Scott was admitted to the Michigan and Washington, D.C. Bars, after receiving his J.D. from the University of Michigan Law School in 1986. He received his B.A., with Honors, from the University of Michigan in 1981. After graduation from Law School, he worked for several years in Washington, D.C., and then returned home to Michigan in 1990. Prior to Law School, he worked for two years as an Agricultural Extension Agent in the Peace Corps in Ecuador.
He has been an active member of the community. He served on the Board of Directors of the Washtenaw County Bar Association from 2017-2021, and is currently Chair of the Association’s Community Liaison Committee. Formerly, he served three years as Chair of the Bar Association’s Real Estate Section. He is a member of the Huron River Watershed Council and served on its Board of Directors from 2009 through 2019, receiving the Zebra Mussel Award in 2011. He is on the Land Development Council of the Builders and Remodelers Association of Greater Ann Arbor, and has been on the Public Policy Committee of the Ann Arbor Area Chamber of Commerce, and served as member of the Ann Arbor Zoning Board of Appeals. He has written a variety of articles on real estate law and related topics for several publications, and has presented seminars on construction law and zoning issues.
Scott resides in the Old West Side of Ann Arbor with his wife. He enjoys keeping in touch with his three children and extended family. He also enjoys sports activities such as running, basketball, triathlons, and Big Ten sports (having multiple Big Ten university alumnae represented in his extended family). Scott plays saxophone in an all-lawyer band, which covers R&B/Motown classics.