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Roy Lynn Scott

Criminal defense Attorney at Midland, TX

5.0   7 reviews

also known as Roy Scott

  • Licensed for 39 years
    State TX
    Acquired 1984
    Eligible to Practice in Texas No misconduct found

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Practice areas
  1. Criminal defense
    Defense both felony and misdemeanor, murder, assault, sexual assault, DWI, theft, trespass, burglary of habitation or building, probation revocations, computer crimes, all crimes in state court

    39 years, 30,000 cases

  2. DUI and DWI

  3. Family
    Divorces, child support, enforcement, modification (custody, visitation, and child support), name changes, adoptions, termination of parental rights, paternity, grandparent rights

    39 years, 56,000 cases

  4. Federal crime

Roy Lynn Scott was born and raised in Lubbock, Texas.  Upon graduation from high school, Mr. Scott was drafted into the United States Army and served his country in Korea.  After his service, he enrolled in Texas Tech University where he earned a Bachelor of Science in Education.  From there he worked for Southland Corporation, running 7-11 stores across Texas, and Missouri.  In 1981 Mr. Scott decided to enroll in the Texas Tech University School of Law.  He completed his Doctor of Jurisprudence degree in 1984.  His first job was for the City of Midland as a prosecutor.  He later opened a private practice office in Crane, Texas, and was then subsequently elected to serve as the County Attorney in Upton County, an office he held for 13 years.  He also maintained a family law practice while practicing as the County Attorney.

 After his time in public service, Mr. Scott opened a private practice in Midland, Texas.  He began handling criminal defense, as well as family law cases,  bringing his own unique brand of expertise and communication to each of his clients.  He has been involved in multiple complex family law cases, as well as many serious criminal matters, a number of which were ultimately resolved in a jury trial.

 Mr. Scott has also filed appeals in criminal and family cases.  He has had several victories in both areas.  Mr. Scott represented a grandfather accused of negligence with his grandchildren.  A jury convicted the grandfather, however that conviction was overturned by the Court of Appeals as a result of an appeal filed by Mr. Scott on behalf of the client.  Mr. Scott has also had writs granted in family matters.  Another time, Mr. Scott filed a Bill of Review on behalf of a client who was incarcerated and ordered to pay child support, which he was unable to pay due to his incarceration.  The client was unaware of the order until the arrearage had accumulated to many thousands of dollars.  The client’s family hired Mr. Scott, who investigated the case, discovered an issue with service, filed a Bill of Review and successfully overturned the order for child support, removing all child support obligation.

 Mr. Scott was motivated to go to law school and become an attorney to help people through difficult situations and offer advice, a mantra he has continued to live by in his dealing with the thousands of people whose lives he has touched through the practice of law.

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Roy Lynn Scott
1120 N Big Spring St
Midland, TX, 79701


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Posted by Yesenia | November 30, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Best Lawyer
Mr Roy Scott sure did do his job today! He supported his client 100% & the judge did not like it! I had never seen that before, in my life! I knew my gut feeling about hiring Mr Scott was correct! I wanted to go speak to him but he left quickly...please tell him how amazed & proud we are to have him as our Lawyer! The whole court room had their mouths dropped...i know he is going to be the best Choice we've made! Thank yall for all you are doing!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Posted by Smith | June 13, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
5 Star Lawyer
We hired Roy Scott for a criminal case. He is serious about pursuing justice. Roy and his staff was courteous and professional. I view him as a man of faith, honor and integrity.
Posted by Angela | August 11, 2015
Thank you thank you
I used Mr. Scott this year to modify my custody papers. I was very pleased. I wasn't expecting a fight from my ex, but I got one anyway. With Mr. Scott's help, I successfully changed his visitation and his child support and kept him from taking our children out of town which is exactly what I wanted to do. Mr. Scott was very professional, answered all of my questions and was great in court. In fact, my ex said he wished he had hired my attorney. Thank you Mr. Scott and all the people in the office. I hope I never need to hire you again, but I will recommend you to everyone I know.
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Posted by Randy | February 4, 2015
Custody of my Child
I retained Mr. Scott to obtain custody of my daughter. I was told exactly what I needed to do and pretty much how to do it. Explained to me in detail what documents and evidence he would need for my case. Met with Mr. Scott on several occasions in person and discussed things over the phone as well. Temporary hearing came up, again I was told what I needed to do, sat in court room and heard the Judge say that temporary custody was awarded to me. Music to my ears! Several months later, final hearing was around the corner,. he negotiated an offer to the opposing counsel with my consent of course and it was accepted. The final hearing consisted of just entering the agreement into the court, Judge signed off and I now have custody of my daughter. I couldn't have done it without the advice and knowledge of Mr. Scott.
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Posted by Richard | February 2, 2015
Great family law lawyer
I wanted custody of my children but had no idea how to proceed. He helped me, gathered information, gave me advise, was powerful and direct in court, and I now have custody of my three children. I am thankful I choose Mr. Scott to be my attorney in something so important to me.
Posted by Juan | November 13, 2014
Best Criminal Lawyer Ever!
I was charged with a serious felony charge regarding my wife's children. No lawyer would believe me, they all wanted me to take a plea and go to prison. They wouldn't even listen to my story. Mr. Scott listened and said this is what we can do. He was great. He did everything right. He took my case to a jury trial but right before that actually happened, he called me and told me the charges were dropped. I am so grateful to this man. I would recommend him to anyone with a serious criminal charge. I was innocent and didn't want to take a plea. Mr. Scott said then you shouldn't. That was so good to hear.
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Posted by Susan | September 14, 2010
I was pleased with this attorney
Handled my divorce very well. I was pleased.
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Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Law Office of Roy Scott
  • 1987 - Present
  • County Attorney
  • Upton County
  • 1987 - 2000
  • Assistant Attorney General
  • Texas Attorney General's Office
  • 1986 - 1988
  • Assistant City Attorney
  • City Of Midland, Texas
  • 1984 - 1986
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  • Texas Tech University
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1984
  • Texas Tech University
  • MBA - Master of Business Administration
  • 1984
  • Texas Tech University
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 1973


  • Midland County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2001 - Present
  • Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 1999 - Present
  • State Bar of Texas
  • Member
  • 1984 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Client Rating
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2017
  • Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2010

Attorney endorsements

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Given (2)
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Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 10
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Mr. Scott is a pillar of the West Texas legal community. He is representative of the finer lawyers; well-versed in customs and practices not written in books, yet crucial to longevity and success. And he definitely is no slouch in the brass tack practice of law. Roy remains humble, is quick to offer assistance to other attorneys and I have never seen him without a smile on his face. I respect Mr. Roy Scott and wholeheartedly endorse him."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 25
Relationship: Co-worker
"I have worked with Mr. Scott on several criminal cases. First of all he has a passion for this area of the law and loves helping clients in this area. In addition to his passion, Mr. Scott has extensive knowledge of the Code of Criminal Procedure, the Penal Code, and the case law that interprets them. As such he has been able to effectively assist clients to a great extent."
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 30
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."

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Midland Criminal defense Lawyer Roy Lynn Scott
Roy Lynn Scott
Criminal defense Attorney
Midland, TX
Licensed for 39 years