Ronald C. Scott

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Top Rated Creditor Debtor Rights Attorney in Columbia, SC

Scott & Corley, PA
 | 2712 Middleburg Dr, Ste 200, Columbia, SC 29204
Phone: 803-999-5344
Fax: 855-236-4081
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2017 - 2020
Licensed Since: 1976
Practice Areas:
  • Creditor Debtor Rights: Business (70%),
  • Legislative & Governmental Affairs (10%),
  • Government Relations (10%),
  • Business Litigation (10%)
    Attorney Profile

    Attorney Ronald C. Scott of Scott and Corley, P.A., in Columbia, South Carolina, has several decades of experience in legal areas including business litigation, creditor and debtor rights, government relations and real estate.

    Mr. Scott has an extensive educational background integrated with periods of military service. After earning a bachelor’s degree with general and departmental honors from The Citadel where he was also selected a Distinguished Military Student by the US Department of the Army, he next received his law degree from the University of South Carolina School of Law. He also holds both a Master of Business Administration degree and a Masters in Accounting degree from what is now known as the University of South Carolina Darla Moore School of Business. As a graduate of the U.S. Army Adjutant General School prior to law school, he also served as an officer on limited active duty and primarily in the U. S. Army Reserves. 

    Through his legal career, Mr. Scott has  been identified by his attorney peers for recognition for his contributions to the profession and community. He has been repeatedly selected to BEST LAWYERS IN AMERICA * inlcuding  being selected as the 2018 LAWYER OF THE YEAR* for mortgage banking foreclosure law.He is also grateful to be the recipient of awards from various local and national groups including the 2015 Legal Elite of the Midlands* as the leading vote recipient for the Governmental Affairs category. He has further attained the highest possible rating (5.0 out of 5.0) of AV Preeminent* from the peer review organization Martindale-Hubbell and he has been repeatedly selected annually for the publication “The Best Lawyers in America *.” In May of 2009, Ron Scott was the attorney movant of record relating to the nation's first state-wide Order by the then SC Supreme Court Chief Justice Jean Toal interpreting US Treasury Guidelines for judicial state compliance by mortgage servicers with the federal HAMP Program.

    In addition to his law practice, Mr. Scott earlier served in his career as an adjunct evening instructor at the University of South Carolina Darla Moore School of Business. He is also a former Chair of the Solo and Small Firm section and a member of the House of Delegates of the South Carolina Bar, a former Co-chair of the University of South Carolina Law School's class gift and reunion committee and a Life Fellow of the South Carolina Bar Foundation. Mr. Scott is admitted to practice law in the State of South Carolina and is also licensed to appear before the U.S. Tax Court and the Supreme Court of the United States.

    Mr. Scott is also the recipient of the ORDER OF THE PALMETTO, the highest civilian honor that may be bestowed upon an individual in South Carolina by the Governor of the State of South Carolina. This honor recognizes an individual's lifetime of achievements and contributions to the people of South Carolina.

    Mr. Scott was also inducted into the 2018 inaugural class of the South Carolina Lawyers Hall of Fame as selected by South Carolina Lawyers Weekly*. He was also a 20019 ICON selection for his community service by the Columbia Business Report *.

    *AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished and Martindale-Hubbell Notable are certification marks used under license in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell® is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Rating™ fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards. Best Lawyers in Americaand LAWYER OF THE YEAR are registered by and to Woodward-White,Inc. and Legal Elite of the Midlands by and with Columbia Business Monthly. Leadership in Law Award is registered to and with South Carolina Lawyers Weekly.

    DISCLAIMER: This profile of Mr. Scott is general in nature and for informational purposes only. Any result Mr. Scott or his law firm have obtained on behalf of one client on one matter does not necessarily indicate similiar results can be obtained for other clients.


