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  • Virginia State Bar

  • United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) Bar

  • Fourth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals

  • United States District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia

  • United States District Court for the Western District of Virginia

  • Supreme Court of Virginia

Pro Bono Representation:

  • Provided pro bono representation to numerous individuals in asylum and humanitarian relief cases in multiple immigration courts throughout the US, including clients from Afghanistan, Cameroon, Venezuela, Nicaragua, Peru and Mexico.

  • Provided pro bono technical/legal review of model legislations for the Legal Pathways to Deep Decarbonization (LPDD) project, designed to significantly reduce greenhouse emissions in the United States.

Scott has approximately 25 years of litigation experience and has tried numerous cases in state and federal courts, including multiple jury trials. In addition to being an attorney, Scott is a licensed Professional Engineer in Virginia with extensive experience in the engineering and construction fields both as a university professor and a practicing engineer.

Scott, along with other attorneys at Patten, Wornom, Hatten & Diamonstein, L.C., has served as co-counsel in multiple whistleblower cases that have resulted in billions of dollars in combined recoveries for the benefit of his clients, the United States, 30 states and two cities. Amongst other significant recoveries, he represented a whistleblower in a pharmaceutic case that settled for a total of $1.4 billion dollars in 2019 and a related pharmaceutical case that settled for a total of $600 million in 2020. He also represented a whistleblower in a 2019 recovery against the nation’s largest operator of inpatient rehabilitation facilities, wherein they agreed to pay a total of $48 million to resolve the allegations against it.

Scott graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Civil Engineering from Virginia Tech in 1989 and went to work as a Field Engineer for a large industrial contractor located in Norfolk, Virginia. He worked on numerous projects along the east coast including construction projects at chemical plants, paper mills and manufacturing facilities. Scott obtained a Master’s Degree in Civil Engineering with a concentration in environmental engineering from Old Dominion University in 1993. He also worked as a consulting engineer in the environmental engineering field before going to law school. Scott graduated magna cum laude from Loyola University New Orleans School of Law in 1996. While at Loyola, he served as an editor on the Law Review. In addition to being a registered Professional Engineer in the Commonwealth of Virginia since 1993, Scott was an Assistant Professor at the Batten College of Engineering and Technology at Old Dominion University, where he taught several courses where the fields of law and engineering intersected. He is also a registered patent attorney with the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

Scott also invests a significant amount of time and effort in pro bono matters, including human rights cases, such as representing individuals seeking asylum or humanitarian relief in the United States and also working on environmental law issues.

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Phone:  (757) 223-4566

Practice Areas:

  • Whistleblower / Qui Tam:

    • Heath Care Fraud

    • Medicare and Medicaid Fraud

    • Pharmaceutical Fraud

    • Academic Research Fraud

    • Contractor Fraud

    • Anti-Kickback Statute

    • Procurement Fraud

    • General Services Administration (GSA) Fraud

    • Financial Services Fraud

    • SEC Dodd-Frank Violations

    • Stark Violations

    • IRS Tax Fraud

    • Foreign and Corrupt Practices

    • Nursing Home and Hospice Fraud

    • Education and Grant Fraud

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