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Paul Scott

Criminal defense Attorney at Grand Blanc, MI

4.8   34 reviews
  • Licensed for 11 years
    State MI
    Acquired 2012
    Status
    Active in Good Standing No misconduct found

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

About Paul

Learn Paul’s areas of practice.

5
Practice areas
  1. Child custody
    20%
    Custody, Modification of Custody, Modification of Parenting Time

    12 years, 100 cases

  2. Criminal defense
    20%
    Criminal Defense, DUI/OWI, Drug possession/use, Gun possession/infractions, HYTA, Domestic Violence, Assault, Retail Fraud, Felonies, Misdemeanors

    12 years, 200 cases

  3. DUI and DWI
    20%

  4. Divorce and separation
    20%
    Divorce with children. Divorce without children. Property division. Alimony/Spousal Support, Retirement division.

    12 years, 100 cases

  5. Family
    20%

I am a licensed attorney in the state of Michigan, who practices criminal and family law in Genesee County and Metro Detroit. I am an experienced attorney that consistently wins favorable outcomes for clients across southeast and mid-Michigan. 

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Location

Paul Scott
8445 S Saginaw St
Suite 300
Grand Blanc, MI, 48439

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Reviews

4.8 / 5.0
  34 customer reviews
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Posted by Nikki | March 2, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Minor legal name change
Rachel was amazing, quick and efficient with replies to messages. Highly recommend this attorney for any needs you have. With this team I was able to get my child’s last name changed in a short court hearing and we went to court quickly after having my initial meeting! Great team and couldn’t be more thankful for their help!
Posted by Nijmeh | August 20, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Divorce and Custody
Paul Scott and his legal team worked fast and efficiently on my Divorce. He was easy to communicate with and I would recommend him to anyone. Worth every cent. Thank you again Paul!
Posted by Shamika | April 5, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Child custody
My family highly recommend this firm if you need anything dealing with a family matter with a child. Paul and his staff went immediately to work after talking to him in one day after having to wait 3 weeks because of a previous attorney not working on my case. I talked with Paul on a Thursday hired him on a Friday and that Monday I had a motion filed and a court after spending almost 2 months stuck in Michigan I lost hope but Paul and his staff reassured me that they were taking care of my case. I was updated almost every other day about something with my case. You would have thought I was his only case but I wasnt that's how close and updated Paul and his staff makes you feel. After being stuck in Michigan for almost 2 months me and my family are back home in Tennessee and I have Paul and his staff to thank for that.
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Posted by Sabrina | April 4, 2022
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| Consulted Attorney
AMAZING Lawyer/Custody Case
I retained Paul, along with Kelly, midway through a long custody battle I had been fighting. Upon the initial meeting I knew this was the right choice for me. Paul and Kelly didn’t hesitate to jump right on on my case and get things going in the right direction. The communication and responses were immediate. I never had to wait or wonder what to do next. He was available for me to reach out 24/7 via email or phone. He always was one step ahead of the case and knew what to expect and what to do. He guided me to the most successful outcome I could imagine. He was very professional, knowledgeable, and confident in my case. He was there as my lawyer and also as a friend as well as Kelly; as this had a been a long custody battle. They both stood by my side and helped me through one of the toughest situations of my life. In the end through mediation I was awarded more than what I thought I would get. I kept primary custody of my children and didn’t lose any more time with them. This was my primary goal and both He and Kelly knew that. I can’t thank them enough for all of their dedication, hard work, and determination for my case. If anyone is looking for a custody attorney or an attorney for any family law, Hands Down I would recommend Paul Scott. I don’t believe my case would’ve have the outcome it did without him and his staff; especially Kelly. So thank you is an understatement for what he accomplished for me and my family!!! He made sure my children and our family’s life was his top priority.
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Posted by Barbie | February 6, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
Custody/Family Law
Paul’s passion to help and exceptional knowledge to truly get the best outcome for his clients is absolutely amazing and untouched! Paul and Kelly were hired to come in and take over midway through our custody battle and immediately hit the ground running. They were extremely responsive and ensured I understood what was going on throughout the entire process in terms I could understand as it had been my first time. The first time speaking with Paul, I knew off the bat he truly does what he does because he loves to help. Being a parent himself, he was empathetic, offered advice at any hour of the day/night, and was also great at following up and checking in to make sure everything was going ok. His associate Kelly was also very prompt in responses, very caring, and very helpful. It can sometimes be hard to find someone who practices law just for money and not out of passion to help others. Kelly and Paul are the best around and I will only use them for any lawful needs going forward! My appreciation can not be put into words, but can promise you that you would never regret one moment of working with them.
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Posted by anonymous | January 5, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
Divorce
I cannot say enough about Paul Scott. He helped me through one of the most difficult times in my life. I was blindsided. I’m not sure on how this all worked. But he took the bull by the horns and made sure he had my best interest involved. He was very prompt in getting back with me when I had questions. I hope I never have to go through this situation again. But I feel that he did everything fair and made sure my best interest was looked out for. I would highly recommend him to anyone going through this painful situation of divorce.
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Posted by Devin | December 2, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
Excellent Outcome
Kelly was a great lawyer and really helped me out. For a 2nd DUI she got me into sobriety court with no jail time and got my case moved from Oakland County to Genesee County due to me living there. Something I thought I would definitely get jail time for, got the best outcome and would definitely hire again if needed.
Posted by Zachary | September 11, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great lawyer
Paul did an awesome job with my case. My wife previously used him for her custody case. I seen a lot of reviews saying he doesn't like women. But my wife loved him. He even got her everything she wanted from her her case, so I believe he is fair. So she recommended Paul. When I called him I immediately loved how well he knew the family court system and knew I was going to hire him! He would always email me back usually within a couple minutes which was extremely helpful in some events. Most importantly he was dedicated! I felt like I could trust him 100% on doing what was in my best interests and my sons. I know I could relate to Paul being a father. Getting joint custody for fathers is harder then it is for mother's but Paul helped me accomplish that. In court he was very alert and on top of everything going on. I am so thankful for him and his hard work and his team. I will forever recommend him to anybody. Thank you Paul!
