Scott A. Shelton is the Managing Partner of the Orlando office. His practice includes the defense of various types of claims including medical malpractice, personal injuries, wrongful deaths, premises liability, education law, security negligence, child welfare litigation, dram shop / liquor liability, commercial transportation/trucking, construction defects, admiralty/maritime as well as defective products including pharmaceutical drugs. He is also an active participant in the firm’s SIU Fraud Division.
Scott obtained his undergraduate degree, with honors, from the University of South Florida, while working full time and paying his way through college. He then obtained his Juris Doctorate degree from Loyola University School of Law. During law school, he was a member of multiple moot court teams, including Loyola’s National Team, which was limited to three participates from his entire class and resulted in a tuition scholarship. Scott also represented and tried cases for indigent clients through the school’s Law Clinic. Prior to joining Cole, Scott & Kissane, P.A., he worked for a prominent civil defense litigation firm located in New Orleans, Louisiana where he defended Maritime / Admiralty claims arising under the Jones Act.
Scott previously worked in Cole, Scott & Kissane’s Tampa office and later opened / managed the firm’s Bonita Springs / Naples office before transitioning to Orlando. He has tried various cases around Florida which gives him a unique perspective on the different venues around the state. He is admitted to practice before all state courts in Florida, as well as the Middle and Northern District Courts. He is also admitted to practice in the State of Louisiana.