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Scott Charles Rowland

Divorce and separation Attorney at Naples, FL

5.0   8 reviews

also known as Scott C. Rowland

  • Licensed for 23 years
    State FL
    Acquired 2000
    Member in Good Standing No misconduct found

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

About Scott

Learn Scott’s areas of practice.

Practice area
  1. Divorce and separation
    Includes Alimony, Child Custody, Corporate/Business issues arising in Divorce, Complex financial issues arising in Divorce, Postnuptial & Prenuptial Agreements

    24 years


Scott C. Rowland is a Partner & Chair of Florida Matrimonial and Family Law Department at McLaughlin & Stern, PLLC. Mr. Rowland is AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell and rated Superb by . During more than two decades of practice in Southwest Florida Mr. Rowland has developed a reputation for zealously representing his clients with a professional, knowledgeable, common-sense approach. He applies his knowledge and experience to help clients develop a strategic, effective, goal oriented approach to their case.

Mr. Rowland was admitted to the Florida Bar in 2000 and the U.S. District Court, for the Middle District of Florida in 2001. He is also an active member of the Florida Bar, Family Law Section and the Collier County Bar Association, where he has served as the President of the Family Law Section, President of the Young Lawyers Section and as a Director for the Collier County Bar Association. He has also been a member of the Thomas S. Biggs Chapter of the Inns of Court where he has obtained the level of Master of the Bench.



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McLaughlin & Stern, LLP


5.0 / 5.0
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Posted by Miles | May 25, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Timely Delivery
Scott and his Associate Dawn made my divorce proceedings seem so easy. Follow up was immediate, updates consistent. An overall wonderful experience!
Posted by Jeff | August 11, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Professional, Personable
After reading these reviews, I arranged for a consultation with Scott Rowland. After meeting with him I had no doubt that I wanted Scott to represent me in my divorce case. I found Scott to be professional and personable. He kept me abreast of the case and answered any and all questions I came up with. Scott was extremely well prepared for a difficult mediation. In tense situations, Scott remained calm and kept my interests a priority. Scott is a professional at his craft yet has a personality that kept things light and even humorous at times. Scott Rowland did and excellent job handling my case. I highly recommend him.
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Posted by Donald | July 14, 2016
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Professional all the way
Scott Rowland provided great service while representing me in a recent court case. He was always prepared and kept me abreast of my case and what was expected of me. I have heard there are attorneys who will promise you everything to take your case. Mr. Rowland never promised we'd win, he did promise me he would fight hard for my interests. In the end he did exactly that. I would definitely retain his services again. BTW, his staff does an awesome job of making you feel at ease and always forwarded my concerns immediately to Mr. Rowland if he was in a meeting. Great customer service!
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Posted by Susan P. | May 19, 2014
Professional, Practical and Ethical. Best attorney by far!
Attorney Rowland is professional, ethical and knowledgeable. He provides accurate answers to questions and always projects a calm, competent demeanor. His staff is thorough and quick to respond to calls or emails. Attorney Rowland is logical and kind, he always presents different options and choices to his client and assists the client in making the best choice. Attorney Rowland is patient yet persistant on behalf of his client. He provides wise counsel and is an excellent attorney. He handled my complicated divorce case (I have a disability - Fibromyalgia) and was able to help me get to Settlement rather than go to Court. Attorney Rowland worked with me to prepare for every possible problem that might arise in my divorce, so that we were ready "if" it ever happened. He is always prepared, always anticipating what his client might need to do. He explained every step of the divorce and negotiation process clearly, even repeatedly, when I asked him to do so. He guided me through the Mediation process (which could have been very stressful) and helped me stay calm and clear-minded. Attorney Rowland has a great sense of humor that he uses when appropriate -sometimes you need to laugh a little during a stressful divorce! But aside from that, he's all business. He's smart, he's honest and he'll work hard for you. I recommend him with the highest marks!
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Posted by Maureen | February 15, 2014
Best Decision - Hiring Scott Rowland
Going through my divorce was very draining and emotional. Scott Rowland clearly walked me through every step of the process. He assisted me in getting my case resolved, while being honest and upfront regarding all possible outcomes. Scott patiently answered all my questions in a quicker response time than I anticipated. His balance of knowledge, experience, and dedication to my individual case made hiring Scott the best decision I ever made.
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Posted by Bob | July 13, 2013
Would hire Attorney Rowland again
Attorney Rowland did a remarkable job handling my divorce. I was prepared from the beginning what could happen through the process and he always seemed to see what was coming next. I would definitely use him or his firm again if needed.
Posted by LOIS | February 11, 2013
Best Lawyer in Naples.
Scott is a wonderful Lawyer. He takes the time to listen to you, even while you are crying, and then offers his advice. He treats you like you are one of his family members. He as been very supportive of my son as well. He gets the job done as long as you are patient and let him do his job. Anyone that is going through an ugly divorce involving children, Scott Rowland is the lawyer for you!
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Posted by Stephanie | March 18, 2010
Best Attorney, Most Trusted
Mr. Scott Rowland has been our attorney for 8 years. He has handled two cases for our family, and will continue to be our attorney. He is a great attorney, I would trust him with anything concerning myself and my family. He is the most honest attorney I have meet in my life , is concerned about the whole person when you deal with him, is kind and considerate. He is up to date with all the laws and knows what he is talking about, and is very passionate about seeing a just outcome regarding what ever case he is dealing with you about. Mr. Rowland and his office care and treat you with respect, compassion, and a genuine concern for your situation. I am thankful Mr. Scott Rowland is on our side!!
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Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 9.5 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • McLaughlin & Stern, PLLC
  • 2014 - Present
  • Family Law Attorney
  • Cardillo, Keith & Bonaquist, PA
  • 2000 - 2014


