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Scott is a member of the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers; the American Bar Association and its Criminal Justice and Litigation sections; the Kansas Bar Association and its Criminal Law Section; The Missouri Bar; and the Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association and its Criminal Law and Federal Court Advocates committees. He is a Master of the Inn of the Earl E. O'Connor American Inn of Court and serves as a director of the Inn. Scott has been a member of the panel of attorneys qualified by the judges of the United States District Court for the District of Kansas to represent accused persons under the federal Criminal Justice Act. He was a member of the National Conference of Bar Presidents and served on its Membership Committee.
Scott is a member of the Bar of the Supreme Court of the United States of America, and the bars of the United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit, the United States District Court for the District of Kansas, and the United States District Court for the Western District of Missouri. He is a Sustaining Member of both the American Bar Foundation and the Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association, and is a Fellow of the Kansas Bar Foundation, the Johnson County Bar Foundation, and the Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association. Scott is a Life Member of Historical Society of the Tenth Circuit.
In every year since 2005, when the selection was first available, Scott has been selected by his peers to the list of Super Lawyers in a poll conducted by Law and Politics magazine, which asks 23,000 Kansas and Missouri lawyers to nominate the best attorneys they have personally observed in action. Only five percent of all the lawyers in Kansas and Missouri are named to the list of Super Lawyers. Scott has been selected in two categories: Criminal Defense and DUI/DWI.
In 2007, Scott was elected to the Tenth Judicial District Nominating Commission by a vote of the 3,000 members of the Tenth Judicial District of Kansas. The commission nominates to the governor of Kansas candidates for appointment to the Johnson County district court bench.
Scott is a former Adjunct Professor of Law at the University of Kansas School of Law in Lawrence, teaching Trial Advocacy to second and third year law students. He is a regular speaker at continuing legal education (CLE) courses in criminal law and criminal procedure.
From 1996 to 2012, Scott was the City Prosecutor for the City of Mission Hills, Kansas. He continues to serve Mission Hills as a judge pro tem.
In addition to his activities in the legal profession, Scott is involved in his local community. He remains involved with his alma mater, The Barstow School, an independent co-educational day school founded in 1884 in Kansas City, Missouri. Scott has served Barstow as a trustee of the school, as a member of the alumni association board of directors, and as a class representative for the Class of 1974. He was chairman of the Strategic Planning Committee of the Barstow Board of Trustees during the capital campaign that funded the design and construction of the current Lower School. He has served as a member of the Jayhawks for Higher Education Committee of The University of Kansas, and as a member of the Leawood Chamber of Commerce. Scott has served on the board of directors of the Olathe Arts Alliance and the Olathe Region United Way.
From 1995 to 2001, Scott was the weekly on-screen legal analyst for FOX 4 TV in Kansas City, Missouri.
Scott lives in Leawood, Kansas, with his wife and their four children.
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