Upon his return to Iowa, Scott joined the Iowa Department of Justice where he served as an Assistant Attorney General for nearly 30 years. Following an initial period in the Administrative Law Division of the Attorney General’s office, Scott became a part of the Commercial Law Division and served as general counsel to the Insurance Division for nearly 10 years. He also represented the Division of Banking, the Credit Union Division, the Department for the Blind, and numerous other State of Iowa agencies. He then returned to the Administrative Law Division to provide general legal advice and prosecute licensing violations for the Iowa Pharmacy Board, the Iowa Nursing Board, the Iowa Dental Board and a variety of additional licensing Boards. Throughout his time in the Attorney General’s office, Scott accepted special assignments, including securities fraud litigation, employment discrimination litigation and redrafting an Iowa Code chapter.
Before forming his own legal practice, Scott was employed as general counsel to CoOportunity Health, a non-profit health insurance cooperative formed under the Affordable Care Act.
Scott, who is licensed to practice law in Iowa, currently maintains a general litigation practice focused on representation of licensees of State of Iowa licensing boards, which include the Iowa Board of Medicine, the Iowa Pharmacy Board, and the Iowa Nursing Board.
How do I choose a lawyer?
Consider the following:
- Comfort Level
- - Are you comfortable telling the lawyer personal information? Does the lawyer seem interested in solving your problem?
- - How long has the lawyer been in practice? Has the lawyer worked on other cases similar to yours?
- - How are the lawyer's fees structured - hourly or flat fee? Can the lawyer estimate the cost of your case?
- - Is the lawyer's office conveniently located?
Not sure what questions to ask a lawyer?
Here are a few to get you started:
- How long have you been in practice?
- How many cases like mine have you handled?
- How often do you settle cases out of court?
- What are your fees and costs?
- What are the next steps?
Want to check lawyer discipline?
It is always a good idea to research your lawyer prior to hiring. Every state has a disciplinary organization that monitors attorneys, their licenses, and consumer complaints. By researching lawyer discipline you can:
- Ensure the attorney is currently licensed to practice in your state
- Gain an understanding of his or her historical disciplinary record, if any.
- Determine the seriousness of complaints/issues which could range from late bar fees to more serious issues requiring disciplinary action.