Scott practiced architecture for almost fourteen years before attending law school. His architecture practice focused on designing and administering contracts on senior housing, military, and state agency projects with budgets from $5 million to $90 million dollars. As an architect, Scott was a problem solver. He now brings his industry background to his legal training, and continues to solve problems for his construction clients.
Scott has litigated and negotiated on behalf of clients on every side of the construction contract, particularly general contractors, and has prosecuted and defended contract, bond, construction defect, and copyright violation claims. Scott speaks the language of construction and design, and has the background to know how a project should go, and where it went wrong.
Scott is also a teacher, and he has taught construction law to aspiring lawyers and accessibility law to architects. He is one of the drafters of Colorado’s accessible housing law, and past chair of the AIA Colorado Government Affairs Committee, on which he still serves.
Scott received his undergraduate and Master’s degrees in Architecture from the State University of New York at Buffalo, and his Juris Doctorate from the University of Denver Sturm College of Law. He is licensed to practice law (and architecture) in Colorado.
- Defended developer against copyright violation claim by design architect, alleging the developer used the design without permission. Negotiated insurance company funded settlement.
- Represented general contractor in design-build contract to assert delay and interference claim against designer, resulting in negotiated settlement.
- Defended construction defect claims brought against contractors and subcontractors.
- Defended general contractor in lien action and brought third party trust fund violation claims against defaulting subcontractor.