SCOTT THOMAS FORTUNE

Scott graduated from the University Of Florida College of Law in December 1981. He has been Board Certified by the Florida Supreme Court as a Civil Trial Mediator since 1998 and he is Board Certified in Labor & Employment Law.

Scott has practiced in Jacksonville for most of his career, beginning as an associate with a large business law firm and, later, with an insurance defense firm. Scott has represented approximately one thousand clients since opening his practice in 1985 and has litigated with or against virtually every litigation law firm in Jacksonville, often joining forces with larger firms to work alongside him as co-counsel.

Scott has served on numerous trial, employment law, and insurance law panels and has lectured at local, state and national venues in the fields of Labor and Employment Law and Trial Advocacy. He has contributed to professional publications regarding trial advocacy, insurance coverage issues and employment discrimination matters. For more than a decade he taught deposition techniques as a faculty member of the National Institute for Trial Advocacy, Florida Deposition Program. He has also participated in Florida Supreme Court Justice Fred Lewis’s Justice Teaching Program. Scott currently serves as chair of the Labor and Employment Committee of the Jacksonville Bar Association and has also been its past chair and co-chair.

Scott is an active member of The American Bar Association, The American Law Institute, The National Employment Lawyers Association, The National Institute for Trial Advocacy, The Florida Bar and The Jacksonville Bar Association.

PROFESSIONAL LICENSES

Admitted to the Florida Bar: 1982. Admitted to the United States Supreme Court, the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals and the United States District Courts for the Middle and Southern Districts of Florida.