Scott grew up in Milton, Georgia graduating from Milton High School. Scott then attended the University of Georgia double majoring in Political Science and Speech Communication and graduating with honors. After graduating from UGA, Scott earned his law degree from Emory University School of Law.
Upon graduating from law school, Scott spent nearly two years at an Atlanta litigation firm primarily representing doctors and hospitals in medical malpractice cases. Scott obtained unique trial experience for a young lawyer during this time trying multiple significant cases to verdict. He was then recruited to join the product liability practice group at one of the largest law firms in the country, where his practice was focused on defending medical device companies in high stakes product liability litigation around the country. While trying cases around the country, Scott obtained invaluable experience working closely with some of the most highly regarded trial lawyers in the country.
After roughly five years crisscrossing the country defending large corporations, Scott decided it was time to recalibrate his career path. Specifically, he wanted to utilize his legal skills to help individuals here in Georgia. Scott sought out Jeff Shiver and Alan Hamilton who co-founded Shiver Hamilton and had already begun developing its reputation as one of the preeminent personal injury trial firms in the state.