As a partner with the firm, Scott Self has represented companies and individuals in state and federal courts throughout the state of Texas. In recent years, Scott has represented clients in a variety of matters regarding claims of premises liability, products liability, transportation liability, consumer and DTPA liability, insurance bad faith liability, intentional tort and commercial disputes.
Since becoming licensed in 2001, Scott has vigorously and professionally defended clients in hundreds of high-exposure cases involving fatalities and/or serious bodily injuries in the context of:
- Products liability incidents, including commercial and residential fires, water intrusion, and electrocution.
- Trucking and heavy equipment accidents.
- Summer camp, amusement park, stadium, motor sports, boating, playground, and other recreational accidents.
- Construction site accidents.
- Shooting and other criminal incidents.
Scott is committed to achieving favorable outcomes for his clients in all aspects of his legal practice, from evaluating a case in its incipiency, to crafting thoughtful legal strategies, developing evidence through witnesses and documents, authoring effective pretrial motions, and defending his clients with character and charisma at trial.
Outside his legal practice, Scott is committed to a number of volunteer activities within the legal community, including working with the Dallas Area Young Lawyers’ Lawyers Against Domestic Violence committee; interacting with Dallas-area elementary students as part of the Dallas Bar Association’s Law Day in the public schools; and serving as a volunteer judge for numerous high school and college mock trial and moot court competitions throughout North Texas.
In recognition of his accomplishments in the practice of law and his volunteer work, the publishers of Texas Monthly and Texas Lawyer magazines named Scott a Super Lawyer in 2013-2022, an honor conferred on less than 5% of the attorneys in the state of Texas. Scott was previously named as a Rising Star in 2006, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, and 2013, an honor an honor conferred on less than 5% of the attorneys in the state of Texas under the age of 40. Additionally, in 2018 and 2020, Scott was named by the publishers of D Magazine as one of the Best Lawyers in Dallas.
Scott is a member of the Dallas chapter of the American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA), a national organization of elite trial lawyers and judges dedicated to the preservation and promotion of the civil jury trial right provided by the Seventh Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.
Scott is married to Aryn Stapp Self, a commercial real estate attorney and shareholder with the prominent Dallas firm of Munsch, Hardt, Kopf & Harr, P.C. They have three children. The Self family are active members of Watermark Community Church, where Scott serves in the children’s ministry. Scott serves as a member of the board of directors for Sky Ranch Christian Camp & Conference Center and counsels with a number of Christian organizations on issues involving liability issues and religious liberties.