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Christopher L Scott

Family Attorney at Panama City, FL

3.7   17 reviews

also known as Chris Scott

  • Licensed for 11 years
    State FL
    Acquired 2012
    Status
    Member in Good Standing No misconduct found

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

About Christopher

Learn Christopher’s areas of practice.

5
Practice areas
  1. Family
    30%
    Divorce, Child Support, Parenting Plans, Time-sharing Schedules, Establishment/Disestablishment of Paternity, Adoption, Step-Parent Adoption.

  2. Criminal defense
    25%
    DUI & CRIMINAL TRAFFIC OFFENSES DOMESTIC BATTERY & RELATED OFFENSES DRUG OFFENSES ALCOHOL & DISORDERLY RELATED OFFENSES FIREARMS & WEAPONS OFFENSES VIOLENT OFFENSES ROBBERY OFFENSES SEX OFFENSES CHILD ABUSE & CHILD NEGLECT OFFENSES THEFT OFFENSES

  3. Adoption
    20%
    It is an honor to be a part of this one little chapter in each family’s adoption story.

  4. Immigration
    8%
    Removal/Deportation Defense, Immigration Bond Hearings, Cancellation of removal for lawful and unlawful permanent residents, Asylum, Adjustment of Status, Stays of removal, Appeals.

  5. Appeals
    5%

  6. Elder law
    5%

  7. Estate planning
    5%
    Will, Living Will, Power of Attorney, Health Care Surrogate, HIPAA release, Trusts.

  8. Domestic violence
    1%

  9. Personal injury
    1%

My name is Chris Scott and I'm a local Bay County attorney, practicing in the areas of Environmental law, Elder Law, Estate Planning, Criminal Defense, Personal Injury, and Family Law.

I love my job and the opportunities it provides to help others. There is no greater satisfaction to me than REALLY being able to help a client in need and sharing in their joy in a great result received. I believe in going the extra mile to achieve the objective for my client, while at the same time conducting myself in a fashion that helps to bring the honor back to the profession I love.

Location

The Law Office of Chris Scott
11006E Harrison Avenue
Panama City, FL, 32401
The Law Office of Chris Scott
Po Box 1671
Lynn Haven, FL, 32444-6471
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Reviews

