Scott C. Rowland is a Matrimonial and Family Law attorney based in the Naples, Florida office of McLaughlin & Stern. Prior to becoming a Partner in McLaughlin & Stern, LLP, Mr. Rowland was a member of one of the longest standing law firms in Naples, FL., where he practiced for more than 14 years. Mr. Rowland is a graduate of Florida State University, where he received dual Bachelor's degrees in History and Political Science. He received his J.D. from the Walter F. George School of Law at Mercer University in Macon, Georgia.
Mr. Rowland is a native of Naples, Florida, who during more than a decade of practice in Southwest Florida has worked to develop a reputation for zealously representing his clients with a professional, knowledgeable, common sense approach. He applies his knowledge and experience to help clients develop a strategic, effective, goal oriented approach to their case.
Mr. Rowland is AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell, the highest rating from Martindale-Hubbell, given only to those attorneys recognized for their superior ethics and legal ability by their peers. He has also received the highest possible rating of 10 out of 10 from AVVO.com, earning him the ranking of Superb from the world's largest legal directory.
In 2013, Mr. Rowland authored several articles on the changing landscape of Alimony in Florida, including a guest column in the Naples Daily News published in April 2013, entitled "Legislature Advances Bill to Change Nature of Alimony in Florida" and an article published in the July 2013 issue of the Adverse Witness entitled "The Alimony Reform Bill that Almost Became Law". Mr. Rowland has also written on the topic of parental relocation published in the December 2012 issue of the Adverse Witness, entitled "You Took Our Kids and Moved Where?".
Mr. Rowland was admitted to the Florida Bar in 2000 and the U.S. District Court, for the Middle District of Florida in 2001. He is also an active member of the Florida Bar, Family Law Section and the Collier County Bar Association, where he has served as the President of the Family Law Section, President of the Young Lawyers Section and as a Director for the Collier County Bar Association. He is also a member of the Thomas S. Biggs Chapter of the Inns of Court where he has obtained the level of Master of the Bench.
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|FL||Member in Good Standing||2000||01/11/2016|
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Lawyers of Distinction||Gulfshore Business Magazine||2014|
|AV Preeminent Peer Review Rated||Martindale-Hubbell||N/A|
|Partner||McLaughlin & Stern, LLP||2014 - Present|
|Family Law Attorney||Cardillo, Keith & Bonaquist, PA||2000 - Present|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|American Inn of Court, Thomas S. Biggs Chapter||Member||2013 - 2014|
|Family Law Section, Collier County Bar Assoc.||President||2009 - 2010|
|Collier County Bar Association, Family Law Section||Secretary||2005 - 2005|
|Collier County Bar Association, Young Lawyers Section||President||2005 - 2005|
|Collier County Bar Association, Family Law Section||Treasurer||2004 - 2004|
|Collier County Bar Association, Young Lawyers Section||Treasurer||2004 - 2004|
|Florida Bar Association, Family Law Section||Member||N/A|
|Naples Daily News||Legislature advances bill to change nature of alimony in Florida||2013|
|The Adverse Witness, Collier County Bar Association||You Took Our Kids and Moved Where?||2012|
|Mercer University - Walter F. George School of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||2000|
|Florida State University||N/A||BS - Bachelor of Science||1997|
|Naples Executive Roundtable monthly meeting||Modern issues in Divorce||2010|
|Family Law Forum||Presenter||2010|