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Scott Michael McPherson

Personal injury Attorney at New Port Richey, FL

5.0   6 reviews
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  • State Years
    Florida - FL 28 years
    Minnesota - MN 27 years
  • Licensed for 28 years
    State FL
    Acquired 1995
    Member in Good Standing No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 27 years
    State MN
    Acquired 1997
    Not Authorized - Non-payment of fees No misconduct found

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

About Scott

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My name is Scott McPherson, and I was born in St. Petersburg, FL in 1964. I have lived in New Port Richey my entire life (with the exception of being off to college).


My past medical experience has been a very big asset to me as an attorney representing injured clients. Following High School, I decided to first become an EMT, and then a Professional Paramedic. My first job in the medical field was 1983 at Bayonet Point Hospital Emergency Room. A short while later, in 1984, I accepted a position with Pasco County Fire-Rescue, and finished my Paramedic and Firefighting training and certifications. Shortly thereafter, in spite of my young age, I was commended for leadership and became the first Paramedic within Pasco County Fire Rescue to be appointed an officer within the Fire Service.

Prior to that time, those working “rescue” were not officers, and only firefighters assigned to engines could achieve this honor.


While an undergrad in college, I decided to go to law school, which I did after working 7 years at the Fire Service. Upon returning from law school, I decided that I would focus on personal injury law, as my experience as a paramedic/firefighter provided a great deal of benefit to me in analyzing my client’s injuries.


I now have over 18 years of experience as an attorney. During that time, I have litigated a wide variety of personal injury claims, including countless automobile accidents, injuries from defective products, injuries from a premises hazard, and more. Although many cases wind-up settling without the need of a lawsuit, should the insurance company not offer a fair settlement in your case, you can have confidence knowing that I have tried many cases through to a jury verdict.


Apart from my early experience as a Paramedic with Fire-Rescue, and my years now as an attorney, I have also been extremely active within my community, and strive to make it a better place. Most recently, in November, 2012, Scott M. McPherson, P.A. was nominated and won the “Philanthropic Small Business of the Year” by The Nature Coast Chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals (for donations made to numerous non-profits).


As an attorney, the award I am most proud of would have to be a Certificate of Outstanding Service from the American Bar Association following the terrorist attacks of 9/11/2001. This recognition was given because I joined a group of lawyers throughout the United States to volunteer countless hours to legally help victims of the terrorist attacks. This volunteer work lasted about two solid years, and culminated in my travel to Washington, DC, where I put on a trial for victims assigned. Through this volunteer work, I collected over $3,000, for victims, without charging a penny in legal fees.


If you would like to learn more about the qualifications of my staff or me, or if you would like to contact me for a free consultation, please call me at.


Silver Client Champion
Distinguished Peer Review Rating
Top Contributor 2013
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McPherson & Thomas, P.A.
5723 Main St
New Port Richey, FL, 34652


5.0 / 5.0
  6 customer reviews
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Posted by Ashley | March 14, 2013
A+ Attorney-Great Experience
I was in my first car accident and wasn't sure what to do. I first tried to resolve it on my own with the insurance company, but after getting nowhere I contacted Scott. Scott was able to get me in right away, and kept in touch with me through out my claim. I was very satisfied with him as my attorney, as well as the end result. I would highly recommend Scott to any one. He and his staff were great!
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Posted by James | March 3, 2013
I Highly Recommend Scott and his Staff
My experience was that Attorney McPherson kept me informed every step of the way, and his staff is not just the best I think you could find in a law office, but the best you could find in any office. They got me a great result!
Posted by anonymous | February 12, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Scott and Staff were Great
I was injured in a car accident and went to Scott McPherson because his office is close. This is a lawyer who will spend time with you and answer questions. Before my deposition he prepared me for what to expect. My case reached a settlement and I was very happy with the results. Scott asked if I would leave a review and I am happy to and I would recommend him for anyone injured.
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Posted by Dave | November 9, 2015
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| Hired Attorney
First time and satisfying experience with a law attorney
I was involved in a car accident 2 years ago and I was not even sure how to go about handling the situation, but one thing I did remember was Attorney Scott McPherson law office building around the corner from where I lived. It must have been mere fate because after Scott and his staff went to work on my case miracles started to happen and when it was all said and done I was so thankful and tearfully overjoyed with the outcome. I would strongly recommend Mr Scott mcpherson for anyone involved in a car accident where they feel that they're not sure what choices to make or whom to choose to take the case this lawyer in my book tops all the others in the Tampa Bay area when it comes to fairness and justice.
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Posted by Bobby | May 9, 2013
Big Settlement
Mr. McPherson advised me what he thought would be a reasonable settlement when we started negotiations with the insurance company, but got me more then that when the case was over. Great attorney and good people!!!
Posted by anonymous | March 17, 2013
My experience with McPherson Law Firm.
The case took a little longer than I had hoped, but my anxiety was relieved by the excellent communication from Scott and Lauren. Scott told me to be patient because if I could hang in there a while longer, it would help him do better in negotiations. He delivered BIG TIME! I learned it pays to listen to your attorney!!
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  • Contingency 25%-40%