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Posted by anonymous | July 11, 2021
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Great Lawyer anyday!
Attorney Paul Scott anyday is a great lawyer. He knows his job and ready to give you candid advice both personally and professionally.
Posted by anonymous | June 28, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
As a person completely out of their depth navigating law, Mr. Scott alleviated any worry that I was in the right hands
I contacted Mr. Scott after doing research for my particular case as he has dealt with many of this type of case before. Once I called, I went over what happened and he immediately had a plan in place for me if I decided to go with him. He got the necessary reports, made recommendations of proactive things that I could do in the meantime that would help my case and gave me crucial advice on how to navigate my DUI charge. I took the classes he recommended before my case which ended up being what was asked of me from the courts. My result was better than I had expected and I couldn't be happier with the outcome.
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Posted by anonymous | May 3, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great service for divorce
can’t say enough good things about Paul. He listened to my concerns, fought for my best interests, and brought the divorce to end in a timely manner! Thank you Paul
Posted by Mary Conrad | April 28, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Divorce/ child custody
Paul has been very professional. He took my divorce/child custody case on after my other i told my old Attonery she was not doing her job and she dropped me as a client. My ex and his Attonery dragged my case on for almost 3 years for nothing he would not get our kids on his court ordered parenting time and he would not pay his court order child support he tried to fight to drop his back child support. My case finally went to trial and i got to plea my case. The judge granted me full custody and my ex got stuck with all the back child support he owed. If it was not for Paul i would not be were i am today. I would highly recommend Paul to anyone. Thank you again for fighting for me and my kids
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Posted by Ian mann | January 15, 2021
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Paul scott
Attorney paul scott is a great lawyer!! I was facing my second DUI and he had it drop to a reckless charge and drunk in public he's a good person a great lawyer!!!
Posted by Aryn | January 7, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Exceptional Attorney
I am 100% confident Paul was the right attorney to hire to handle my divorce/custody case. Paul was extremely responsive and respectful from the very first email I sent him. He was also extremely knowledgeable and straightforward - Paul will tell you exactly how it is (whether it's what you want to hear or not). Paul is very familiar with all of the judges and other attorneys in Genesee County and knew exactly how to approach every situation in my case. I felt he was always "one step ahead" and advocated endlessly for myself and my children. In the end, Paul fought to get me more support than I anticipated, and a very fair custody agreement. There were times during my case that I was nervous about how things would turn out. However, I learned that if I just took a step back and trusted Paul to do his job, everything would turn out better than I anticipated. Paul is an exceptional attorney and I would highly encourage you to hire him!
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Posted by anonymous | September 23, 2020
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Fantastic Lawyer
Paul was extremely responsive when I reached out to him with any questions or concerns. He handled my case professionally and was very knowledgeable. He helped to settle my divorce with a positive outcome for me. If you need help with a divorce or anything related to family law, I believe he is one of the best in the area. He also takes criminal cases as well and I’m sure he would do just as well in that area too.
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Posted by anonymous | September 10, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Great Attorney
Paul Scott is a great attorney. He made the divorce process much easier and he replied to all my questions very quickly.
Posted by Alan | May 25, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Best lawyer in Genesee County
Paul and Heather helped me navigate my divorce quickly and painlessly. He is ready to work with you from the get-go. He will take the time to understand your situation and guide you through every step of the process. The reply time to any of your questions is fast. He is a very knowledgeable, professional, and respectful lawyer. Paul kept me informed of everything and told me what to expect on the court day. I'm happy I hired Paul because I got the desired outcome I wanted out of my divorce. I will highly recommend to friends/family to hire Paul if they have any issues. Best lawyer in Genesee county. Thank you Paul!
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Posted by Sandy | April 28, 2020
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Respectful, Courteous, Fighter!!!
My daughter saw Paul after experiencing difficulties with another attorney. Right from the start, he treated her with respect and listened to her concerns as if they mattered. Then he went to work and put in endless hours on her case to make sure nothing important was left out for the court. He was very courteous and made himself easily approachable to her family as well throughout the whole process. His receptionist, Heather, was also extremely helpful. caring and easy to talk to. During court proceedings, Paul firmly stood his ground and presented my daughter’s case with boldness and confidence. In the end, he won the case for my daughter in all major concerns that were addressed for her divorce and child custody issues. I highly recommend Paul Scott for representation in any legal matter!
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Posted by Andrea | February 19, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Child custody case
I came to Paul Scott with a custody case for my daughter. He was so encouraging right off the get go. And through and through, he never let me down through out the court process. I believe he is the best lawyer, across Michigan. Highly recommend.
Posted by Robert | December 11, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Paul Scott FIGHTS for Veterans!
My complex PTSD was too much to bear for one terrible moment, but thanks to Paul I more than survived this battle. He took my case immediately and was in sight only a few hours after detainment, which for this combat Vet was more than just relief. He treated me with absolute respect and worked diligently on my case. His connections within the system, knowledge and constant support was everything I needed to receive the most benefit of opportunities I never thought I would have. In the end, and after several small battles, I was awarded Veterans Court which for my situation made a world of difference to my outcome. I could not recommend Paul enough! If you are a Veteran, especially from combat, and need representation look no further than Mr. Scott.
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Cost

