With almost two decades of legal experience, Scott Eswick applies his legal talents to his practices
Scott’s broad life experiences began just after high school when worked in a wide variety of positions, including coal miner, owner operator of a small business and emergency medical technician. After considering his future, he returned to college in 1993.
As a non-traditional student, Scott graduated from West Virginia University in 1996 with a BA in political science and psychology. While studying at WVU, Scott was chosen for two prestigious fellowships: the Frasure-Singleton Fellowship and the Judith A. Herndon Fellowship. Both fellowships focus on legislative service. His interests in law led him to begin law school in the next fall.
In 1999, Scott graduated from WVU College of Law. Out of several competing teams, Scott was selected to represent the College of Law on the traveling Moot Court Team, which honors those exemplifying strong litigation skills.
After graduation from law school, Scott practiced in a wide variety of roles in his legal career. Immediately after law school, he was selected as a law clerk to Honorable Herman Canady, Jr., in Kanawha County. His drafting skills led to a position in an insurance defense firm where he drafted complex bad faith pleadings. When he moved on from insurance defense, he maintained three (3) positions: Fiduciary Supervisor and Assistant County Attorney for Kanawha County, litigator in a small general practitioner’s office and as an attorney and draftsman for the West Virginia Legislature, Committee on the Judiciary, where he drafted legislation and worked closely with legislators to assist them in shaping the public policy of West Virginia.
In 2008, the people of the 10th Family Circuit, encompassing Boone and Lincoln Counties, elected Scott E. Elswick to the position of Family Court Judge, where he served for 8 years. During his tenure, Scott presided over cases encompassing all practice areas of family law. Then-Governor Earl Ray Tomblin appointed him to serve on the Committee charged with restructuring child support obligations. This high honor completed Scott’s experience with family law from all sides – personal experience, litigator and judge.
Beginning in January, 2017, Scott Elswick left the Family Court Bench. He reopened his private practice where he works almost exclusively in the area of family law. His broad legal and life experience uniquely positions him to assist his clients with any difficulty that may arise.
In his spare time, Scott provides pro bono legal services to those in long-term sober living – serving those brave individuals who have made a commitment to get and stay sober in a time when sobriety is most needed in our State.
|WV||Authorized to practice law||1999||11/16/2019|
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Top 10 Attorneys||National Academy Of Family Law Attorneys||2018|
|Attorney||Law Office of Scott E. Elswick||2017 - Present|
|Family Court Judge||West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals||2009 - 2016|
|Attorney||Law Office of Scott E. Elswick||2001 - 2008|
|West Virginia University College of Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1999|
|West Virginia University||BA - Bachelor of Arts||1996|
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