Scott grew up in Bennettsville, South Carolina and is a proud graduate of Marlboro County High School. Scott was raised by his mother, a public school teacher, and father, a former school board member and Director of Marlboro County Disability and Special Needs.
A graduate of Clemson University and Charleston School of Law, Scott has a range of experience in government relations, civil litigation, teacher certification and licensure matters, civil rights compliance, ethics, as well as state and federal compliance matters for recipients of federal funds such as schools and school districts.
Most recently, Scott spent over five years as a Deputy General Counsel for the South Carolina Department of Education.
Scott began his law career as a clerk for Judge Edward B. Cottingham. During that time, Scott gained invaluable experience assisting Judge Cottingham as he presided over numerous criminal and civil trials in circuit courts across the state.
Scott and his family attend Shandon Presbyterian Church. Scott spends his free time with his wife, Lara and three children Mayzie, Gus, and Kit.