Vancouver, WA Accident Attorney: Colin M. Scott
The Scott Law Firm, PLLC is led by attorney Colin Scott, a former deputy prosecutor who began his legal career in the Pacific Northwest more than a decade ago. Since then Mr. Scott has successfully tried cases in both state and federal court, worked on hundreds of personal injury cases in Washington and Oregon, and recovered substantial compensation on behalf of injury victims in a variety of settings. His practice is based in Vancouver, Washington and focuses 100% on representing injured plaintiffs in personal injury and wrongful death cases.
Mr. Scott is committed to obtaining justice for his clients and prides himself on finding creative ways to resolve cases while maintaining a high degree of professionalism and integrity. He is a long-time Eagle member of the Washington State Association for Justice and belongs to various state and local bar organizations including the Washington State Bar Association, Clark County Bar Association, Oregon State Bar Association and Multnomah County Bar Association.
Education & Background
In law school Mr. Scott made Dean’s Honor List while working full-time and attending night classes at the University of the Pacific—alma mater of Pete Carroll, winning head coach of the Seattle Seahawks, #GoHawks! He studied for the bar exam at Gonzaga University, passed his first time, and was immediately hired to work as a local deputy prosecutor.
While attending law school Mr. Scott worked as a law clerk for one of the West Coast’s premier personal injury law firms, gaining valuable experience working on a number of high profile cases including Strange v. Entercom (the famous “Hold Your Wee for a Wii” case featured on Larry King Live in which Plaintiffs were awarded more than $16.5 million). Mr. Scott also clerked for the U.S. Attorney’s Office where he successfully prosecuted cases in federal court under the supervision of Assistant United States Attorneys.
Prior to law school, Mr. Scott worked as a paralegal for a nationally recognized personal injury law firm in Portland, Oregon that specializes in representing injured asbestos workers and families. He obtained his B.A. in Music from California State University Chico, where he made Dean’s Honor List, served as a guest lecturer at the annual J.S. Bach Keyboard Encounter, and starred as “Rocky” in a local production of The Rocky Horror Picture Show.
Family & Personal Life
In his spare time, Mr. Scott enjoys playing piano and spending time outdoors with his wife and their four kids (two hyperactive dogs and a couple of barn cats). He is an accomplished swimmer and water polo player, having competed at the national level, and former volunteer coach with the Vancouver Swim Club. Mr. Scott also enjoys providing bono legal services to local non-profit organizations, including the Evergreen Fast Pitch Officials Association, and is a founding board member of Merry Heart Children’s Camp, a 501(c)(3) charity whose mission is to provide recreational opportunities to children suffering from congenital heart disorders.