Jeffrey M. Scott is a partner in the firms Litigation Department. Mr. Scott provides legal representation to local municipal and State employees in areas of police administration, social services, corrections, labor and employment, and risk management. Mr. Scotts practice also includes the representation of individuals and companies in the area of corporate and regulatory compliance, employment contracts, non-compete agreements and attorneys fees disputes. Mr. Scotts labor practice includes representation of individuals and corporations before the Pennsylvania Human Relations Commission; and legal representation to management in labor disputes, employee disciplinary proceedings, and ACT 111 Arbitrations.
Mr. Scott has extensive experience in the defense of catastrophic injury claims involving gunshot wounds, in-custody deaths, suicide, school violence, physical and sexual abuse of children in foster care, catastrophic motor vehicle accidents and excited delirium. Jeffs working knowledge of cause and manner of injury makes him a valuable resource in all cases involving catastrophic injury. Likewise, Mr. Scotts extensive working knowledge of forensic economics and vocational rehabilitation provides our clients with expertise in the prosecution of, and defense of, claims involving past and future wage loss, past and future medical expenses, insurance claims and lost business profits.
Mr. Scott also provides the following Risk Management services to law enforcement clients: (a) Development of data tracking systems that are designed to identify specific claims (e.g., denial of medical treatment, use of baton, use of firearms, pursuits, O.C. Spray) and trends that could lead to potential liability for the agency and municipality. (b) Review and analysis of all critical incidents, including but not limited to, in-custody deaths, alleged excessive use of force and claims of alleged corruption; (c) Comprehensive review of an agencys current labor polices, hiring policies and current disciplinary system. This aggressive form of risk management has shown to reduce the cost of litigation, while reducing injuries to both law enforcement officers.
- Supreme Court of Pennsylvania
- Supreme Court of New Jersey
- United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania
- United States District Court for the District of New Jersey
- University of Dayton School of Law, (J.D., 1990)
- Dickinson School of Law, (Visiting Student, 1989-90)
- Temple University, (B.A., Political Science 1987)