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Scott Akin

Scott Akin

Practice areas:

Elder Law

About Me

Formerly a staff editor at  The New York Times  News Service, Scott is a seasoned news editing professional embarking on a career in law providing law related services to other lawyers and independent clients with modest legal needs.


Scott focuses on providing law clerk services such as legal research, writing, editing, document review and other tasks that small firms and solos need quick turnaround on from a dependable outsource service.


Scott is also exploring proficiency in social media law and providing federal agency representation for clients in entitlement claimants, including VA claims, Social Security disability, Medicaid planning, Medicare claims and immigration,


After completing law school while working full time at The Times Co., Scott earned his Juris Doctor in January 2011. He passed the California Bar on his first sitting in February 2011 and he was sworn in June 2011.

Scott's expertise extends to general research, interviewing, analysis, writing, editing and research project management that combine uniquely with qualifications at law, including a specialty in online legal research. He completed a work-study program as  a research extern for the New York State Commission on Public Integrity.

Before being recruited by The Times Co.,  Scott's earlier journalism experience encompassed work in the U.S. and Europe. While working in Kyiv, and later in Sofia, in the ’90s, he chronicled the  socio-economic upheaval accompanying privatization and political reform in East Europe. His early years in news were spent at daily and weekly newspapers, and later at business, professional and technical publications. At one time or another, he has reported on most government, business and professional sectors, providing perspective on just about every occupational field.


Languages Spoken: Spanish, German

Practice Areas

Licensed since 2011

  1. Elder Law: 40%
    4 years, 3 cases

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Contact Info

R Scott Akin

247 Shady Rest Ln
Chickamauga, GA, 30707



Professional Misconduct

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Avvo Contributions
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Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Contracts Outstandng AchievementConcord Law School2007

Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
Counselor at LawR Scott Akin2011 - Present
Research ExternNew York State Commission on Public Integrity2010 - 2010
Staff EditorThe New York Times Co.2000 - 2010

Association NamePosition NameDuration
State Bar of GeorgiaAffiliate Member2012 - Present
Medicaid Planning NetworkMember2012 - Present
American Bar AssociationMember2011 - Present
National LGBT Bar AssociationMember2011 - Present
State Bar of CaliforniaMember2011 - Present

Publication NameTitleDate
The Young Lawyer (ABA)Graduating Online Can Provide Marks of Distinction2012

School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Concord Law SchoolN/AN/AN/A
Kennesaw State CollN/AN/AN/A