Janet C. Scott

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Personal Injury Attorney in Atlanta, GA

Seay/Felton, LLC
260 Peachtree St NW, Suite 1001
Atlanta, GA 30303
Phone: 404-836-3431
Selected to Rising Stars: 2016 - 2017
Licensed Since: 2007
Practice Areas: Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (70%), Elder Law (20%), Personal Injury - Products: Plaintiff (10%)
Attorney Profile

An associate at Seay/Felton LLC, Janet C. Scott focuses her practice on personal injury and wrongful death litigation. Based in Atlanta, Georgia, she represents clients throughout the greater metropolitan area and other parts of the state. Admitted to practice in Georgia since 2007, Ms. Scott is also admitted to practice before the U.S. District Courts for the Northern and Middle Districts of Georgia.

Ms. Scott's client base is composed of people who have been harmed as a result of the negligence or recklessness of other parties. The cases that she has handled have arisen out of incidents involving negligent security and other forms of premises liability, truck and other motor vehicle accidents, medical malpractice, nursing home neglect, and defective products. During her career as a plaintiff's attorney, Ms. Scott has been able to obtain significant compensation for her clients through both jury awards and settlements that she has negotiated out of court with defendants and their insurance companies. Her fellow attorneys have taken note of her successful track record and have awarded her a "Superb" peer review rating through Avvo.

Born and raised in Atlanta, Ms. Scott attended Spelman College as an undergraduate, where she majored in history and received a Bachelor of Arts cum laude in 1995. After obtaining a Master of Arts in education from Mercer University in 1998, she taught middle school students in DeKalb County before she subsequently decided to pursue a legal education at Atlanta's John Marshall Law School. After being awarded her Juris Doctor in 2006, Ms. Scott gained significant litigation experience at area law firms before joining Seay/Felton LLC in 2019. She is a past president of the Georgia Association of Black Women Attorneys and is active in other professional groups as well.

 

Locations:

260 Peachtree Street
Northwest, Suite 1001
Atlanta, GA 30303

577 Mulberry Street
Suite 1515
Macon, GA 31201

Practice Areas
  • 70%Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff
  • 20%Elder Law
  • 10%Personal Injury - Products: Plaintiff
Focus Areas

Motor Vehicle Accidents, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Wrongful Death, Sexual Abuse - Plaintiff, Trucking Accidents, Premises Liability - Plaintiff, Motor Vehicle Defects, Medical Devices, Pharmaceutical, Products Liability

Selections

2 Years Rising Stars
  • Rising Stars: 2016 - 2017

About Janet C. Scott

Admitted: 2007, Georgia

Professional Webpage: https://sftriallawyers.com/janet-c-scott/

Honors/Awards

  • "Top 25 Women of Atlanta," 2015
  • Turnkett Leadership Character Award
  • Leadership DeKalb, Class of 2010
  • Who's Who is Law and Accounting, Atlanta Business Chronicle, 2016
  • Scholarship Recipient and an Outstanding Law Student, Georgia Association of Women Lawyers
  • 100 Top Black Women of Influence, Atlanta Business League, 2016
  • Who’s Who Among America’s Teachers

Bar/Professional Activity

  • Director of Legal Affairs, National Black MBA Association-Atlanta Chapter, 2017, 2018
  • Northern and Middle federal district courts in Georgia
  • Georgia Supreme Court
  •  Georgia Court of Appeals
  • Georgia
  • American Bar Association Awards, Georgia Young Lawyers’ Division (“YLD”), Director
  • Georgia Association of Black Women Attorneys, President, 2016

Pro bono/Community Service

  • GABWA Foundation Board, Vice President and Director
  • Aspiring Youth Program Committee, Co-Chair
  • St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital
  • United States Selective Service Board, DeKalb County, Georgia

Scholarly Lectures/Writings

  • Chamblee Middle School, Teacher

Educational Background

  • Spelman College, B.A. cum laude, 1995
  • Mercer University, M.Ed, 1998

Verdicts/Settlements

  • $500k Settlement - Our client was driving his motorcycle when a police officer recklessly (and needlessly) joined a high-speed chase. During the chase, in which the officer was driving in excess of 70 mph through a city street (without sirens), the officer improperly changed lanes while he was behind our client, and while our client was making a left-hand turn. Our client suffered burns to half his body and he broke several bones. Under ordinary circumstances, our client would be entitled to significantly more but his settlement was capped because of governmental immunity. The officer was criminally charged with reckless driving.  , 2020

Industry Groups

  • Legal
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Office Location for Janet C. Scott

260 Peachtree St NW
Suite 1001
Atlanta, GA 30303

Phone: 404-836-3431

Last Updated: 6/18/2021

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