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Thomas Emerson Scott

Thomas Emerson Scott, American lawyer, former prosecutor. Bar: Florida 1972, United States District Court (southern district) Florida 1972, United States Court Appeals (5th and 11th circuits) 1972.


  • Scott, Thomas Emerson was born on April 27, 1948 in Pittsburg, Pennsylvania, United States. Son of Thomas Emerson Senior and Marie (Ebel) Scott.

  • Education

    • Bachelor in Economics cum laude, University Miami, 1969. Juris Doctor cum laude, University Miami, 1972. Master of Laws, University Virginia, 1989.


    • Law clerk to circuit judge 11th judicial circuit court, State of Florida, Dade County, 1970-1971. Associate Bradford, Williams, McKay, Kimbrell, Hamann & Jennings, P.A., Miami, Florida, 1972-1976, member firm, 1977-1979. Associate Huebner, Shaw & Burrell, Fort Lauderdale, 1976-1977.

      Circuit judge 11th judicial circuit State of Florida, Miami, 1979-1984. Partner Kimbrell, Hamann, Jennings, Womack, Carlson & Kniskern P.A., 1984-1985, Steel Hector & Davis, Miami, Florida, since 1990. Judge The United States of America District Court (southern district) Florida, 1985-1990.

      United States atty United States Southern District, Florida, 1997-1999. Partner Shook Hardy & Bacon, Miami, since 1999. Chairman security committee United States District Court, southern district Florida.

      Instructor litigation skills University Miami, Coral Gables, 1984-1986. Instructor Nita program University Florida. Instructor trial advocacy program Nova University.

      Instructor professional responsibility and product liability St. Thomas University.

    Major achievements

    • Bar: Florida 1972, United States District Court (southern district) Florida 1972, United States Court Appeals (5th and 11th circuits) 1972.


    • Contributor articles to professional journals.


    Party affiliation: Republican


    Denomination: Roman Catholic


    Served to 1st lieutenant United States Army Reserve, since 1969. Member American Bar Association (co-chairman committee on discovery litigation section), Florida Bar Association (chairman standing committee on professionalism, past chairman Continuing Legal Education trial advocacy program), Dade County Bar Association (Outstanding Jurist award Young Lawyers' section), United States District Judges' Association, Product Liability Advisory Council Foundation.



    Running, collectibles.


    • Married Ginger Claud, March 1978 (divorced August 1980). Married Joyce Newman, August 6, 1983.
    • father: Thomas Emerson Senior Scott
    • mother: Marie (Ebel) Scott
    • spouses: Ginger Claud
    • Joyce Newman
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    Born April 27, 1948
    (age 69)