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Scott Monroe Clearman

Scott Monroe Clearman

Practice areas:

Litigation, Appeals, Class Action, Business, Insurance

    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

    Licensed since 1988

    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 

    • No photo

      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 198808/25/2015

    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.

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    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