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Scott started the firm after a long and successful in-house career with leading companies. Scott's current practice encompasses insurance and reinsurance, corporate law and governance, and intellectual property.  He has given presentations at both national and regional law conferences and has also published articles and papers on numerous topics. Throughout his career, Scott has successfully applied a unique mix of legal expertise and solid business sense to produce great results for his clients.



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Gemini Towers
1991 Crocker Road, Suite 600
Westlake, OH, 44145

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Award nameGrantorDate granted
Outstanding Legal WritingWest Publishing Company1994
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
AttorneyThe Lawson Firm, LLC2009 - Present
General CounselLSI Holdings2005 - 2009
Senior Corporate CounselProgressive Corporation1994 - 2004
Association namePosition nameDuration
Insurance Regulatory Examiners Society (IRES)Member2014 - Present
Ohio State Bar AssociationMember - Intellectual Property Law Committee2012 - Present
Association of Insurance Compliance Professionals (AICP)Member2005 - Present
Fredonia Alumni Lawyers Endowment FundMember, Board of Advisors2002 - Present
American Bar AssociationMember1994 - Present
Council of Smaller EnterprisesAdvocacy Committee2010 - 2013
American Corporate Counsel AssociationMember and Chapter Board Member1997 - 2010
Publication nameTitleDate
AICP Midwest Chapter MeetingRide Sharing and Auto Insurance2015
Legal and Compliance Risk ForumRide Sharing and Auto Insurance – The California Model2015
Legal and Compliance Risk ForumNew Law Seeks to Make Vermont Home for Run-Off Business2014
Legal and Compliance Risk ForumUse of the Death Master File for Life Insurance Claims2014
Legal and Compliance Risk ForumSeven Market Conduct Issues to Avoid in Handling Personal Auto Claims2014
The Regulator - Insurance Regulatory Examiners SocietyWho are Those Guys? - An FIO Primer2014
Intellectual Property BlogBeyond the ®: Six Post-Registration Steps for Protecting Your Trademarks2014
Intellectual Property BlogYour New Hire's Non-Compete Agreement with His Old Employer2014
Legal and Compliance Risk ForumNew Rule Requires Equal Treatment of Same-Sex Marriages2014
Legal and Compliance Risk ForumFlorida Terminates Hurricane Cat Fund Emergency Assessment2014
Legal and Compliance Risk ForumTask Force to Address Inconsistent Regulation of Unclaimed Life Benefits2014
Legal and Compliance Risk ForumInspection Policies Found to be Insurance under Georgia Law2014
Legal and Compliance Risk ForumFurther Developments in Florida PIP Reform Litigation2013
Legal and Compliance Risk ForumNew Rules in Texas for Personal Lines Property and Casualty Policies2013
Legal and Compliance Risk ForumCalifornia “Do-Not-Track” Law Goes into Effect January 12013
Legal and Compliance Risk ForumTopic Summary: OFAC Compliance…2013
Legal Basics for Small BusinessContributing Attorney2013
Fine Print (a Publication of the Ohio State Bar Assoc.)Businesses Should Use Caution When Using Unpaid Interns2012
Intellectual Property Counselor (Thomson-Reuters)Trademark License Agreements: Some Basic Considerations for Licensing Companies2012
Client Alert - The Lawson FirmAvoiding Liability for Unlawful Discrimination When Using Criminal Background Checks in Employment Decisions2012
White PaperReducing Premium Taxes through Redomestication2010
Rough NotesInsurer Outsourcing Pros and Cons, Rough Notes Magazine, July, 20062006
A.M. Best CompanyIdentity Check: An Eight-Step Compliance Program to Help Insurers Avoid the Consequences of Violating OFAC Regulations, Best's Review, May, 2005.2005
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Cleveland State UniversityLaw ReviewJD - Juris Doctor1994
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
AICP Midwest Education DayRide Sharing and Auto Insurance2015
Life Insurance Settlement Association Compliance SeminarPanelist - Compliance2008
Insurance Regulatory Examiners Society (IRES) Career Development SeminarPanelist - Federal Insurance Topics2007
Association of Insurance Compliance Professionals, Annual ConferenceFederal Hot Topics in Insurance Regulation2005