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After joining Mills Shirley in 1993, Scott opened the San Antonio office in 2002. Certified by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization in both Civil Trial and Civil Appellate Law, Scott provides advice to design and construction professionals in avoiding and resolving problems that arise in the course of complex building projects. His clients include architects, engineers, surveyors, contractors, subcontractors, and materials suppliers throughout the South and Central Texas area. He is a frequent speaker at Risk Management Seminars, and an instructor at the annual Professional Practice Leadership Program sponsored by AIA San Antonio.


Languages spoken: Spanish

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Practice areas


  1. Construction & Development: 34%
  2. Litigation: 33%
  3. Appeals: 33%

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Mills Shirley LLP

409 S. Presa
San Antonio, TX, 78205


TXEligible To Practice In Texas 197510/19/2015
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Award nameGrantorDate granted
Board Certified - Civil Trial LawState Bar of Texas Board of Legal Specialization1991
Board Certified - Civil Appellate LawState Bar of Texas Board of Legal Specialization1990
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PartnerMills Shirley, LLP1993 - Present
AttorneyGalveston County Legal Department1985 - 1993
Assistant Attorney GeneralTexas Attorney General's Office1983 - 1984
Assistant District AttorneyTravis County District Attorney's Office1979 - 1983
AttorneyBlatnton & Lyford1976 - 1979
Association namePosition nameDuration
San Antonio Bar Association, Costruction Law SectionChair2011 - 2012
AIA San AntonioAllied Professional2004 - Present
San Antonio Bar AssociationN/A2001 - Present
Texas Association of Defense CounselN/A1993 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Black & Vernooy Architects vs. Lou Ann SmithReversed on Appeal
Callahan & Associates vs. Orangefield Independent School DistrictJudgment for $30,000 for architect.
Payne v. City of GalvestonJudgment for County
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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Texas School of LawDoctor of Jurisprudence/Juris Doctor (J.D.)JD - Juris Doctor1975
University of Texas System, AustinHistory, EconomicsBA - Bachelor of Arts1968
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
TSA 72nd Annual ConventionBalancing Perspectives - Getting to Win-Win with Your Contracts2011
Legal Issues for Texas Professional EngineersAppearing as a Witness in a Civil Case2011
Legal Issues for Texas Professional EngineersProfessional Liability Insurance for Engineers2011
TSA 71st Annual ConventionThe Purpose of Understanding Legal Issues that Affect Your Practice2010
TSA 70th Annual ConventionThe Power of Words - Understanding Your Contract2009
Minimizing Engineering Liability ExposureProfessional Malpractice Claims2009
TSA 69th Annual ConventionEvolving Concepts in Loss Prevention - Thinking Outside (and Inside) the Box2008