Scot is a senior attorney with Wilson Cribbs + Goren who has been practicing law since 2004. He represents clients in a variety of real estate, construction, business and commercial litigation matters. Scot enjoys working with clients, learning about their businesses, and working with them to develop specialized strategies that suit their needs and are tailored to their business goals.

When beginning a new representation, Scot starts his work with the desired end result in mind. “As an experienced trial lawyer, I bring a perspective that most lawyers, and many litigators, do not have. I believe this helps me work more efficiently for the client and I’m better able to assess what really matters and how to reach a satisfactory resolution.”

Understanding and empathizing with clients and their situation is an important part of representing them. “My father was an attorney and a judge, so I learned from him about the practice of law and the special responsibility attorneys serve in helping others. We can protect people’s rights and interests, defend against abuse of power, help the underprivileged, and influence the functioning of government. There is probably no other profession where an individual can have such a profound role in society.”

Scot earned his B.A. from the University of Texas at Austin in 1999 and received his J.D. from the University of Texas School of Law in 2004.

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+Practices

  • Business Litigation

+Education

  • B.A. Government and History, The University of Texas at Austin, 1999
    • Spring 1999 Cum Laude Ampla et Magna
    • Spring 1998 Ampla Cum Laude
  • J.D., The University of Texas School of Law, 2004
  • 40-Hour Basic Mediation Training, University of Houston Law Center, 2012

+Bar Associations

State Bar of Texas, 2004

  • Appellate Section
  • Litigation Section
  • Real Estate, Probate and Trust Law Section

 

Houston Bar Association

  • Litigation Section
  • Commercial & Consumer Law Section
  • Member, HBA Administration of Justice Committee, 2017-18
  • Member, HBA Lawyers for a Beautiful Houston Committee, 2016-2018
  • Member, HBA Membership Committee, 2016-2017

 

U.S. District Court, Southern District of Texas, 2005

U.S. District Court, Northern District of Texas, 2016

U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Texas, 2016

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit, 2016

HYLA Leadership Academy, 2008-2009 Class

Fellow, Houston Young Lawyers Foundation

+Speaking Events

  • Speech at People’s Law School: “Starting a Business”, September 20, 2012
  • Speech at US Citizenship & Immigration Services Community Relations Officers Conference: “Unauthorized Practice of Immigration Law”, June 21, 2012
  • Panel at League City Chamber of Commerce: “Identity Theft”, April 11, 2012
  • Panel at US Citizenship & Immigration Services UPIL Law Enforcement meeting: “Unauthorized Practice of Immigration Law”, February 16, 2012
  • Speech at Fairhaven UMC: “Identity Theft”, September 14, 2011
  • Speech at Gulf Coast Mensa: “Identity Theft”, May 29, 2011
  • Houston City Council Housing Comm.: “Foreclosure Rescue Scams”, May 20, 2010
  • Texas Unauthorized Practice of Law Comm.: “Notario Publicos and Immigration”, May 15, 2010
  • Speech at Galveston: “Contractor Fraud”, September 10, 2009
  • HBA Hurricane Ike Legal & FEMA Training: “Price Gouging”, September 22, 2008
  • Speech at The Credit Coalition: “Consumer Rights and Laws”, August 6, 2008
  • Speech at UH Law Center People’s Law School: “Consumer Laws”, April 5, 2008
  • Panel at FTC/BBB forum: “Rules of the Road for Advertisers”, October 25, 2007
  • Speech at Houston Housing Counselors forum: “Mortgage Scams”, October 19, 2007
  • Speech at UH Law Center People’s Law School: “Consumer Laws”, April 7, 2007
  • Speech at UH Law Center People’s Law School: “Consumer Laws”, October 7, 2006
  • Speech at The Credit Coalition: “Consumer Rights and Laws”, September 11, 2006

+Awards

  • “Top Rated Business Litigation Attorney in Houston, TX” Selected to Super Lawyers® (Thomson Reuters), Business Litigation, General Litigation, Rising Stars (Houston, TX) 2014-2016
  • Jury Verdict named to “Texas Verdicts Hall of Fame” Honorable Mention by Texas Lawyer in conjunction with VerdictSearch (LexisNexis®), 2013
  • Jury Verdict named to “Texas Verdicts Hall of Fame” Verdict #15 by Texas Lawyer in conjunction with VerdictSearch (LexisNexis®), 2011
  • Named among Top Lawyers in Houston by Houstonian Magazine, 2015