D. Scott Crook’s law practice has focused largely in the areas of labor and employment law, where he has represented both large employers and highly compensated employees, executives, and professionals. Mr. Crook has won numerous trials, arbitrations, and appeals over his many years in private practice. He is consistently named as a Mountain State’s Super Lawyer and a member of Utah’s Legal Elite. In 2014, he was named as one of the Best Lawyers in America in the area of Labor and Employment Litigation. Mr. Crook also has significant experience in all areas of land use, water law, law and general civil litigation; and he has extensive experience in appellate practice, having appeared and argued numerous cases before the Utah Court of Appeals, Utah Supreme Court, and the Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals.
Mr. Crook graduated from the J. Reuben Clark Law School at Brigham Young University in 1996, where he was Order of the Coif and graduated Magna Cum Laude. In law school, Mr. Crook was also a staff member of the BYU Law Review and an associate editor of the BYU Journal of Public Law. After graduation, he served as a law clerk to two distinguished judges—from 1997 to 1998 he clerked for Judge Norman H. Jackson of the Utah Court of Appeals and from 1996 to 1997 he clerked for Judge William H. Woodland in the Idaho Sixth Judicial District Court. Since that time, Mr. Crook has been in private practice. Prior to forming Crook & Taylor Law PLLC, Mr. Crook was a founding partner and past president of a medium-sized Salt Lake City law firm and a member of another well-respected small law firm located in Salt Lake City.
Mr. Crook, the son of a career military man, has lived throughout the United States, including stops in Arizona, Mississippi, Washington, California, and New Mexico. Because he lived for his entire teenage years in Alamogordo, New Mexico, he claims it as his home town.
Mr. Crook enjoys spending time with his family, doing family history research, and sports.
|ID||Authorized to practice law||1997||11/07/2021|
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Peer Review Rated||Martindale-Hubbell||2016|
|Litigation-Labor and Employment||Best Lawyers in America||2016|
|Litigation - Labor and Employment||Best Lawyers||2016|
|Best Lawyer, Litigation – Labor and Employment||Best Lawyers in America||2015|
|Best Lawyer, Litigation – Labor and Employment||Best Lawyers in America||2014|
|Best Lawyer, Litigation – Labor and Employment||Best Lawyers in America||2013|
|Rising Star||Super Lawyers||2009|
|Rising Star||Super Lawyers||2008|
|Managing Attorney/Partner||Crook & Taylor Law||2016 - Present|
|President/Attorney||D. Scott Crook Law, PC||2011 - 2016|
|Partner||Smith Hartvigsen, PLLC||2002 - 2011|
|Associate/Partner||Nielsen & Senior||1998 - 2002|
|Law Clerk to the Honorable Norman H. Jackson||Utah Court Of Appeals||1997 - 1998|
|Law Clerk to the Honorable William H. Woodland||Idaho Sixth Judicial District Court||1996 - 1997|
|Brigham Young University - J. Reuben Clark Law School||JD - Juris Doctor||1996|
|Weber State University||BA - Bachelor of Arts||1993|
|National Business Institute||Advanced Employment Law-Working through Common Problems||2015|
|National Business Institute||Boundary Disputes: Determining Ownership When Lines are Blurred||2012|
|National Business Institute||Find it Free and Fast on the Net: Strategies for Legal Research on the Web||2012|
|National Business Institute||Employment Laws Made Simple||2010|
|National Business Institute||Secrets to a Legally Compliant Human Resource Recordkeeping System||2006|
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