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Scott Erik Edgett

Criminal defense Attorney at Plano, TX

5.0   72 reviews

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Backed by a proven record of success and award-winning counsel, Scott Erik Edgett is a dedicated criminal defense lawyer serving Plano and Dallas, Texas.

He has been advocating for clients since 2010 and is well-versed in the laws and statutes surrounding criminal matters. Attorney Edgett was selected for the 2015 Avvo Clients’ Choice award for Criminal Defense, and has been included in the National Trial Lawyers – Top 100 Trial Lawyers.

With his aggressive legal skills and effective strategies, clients can be confident in his ability to protect their names. Attorney Edgett always goes above and beyond to safeguard his clients’ futures. He knows how damaging criminal charges can be, which is why he fights for the best possible outcome. Get his counsel on your side. 

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Licensed for 20 years
State TX
Status Eligible to Practice in Texas
Acquired 2008
Updated 10/23/2022
State FL
Status Member in Good Standing
Acquired 2002
Updated 11/23/2022

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Law Offices of Scott Edgett
101 East Park Boulevard
Suite 600
Plano, TX, 75074

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Posted by anonymous | June 19, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Kind, compassionate and extremely hard working on clients behalf.
Our case was not easy with 3 felony. Scott was on it from day one and quite honestly, he restored my trust in judicial system. He is the answer to a lot of prayers from people who got charged falsely or just wrong time wrong place. May God bless him and his family.
Posted by Soha | August 18, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent experience. Does exactly what we pay him for.
I was looking for a lawyer that can help a loved one out with an ongoing case of reckless driving. We were very disappointed with the previous attorney that we had and were desperately looking for a new attorney that would actually work for us. The previous attorney had told us that the best deal he could get us was a Class B misdemeanor with PTD or Class C misdemeanor with conviction. We got lucky enough to come across the Edgett Law Firm. After talking to Scott for the initial consultation, he told me that he would try to get dismissal from a Class B misdemeanor. He even assured me that he would try everything in his power to fight the case. And he was right, he got us a dismissal within less than a month. Throughout the time he was very attentive and would regularly follow up with us and inform us about what was going on. He explained everything to us very nicely and would answer all our questions. He was very easy to reach out to and needless to say he is one of the nicest attorneys that I’ve come across. I am truly grateful to Mr. Scott and his team for their great work.
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Posted by Joe | July 5, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
This Isn't A Debate
I ran into a very difficult time in Plano and ended facing a felony charge and almost lost my wife to the circumstances and almost lost our kids to CPS. Long story short, I put myself in a completely horrible predicament and I was scared I would never recover from it. I didn't know what to do and CPS and DA were moving FAST against me. But I knew one thing, I didn't want to lose my wife or kids. And Two, I would do anything to clear my name. "I am a good person and I refuse to let this incident define me." I am so glad Scott and his team were there when I needed him most. I was in such a complicated case. He definitely knows how to bring the honesty and transparency to the forefront of any predicament. He KNOWS everyone in Collin County. When your back is against the wall and you need true and HONEST legal resource, you need Scott and his team to represent you. He got my charge lessen to a misdemeanor, and while being on good behavior and completing all my classes and making all my payments, I can say everything is over now. Case dismissed. It's been almost 2 full years since everything ended, pretty soon I'll go back to them and they will help me seal this case. My family and I are more close and secure than ever now. Going through this really tested me as a husbamd who swore to take care of his wife and our children. And if it weren't for Scott, I would be alone, a felon in jail and in endless debt. Bless him and to anyone reading this I am a real person ok. If you are serious about getting your life back or just need some simple legal advice, please give Scott a call and LISTEN to what they say regardless of if it's something you want to hear or not.
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Posted by Liz | November 9, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
THE BEST CRIMINAL DEFENSE IN Collin County
Scott was amazing. Our family was going through something difficult (I'm sure if you're on here, you are as well). We were scared and had no idea what to expect. Scott provided excellent counsel which proved to be 100% accurate. He was proactive, knowledgable and has built relationships through Collin County based on his integrity and skills. Look no further- you found the right attorney and his fees were reasonable!!!
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Posted by Amiél | October 31, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Truly one of the BEST!
With multiple cases in two different counties, Scott has proven himself to be one of the best attorney's that I could have been blessed with. Scott and Ben went to bat for me and after almost a dredging two years of work, he produced the absolute best outcome I could have gotten from the judges and state attorneys. The Edgett law firm has truly left a stamp in my life that could never be forgotten. I HIGHLY recommend this firm if you’re in need of an attorney who’s both relentless and compassionate. Thank you Scott, Ben, and the Edgett Law Firm for what you’ve done for me and my family!
