CARTER W. SCOTT was born and raised in Columbia, South Carolina. He is a graduate of Dartmouth College and the Florida State University College of Law.
Mr. Scott maintains a practice focused on wrongful death and catastrophic injury cases resulting from automobile and trucking accidents, medical negligence, products liability, and premises liability. Litigating in both federal and state courts, Mr. Scott has obtained substantial recoveries for his clients. At the age of 28, Mr. Scott became one of the youngest attorneys in the United States admitted to both the Million Dollar Advocates Forum and the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum.
Before joining Searcy Denney, Mr. Scott worked as a Certified Legal Intern in the Office of the State Attorney in the 2nd Judicial Circuit where he tried numerous misdemeanor and felony cases to verdict. Mr. Scott also spent a summer in South Carolina as a law clerk for a senior judge on the South Carolina Court of Appeals.
Mr. Scott earned his J.D. from the Florida State University College of Law, where he was selected as a member of the College of Law's Trial Team and spent a semester studying at St. Edmund Hall in Oxford, England. During his second year of law school, Mr. Scott was one of 12 graduate students appointed by the Governor to serve a year-long term as a Gubernatorial Fellow in the Executive Office of the Governor. For his commitment to pro bono work in law school, the College of Law recognized Mr. Scott with the Distinguished Pro Bono Services Award.
Mr. Scott earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Government from Dartmouth College. While at Dartmouth, Mr. Scott played varsity football, served as a member of the college's Honor Council (Committee on Standards), and served as an editor of the Dartmouth College Law Journal.
Mr. Scott is actively involved in the Florida Justice Association and serves on the Board Directors for its Young Lawyer Division. Mr. Scott also serves on the Board of Directors for the Tallahassee Bar Association, Young Lawyers Section, and is a member of The Florida Bar, the American Association for Justice, the Capital City Justice Association, and the Dartmouth Lawyers Association.