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Scott Edward Gwartney

Scott Edward Gwartney

Practice areas:

Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect, Medical Malpractice, Personal Injury, Birth Injury, Brain Injury

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About Me

Scott Gwartney was raised in Tallahassee, and graduated from The Florida State University College of Law.  His entire legal career has been based from his Tallahassee law offices, although he is a multi-state licensed attorney.  He focuses his practice on medical litigation, with a primary focus on hospital claims and nursing home claims, working in courts throughout the states of Florida and Georgia. 


Medical claims are highly complex, and require a full understanding of the medicine, the standards of care required of health care providers, and the law that applies.  The catastrophic injuries that can result from medical negligence require the experience of an attorney who has handled such claims many times before. The final resolution of a catastrophic claim is often the largest financial transaction a client will ever handle.  Mr. Gwartney has handled dozens of multi-million dollar medical negligence claims throughout Florida and Georgia, and knows what issues to be alert to and how to help you plan for a final resolution of your catastrophic claim.

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 1991

  1. Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect: 50%
    24 years
  2. Medical Malpractice: 30%
    24 years
  3. Personal Injury: 10%
    24 years
  4. Brain Injury: 5%
    24 years
  5. Birth Injury: 5%
    24 years

Payment

Fees:

Contingent (25-45%), Free Consultation (60 minutes)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

4 total 

  • Michael S. Waddington

    I endorse Scott. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community.

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    Michael Waddington Military Law Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Paul Alan Shapiro

    Scott Gwartney is a very accomplished and experienced lawyer and I have had the privilege to have known him for over ten years. Scott is among the best medical malpractice and nursing home abuse lawyers in the country. Simply stated, Scott is truly dedicated to his craft and making a difference when it comes to helping the wrongfully injured. I highly recommend his services.

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    Paul Shapiro Car Accidents Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

909 E Park Ave
Tallahassee, FL, 32301

909 East Park Avenue
Tallahassee, FL, 32301

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Resume

License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
TNActive200106/13/2015
GAActive Member in Good Standing 199206/07/2015
FLMember in Good Standing199105/07/2015
TXNot Eligible to Practice - Administrative200105/24/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Awards
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Legal EliteFlorida Trend Magazine2013
Top 100 Trial LawyersThe National Trial Lawyers2013
AV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2012
Who's Who Among Executives and ProfessionalsBiltmore2007
Florida Super Lawyer - Plaintiff Med MalSuper Lawyers2006
IncludedInternational Who's Who of Professionals1998
IncludedWho's Who in American Law -Marquis1996
IncludedWho's Who Among American Law Students1991

Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
PartnerBrooks LeBoeuf Bennett Foster & Gwartney2002 - Present
AttorneyWilkes & McHugh, PA1998 - 2002
PartnerConnor & Gwartney1991 - 1998

Associations
Association NamePosition NameDuration
Bone Marrow Transplant Advisory Panel - AHCAMember2011 - Present
International Impact MIssionsBoard Member2010 - Present
Capital City Justice AssociationFounding Member2010 - Present
Pregnancy Help & Information CenterBoard Member2009 - Present
Lighthouse Children's HomeBoard Member2009 - Present
Florida Justice Association, Medical Malpractice Task ForceMember2009 - Present
A Doctor's HeartFounding Board Member2007 - Present
Florida Justice AssociationNursing Home Task Force Member2004 - Present
Federalist SocietyVice-chair - Tallahassee Lawyers Chapter1993 - 1994
Georgia Trial Lawyers AssociationMember1993 - Present
American Association for JusticeMember1991 - Present

Publications
Publication NameTitleDate
Elder Law Annual Update & Hot TopicsElder-Related Torts2014
Elder Law Update & Review Course MaterialsLitigation for the Elder Law Attorney2012

Education
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Florida State UniversityLawJD - Juris Doctor1991
Liberty UniversityHuman Resource Mgt & Political ScienceBS - Bachelor of Science1985

Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
Elder Law Annual Update & Hot TopicsElder-Related Torts2014
Elder Law Annual Update & Review CourseLiitgation for the Elder Law Attorney2012
Spring Seminar 2011What Constitutes a Valid Nursing Home Case?2011
Florida Statewide Gurdianship Ass'nNursing Home Litigation in Florida2009
Big Bend Chapter - Fla State Guardianship AssnNursing Home & Long Term Care Litigation in Florida2009
Big Bend Paralegal AssociationNursing Home Litigation in Florida2007
Big Bend Elder AdvocatesNursing Home Neglect & Medical Malpractice2006
Tallahassee Bar AssociationReferral Fees and How They Will Be Affected By Amendment 32004
Nursing Home Negligence - Asserting Claims & Defending Nursing HomesMediation Tools for the 21st Century2003
Nursing Home Negligence - Asserting Claims & Defending Nursing HomesEthical Concerns in Discovery and Trial2003
Nursing Home Negligence - Asserting Claims & Defending Nursing HomesFiling The Nursing Home Case: Plaintiff's Perspective2003
Nursing Home Negligence - Asserting Claims & Defending Nursing HomesPresuit Investigation: Plaintff's Perspective2003
Nursing Home Negligence - Asserting Claims & Defending Nursing HomesThe Trial of a Nursing Home Case: Plaintiff's Perspective2002
Nursing Home Negligence - Asserting Claims & Defending Nursing HomesPresuit Investigation & Filing the Nursing Home Claims: Plaintff's Perspective2002
Nursing Home Negligence - Asserting Claims & Defending Nursing HomesOverview of Federal Regulations and OBRA '872002
Nursing Home Malpractice In FloridaInitial Considerations and Pre-Trial Procedure2002
Nursing Home Malpractice In FloridaEthical Considerations2002
Nursing Home Malpractice In FloridaNursing Home Malpractice In Fla: Taking the Case to Trial2002
Nursing Home Malpractice In FloridaNursing Home Malpractice In Fla: Initial Considerations2002
Nursing Home Malpractice In FloridaNursing Home Malpractice In Fla: Common Types of Claims2002
Florida Discovery Skills for ParalegalsDetermining What Information is Discoverable1999
Institute of Paralegal EducationAnalyzing Medical Records for the Fla Paralegal1997
Children FirstMeeting the Needs of Children an Adolescents Under Managed Care, Legal Remedies1994
Assessing & Evaluating the Malpractice Case: Plaintff's ViewFlorida's Medical Malpractice Procedural Technicalities: Filing Suit & Discovery1993