Scott joined Kegler Brown in 2013 and has more than 25 years of experience assisting individuals, small businesses and industry clients in managing federal, state and local environmental, facility siting and natural resource utilization issues. This experience provides a strong foundation for offering effective short-term and long-term strategic advice and perspective.

Environmental Law

Scott has assisted clients with the resolution of federal and state environmental enforcement actions, governmental and private-party cost recovery actions, toxic tort claims and citizen suits. He has facilitated state and federal permitting associated with industrial, commercial and residential site development, oil and gas production and transmission, and natural resource mitigation banking. Scott is active in a number of industry associations and regularly contributes to industry-wide efforts to achieve cost-effective and predictable state and federal rulemaking.

Practice Areas


  • University of Cincinnati College of Law (J.D., 1986)
  • Miami University (M.S., 1983)
  • Miami University (B.S., 1979)

Bar Admissions

  • Ohio
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Ohio
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Ohio

Professional Affiliations

  • Columbus Bar Association, member
  • Columbus Building Industry Association, Developers Council, member
  • Ohio Home Builders Association, Executive Committee, member
  • Ohio State Bar Association, member

Special Honors

  • Selected as the 2022 “Lawyer of the Year” in Columbus in the area of Energy Law by The Best Lawyers in America®
  • Recognized as a Band 2 attorney by Chambers USA for Natural Resources + Environmental, 2014-2023
  • Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America® since 2013
  • Martindale-Hubbell Rating of AV Preeminent®
  • Recognized in Columbus CEO, Best Lawyers, 2022
  • Selected to the Ohio Super Lawyers list since 2004
  • Recognized in Who’s Who Legal Environment, 2014

Charitable + Civic Involvement

  • Alcohol, Drug and Mental Health Board of Franklin County (ADAMH), trustee
  • Grange Audubon Center, trustee
  • Ohio Chamber of Commerce, Environmental Committee, member
  • Ohio Oil & Gas Association, Environmental & Midstream Committees, member
  • Stream + Wetlands Foundation, trustee

Career Highlights

  • Scott is a frequent presenter to trade organizations and industry conferences 
  • Representation of one of the first wetland mitigation banks in the U.S. since its inception in 1992
  • Resolution of multimedia environmental exposure issues for large multi-family development in the course of bankruptcy proceedings
  • Resolution of environmental permitting for 4,000 acre mixed-use development project