  • Mercer University - Walter F. George School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2000
  • Florida State University
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 1997


  • Florida Bar Association, Family Law Section
  • Member
  • N/A
  • American Inn of Court, Thomas S. Biggs Chapter
  • Member
  • 2013 - 2014
  • Family Law Section, Collier County Bar Assoc.
  • President
  • 2009 - 2010
  • Collier County Bar Association, Family Law Section
  • Secretary
  • 2005 - 2005
  • Collier County Bar Association, Young Lawyers Section
  • President
  • 2005 - 2005
  • Collier County Bar Association, Family Law Section
  • Treasurer
  • 2004 - 2004
  • Collier County Bar Association, Young Lawyers Section
  • Treasurer
  • 2004 - 2004
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Lawyers of Distinction
  • Gulfshore Business Magazine
  • 2014
  • AV Preeminent Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • N/A


  • Naples Daily News
  • Legislature advances bill to change nature of alimony in Florida
  • 2013
  • The Adverse Witness, Collier County Bar Association
  • You Took Our Kids and Moved Where?
  • 2012

Speaking Engagements

  • Naples Executive Roundtable monthly meeting
  • Modern issues in Divorce
  • 2010
  • Family Law Forum
  • Presenter
  • 2010

Attorney endorsements

Received (11)
Given (7)
Endorse Scott
Divorce and separation Attorney | Jan 07
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I worked with Scott as opposing counsel in a family law case. He is a consummate professional and knowledgeable on the law. It is a pleasure to fully endorse my fellow colleague."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Jan 07
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Scott brings a professional, knowledgeable and common sense approach to all of his divorce cases while zealously representing his clients."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Jan 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Rowland is a gracious and knowledgeable attorney with an excellent knowledge base in the area of family law."
Litigation Attorney | Apr 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Mar 27
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. I have worked opposing Scott Rowland on several cases and I have mediated many cases for him. Mr. Rowland is always reasonable and very professional. Mr. Rowland is able to be an advocate for his clients while maintaining a reasonable approach to resolving their issues."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Feb 04
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Over the years I have worked with Mr. Rowland on many matters, both criminal and civil. He is reasonable and very professional to work with, and would definitely endorse his services."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Jan 22
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Attorney Rowland has been opposing counsel on some of my cases. He is a strong advocate, trustworthy and always thoroughly prepared."
Family Attorney | Jun 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer, he's knowledgeable and a tremendously hard worker."
Family Attorney | Sep 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer's work."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Aug 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer's work."
Family Attorney | Sep 22
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Scott is great to work with and always diligently represents his clients."
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Naples Divorce and separation Lawyer Scott Charles Rowland
Scott Charles Rowland
Divorce and separation Attorney
Naples, FL
Licensed for 23 years