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About Me

The Texas Lawyer magazine
(an American Legal Media Publication) announced its May 16, 2011 list of the
“Top TX Verdicts of 2010” will include Scott’s March 2010, $8,672,567.85
trucking accident verdict. The magazine ranks the verdict ninth in its
motor vehicle category. The case at issue is presently on appeal, and the
judgment has yet to be paid. The Texas Lawyer also profiled Scott
in 2001 as one of its “40 under 40” Texas judges, lawyers, and law professors
“whose accomplishments distinguish them among their peers.”

Scott represents individuals and
businesses in both private and class action lawsuits. All of his class
actions have settled for cash, not coupons or exclusively non-monetary
relief. The firm negotiates its fees with clients on a case-by-case


Practice Areas


  1. Litigation: 28%
  2. Appeals: 27%
  3. Class Action: 25%
  4. Insurance: 10%
  5. Business: 10%



Hourly ($250-600/hour), Contingent (35-45%)

Attorney Endorsements

2 total 

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    Scott Clearman is an extremely talented lawyer with whom I have been proud to work. I have seen him fight tenaciously and superbly for his clients. I am happy to give him my highest recommendation.


    Frank Goodrich Class Action Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

  • Michael Lloyd Tuchin

    I endorse this lawyer's work. He is a terrific litigator with a good sense of humor, incredible intellect, and a genuine concern for his clients' best interests. He is very honest and responsive.


    Michael Tuchin Bankruptcy & Debt Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter


TXEligible To Practice In Texas 198809/19/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo Contributions
Legal Answers
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Super LawyerTexas Super Lawyers2008
Super LawyerTexas Super Lawyers2007
Super LawyerTexas Super Lawyers2006
Super LawyerTexas Super Lawyers2005
Super LawyerTexas Super Lawyers2004
Super LawyerTexas Super Lawyers2003
"40 under 40"N/A2001
Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
PartnerClearmanPrebeg LLP2010 - Present
PartnerThe Clearman Law Firm, PLLC2008 - 2010
PartnerMcClanahan & Clearman, L.L.P.1993 - 2008
Association NamePosition NameDuration
Federal Practice and Litigation SectionsVice Chair1998 - 1999
Houston Trial Lawyers AssociationBoard of Directors1995 - 1998
American Bar AssociationMemberN/A
State Bar of TexasMemberN/A
Texas Trial Lawyers AssociationMemberN/A
Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
Shannahan v. Dynegy, Inc.Settlement of $9.975 million.
Christus Health Gulf Coast, et al. v. Aetna, Inc.Pending in trial court.
Liberty Mutual Ins. Co. v. Texas Dep’t of Ins.Settlements for $66.5 million.
See all Legal Cases 
Publication NameTitleDate
ABA JournalA Comparison of the Remedies Available Under the Texas Antitrust Act and Texas Unfair Insurance Practices Acts1997
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Texas School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1988
B.S.S.S. Southwestern UniversityN/AB.S.S.S.1985
Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
South Texas College of LawSpeaker, "Federal RICO Claims and Insurance Class Actions2002
San Antonio, TexasFederal Claims Against Insurance Carriers in the Wake of the United States Supreme Court’s Humana Decision Clarifying Analysis Under the McCarran-Ferguson Act2000
UnknownEverything You Need to Know About Insurance and Consumer Law1999
UnknownThe Controversial Role of the Class Objector in Class Action Settlements of Antitrust1998
UnknownUse of Antitrust Causes of Action in Insurance Underwriting Cases1997
Houston and San AntonioDiscovery of Computer Based Information1997
Annual Antitrust Spring MeetingThe Growing Use of Non-Antitrust Causes of Action in Insurance ‘Antitrust’ Cases1997
University of Houston Law FoundationDiscovery of Computer Based Information1996