Burr & Forman

M. Scott Thomas

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  • J.D., with honors, University of Florida Levin College of Law (1993)
  • B.S., University of Florida (1990)
  • U.S. District Court – Middle District of Florida
  • U.S. District Court – Northern District of Florida
  • U.S. District Court – Southern District of Florida
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit

  • The Florida Bar
  • St. John's County Bar Association
  • Supreme Court of Florida, Task Force on Distribution of IOTA Funds (2019)
  • Fifth District Court of Appeal Judicial Nominating Commission (2015-2018)
  • American Inns of Court, Chester Bedell Chapter (1995-1996)
  • The Florida Bar Student Education and Admissions to the Bar Committee (1995-1998)
  • St. Augustine Inns of Court
  • Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminentâ„¢ Review Rating
  • The Best Lawyers in America®, Commercial Litigation (2020-2022), Litigation-Real Estate (2021-2022), Real Estate Law (2022)
  • Florida Trend, "Legal Elite," Commercial Litigation (2016-2018)
  • Florida Super Lawyers, Business Litigation (2014-2021)
  • Florida Blue Key Honorary
  • University of Florida Alumni Association, Board of Directors (2017-present)
  • Florida Elections Commission, Chairman (2015-2019)
  • Florida Public Service Commission Nominating Council (2009-2010)
  • St. Johns County Chamber of Commerce, Board of Directors (2017-present)
  • St. Johns County Chamber of Commerce, Executive Committee Member (2014)

Partner | Jacksonville, FL

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Commercial / Corporate Litigation Real Estate Consumer Finance Litigation & Compliance Intellectual Property Insurance Litigation & Coverage

Scott is a member of the firm's General Commercial Litigation practice group.

Scott is a general commercial litigator, focusing on complex commercial litigation including real estate and land use matters, business torts, IP and contract disputes.

In addition, Scott handles the defense of significant injury and wrongful death cases. Scott also has lead counsel trial experience, jury and non-jury, in both state and federal courts.

In 2015 Florida Governor Rick Scott appointed Scott to serve a four-year term as Chairman of the Florida Elections Commission, the state agency charged with enforcing Florida’s Election Code. Scott also serves on the Judicial Nominating Commission for the Fifth District Court of Appeal and on the Board of Directors for the University of Florida Alumni Association.