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Posted by Rick | October 12, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Scott Edgett
Scott Edgett recently represented my family in a very serious matter. Scott and team were extremely professional and attentive from the start. Conference calls on and off work hours, Edgett team deploying investigative resources to develop favorable discovery, frequent case status updates and always prompt attention, even as the months dragged on due to Covid. In the end, the Edgett Law Firm’s meticulous preparation and strategy of how to pursue our case prevailed, resulting in a complete dismissal! My family is forever grateful to Scott and his awesome team for their help and expertise.
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Posted by Jonathan & Sharon | August 27, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Brilliant Professional & Caring Criminal Defense Attorney with Exceptional Skills
Edgett Law Firm   We found ourselves in need of a Defense Attorney. We knew the reputation of many law firms as our daughter was a paralegal for various Attorneys. This is when we found Scott Edgett. He was self assured yet calm. He was easy to talk to & even easier to listen to.     The office had an ambiance of easy professionalism & total excellence! From the moment we walked through the doors to the front desk, we were greeted by Madeleine & we instantly felt at peace with the Edgett Law Firm.   We were a little nervous when we first went in to meet with Scott Edgett. Mallory, Scott’s equally professional wife & Chief Operations Officer made us feel welcome & confident that we had found a legal home for our problem.   I remember after our initial consultation, we all felt assured with our great find …. the Edgett Law Firm!    Soon after we left we had a chance to meet the junior partner of the firm, Ben Schwartz …  A young and creative lawyer with a brilliant mind, salient & sympathetic heart.  Ben did a lot of the leg work on our case, unearthing items of truth like gold nuggets to our hope. As our case moved forward, their strategies were exceptional yet they proceeded with caution. Their command of the law was outstanding & they educated us with every move.    Scott was never too busy to calm our anxiety & fears, nor was he ever too busy to explain a point of doubt or uncertainty. Would I recommend him.....?  Absolutely & without a doubt I would recommend Scott Eggett of the Edgett Law Firm. I would hire him again & trust him with whatever criminal, legal situation I found myself in.   If you have a need for a Criminal Defense Attorney, look no further than Scott Edgett of the Edgett Law Firm. Firmly placed in the DFW Metroplex ‘for such a time as this!’ Jonathan & Sharon
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Posted by Morgan | August 21, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
So helpful
Scott handled a few of my cases and successfully took care of all my legal issues for a fair price and outstanding performance. One court appearance Scott was feeling under the weather and still showed up for me in every way he possibly could. I would highly recommend Scott Edgett for any legal issues!
Posted by David | January 2, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Hard working, got the results I needed
Scott and his firm helped me with two critical issues. The first was fairly complicated and required a lot of leg work, but Scott pushed for a fair and just process and stood his ground when there were difficult hurdles such as evidence tampering. The end result couldn't have been better; probation was reinstated and I was able to move forward. Then, a few months later, Scott helped with something that couldn't have been more important - reuniting with a daughter I hadn't seen in 7 years. He pushed a motion through and got action with a week to spare before Christmas. It was the best holiday I'd had in almost a decade thanks to Scott's dedicated work. I couldn't be happier right now.
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Posted by Kevin | August 31, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
5-Star Attorney, Great team!
Scott and Ben are GREAT. They will clearly communicate everything during the case and keep you well informed. Scott told me from the first consultation what I should anticipate through out the case, and everything went exactly as he said. Ben was very attentive and knowledgeable as well. Great team and great experience. I would recommend this office to anyone.
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Posted by Dan | August 30, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Hard Working Attorney - Results Driven
Scott and his team are very responsive, committed and engaged. We first went with the Public Defender assigned to our son and he did very little in the 6 months he was the assigned attorney. The outcome with the Public Defender would have been terrible. Once we hired Scott, he jumped in immediately and had a comprehensive plan with a solid strategy. The whole team there is topnotch ! So glad we found him. Highly recommended !
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Posted by anonymous | August 29, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Above and Beyond, and a Great Deal