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  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 7.7 (Very Good)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Paul Scott Attorney at Law
  • 2012 - Present
  • Legislative Manager
  • StudentsFirst
  • 2012 - 2014
  • Chairman of Standing Committee on Education
  • The House of Representatives
  • 2011 - 2011
  • State Representative
  • The House of Representatives
  • 2009 - 2011
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Education

  • University of Michigan Law School
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2009
  • Harvard University
  • MA - Masters
  • 2005
  • University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2003

Sample of Legal Cases

  • OWI - High BAC
  • Successfully negotiated with prosecution for reduce chair of impaired driving to maintain client license, avoid jail time and keep court fines under $1,000.
  • Divorce with children
  • Secured joint custody and 50-50 parenting time for client. Also won the client child support and a significant financial settlement from the marital estate.
  • OWI 3 - Felony
  • Successfully negotiated with prosecution to reduce charge to a misdemeanor upon completion of sobriety court. Client avoided certain jail and sentencing has a habitual offender felon.
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Associations

  • Grand Blanc Schools - Superintendent Advisory Committee
  • Member
  • 2016 - Present
  • Perry Center Kindergarten - Parent Teacher Organization
  • Member
  • 2016 - Present
  • Genesee County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • State Bar of Michigan
  • Member
  • 2012 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Attorney endorsements

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Family Attorney | Nov 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I can tell you that Paul is well respected in the legal community. He is as prepared as anyone and has experience and education to match. He fights hard for his client's interests, but has relationships that can allow for cases to be resolved favorably."
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Grand Blanc Criminal defense Lawyer Paul Scott
Paul Scott
Criminal defense Attorney
Grand Blanc, MI
Licensed for 11 years
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