3.7 / 5.0
  17 customer reviews
Posted by anonymous | March 22, 2024
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Satisfactory!
Mr. Scott went above and beyond for me and I’m so grateful for the work that him and his team put into my case. I’m forever grateful!!!
Posted by Mark | January 30, 2024
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Thank you to Chris Scott and staff!
Can't get into details of my case but I recommend Chris Scott and the wonderful staff at the Law Office of Chris Scott.
Posted by David | January 14, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great criminal law attorney
I faced some bogus charges that would ruin my life but Chris Scott was able to get it sorted out and keep this off my records. I definitely recommend.
Posted by Sally | January 10, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Professional and gets the job done.
What a pleasant experience dealing with the Law Office of Chris Scott. Very pleased with the results too.
Posted by Shelly Parker | January 8, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Sooo happy to have been represented by Chris Scott
Mr. Scott and his staff did a wonderful job in representing me. I am so happy to have had such wonderful people on my side both in, and out, of court.
Posted by Earl | December 10, 2021
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Chris Scott gets results
Very glad to be represented by Mr. Scott. He and his staff, especially Kathryn and Kay, worked so hard on my case and got great results. They were definitely willing to go above and beyond in representing me. A++
Posted by anonymous | December 3, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Awesome Job, Great Representation
Top Notched representation all the way around. I could not ask for better representation or attention to my case. Mr. Scott and his staff are the most professional, best prepared, and go the results I was looking for.
Posted by Kirsten | August 27, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
HIGHLY RECOMMEND
I hired Mr. Scott in September 2018 to seek custody of my two children which I had not had for 6 years. His office worked timely and efficiently on my case, getting everything filed immediately. Even when they were dealing with the hurricane, Kathryn still kept in great contact with me. We went to court twice on the matter, and my children returned to me on the second court date. He was to the point, and extremely professional. I experienced the best possible outcome in my case. I could not be more grateful to Mr. Scott and his office staff. I highly recommend if you are looking for a family attorney to hire Chris Scott!
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Posted by Pat Noren | July 2, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Amazing
Chris Scott was hired for an adoption process. He was professional, knowledgeable, and his staff was also amazing. I recommend him with the highest regard.
Posted by anonymous | July 16, 2018
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Chis Scott-Great Job!
Thank you Mr. Scott! I needed advice about my father’s recent illness, death and will. He advised me about how my family may have mishandled my father’s funds and what to do about it. How criminal charges may be involved or it maybe a matter of filling paperwork with the court through an attorney. He made things clear and simple to a person not familiar with the law. Thank you again!
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Posted by James | July 2, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Puts In The Time
If you are In need of an Attorney who knows Family Law and you need someone who will respond immediately with precise knowledge and will help you navigate the Florida Custody Laws concerning Divorce or Separation, call Chris Scott. Chris will spend as much time as it takes to help u better understand your situation and make you feel more confident moving forward. Chris agreed to take my case and it was because he truly wanted to help me tell my story. At a time where I needed a voice, he listened and didn’t make me wonder if he was going to get involved, he jumped right in. He has quality associates/staff that make you feel like you have a team of lawyers working for you WITHOUT pushing a large retainer or upfront $ amount at you. Very flexible and what amazed me is that he even reached out to me and would call/email on the weekends if there was something on his mind. He really showed true interest and concern for me and my family. I knew I had made the right decision to call Chris Scott and when you talk to him you will know you made the right choice too. JFBJR
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Posted by Thelma | November 19, 2021
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Still waiting for initial call back.
Initiated contact on October 26, 2021. Have not heard anything since I called the office when he or anyone from his office called. I was told that he was busy with depositions etc. and would call me. I'm still waiting.
Posted by anonymous | January 5, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Never follow through
I was referred to Chris Scott by the Florida Bar referral. I contacted them the first week of November. They have never once called me, or contacted me. I constantly have to call for an up date or what’s going on. They don’t feel happy to help.I do not recommend this law office. We paid more than the consultation fee too.
Posted by anonymous | May 27, 2022
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Waste of time!!
I had several phone consultations with this attorney about the same case. He couldn’t remember the info I had given him when we spoke each time. He lost his notes that he had written during the consultations. He gave me a price of $5,000 retainer and I agreed. He said his legal asst would contact me for an agreement. After I did not hear anything for a week, I contacted their office and Kathryn responded with they are short staffed and unable to take our case. Kathryn referred me to another attorney that was not even practicing the type of law we needed from an attorney. I do not recommend wasting your time with this attorney for family law or adoption. He should have never agreed to take my case, give me an amount then tell his legal asst to contact me & tell me something different than he had. By the way, his office isn’t as busy as they made it seem. I checked into this and he took on several cases after mine that were similar. He was shady and dishonest, instead of being up front and telling me he didn’t think he could handle it or that he didn’t think we would win. By the way- we did win, so his loss!
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Posted by anonymous | April 7, 2022
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Bad Taste of Lawyer
On March 28th, 2022, paid consult fee $25. to give advice on a family law case. After explaining to Atty Scott what the situation was about he stated that he can handle the case, normally charges $3500, but will get Kathryn to send over a contract showing down payment. I was referred by Legal services of Fl, several calls were place only to go straight to voice mail and never got a return phone call. On April 6th,2022 less than 3 days left to file a motion, Kathryn calls and once I question about Atty Scott, she made up lame excuses then stated that they would have to drop everything their doing to rush with this case and he was unaware and confused that I needed his help, Kathryn stated to me to seek legal counsel elsewhere. I will definitely get someone else. I would not spend any funds on an atty that doesn't have the best interest of his future client. I can't use his services and definitely will seek someone else that won't wait to the last minute to get something done.
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Posted by J.J.W | October 12, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Terrible Attourney
This attorney has no resect for people and has called my wife a puppet and has never once exercised my rights to a attorney. After have been appointed this attorney by the state, I was never once contacted by attorney Chris Scott in over a year period while been appointed him by the state, and nearly lost my children due to his lack of care or communication. I was fighting a dependency case for my two girls and was held illegally in the county jail for Contracting without a license for a year. I had been incarcerated the entire time illegally and he never once came to see me to give me any updates on my court dates, legal documents, or legal issues that were happening to my child. My daughter was bit by a Boxer at her temporary housing foster parent, and no one informed me of this incident. They even moved my children without letting me know. I have filed a complaint with the Florida Bar and took over two days to gather evidence and witness to get it mailed out. DO NOT HIRE THIS MAN!!! He had little respect for my family and would most likely do the same to yours. I suggest if you get into a situation that calls for a attorney, ick one who has care, sympathy, and is willing to do up and beyond what it takes to help you win your case legally.
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Posted by KH | November 30, 2018
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
No Follow Through
If I could give 0 stars, I would. One star is too many. I was referred to Chris Scott through the Florida Law Referral Services. When I made initial contact with Mr. Scott's office, I paid a $25 consultation fee. My original phone consultation date was a few days after the recent hurricane, so I understood that the hurricane could have made that appointment impossible. A few weeks later I received a phone call from his assistant, Marcus. I was told that they were working remotely, but would be in touch with me. After a few weeks, I attempted to follow up with a phone call. The number went straight to voicemail, and I was not able to leave a message. Last week, I called his office again, and spoke to a new assistant, Katheryn. Katheryn helped me make a new consultation appointment. I got an email a few hours before that appointment stating that Mr. Scott would not be available, and we rescheduled for the next day at 2:00. I sat by my phone waiting for the call-which did not occur. After 10 minutes, I called the office. The phone went straight to voicemail, and I was not able to leave a message because the mailbox was full. I followed up with an email to his assistant, which went unanswered. I then called the Florida Bar Referral Service Agency and explained my situation. I was referred to another attorney. I am in the process of filing an official complaint with the Florida Bar. Do not waste your time or money with Chris Scott
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Cost

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  • Free Consultation 15 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 6.6 (Good)

Work Experience

  • Owner
  • Law Office of Chris Scott
  • 2011 - Present

Education

  • Faulkner University, Thomas Goode Jones School of Law
  • 2011
  • Faulkner University, Thomas Goode Jones School of Law
  • Doctor of Jurisprudence/Juris Doctor
  • 2011

Associations

  • American Immigration Lawyers Association
  • 2018 - Present
  • Florida Bar
  • 2011 - Present
  • Bay County Bar Association
  • 2011 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Honors and Awards

  • Eagle Scout
  • Boy Scouts of America
  • 1987

Attorney endorsements

Received (1)
Given (3)
Endorse Christopher
Family Attorney | Jul 23
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Chris is a passionate attorney and very knowledgeable in the law. He cares for his clients and is a strong advocate!"

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Panama City Family Lawyer Christopher L Scott
Christopher L Scott
Family Attorney
Panama City, FL
Licensed for 11 years
Free Consultation