Scott is an attorney who has practiced corporate law and litigation for the past 39 years. A former partner in a large Minneapolis law firm, Robins Kaplan, Scott left after 12 years to form his own firm and join forces with his brother, Todd. Their Minnetonka based law firm handles a wide variety of cases, from business contract or fraud disputes, employment matters, to injury related cases. Their practice has included numerous Whistleblower claims against corporations and government entities on behalf of former employees.
They have represented Native Americans of the Yakama Tribe in Eastern Washington in complex litigation resulting from radiation exposure near the Hanford Nuclear plant, and members of the Mdewankaton tribe in Minnesota in claims for reparations following the taking of their land for the construction of casinos. Scott shares his time with the University of Minnesota Law School, where he has taught trial skills as an adjunct professor for ten years. A graduate of Cornell University with a history degree, Scott became a Christian his senior year.
He studied church history then at Gordon Conwell Theological Seminary in Wenham, Massachusetts, but felt led to enter the business world, where he worked in sales and marketing for the Tennant Company. After three years in business, Scott entered law school at Hamline University, graduating at the top of his class and being selected by the Robins law firm as an associate. He attends Wooddale Church in Eden Prairie and works with his older brother, serving as a board member for a charity they started, the Mayan Educational Foundation, which provides scholarship funds to help children of native Mayan people of Guatemala attend private schools and improve their way of life.