    Practice Areas
    • 70%Creditor Debtor Rights: Business
    • 10%Legislative & Governmental Affairs
    • 10%Government Relations
    • 10%Business Litigation
    Focus Areas

    Collections, Foreclosure, Loan Modifications


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    About Ronald Scott

    Admitted: 1976, South Carolina

    Professional Webpage:


    • 2016 SOUTH CAROLINA LEADERSHIP IN LAW HONOREE - South Carolina Lawyers Weekly®
    • LEGAL ELITE OF THE MIDLANDS 2015 Top Attorney Vote Recipient - Governmental Affairs - Columbia Business Monthly®
    • Most Outstanding Young Men of America Award: Past 3-time Designee
    • Diploma of Distinction: Medical University of South Carolina
    • Distinguished Service Award-National Society to Prevent Blindness
    • Most Outstanding Legislative Counsel/ED in Nation (2001, 2003, 2009 and Special Recognition Award 2013) - AAO/SCSO
    • BEST LAWYERS/BEST LAW FIRMS 2014-2017 - Metropolitan Tier Rankings - US News & World Report®
    • BEST LAWYERS IN MIDLANDS - Columbia Metropolitan Magazine®
    • South Carolina Distinguished Service Award, OYM, United States Jaycees
    • Who's Who in American Law: Past 15-time Designee
    • White House Fellowship Regional Award: Office of the President of the United States
    • 30 Year Distinguished Service Award - SCFDA
    • Lifetime Achievement Award for Distinguished Service - SCSO
    • BEST LAWYERS IN AMERICA ® 2010-2018 (Woodward/White, Inc.)
    • The Martindale-Hubbell Bar Registry of Preeminent Lawyers ® (Martindale-Hubbell, 5.0 out of 5.0)
    • Most Outstanding Young Man of Columbia Award Recipient
    • Who's Who in Finance and Industry: Past 18-time Designee
    • SC Businessman of the Year Recipient for 2003 and 2005 NRCC
    • HONOR Award-SC Society of Ophthalmology (only non-physician to receive)

    Bar/Professional Activity:

    • Past Member, Legislative Committee, Mortgage Bankers of the Carolinas
    • South Carolina Democratic Party, Committee of 100, Past Member
    • United States Tax Court
    • Past Member, House of Delegates: South Carolina Bar Association
    • Past Member, Loan Administration Committee, Mortgage Bankers of the Carolinas
    • NAACP of South Carolina - Life Member
    • Past Non-Compensated/As Needed Advisor for then Deputy Director for Political Affairs - 40th P.O.T.U.S.
    • United States District Court
    • Past Chair: SSF Section of the South Carolina Bar Association
    • Leadership South Carolina: USC and Office of the Governor
    • Past Co-Chairman: Young Lawyers Division, United Way Midlands
    • South Carolina Republican Party, Capitol 100 Foundation, Past Advisory Board
    • United States Supreme Court
    • State of South Carolina
    • Leadership Columbia: Greater Columbia Chamber of Commerce

    Pro bono/Community Service:

    • Friends of Dartmouth Football (Parent '11)
    • Past Treasurer and Finance Chairman: Arthritis Foundation of South Carolina
    • The Citadel Alumni Association: Life Member
    • Hammond School: Past President, Board of Directors, Skyhawk Club
    • Dartmouth Parents Donor, Class of 2011
    • Past President: National Society to Prevent Blindness of South Carolina
    • Shandon Baptist Church: Finance and Stewardship Committee (2004-2016)
    • Hammond School: Past Annual Fund Class Co-Chairman
    • Hammond School: Past Co-Chair, Annual Auction
    • Past Co-Chair: Class Gift and Reunion Committee, USC Law School
    • Past Member: Board of Visitors, Medical University of South Carolina
    • Past Foundation Board and Fundraising Chair: SC Commission for the Blind
    • NAACP Freedom Fund Dinner: Past Honorary Co-Chairman
    • Hammond School: Past Member, Board of Trustees
    • Life Fellow: South Carolina Bar Foundation

    Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

    • Past Adjunct Instructor, University of South Carolina School of Business

    Educational Background:

    • The Citadel, B.S.B.A., Department and General Honors
    • Harvard Law School, Program of Instruction for Lawyers Summer Program
    • University of South Carolina, M.Acct.
    • University of South Carolina, M.B.A.
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    2712 Middleburg Dr, Ste 200
    Columbia, SC 29204

    Phone: 803-999-5344

    Fax: 855-236-4081

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