What Scott Enjoys About Practicing Law

I am a trial lawyer. While many attorneys practice in the litigation of cases involving personal injury or business disputes, there are significantly fewer attorneys that will actually go to trial for their clients or have trial experience. I love to represent my clients in trial, I love to win, and I love the strategy involved in preparing a case for trial.

Scott's Experience

I have more than 20 years’ experience in both federal and state courts representing plaintiffs and defendants in all types of personal injury litigation, complex business disputes and employment matters.  I also have extensive experience in mediation, arbitration and resolution of claims.

My personal injury experience includes: trucking/automobile accidents, oilfield accidents, boating accidents, hazing incidents, professional malpractice, wrongful death, catastrophic injury cases and more.

Representing both individuals and businesses, I have handled complex business disputes such as breach of contract, construction law, fraud, breach of fiduciary duty, corporate/partnership disputes, oil and gas issues, as well as Deceptive Trade Practice Act claims.  I also work on employment related issues such as discrimination claims, policy and procedure manuals and employment contract issues.

I graduated from Texas A&M University and later attended South Texas College of Law.  At Texas A&M, I was in the Corp of Cadets and Parson’s Mounted Cavalry.  While in law school, I 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.  After graduating from law school, I started my career at a large Dallas law firm, Godwin & Carlton.  Later, I moved to Brazos County to work at what is now Payne, Malechek, Scherr, Campbell & Moore, P.C.  I was a member of the South Texas College of Law ATLA Varsity Mock Trial Team.  

During my legal career, I have 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.

I 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.

I am 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 
  • The Supreme Court of the United States

Scott's Personal Story

I’m the father of four children.  My daughter Stephanie graduated from Texas State University and is working in Houston; son Travis graduated from Texas A&M and is serving in the U.S. Army; daughter Avery graduated from Texas A&M and will be attending dental school; and daughter Bailey is attending Texas A&M.  
When not at work, I love being outside, whether to barefoot water ski, spend time on the beach, paddleboard or surf, or even work in the yard – as long as it’s outside.  I have served on my Church Council and the Church School Board.  I have close ties to the Brazos Valley, with family scattered throughout the area and the State of Texas.