Scott Scherr is a Board Certified Personal Injury trial attorney who has been involved in all types of personal injury litigation, employment matters and complex business disputes for over 20 years in both federal and state courts. Scott’s experience in representing all types of persons and entities provides him with invaluable insight into party strategies and tactics.
Understanding that each client has unique needs, Scott works closely with his clients to determine the best course of action in their particular situation. Although experienced in the courtroom, Scott understands that some clients do not want to rush to the courthouse. When alternative courses of action are more appropriate for a particular client or case, Scott has extensive experience in the mediation, arbitration and resolution of sensitive cases. When a trial is the best alternative, Scott does not hesitate to go to trial on behalf of his clients. In fact, Scott has tried numerous cases, throughout Texas, on behalf of both individuals and business entities.
Scott’s practice includes the following:
Scott represents plaintiffs in personal injury litigation and associated claims. He has recovered millions of dollars on behalf of his clients. Most recently, Scott has represented clients in trucking and automobile accidents, oil field accidents, boating accidents, hazing incidents,professional malpractice, wrongful death and catastrophic injury cases. Scott’s experience, both in and out of the courtroom, enables Scott and the lawyersthat work with him to hold companies that cause death or serious injuries accountable when they violate safety standards.
Scott represents both individuals and businesses incomplex business disputes, including breach of contract, construction law, fraud, breach of fiduciary duty, corporate and partnership disputes, oil and gas issues, and DTPA claims.
Scott provides representation in employment matters, including discrimination claims, policy and procedure manuals, and employment contract issues.
Scott is the father of four children. He has served on his Church Council and the Church School Board. He has close ties to the Brazos valley, with family scattered throughout the area. He graduated from Texas A&M University and attended South Texas College of Law. At Texas A&M, Scott was in the Corp of Cadets and Parson’s Mounted Cavalry.While in law school, Scott served as Associate Editor of the South Texas Law Review, was inducted into the Delta Theta Phi Law Fraternity, and received a Distinguished Service Award from the South Texas Law Review. Scott was also a member of the South Texas College of Law ATLA Varsity Mock Trial Team, and wrote an article titled “A Remote Manufacturer May Be Held Grossly Negligent As A Matter of Law In Spite Of Any Warnings To An Intermediary Not In The Direct Chain of Distribution,” which was published in the South Texas Law Review.
After graduating from law school, Scott worked at a large Dallas law firm, Godwin & Carlton. In 1999, Scott moved to Brazos County to work at what is now Payne, Malechek, Scherr, Campbell & Moore, P.C. During his legal career, Scott has been a member of the Texas Trial Lawyers Association, the Brazos County Bar Association, the Houston Bar Association, the Dallas County Bar Association, the State Bar of Texas, the American Bar Association, the Dallas Association of Young Lawyers (Co-Chair Judiciary Committee, 1997-1999), the Texas Aggie Bar Association, the Brazos Valley Human Resource Management Association, the Society for Human Resource Management Association, and the Association of Trial Lawyers of America.
Scott is currently admitted to practice in all Texas State Courts, the United States District Court for the Northern District of Texas, the United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas, the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Texas, the United States District Court for the Western District of Texas, the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit and the Supreme Court of the United States. Scott’s practice also includes representation before the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), and in the arbitration and mediation of related claims.
If you’ve been the victim of a serious injury or had a loved one killed by the wrongful acts of another, you may be facing significant financial challenges, and you definitely need answers and guidance from a lawyer who will fight to protect your interests. We invite you to contact The Payne Law Group to speak directly with Scott about your case.
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