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I am proud to represent people and not corporations.


I was born in Kansas City, but grew up in Macon, Missouri, before coming to Columbia for college at Mizzou, the graduating from the University of Missouri School of Law in 1998. 


During law school, I clerked at the Hines Law Firm, as I wanted to stay in Columbia to practice, and was hired as an Associate at the Firm in 1998.  I was made a Partner in the Firm in 2003, where I practice exclusivley in the areas of personal injury litigation and worker's compnesation.  We only represent those who have been injured through no fault of their own, and are able to pick our cases and clients carefully. 


I serve on the Board of KIDS' CHANCE of Missouri, a scholarship program for children of workers who were seriously injured or killed on the job.  I have also been elected by my peers to serve on the Board of Governors of the Missouri Association of Trial Attorneys since 2005.



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Practice areas


  1. Personal Injury: 50%
    18 years
  2. Workers Compensation: 50%
    18 years



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  • Michael Ernest Campbell

    Scott is one of the best attorneys in Mid-Missouri and by far the most knowledgeable when it comes to workers' compensation issues. He is a passionate lawyer who works hard for his clients.


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  • Michael S. Waddington

    I endorse Scott. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community.


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Contact info

901 East Ash
Columbia, MO, 65201

The Hines Law Firm

9th & Ash
Columbia, MO, 65201

Office +44 34500



MOGood Standing, Active199801/08/2013
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Top 100 Trial Lawyers in AmericaAmerican Trial Lawyers Association2011
Top 100 Trial Lawyers in AmericaAmerican Trial Lawyers Association2010
Top 100 Trial Lawyers in AmericaAmerican Trial Lawyers Association2009
R. David Ray and Jacob Y. Garrett Trial Advocacy AwardUniversity of Missouri School of Law1998
Association namePosition nameDuration
American Trial Lawyers AssociationTop 100 Trial Lawyers2009 - Present
KIDS' CHANCE of MissouriBoard of Directors2008 - Present
American Bar AssociationN/A2006 - Present
Missouri Association of Trial AttorneysBoard of Governors2005 - Present
Workers' Injury Law&Advocacy GroupN/A2002 - Present
American Association for JusticeN/A1998 - Present
Missouri Bar, Workers' Compensation Law CommitteeN/A1998 - Present
Justice RoundtableN/AN/A
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Missouri School of LawN/AJD - Juris Doctor1998
University of MissouriN/ABA - Bachelor of Arts1995
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
The Workers Compensation InstituteCo-Employee Personal Injury Claims2012
Missouri Association of Trial Attorneys Annual ConferenceWorkers Compensation Law2006
The Workers Compensation InstituteMissouri's Workers Compensation LawN/A