A hard cup to swallow: Is danger brewing for workers in coffee roasting plants?

by: Scott B. Hall

October 7, 2015

Takeaways from the FDA Public Hearing on Bayer’s Essure Device

by: Fidelma L. Fitzpatrick

Related News

March 11, 2019

Law360 names Motley Rice a 2018 Consumer Protection Group of the Year

April 28, 2018

Workers’ Memorial Week: A time to reflect, while pushing forward with protections for the worker

March 7, 2018

Motley Rice Co-Founding Member Joe Rice Awarded SCAJ Top Honor

Areas of Practice (2)

  • Medical Devices
  • Toxic Exposure

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
University Attended:
University of Kansas, B.S.J., 1993
Law School Attended:
University of Nottingham, L.L.M., with distinction, 1998; University of Texas at Austin, J.D., 1998
Year of First Admission:
1999
Admission:
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth, Ninth and Tenth Circuits; U.S. District Courts for the District of Colorado, District of Kansas, and the Western District of Missouri; Missouri; West Virginia; U.S. Supreme Court
Memberships:

Associations

•American Bar Association
•Missouri Bar Association
•Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association

Birth Information:
Kansas City, Missouri, July 27, 1969
Reported Cases:
Casework: Exploding lithium-ion batteries : The benefits of lithium-ion batteries may come at a potentially deadly cost as they can be unstable and prone to overheating. If defective, these batteries may suddenly explode or burst into flames, endangering consumers.; Attorneys: Kevin R. Dean Jodi Westbrook Flowers; Exploding Electronic Cigarette (E-Cig) Lawsuits: Lithium-ion batteries in e-cigarettes have the potential to explode, potentially causing serious permanent injuries. The explosions have been reported to occur while the device is charging or during use, when a person is vaping; Attorneys: Vincent L. Greene IV T. David Hoyle; Flavoring Chemical Lawsuits: Flavoring chemicals provide pleasant aromas and tastes to consumer products, but when inhaled by workers and consumers, they may cause serious lung diseases and in certain cases, may be fatal.; Attorneys: Anne McGinness Kearse Scott B. Hall
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