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Scott H. Marder practices in the areas of complex business, commercial and construction litigation. He has significant experience in the banking, real estate, construction, and gaming industries. In his twenty years of practice, Mr. Marder has represented some of the nation's largest and most successful real estate development and gaming companies. He has represented commercial, hotel and residential developers, property owners and contactors in cases relating to contract disputes, delay claims, mechanics liens, construction defects, water intrusion and mold, insurance coverage disputes, bid protests and zoning matters. In the gaming industry, Mr. Marder served for over four years as senior in-house counsel of a well-known and successful gaming company. In that capacity, he gained extensive experience in the business and legal issues that arise in the development and operation of commercial and Native American casinos and hotels and handled some of the most high-profile gaming related litigation in the United States. With this background, Mr. Marder has represented clients in connection with the Maryland gaming licensure process.

Mr. Marder has significant experience representing financial institutions in commercial litigation and lender liability actions. He has represented banks in Fair Credit Reporting Act and Fair Debt Collection Practices Act litigation. He has extensive experience representing clients in business litigation, including cases involving breach of contract, business torts, unfair and deceptive trade practices, fraud, conspiracy, breach of fiduciary duty, directors and officers liability and shareholders derivative claims. Mr. Marder has also represented clients in numerous business divorce cases. A unique area of Mr. Marder's practice involves protecting the constitutional rights of businesses when local government officials overstep their bounds. Mr. Marder's background as a former prosecutor has given him insight when representing clients in matters involving allegations of fraud, breach of fiduciary duty and other misconduct in business transactions.

Mr. Marder is adept at finding creative solutions to clients' problems. He is experienced with alternative dispute resolution, including mediation and arbitration. In those instances where litigation is necessary, Mr. Marder has significant experience, having tried over 100 cases, most in front of juries.

Prior to entering private practice, Mr. Marder served for six years as assistant state attorney for the Eleventh Judicial Circuit in Miami, Florida.

Mr. Marder graduated magna cum laude from the University of Miami School of Law, in 1991, where he was associate editor of the University of Miami Inter-American Law Review, president of the Moot Court Board and elected to the Order of the Coif. Mr. Marder received his B.S., with honors, from Florida International University in 1987.


Practice Areas


  1. Litigation: 90%
    24 years
  2. Gaming: 10%
    11 years

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Contact Info

Duane Morris LLP

111 S. Calvert St.
Suite 2000
Baltimore, MD, 2202


FLMember in Good Standing199109/08/2015

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Avvo Contributions
Legal Answers
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers Magazine2012
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-HubbellN/A
Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
PartnerDuane Morris, LLP2009 - Present
Director of LitigationThe Cordish Company2005 - 2009
PartnerRuden McClosky1999 - 2005
AssociateMoskowitz, Mandell, Salim & Simowitz, PA1998 - 1999
AssociateMiller, Kagan, Rodriguez & Silver, PA1997 - 1998
Assistant State AttorneyState Attorney's Office, Miami, Florida1991 - 1997
Association NamePosition NameDuration
Bar Association of Baltimore City, Legislation CommitteeMember2011 - Present
Home Builders Association of MarylandMember2010 - Present
Greater Baltimore Committee, Inner Harbor Task ForceCo-chair2010 - Present
Maryland Science Center, Board of TrusteesTrustee2010 - Present
Bar Association of Baltimore City, Legislation CommitteeVice Chair2010 - 2010
Greater Baltimore Committee, Project and Planning Development CommitteeMember2009 - Present
The Florida Bar, Committee on Relations with Certified Public AccountantsMember2004 - 2005
Broward County Marine Advisory BoardMember2002 - 2005
City of Hollywood Airport Advisory CommitteeChair2002 - 2005
Broward County Bar AssociationChair, Commercial Law Section2001 - 2002
Minority Development and Empowerment, Inc., Board of DirectorsChairman2001 - 2002
Sun Sentinel Diversity Venture Fund Grant Review PanelMember2001 - 2001
Minority Development and Empowerment, Inc., Board of DirectorsMember2000 - 2005
Leadership Broward, Class XIXMember2000 - 2001
ABA Construction Industry ForumMember1998 - Present
American Bar AssociationMember1991 - Present
Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
Trump Hotels & Casino Resorts Development Co. v. Fields, et al.N/A
Seminole Tribe of Florida v. Power Plant Entertainment, LLCSettled
Scott v. Butler Mfg. Co.N/A
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Publication NameTitleDate
Maryland Daily RecordEffective Use of Technology in the Courtroom2011
Technology for the LitigatorTechnology and the Art of Persuading Juries, Lessons from the Past and Present2011
Technology for the LitigatorFifty Tech Tips for Effectively Using Technology at Trial2011
A Practitioner's Guide to Class Action (ABA)Maryland Class Action Law2010
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Miami School of LawN/AJD - Juris Doctor, Magna Cum Laude1991
Florida International UniversityCriminal JusticeBS - Bachelor of Science, With Honors1987
Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
State of the Harbor ConferenceIntroductory Remarks2011
Milton Talkin Lecture SeriesEffectively Using Technology in the Courtroom2011