I saw firsthand the kind of hours and hard work Scott, Ben, Mallory, and the whole team at the Edgett Law Firm puts into the cases they take on, and it was more than enough for a perfect outcome to my case. Scott and Ben were able to successfully navigate multiple meetings with two separate investigating bodies and put together a packet of information and testimonials for the Grand Jury that ultimately resulted in my case being rightfully no-billed. They were even able to charge me a reduced flat rate for their services given the circumstances of the case, which they continued to honor even when there were unexpected expenses like a polygraph test. I suspect my case ended up being more work than they initially anticipated, given the two separate investigating bodies and my own constant questions and fears, but they handled it all no problem and were very patient with my long lists of questions. I feel Scott and his team went above and beyond to ensure both my case outcome, and my sanity through the process. Scott and Ben would answer my calls at odd hours and were willing to hear my concerns when I had them, and assure me that my case was being handled properly. The proof is in the perfect outcome I got.
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Posted by tina | February 18, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Joint dismissal!!
When I was ticketed with misdemeanor assault, you could fill a thimble with what I knew of the law. So I asked Scott Edgett to help me with the case, and despite its misdemeanor status, he agreed! He prepared my misdemeanor case like he was going to take it to trial, and got all kinds of information on the case. Lo and behold, when he went in front of the city attorney, not only did the city attorney opt to dismiss my case, but also my attacker's too (she was family)! I couldn't ask for a better outcome and I didn't even know a joint dismissal was an option. Thank you Scott!!
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Posted by Bryan | February 2, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Aggressive. Talented. Compassionate. Honest. Fair. Genuine.
I cannot say enough positive things about Scott. He was hired at the last minute, after a horrible (and expensive) experience with a Dallas attorney. There was little time to prepare for my case but he went above & beyond, exceeding expectations. Collin County wanted to (and could have) sent me to prison for a very long time. Scott got the Judge to agree to probation. As a registered citizen, my families lives have forever changed and we're thankful to have Scott continuing to represent me. Wish I would've hired him first.
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Posted by Srikanth | January 30, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Excellent Attorney
Scott is an Extraodinary attorney. He hepled me to get my misdemeanor case dismissed without even going to trail. He is very patient, professional and trustworthy. I would strongly recommed Scott. God bless you Scott!
Posted by anonymous | January 24, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great Outcome
I had a small case and reached out to Scott and his team for assistance. They handled it even though it was fairly minor. The case was ultimately dismissed. I couldn't have asked for a better outcome. Thanks Scott, Ben and Lucas
Posted by Mitchell | January 19, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Incredibly Efficient and Competent
I have had the amazing pleasure of working with Scott for the past several months. Scott and his team were thorough, empathetic and 100% on top of everything that had to do with my case. Scott knows the law extremely well. Additionally, he has a tremendous report with his fellow lawyers as well as the judges and is obviously extremely likable with his colleagues. Scott worked wonders for me and he kept me in the loop throughout in the entire process. His take charge attitude and his confidence in what he does is seriously second to none. I strongly recommend Scott as a trusted force who will be do right by you every step of the way.
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Posted by anonymous | November 17, 2017
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Road Rage/Assault Case
Scott is an excellent attorney. When I met with Scott for our first consultation he listened to my case, explained the process and allowed me to ask questions. He stated that it would be a lengthy process but he was going to press for a dismissal. I felt no pressure from Scott. At the end of our first meeting I asked him to take my case. I didn’t need to look any further. I felt I had the right guy to represent me. In the end, I was right. Scott was able to convince the DA to dropped the case at the pre-trial. Unfortunately, in today’s society anyone can make accusations against you and force you to spend time and money defending yourself in a broken legal system. You’ll need someone who is aggressive, knowledgeable and very capable. That person for me was Scott Edgett. I pray that I never have to go through something like this again but, if I do, my first call will be to Scott.
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Posted by anonymous | August 7, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Scott is awesome!
Scott Edgett is by far the best attorney in Plano! I am so grateful to have had his services!
Posted by anonymous | July 19, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Thank you from the bottom of my heart!!!!
My life has changed drastically after a very bad situation. School, work, and my whole life was put on hold. After the meeting with Mr. Edgett, I have entrusted my case with him because of his understanding and knowledge. He is caring, aggressive, reassuring, and professional. Not only did he care about the case, but he also cared about my wellbeing. I was going through emotional roller coasters for the past 2 years. I would not have done it without Mr. Edgett. I am forever grateful to him and his staff. He reassured me that I will be okay, and he got my case dismissed before the trial. He always responds to calls or texts in a timely manner. I would highly recommend him with fullest confidence. Thank you again from me and my family!
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  • Free Consultation 60 minutes
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AVVO RATING 5.5 (Average)