AVVO RATING 9.7 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Owner - Lead Counsel
  • Scott M. McPherson, P.A.
  • 1997 - Present


  • University of South Florida
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1995
  • University of New Hampshire School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1995

Sample of Legal Cases

  • 2021 Settlement of $8,200,000.00
  • Settled
  • Liability Jury Trial
  • Plaintiff's verdict
  • Doe vs. State Farm Insured
  • Settlement - $700,000.00
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  • Million Dollar Advocates Forum
  • Lifetime Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • Multi Million Dollar Advocates Forum
  • Lifetime Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • Florida Justice Association
  • Member
  • 1995 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2020
  • Distinguished
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2017
  • Distinguished
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2016
  • BV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2015
  • Life Member
  • Million Dollar Advocates Forum
  • 2013
  • Life Member
  • Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum
  • 2013
  • Philanthropic Small Business of Year
  • Association of Fundraising Professionals - Nature Coast
  • 2012
  • Rotarian of the Year
  • New Port Richey Rotary Clib
  • 2005
  • Outstanding Pro Bono Service - Helping 9/11 Victims
  • American Bar Association
  • 2003
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Speaking Engagements

  • Installation Banquet
  • Funds Raised through NPR Rotary
  • 2009
  • Rotary Club of Seven Springs
  • Recovering for 9/11 Terrorist Attack Victims
  • 2006
  • Rotary Club
  • Hobbies for Professionals
  • 2006
  • West Pasco Bar Association
  • Trying a Soft Tissue Case
  • 1999
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Attorney endorsements

Received (19)
Given (18)
Endorse Scott
Personal injury Attorney | Apr 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I know Scott McPherson to be a very detail oriented, aggressive lawyer. Scott has consistently demonstrated the highest ethical qualities in a highly demanding specialty."
Personal injury Attorney | Apr 04
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Scott McPherson is an excellent trial attorney. He has a tremendous work ethic. He is up before dawn and works late into the night to get the job done. If you want to advocate for you in an effective and zealous manner, Scott McPherson is the right choice for you."
Personal injury Attorney | Sep 28
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer."
Personal injury Attorney | Jul 22
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this talented and knowledgeable attorney, who is well-respected in the legal community."
Personal injury Attorney | May 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. A highly skilled and respected lawyer in the legal community."
Personal injury Attorney | Apr 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. An outstanding and well respected attorney in the legal community. I would recommend him wholeheartedly to anyone needing legal representation."
Personal injury Attorney | Sep 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. McPherson is a well-respected personal Injury attorney. I would highly recommend him to anyone seeking a lawyer who truly cares about protecting the rights of clients and getting them the most favorable result possible. Mr. McPherson is a terrific lawyer. I endorse Mr. McPherson to anyone looking for a knowledgeable and experienced lawyer."
Personal injury Attorney | Jul 01
Relationship: Friend
"Scott McPherson is a personable personal injury attorney who gives excellent attention to clients and their cases. I can tell that he truly cares for the needs of his clients, and works just as hard to successfully win their cases.I highly recommend him if you have suffered an injury in the state of Florida."
Personal injury Attorney | Jun 10
Relationship: Other
"I highly endorse this lawyer. Scott has been a tremendous asset both to other attorneys in the legal community and especially to his clients. His legal knowledge is insightful and useful to anyone reading his Avvo posts and other media forms. I would recommend him to anyone in Florida requiring a personal injury attorney."
Personal injury Attorney | Mar 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Based on Scott McPherson's impressive resume and helpful information as viewed on Avvo, he clearly has the experience and knowledge necessary to effectively represent the injured and surely is a zealous advocate for the injured. I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Mar 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Mr. McPherson based on the excellent advice he has been providing on Avvo as well as his proven experience litigating complex cases and obtaining great results."
Unknown Attorney | Mar 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer.he has a solid track record in successfully handling personal injury cases and is asset to the legal community."
Personal injury Attorney | Mar 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Based upon the answers Ms. McPherson has posted on Avvo, I feel he has a strong understanding of the law and obtains great results for his clients."
Personal injury Attorney | Mar 15
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer."
Personal injury Attorney | Mar 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Having become familiar with Scott through the Avvo community, I find that Scott provides consistently thoughtful, practical, succinct and plain helpful answers to the questions posed. Combined with his training and background, I'd certainly recommend that folks in the New Port Richey area in need of a personal injury attorney give Scott a call!"
Personal injury Attorney | Mar 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Mar 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Top-notch attorney. Highly respected in the legal community."
Personal injury Attorney | Mar 01
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I wholeheartedly endorse this lawyer. His skill and knowledge are unsurpassed. He constantly amazes me with his knowledge of the finite aspects in personal injury law and litigation. His communications with clients and co-counsel are perfect. He is also one of the hardest working lawyers that I know - not leaving the office until the job is done, no matter what the hour. Highly professional with attention to detail."
Personal injury Attorney | Feb 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Very responsive, knowledgeable, and caring."
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