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Mr. Scott D. Knapp is an Partner in the Fort Lauderdale Office of Broad

and Cassel. He is a member of the Firm's Commercial Litigation Practice


  • Mr. Knapp has a broad background in complex civil litigation and has

litigated cases from their inception through verdict and settlement in both

state and federal courts.

  • He has experience representing clients in commercial litigation matters involving breach of contract, enforcement of restrictive covenants, consumer protection, unfair and deceptive trade practices and other business torts.

  • Mr. Knapp has also litigated cases involving medical and professional malpractice, products liability, mass tort, catastrophic injury, bad faith

and insurance disputes.

  • Mr. Knapp secured the dismissal of a high profile claim against a Fortune

500 company claiming to have conspired with local healthcare providers to violate the Medicare Secondary Payer Act.

  • In another large case, Mr. Knapp appeared as second chair defense

counsel in a jury trial involving claims of medical negligence, fraud and

violations of FDA regulations. In this capacity, he argued multiple

evidentiary issues and successfully defended the client against punitive

damage allegations.

  • Mr. Knapp also has a background in sports law. Throughout law school

he worked with the Executive Management for the The Miami Heat.

Since, he has represented clients in several matters in the sports industry,

including representation of a disability insurance carrier in a multimillion

dollar claim brought by a professional franchise.

  • He is rated AV-preemminent by Martindale-Hubbell.  Scott has been named a "Florida Legal Elite Up and Comer" from 2007-2010 and in 2012 

by Florida Trend as well as a "Rising Star" by "Florida Super Lawyers" and Law & Politics magazine from 2010 - 2012.


Practice areas


  1. Litigation: 30%
  2. Banking: 10%
  3. Medical Malpractice: 10%
  4. Defective Products: 10%
  5. Other: 40%
  6. More 


Payment types:

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Contact info

Broad & Cassel

100 S.E. 3rd Avenue
Suite 2700
Fort Lauderdale, FL, 33394-0017


FLMember in Good Standing200506/19/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Legal Elite - Top Up and ComingFlorida Trend2013
Rising StarFlorida Super Lawyers2013
Legal Elite - Top Up and ComingFlorida Trend2012
Rising StarFlorida SuperLawyers2012
Rising StarFlorida Super Lawyers2011
Legal Elite - Top Up and ComingFlorida Trend Magazine2010
Rising StarFlorida Super Lawyers2010
Legal Elite - Top Up and Coming AttorneyFlorida Trend Magazine2009
Legal Elite - Top Up and Coming AttorneyFlorida Trend Magazine2008
Legal Elite - Top Up and Coming AttorneyFlorida Trend Magazine2007
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
AssociateBroad & Cassel2010 - Present
AssociateWicker Smith2006 - 2010
AssociateWalton Lantaff Schroeder and Carson2005 - 2006
Association namePosition nameDuration
Alpha Epsilon PiBoard of Directors (Supreme Board)2012 - Present
B'nai B'rith Justice Unit No. 5207Treasurer2012 - Present
Broward County Bar Association, Trial Lawyers SectionCo-chair2011 - Present
B'nai B'rith Justice Unit No. 5207Board Member2011 - Present
Alpha Epsilon Pi South Florida Alumni ClubBoard MemberN/A
Broward County Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Broward County Seminole ClubMemberN/A
Florida Bar, Health Law SectionMemberN/A
Florida Bar, Trial Lawyers SectionMemberN/A
Florida Bar, Business Law SectionMemberN/A
Alpha Epsilon PiRegional Governor2006 - 2012
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Patient v. Dentist (Orange County, FL)Dismissal in favor of client
Patient v. Lasik Eye Surgery Center (Hillsborough County, FL)Post-verdict favorable and confidential settlement reached
Qui Tam action against Fortune 500 company (Hillsborough County, FL and U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida)Dismissal in favor of client
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Publication nameTitleDate
South Florida Hospital NewsNot All Non-Competes Are Created Equal: Make Sure Yours Are Enforceable2013
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Miami School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2005
Florida State UniversityPolitical Science and CriminologyBS - Bachelor of Science2002
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Client's training seminarBringing it Home - A Bank Representative's Role in Residential Foreclosure Actions2012
Client SeminarAnatomy of a Medical Malpractice Action2009
Client SeminarThe Impact of Electronic Discovery on Health Care Providers2009