A partner in Maynard’s Intellectual Property and General Litigation groups, Scott represents clients in high stakes litigation. Building on an undergraduate Bachelor of Science Degree in mathematics, Scott has represented clients in disputes involving biotech, electrical and control systems, and sensor systems as well as assisting clients in protecting their brand (both in litigation and through licensing). Scott’s litigation experience also includes a broad range of other commercial disputes, including allegations of breach of contract, fraud, tortious interference, and breach of fiduciary duty. Scott has been included in Super Lawyers for Intellectual Property Litigation (2014-present) as well as for General Litigation (2013).
Leveraging Maynard Cooper’s diverse areas of practice and his extensive experience in Alabama state courts and numerous federal courts across the country, Scott provides his clients with an objective assessment of their trial and appellate prospects and works with his clients to develop a strategy to resolve their litigation consistent with the client’s business goals. He has handled cases in various state courts throughout Alabama; in the United States District Courts in Alabama, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Mississippi, Tennessee, and Texas; and before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board. He also regularly handles appeals before the Alabama Supreme Court and the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals.
MiMedx Group, Inc. v. NuTech Medical Inc. — Ongoing representation of NuTech in a patent infringement lawsuit in the Northern District of Alabama relating to placental tissue grafts;
Successfully prosecuted trademark infringement action on behalf of Florida-based lifestyle company;
Represented patent owner in inter partes review proceeding before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board that resulted in preservation of several of the claims at issue;
Successfully prosecuted Copyright infringement claim on behalf of small business owner involving infringement of client’s protected website;
Morris v. Trust Company of Virginia, et al., 2015 WL 1475487, (M.D. Ala. Mar. 31, 2015) (granting motion to dismiss claims against University Foundation for interference with contract and conversion);
Served as embedded appellate counsel for hospital in multi-week state court trial involving allegations that hospital was vicariously liable for physician’s alleged medical negligence;
Served as embedded appellate counsel for individual in two week state court trial involving allegations of fraud, breach of contract, and conversion ;
Served as embedded appellate counsel for national chemical company in two week state court trial involving allegations of breach of contract and alleging $20 million in damages;
Obtained an $11.4 million verdict in December 2011 as part of trial team in a commercial dispute involving the supply of industrial hydraulic cylinders.
Ex parte Morgan Asset Management, Inc., 86 SO.3d 309 (Ala. 2011) (granting defendants’ petition for mandamus and ordering trial court to dismiss claims against fund manager and related companies on the basis that the allegations constituted derivative claims and that the plaintiff trust beneficiaries lacked standing to bring a derivative claim).
Ex parte Regions Financial Corp., 67 So.3d 45 (Ala., Sept. 30, 2010) (granting defendants’ petition for mandamus and ordering trial court to dismiss multi-million dollar claims against fund manager and its parent company on the basis that the allegations constituted derivative claims and that the plaintiff shareholders lacked standing to bring a derivative claim).
Bishop v. Protective Life Insurance Co., 255 F.R.D. 619 (M.D. Ga. 2009) (denying plaintiff's motion for certification of nationwide class seeking refunds of credit life insurance/credit disability insurance premium payments following early loan payoffs).
American General Life Ins. Co. v. Schoenthal Family, LLC, 555 F.3d 1331 (11th Cir. 2009) (affirming district court’s award of summary judgment in stranger owned life insurance claim based on insured’s misrepresentation in policy application).
Successfully obtained summary judgment in favor of banking client on claim of wrongful foreclosure.
Successfully defended national leader in poultry production against claims of defamation and malicious prosecution, obtaining summary judgment in favor of client.
Successfully defended financial institution against allegations of breach of joint venture agreement.
Represented non-profit association dedicated to promoting business interests in Alabama and appearing as amicus curiae before Supreme Court of Alabama. See, e.g., AstraZeneca LP v. State, 41 So. 3d 15 (Ala. 2009); Cline v. Ashland, Inc., 970 So. 2d 755 (Ala. 2007).
Successfully represented insurance company in prosecuting claims for misrepresentation and breach of contract relating to a failed stock purchase agreement.
Served as co-counsel in trials in both Alabama state and federal courts.
Mid-South Super Lawyers for IP Litigation (2016-present)
Alabama Super Lawyers® - Intellectual Property Litigation, General Litigation, 2013-2015; Rising Star, General Litigation, 2011-2012
Martindale-Hubbell AV® Preeminent Rating
Scott's Affiliations & Civic Involvement
American Bar Association
Alabama State Bar Association
Birmingham Bar Association
General Counsel to The Community Kitchens of Birmingham
Alabama State Board of Bar Examiners, Civil Litigation Subject Matter Expert Committee
Community Ministry for Girls, Inc., Board of Directors