Judge Thomas E. Scott (Former)
U.S. District Court, Southern District of Florida
Arbitrator & Mediator
Judge Thomas E. Scott was a United States District Judge, S.D. FL (Miami Division), from 1985 to 1990. He served as a Circuit Judge for the Eleventh Judicial Circuit, State of Florida (Dade County) from 1980 to 1984. He was Chairman of the Grievance Committee, United States District Court, S.D. of Florida, from 1994 to 1997.
Judge Thomas Scott was United States Attorney, Southern District of Florida, from 1997 to 2000, where he prosecuted racketeering cases against violent street gangs, Medicare fraud cases against four major healthcare companies, and cases concerning airport security, drug smuggling and cargo safety.
Judge Thomas Scott has taught litigation skills, professional responsibility and product liability, and has published articles on criminal law, FELA and Jones Act, and products liability and crash worthiness doctrine. He has served on many professional committees and is Co-Chairman of the ABA Litigation Section Committee on Discovery. He has also served as an expert witness.
He served in the U.S. Army as First Lieutenant Military Intelligence.
Mr. Scott graduated from the University of Miami (J.D. 1972, B.A., 1969) and received an L.L.M. degree in Judicial Process from the University of Virginia in 1989.