Scott serves as the partner-in-charge of the firm’s West Chester office and leads the Government Services Practice Group. He is passionate about helping communities become the absolute best places they can be to live, work and play. He is privileged to be a law director, solicitor, and special counsel for numerous communities in southwestern Ohio. In those roles, Scott counsels and advocates for clients. He also represents owners and developers in land use, zoning and eminent domain matters.
Scott enjoys spending time with his wife Jenny and five children and doting on his grandchildren. He also is committed to serving at his church and with community organizations. On a nice day, you’ll find him with a fly rod in his hand trying to land that elusive 30-inch trout.
Represented the State of Ohio in 50-plus eminent domain actions involving alleged flooding of farm lands.
Obtained an injunction on behalf of a township to prevent the operator of a kids’ play place and paintball facility from also operating as a teen nightclub.
Successfully prosecuted protest to Board of Elections on behalf of a township client related to initiative petition.
Defended client in high-profile zoning case that resulted in the right to develop a social service agency, despite City Council and neighborhood opposition.
Implemented and successfully defended challenge to first development moratorium by statutory township in the State of Ohio.
Defended a township and successfully resolved a lawsuit brought by a mosque when its proposed project was denied.
Assisted several local governments in large economic development projects.
Represented a village’s interests in a highly publicized BZA proceeding regarding the establishment of an underground limestone mine in a neighboring jurisdiction.
Represented an urban school district in numerous contentious and highly publicized zoning disputes.
Defended a township in an administrative appeal regarding a property owner’s non-vested right to construct a fireworks retail store.
Brought lawsuits on behalf of various governmental entities in products liability cases related to piping, resulting in multimillion-dollar settlements.
Defended a city in a multiyear zoning dispute related to building a multimillion dollar home.
Law Director, Solicitor and Special Counsel for southwest Ohio townships – Liberty Township (Butler County); Deerfield Township (Warren County) (previous); Washington Township (Montgomery County); the Village of Indian Hill (Hamilton County); the City of Hamilton, Ohio (Butler County, Ohio); Butler Township (Montgomery County); Harrison Township (Montgomery County, Ohio).
Assistant Law Director for West Chester Township, Ohio.
American University Washington College of Law, J.D., with honors, 1989
Southern Methodist University, B.B.A., with honors, B.A., with honors, 1984
Law Clerk, Honorable Robert D. Potter, U.S. District Court, Charlotte, North Carolina, 1989-1991
Selected for inclusion in Ohio Super Lawyers®, 2017-2023
The Best Lawyers in America®, Commercial Litigation, 2010-2024; Litigation – Land Use and Zoning, 2011-2024; Litigation – Municipal, 2011-2024, “Lawyer of the Year,” 2018, 2022; Land Use and Zoning Law, 2012-2024, “Lawyer of the Year,” 2019, 2020
AV® Rated, Martindale-Hubbell®
Frost Brown Todd Mentor of the Year, 2012
Cincinnati Bar Association
Ohio State Bar Association
Butler County Bar Association
CityLink Center, Board Member
OneCity Foundation, Board Member
Crossroads Community Church, Core Group Member
OneCity for Recovery, Board Member
Greater Cincinnati United Way, Past Executive Committee Member
Cincinnati Hills Christian Academy, Executive Committee of Board of Directors
Cincinnati Christian University, Past Board Member
Cincinnati Works, Past Board Member
Butler County Republican Party, Past Executive Committee Member
Greater Miami Valley YMCA, Past Board Member
West Chester Township Zoning Commission, Past Chairman
Cincinnati United, Past Soccer Coach
CityCure, Past Board Member
Vineyard Community Church, Past Elder Board Member
West Chester/Liberty Chamber of Commerce, Past Government Relations Committee
West Chester Boys and Girls Club, Past Board Member
Northern Cincinnati Foundation Member
July 5, 2022
June 21, 2021
March 17, 2021
November 20, 2020
May 6, 2020