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Scott Thomas McArdle

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Scott T. McArdle is a 1996 graduate of the University of Alabama School of Law and was honored to be selected to serve Justice H. Mark Kennedy of the Supreme Court of Alabama.   Upon entering private practice, Mr. McArdle has practiced exclusively in the areas of Personal Injury to Children and Adults; Wrongful Death; Complex Litigation; Insurance Law; Insurance Bad Faith; Products Liability and Medical Malpractice.  After serving with distinction for the largest plaintiff’s firm in Alabama where he regularly represented over 500 clients, Mr. McArdle focused on his goal to have a personal relationship with each client.   That goal, which he now shares with his law partner, Misha Whitman, lead Mr. McArdle to form McArdle & Whitman, P.C. 


Mr. McArdle is licensed to practice in all state and federal courts of Alabama and Mississippi and is a noted advocate by the National College of Advocacy.  Mr. McArdle was a part of the litigation team that produced the largest verdict in Alabama history, $395 million.  Mr. McArdle takes great pride in a number of verdicts and settlements for injured children or children whose parents were killed by others negligence that, to date, are estimated to exceed $20,000,000. Through his memberships in the American Association for Justice, Alabama and Mississippi Trial Lawyers Association, Mr. McArdle is regularly called on by fellow lawyers to advise them on trial techniques and strategies.


Mr. McArdle is married to the former Kelly Lynn O’Gwynn of Enterprise, Alabama.  The McArdle family consists of Scott, Kelly, their 10 year old son, John Thomas, 7 year old  daughter, Mimi and Weimeranner Sage.


Since its opening in 2006, McArdle & Whitman, P.C. has been dedicated to handling complex damage cases, including catastrophic personal injury and wrongful death cases. 


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Practice areas


  1. Car Accident: 65%
    19 years, 3.5 thousand cases
  2. Motorcycle Accident: 15%
    300 cases
  3. Trucking Accident: 8%
    200 cases
  4. Wrongful Death: 8%
    19 years, 200 cases
  5. Other: 4%
  6. More 



Hourly ($250-300/hour), contingent (33-50%), Free consultation (60 minutes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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  • Adam Matthew Milam

    Mr. McArdle is an extremely talented and well respected attorney in the Alabama legal community, I wholeheartedly recommend him to anyone looking for a lawyer who knows the law and truly cares about protecting the rights of his clients and getting them the most favorable result possible.


    Adam Milam Construction and development Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Robert Page Bruner

    Scott is a strong advocate for his clients. He consistently obtains excellent results in high-stakes cases.


    Robert Bruner Personal injury Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

Contact info

Mcardle & Whitman, PC

407 S Mcdonough St
Montgomery, AL, 36104-4251


ALAuthorized to practice law199707/19/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Honors EditionWho's Who in Executives and Professionals2016
MemberMillion Dollar Advocates Alliance2016
AV Peer Review RatingMartindale-Hubbell2015
Trial Lawyers Care Award FinalistAmerican Association for Justice2014
AV Peer Review RatingMartindale-Hubbell2014
AV Peer Review RatingMartindale-Hubbell2013
Advocate AwardNational College of Advocacy2001
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Legal CounselMake-A-Wish Alabama2013 - 2014
Legal CounselAlabama House of Representatives2009 - 2010
Legal CounselAlabama State Senate2008 - 2010
ShareholderMcArdle & Whitman, PC2004 - 2014
AttorneyThe Anderson Law Firm, PA2000 - 2002
AttorneyBeasley, Allen, Crow, Methvin, Portis & Miles1998 - 2000
Law ClerkSupreme Court Of Alabama1997 - 1998
Association namePosition nameDuration
Mississippi State BarTreasurer/Secretary2003 - Present
American Bar AssociationN/A2000 - Present
American Association for JusticeN/A1998 - Present
Montgomery County Bar AssociationN/A1998 - Present
National College of AdvocacyAdvocate1998 - Present
Alabama State BarN/A1997 - Present
Farrah Law SocietyN/A1993 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Anonymous v. AnonymousSettled for $3.3 Million
Anonymous v. AnonymousSettled for $1.4 Million
Gothard v. Trussell$340,000 Verdict
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Publication nameTitleDate
Construction NewsThe "Stick" or the "Carrot": Collecting Construction Invoices Under Alabama's Miller Act2011
NBICArbitration in the Consumer Context1998
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Alabama School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1996
University of AlabamaPolitical ScienceBA - Bachelor of Arts1993
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
NBIC SeminarArbitration2009