Professional misconduct

This lawyer was disciplined by a state licensing authority in 2019.

Public Reprimand issued in FL, 2019
updated on 10/14/2019

Public reprimand means the attorney did something wrong but may still practice law. The Bar warns the lawyer in hopes that he or she will not repeat the behavior. Details of the infraction are made part of the public record.

Public Reprimand issued in TX, 2018
updated on 03/15/2019

Public reprimand means an attorney did something wrong but may still practice law. The State gives the lawyer a public reprimand in hopes that he or she will not repeat the behavior. Details of the infraction are made part of the public record.

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • The Edgett Law Firm, P.C.
  • 2010 - 2015
  • Attorney
  • Humphreys & Peterson Law Firm, PLLC
  • 2008 - 2010
  • Attorney
  • Law Offices of Scott E. Edgett
  • 2003 - 2008
  • Law Clerk
  • 17th Judicial Circuit Of Florida - Honorable Patti Englander Henning
  • 2000 - 2000
  • Associate
  • Law Offices of Reed Stewart Tolber
  • 2000 - 2003
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Education

  • Nova Southeastern University - Shepard Broad Law Center
  • 2001
  • Nova Southeastern University - Shepard Broad Law Center
  • Doctor of Jurisprudence/Juris Doctor
  • 2001

Legal Cases

  • Assault - Class A Misdemeanor (NOT GUILTY)
  • Not Guilty at Trial

Associations

  • National College of DUI Defense
  • 2014 - Present
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • 2013 - Present
  • Denton County Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
  • 2012 - Present
  • Collin County Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
  • 2010 - Present
  • Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
  • 2009 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Awards

  • Top 100 Trial Attorney
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2015

Publications

  • TCDLA
  • Systemic Denial of Due Process in Forfeiture Proceedings
  • 2014
  • NACDL
  • You Win Your Case in Voir Dire
  • 2014
  • TCDLA
  • Cross Examination of Child Witnesses
  • 2012

Speaking Engagements

  • Gerry Spence Trial Lawyers College
  • Opening Statements Demonstration
  • 2014
  • Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
  • Cross Examination of DWI Arresting Officer
  • 2013
  • Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
  • Sexual Assault
  • 2013
  • Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
  • Voir Dire
  • 2012
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Attorney endorsements

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Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 07
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Mr. Edgett is a great attorney. I have worked with him on many cases and I truly do endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Edgett is a top notch criminal defense attorney with an exceptional reputation for zealously advocating his clients rights. He tirelessly represents his client's interests, is thorough in his investigations and intelligently pugnacious in court."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Scott is an excellent attorney. His knowledge of the law is exceptional, and he is a tenacious advocate for his clients in the courtroom. I strongly endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Really great defense attorney. I endorse him."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Edgett is a hard working, effective attorney. I endorse him 100%."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Scott is one of the most sincere lawyer I have ever had the privilege of knowing. He is kind and gentle, but when he is in the court room, he fights like a bear. Love him."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Scott is highly respected among his peers, having firmly established himself as an excellent lawyer in the field of criminal defense. He cares for his clients and is a skilled and zealous advocate in the court room. Scott is a true student of law and routinely continues his education to become the best advocate for his clients. I strongly endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I first got to know Scott by attending seminars aimed at Gerry Spence techniques of not only doing your best for your clients but understanding their circumstances on a more personal level to be able to relate better to juries. Scott really cares about working hard for his clients and battling in the courtroom. I am proud to call Scott a friend and very good attorney."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I absolutely endorse this lawyer. Scott is a talented and tenacious advocate. He treats all of his clients with dignity and respect. He is a true asset to the legal community."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Scott Edgett wholeheartedly. I see Scott regularly practicing in the courts of Collin, Denton and Dallas Counties. He is sharp, thorough, always prepared and a very zealous advocate for his clients."
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