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Community Involvement:

  • Better Business Bureau (Volunteer Arbitrator, 2000-present)

  • Special Kids & Families (Board of Directors 2002-2008; Board President, 2004-2005)

  • Memphis Bar Association (Fee Dispute Committee)

  • Rhodes College (Mock Trial Judge; ATO Alumni Board)


Public Office:

Shelby County Public Administrator (2005-present).  Nominated by the Probate Court judges and confirmed by the Shelby County Commission, this position involves serving as fiduciary on an ad hoc basis in cases where the probate court determines that the case calls for a neutral third-party, or person with ability to pursue litigation/legal matters related to an estate.


Court Admissions:

All Tennessee State Courts

All Arkansas State Courts

Sixth Circuit Cout of Appeals

United States District Courts for the:

  • Western District of Tennessee

  • Eastern District of Arkansas

  • Southern District of Illinois






Practice areas


  1. Probate: 90%
    20 years
  2. Litigation: 10%
    20 years

Attorney endorsements

4 total 

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  • J. Vincent Perryman

    Over the years I have worked with Scott on several matters and served with him in the leaderships positions for the Memphis Bar Association. During this time I have gotten to know him well and would not hesitate to refer my own family to him for probate matters. Not only is he an excellent attorney but he is honest and kind.


    J. Perryman Tax Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

  • Janet Davis Lamanna

    I endorse this lawyer.


    Janet Lamanna Family Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact info

5400 Poplar Avenue
Suite 100
Memphis, TN, 38119-3669


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
FellowMemphis Bar Foundation2015
AV Preeminent ratingMartindale-Hubbell2014
Named as one of 15 legal "Power Players"MBQ: Inside Memphis Business magazine2014
Selected to particpate in 2005-2005 Leadership ForumMemphis Bar Association2005
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PartnerBourland, Heflin, Alvarez, Minor & Matthews, PLC2009 - Present
PartnerBateman Gibson, LLC1997 - 2009
Association namePosition nameDuration
Maritime Law Association of the United StatesMember2004 - Present
Memphis Bar AssociationMember1997 - Present
Tennessee Bar AssociationMember1996 - Present
Shelby County Probate Court - Local Rules CommitteeChair2015 - 2015
Memphis Bar AssociationProbate Section Representative to Board of Directors2014 - 2014
Memphis Bar AssociationExecutive Committee2014 - 2014
Estate Planning & Probate Section - MBAChair2011 - 2012
Probate Court Local Rules Committee (to advise Court as to revision of local rules of court)Chair2010 - 2010
National Association of Railroad Trial CounselMember2005 - 2010
American Bar AssociationMember1996 - 2012
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
In re: Estate of Rinehart, 363 S.W.3d 186Court of Appeals affirmed Probate Court's dismissal of invalid will
In re: Conservatorship of P.K.T.Settlement in favor of ward of conservatorship
In re: Conservatorship of Cross, 2009 WL 3230911Successfully defended appeal, as Probate Court order was affirmed
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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Tulane University Law SchoolLawJD - Juris Doctor1996
Rhodes CollegeN/ABA - Bachelor of Arts1992
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
TBA Transactional Practice CLEProbate Law - A Practical Primer2015
CLE - Practical Tips for Dealing with Insolvent EstatesProbate Law - Insolvent Estates2015
TBA Estate Planning Forum 2013Conservatorship: Practice Issues and Recent Developments2013
Basic Law of Conservatorship in Tennessee - CLEConservatorship Law2012
LegalEase TV show interviewOverview of Tennessee Probate Law2010
National Business Institute - "Probate Process from Start to Finish"Probate procedures2009