Jean A. Laws Scott has more than 15 years combined leadership and legal experience. She is known for her work in advocating for the legal concerns in the fields of criminal defense, personal injury, wrongful death and family law matters.
A graduate of Case Western Reserve, School of Law, in Cleveland, Ohio, Mrs. Laws Scott received her B.A. in Communications from the State University of New York at Buffalo.
Mrs. Laws Scott has a diverse and distinct background. As a lawyer, she has excelled as a litigator and in settlement negotiations having successfully tried and won several multi-million dollar cases, for example, $3.6 million against a major steel manufacturer; $18.9 million the drowning of a 5-year old; $2.9 million against a national trucking company. She was also responsible for one of the largest jury verdicts rendered in Broward County for $17.5 million. The case was featured on Court T.V. In addition to her trial successes, there have been several multi-million dollar settlements too numerous to list.
Mrs. Laws Scott has considerable civil and appellate litigation experience particularly in aviation disasters, toxic torts, insurance and contract disputes, products liability, vehicular collisions, and government liability. Her ability to utilize her strong science and health experience as an embalmer have proven particularly helpful in analyzing medical issues involved in personal injury and wrongful death litigation and interacting with medical providers, insurance company representatives and various forensic experts.
Mrs. Laws Scott has very strong ties to the Martin County community formerly serving on the boards of the Treasure Coast Children’s Museum, Big Brothers/Big Sisters of Martin County, and the Treasurer of the Soroptimist of Stuart, She currently is a member of the Jensen Beach and Stuart Chamber of Commerce, East Stuart Main Street, Jensen Beach PTA, Jensen Beach Elementary School Advisory Committee, The Florida Bar, The National Bar Association, Florida Chapter of the National Bar Association, The Martin County Bar Association, and Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.
Mrs. Laws Scott is married to Gregory Scott and they have three daughters. The family attends the First United Methodist Church of Stuart.