Scott Thomas 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 2022 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 was reappointed for a second term to the Judicial Nominating Commission for the Fifth District Court of Appeal and on the Board of Directors for the University of Florida Alumni Association.

In 2020 Florida’s Chief Financial Officer, Jimmy Patronis, appointed Scott to serve as a member of the Citizens Property Insurance Corporation’s nine-member Board of Governors. Scott currently serves as the Citizen Board’s Vice-Chairman with a term on the Board extending through July 31, 2023.

Honors & Recognitions

  • Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent™ Review Rating
  • Listed in The Best Lawyers in America®, Commercial Litigation since 2020, Litigation- Real Estate since 2021, Real Estate Law (2022-2023)
  • Florida Trend, "Legal Elite," Commercial Litigation (2016-2018)
  • Florida Super Lawyers, Business Litigation since 2014
  • Florida Blue Key Honorary


Professional & Community

Civic Activities

  • 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)

Professional Activities

  • 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


Legal Practice Assistant

Jennifer M. Lewis
(904) 232-7205

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