Scott Shelton

Scott Shelton: Attorney with Cole, Scott & Kissane, P.A.
  • Partner at Cole, Scott & Kissane, P.A. (416 Attorneys)
  • Dadeland Centre II, 9150 South Dadeland Boulevard, Suite 1400, Miami, FL 33156
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Scott A. Shelton is the Managing Partner of the Orlando office. His practice includes the defense of various types of claims including medical malpractice, personal injuries, wrongful deaths, premises liability, education law, security negligence, child welfare litigation, dram shop / liquor liability, commercial transportation/trucking, construction defects, admiralty/maritime as well as defective products including pharmaceutical drugs. Scott also defends professional liability and first party property damage claims. He is also an active participant in the firm’s SIU Fraud Division.

Scott obtained his undergraduate degree, with honors, from the University of South Florida while working full time and self-paying his way through college. He then obtained his Juris Doctorate degree from Loyola University School of Law. During law school, he was a member of multiple moot court teams, including Loyola’s National Team which was limited to three participates from his entire class and resulted in a tuition scholarship. Scott also represented and tried cases for indigent clients through the school’s Law Clinic. Prior to joining Cole, Scott & Kissane, P.A., he worked for a prominent civil defense litigation firm located in New Orleans, Louisiana where he defended Maritime / Admiralty claims arising under the Jones Act.

Scott previously worked in Cole, Scott & Kissane’s Tampa office and later opened / managed the firm’s Bonita Springs / Naples office before transitioning to Orlando. He has tried various cases around Florida which gives him a unique perspective on the different venues around the state. He is admitted to practice before all state courts in Florida, as well as the Middle and Northern District Courts. He is also licensed to practice in the State of Louisiana.

(Resident, Orlando and Naples Offices)

Areas of Practice (24)

  • Admiralty and Maritime
  • Aviation and Transportation
  • Bad Faith and Extra-Contractual Liability
  • Catastrophic and Personal Injury
  • Child Welfare Litigation
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Education Law
  • Fidelity and Surety Litigation and Counsel
  • First Party Property
  • Fraud Litigation
  • General Civil Litigation
  • Hospitality Industry Defense
  • Legal Malpractice
  • Liquor Liability Defense
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Pharmaceutical and Medical Device Litigation
  • Physician's Malpractice
  • Premises Liability
  • Product Liability
  • Professional Malpractice
  • Security Negligence
  • SIU Insurance Fraud Defense
  • Trucking Accident Defense
  • Vehicle Negligence

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
(321) 972-0011  Phone
(321) 972-0099  Fax
Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 569015, Miami, FL 33156
University Attended:
University of South Florida, B.A.
Law School Attended:
Loyola University, J.D.
Year of First Admission:
2004, Louisiana; 2007, Florida


•Orange County Bar Association
•Hillsborough County Bar Association
•Lee County Bar Association
•Collier County Bar Association
•Claims Litigation Management (Member)
•Florida Defense Trial Lawyers Association

Hobbies & interests:
Marathon running; cycling

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