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Practice Areas


Criminal Trials

Federal and State

Whether it's drug charges, white-collar fraud, child pornography, immigration charges, firearms offenses, or some other offense, Scott and his team have an unparalleled trial record.


In the past decade, Scott has tried more federal cases to verdict than any other attorney in the Western District of Michigan.


Criminal Appeals

Federal and State

Scott has over 30 years of experience in federal and state appellate courts. He has drafted dozens of U.S. Supreme Court petitions. The firm has filed hundreds of federal appellate briefs, written dozens of cert petitions for the U.S. Supreme Court, and argued close to 50 times in U.S. Courts of Appeals. Scott has filed over 100 state appeals in Michigan and Illinois and has appeared before the Michigan and Illinois supreme courts over 20 times. 


Habeas Petitions

Federal Habeas Relief

If you're in custody and ready to come home, get the help you need to prepare a habeas petition that can bring you relief. The firm has handled dozens of habeas matters, including capital habeas matters/death-penalty cases. 



Civil ERISA Claims

Scott has spent years successfully negotiating the ERISA field. He has achieved positive outcomes in contribution-collection and withdrawal-liability cases.


Complex Civil Litigation

Federal and State

In wrongful-death matters, Scott has won multiple multi-million-dollar verdicts. He has successfully responded to ward off summary judgment in matters that have included even challenging prisoner civil-rights cases.

In construction-defect matters, Scott has achieved unqualified victory after battles in Michigan circuit and appellate courts and the Michigan Supreme Court.


Capital Cases


Scott is qualified as learned counsel for federal death-penalty matters. He has handled trials, appeals, habeas matters, and U.S. Supreme Court cert petitions in capital matters. 

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