Mark A. Scott

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Personal Injury Attorney in Kokomo, IN

Scott Law Office & Mediation Center
 | 122 North Main Street, Kokomo, IN 46903
Phone: 765-450-9837
Fax: 765-459-5950
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2018 - 2020
Licensed Since: 1993
Practice Areas:
  • Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (50%),
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution (50%)
    Attorney Profile

    Representing clients in Kokomo, Howard County and throughout north central Indiana, Mark A. Scott is the founder and managing partner of Scott Law Office and Mediation Center.  Mr. Scott's law practice is focused exclusively on serious personal injury and wrongful death cases, including automobile, motorcycle and semi truck acccidents; wrongful death; traumatic brain injuries; nursing home negligence; dog bites; defective products; and unsafe premises and workplaces.  Mr. Scott is a recognized leader in the area of personal injury and wrongful death law.  He is a Past President of the Indiana Trial Lawyers Association (ITLA), and a Past Chair of ITLA's Amicus Committee.  Mr. Scott is a frequent author and lecturer on issues concerning personal injury and wrongful death litigation, including presenting the Indiana Tort Law Update to the Indiana Continuing Legal Education Forum and ITLA for many years.  In 2004, Mr. Scott was named Trial Lawyer of the Year by ITLA, and he has over 25 years of experience practicing law.

    Mr. Scott first attended Wabash College, where he graduated with honors in 1989. While earning his undergraduate degree, he was a United States Senate Youth Scholar and a Lilly Scholar, and he studied abroad at the Centre for Medieval and Renaissance Studies in Oxford, England.  Mr. Scott then attended Indiana University School of Law, where he obtained his law degree in 1993.  While in law school, Mr. Scott was a Jump Scholar, a member of the Order of the Barristers, an Associate Justice for the Moot Court Society, and he earned American Jurisprudence Awards in Administrative Law and Insurance law.

    In addition to his legal practice, Mr. Scott has been a registered civil mediator since 2004, and he frequently mediates cases involving personal injury, wrongful death and medical malpractice.  Mr. Scott is highly sought by plaintiff and defense counsel for his keen academic understanding of the legal issues, his ability to relate to plaintiffs and help them understand the strengths and weaknesses of their claims, his thoughtful and frank evaluations of liability and value, and his neutrality and fairness. 

     

     
    Practice Areas
    • 50%Personal Injury - General
    • 50%Alternative Dispute Resolution
    Focus Areas

    Animal Bites, Motor Vehicle Accidents, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Slip and Fall, Wrongful Death, Construction Accident, Brain Injury, Trucking Accidents, Premises Liability - Plaintiff, Mediation

    Selections

    Selected to Super Lawyers for 3 yearsbottom-image

    Super Lawyers: 2018 - 2020

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    About Mark Scott

    Admitted: 1993, Indiana

    Professional Webpage: http://indianatortlaw.com/Attorneys/Mark-A-Scott.php

    Honors/Awards:

    • Recipient, Indiana Trial Lawyers Association (ITLA) Trial Lawyer of the Year Award, 2004

    Bar/Professional Activity:

    • Howard County Bar Association, President, 1997
    • Indiana Trial Lawyers Association, Chair, Amicus Curiae Committee, 2005 - 2011
    • Indiana Trial Lawyers Association, President, 2012 - 2013
    • Indiana, 1993
    • Howard County Bar Association, Secretary-Treasurer, 1995
    • Indiana Trial Lawyers Association, Board of Directors, 2003 - Present
    • U.S. District Court Northern District of Indiana, 1993
    • Howard County Bar Association, Vice-President, 1996
    • Indiana Trial Lawyers Association, Executive Committee, 2004 - 2014
    • U.S. District Court Southern District of Indiana, 1993

    Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

    • Adjunct Instructor, Paralegal Studies, Indiana University at Kokomo, 1996
    • Advanced Civil Mediation Seminar, Faculty, Advanced Civil Mediation, 2017
    • Mediation and Settlement, ITLA Seminar, 2015
    • Applied Professionalism, ITLA Seminar, 2013
    • The Best Case I Ever Lost, ITLA Seminar, 2013
    • Harm Without Recourse: An Analysis of Taele v. State Farm, ITLA Seminar, 2011
    • Wrongful Death Law in Indiana, ICLEF Seminar, 2010
    • The Inadmissibility of Collateral Source Write-Offs or Discounts, Verdict, Vol. 29, No. 1, 2007
    • Preliminary Procedural Considerations and Recent Case Law Developments in the Law of Medical Malpractice, ICLEF Seminar, 2006
    • The Top Five in 2005: Five Cases That Will Change Your Practice, ITLA Seminar, 2006
    • Relationship of the Medical Malpractice Act and the Wrongful Death Act, ITLA Seminar, 2005
    • Defending Plaintiff’s Expert Against Challenges Under Indiana Evidence Rule 702, ICLEF Seminar, 2005
    • Tort Law Update, ITLA Seminar, 2004 - 2009
    • Recent Developments in Tort Law, ICLEF Indiana Law Update Seminar, 2004 - 2008
    • Time is on My Side: The Temporal Distinction in the Failure to Mitigate Damages Defense, ITLA Seminar, 2004
    • Visibility Issues in Motor Vehicle Collision Cases, ITLA Seminar, 2003
    • The Right to Make Inquiries During Voir Dire Regarding Potential Jurors’ Relationships with the Defending Insurance Company, ITLA Seminar, 2003
    • Making the Dog Hunt: Holding Landlords Responsible for Injuries Cause by Their Tenants’ Dogs, ITLA Seminar, 2001
    • Benton v. City of Oakland and its Impact Upon Tort Claims Cases, ITLA Seminar, 2000
    • Qualified Offers of Settlement: A Two-Edged Sword, ITLA Seminar, 1999

    Verdicts/Settlements:

    • McCarty v. Sanders, 805 N.E.2d 894 (Ind. Ct. App. 2004)
    • Green v. Estate of Green, 724 N.E.2d 260 (Ind. Ct. App. 2000)
    • Indiana Patient’s Compensation Fund v. Winkle (Amicus Curiae), 863 N.E.2d 1 (Ind. Ct. App. 2007)
    • Chamberlain v. Walpole (Amicus Curiae), 822 N.E.2d 959 (Ind. 2005)
    • Reed Sign Service v. Reid, 755 N.E.2d 690 (Ind. Ct. App. 2001)
    • Butler v. Indiana Dept. of Insurance (Amicus Curiae), 904 N.E.2d 198 (Ind. 2009)
    • Kocher v. Getz (Amicus Curiae), 824 N.E.2d 671 (Ind. 2005)
    • Fulton County Comm'rs v. Miller, 788 N.E.2d 1284 (Ind. Ct. App. 2003)
    • Bagko Development Co. v. Damitz, 640 N.E.2d 67 (Ind. Ct. App. 1994)
    • Stanley v. Walker (Amicus Curiae), 906 N.E.2d 852 (Ind. 2009)
    • Vasquez v. Phillips (Amicus Ciruae), 843 N.E.2d 61 (Ind. Ct. App. 2006)

    Educational Background:

    • Wabash College, Bachelor of Arts, Honors: Centre for Medieval and Renaissance Studies, Oxford, England, 1988, Honors: Cum Laude, Honors: Lilly Scholar, Honors: United States Senate Youth Scholar, 1989
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    122 North Main Street
    Kokomo, IN 46903

    Phone: 765-450-9837

    Fax: 765-459-5950

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