John B. Scott

John Scott has successfully defended corporate clients against claims of antitrust, products liability, negligence, managed care liability claims, fraud, breach of contract, and defamation. Representing plaintiffs, he has secured judgments totaling approximately thirty million dollars and he has secured numerous settlements, each in excess of a million dollars.

Never Too Late To Call

When a corporate defendant who was faced with a trial setting less than two weeks away called, the parties were over thirteen million dollars apart. Scott was brought in to try the lawsuit and the case was resolved for less than a million dollars.

When another corporate defendant was sued for over three hundred million dollars in an antitrust case and faced over twenty million dollars in claims from third party vendors, its first call was to Scott. The case was successfully removed from the courts and the vendor liability was nearly extinguished. The parties proceeded to arbitration and the case was resolved on terms extremely favorable to Scott’s client.

Scott was brought in as lead attorney to defend a class action case against an HMO being presented by a consortium of tobacco attorneys. The class and the case were successfully defeated.

Scott has been retained on numerous occasions, on a contingency fee basis, by a multi-billion dollar corporation to recover damages for fraud perpetrated on the company. Scott has recovered several million dollars so far for the client.

When a corporate client was sued for breach of contract for over one hundred million dollars, Scott was the first and only call. The case proceeded to trial where on the third day, the Court instructed the Plaintiff to provide new evidence of any damages and adjourned the proceeding.

National Media Turns To Scott

A frequent media commentator on legal issues, Scott has been a frequent guest on CNN’s The Burden of Proof, and has appeared on FOX’s The O’Reilly Factor, ABC Evening News, National Public Radio, and NBC Nightly News. His legal views have also been quoted in the New York Times, The Texas Lawyer, Dallas Morning News, Fort Worth Star-Telegram, Amarillo Globe News, Houston Chronicle, and D Magazine.

Jurors have described his trial skills as “great.” Lawyers and judges who have seen him in trial have described him as “at home in the courtroom” and the “best they have ever seen.” His ability to cross examine a witness is “unbelievable.”

Representative Cases

The largest judgment at the time in an asbestos case for a single claimant in the history of the United States -- $28,500,000.00. Sitz v. Owens Corning, Inc.*

The first successful defense of an HMO at trial in Texas and the first trial under the Texas Health Care Liability Act. Brewer v. Rio Grande HMO, Inc.

The first successful prosecution of a case under the Texas Veggie Statute. Burleson v. American Honda Motor Company.

Lead attorney in mass toxic tort litigation with over one thousand clients.

Successfully defended a mass toxic tort case involving more than one thousand plaintiffs. Malone v. Leak Repairs, Inc. et al.

The first trial in Texas under 1989 Texas Workers Compensation Act. Allen v. Employers Casualty Company.

*Case subsequently settled for an undisclosed amount.

Representative Healthcare Clients

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas
Health Care Service Corporation
Health Plus of Louisiana
Southwest Texas HMO
Regence Health
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois
Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Mexico
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Oklahoma
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Louisiana
Fort Dearborn Life Insurance Company

Professional Profile

Born in Fort Worth, Texas in 1962. Scott graduated from the University of Texas at Austin in 1985 with a Bachelor of Arts in Economics. He graduated from South Texas College of Law in 1988. He was listed in Who’s Who of American Law Students and was a member of Phi Delta Phi Legal Fraternity as well as having been an award winning writer on the South Texas Law Review.

He is married and the father of three. Scott has taught Business Law as an adjunct professor at Texas Christian University. He is also extremely active in the local community as a volunteer.

Scott is a member of the State Bar of Texas. He is admitted to practice before the United States District Courts for the Northern, Southern, Eastern, and Western divisions of Texas. He is also licensed and has practiced before the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth and Seventh Circuits.

John B. Scott
Phone: (214) 220-9922
Fax: (214) 220-9932