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Scott Gwartney

Brooks, LeBoeuf, Foster, Gwartney & Hobbs, P.A.
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Scott Gwartney
Brooks, LeBoeuf, Foster, Gwartney & Hobbs, P.A.
Tallahassee,
 FL

Scott E. Gwartney grew up in Tallahassee, is a magna cum laude graduate of Liberty University and a 1991 graduate of the Florida State University College of Law. He joined the firm in 2002 and became a partner in 2003 after working with renowned trial lawyer, Ken Connor, the first attorney to successfully submit a nursing home case in the state of Florida. The Connor & Gwartney firm eventually joined the Tampa-based nursing home litigation firm of Wilkes & McHugh as their Tallahassee office where Mr. Gwartney practiced until he joined Brooks, LeBoeuf..

Mr. Gwartney passionately believes that our senior citizens deserve to be treated with respect and dignity. In the same manner that fine china is treated with a gentle touch, our physically frail elderly also need to be treated with a gentle touch; they deserve no less respect and dignity than that which is afforded to any other members of our society. The results of Mr. Gwartney’s experience and efforts on behalf of the elderly speaks volumes about his expertise and dedication. His work on behalf of his clients has led to numerous verdicts and settlements of $1 million or more across the southeast.

Along with other colleagues at Brooks, LeBoeuf, he has been recognized as among the Nation’s Top One Percent, and in Florida as one of the Top 100 Trial Lawyers, a Super Lawyer, among the Legal Elite in the top 2%. He is frequently called upon to share his knowledge about nursing home litigation and medical malpractice with peers in the legal profession and as a guest lecturer in the University setting. His legal practice is very active throughout Florida and Georgia, and is also licensed to practice law in Tennessee, Texas, and Virginia.

Mr. Gwartney is active in his church and community. Inspired by his own family experiences, he serves on the Florida Agency for Health Care Administration’s Bone Marrow Transplant Advisory Panel and serves on boards of directors for several charitable organizations in the Tallahassee area including Courage Through Cancer, Lighthouse Children’s Home, and A Doctor’s Heart (an organization he co-founded to support ministries serving the river people deep on the Amazon River). He is a strong believer in faith, family, and community and enjoys spending time with his wife, Cathy, and their three children. He is also an avid fan of FSU athletics.

EDUCATION

Liberty University, Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science and Human Resource Management Magna Cum Laude (1985)

Florida State University College of Law, Juris Doctor (1991)

LICENSURE

Florida Bar (all courts), 1991

United States Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit, 1991

United States District Court, Northern District of Florida, 1992

United States District Court, Middle District of Florida, 1992

State Bar of Georgia, 1992

United States District Court, Middle District of Georgia, 1993

Court of Appeals, State of Georgia 1993

Supreme Court of Georgia, 1993

Supreme Court of the United States of America, 1995

State Bar of Tennessee, 2001

State Bar of Texas, 2001

United States District Court, Nothern District of Georgia, 2002

Virginia State Bar, 2016

AWARDS & ACCOLADES

National Top One Percent, National Association of Distinguished Counsel

Top 100 Trial Lawyers, The National Trial Lawyers

Florida Super Lawyers, Law & Politics

“AV” Peer review rated, Martindale-Hubble

Legal Elite, Florida Trend

Best Attorneys in America, Rue Ratings

Premier 100 trial attorney, National Academy of Juris Prudence

Rated 10.0 by AVVO – the highest possible rating

PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS

NTL Nursing Home Trial Lawyers Association

American Justice Association

Florida Justice Association

Eagle Member

Nursing Home Task Force

Medical Malpractice Task Force

Georgia Trial Lawyers Association

Virginia Trial Lawyers Association

The Florida Bar

Elder Law Section

Trial Lawyers Section

Health Law Section

Capital City Justice Association – founding member

Christian Legal Society

The Federalist Society for Law & Public Policy

COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENTS

Board of Directors, Courage Through Cancer Ministries, 2014 – 2018

Bone Marrow Transplant Advisory Panel, Florida Agency for Health Care Administration (AHCA)

Board of Directors, IIM (International Impact Missions), 2010 – 2016

Board of Directors, Northshire Homeowners’ Association

Board of Directors, PHI (Pregnancy Help & Information) Center, 2009 – 2015

Board of Directors, Lighthouse Children’s Home

Board of Directors, A Doctor’s Heart, Inc.

PRESENTATIONS AND LECTURES

Guest Lecturer, University of South Florida School of Nursing, June 2017 – “Florida Medical Negligence Claims”

Guest Lecturer, University of South Florida School of Nursing, July 2018 – “Florida Medical Negligence Claims”

Guest Lecturer, Florida State University College of Law, February 2017 – “Anatomy of Medical Malpractice Case”

Essentials of Elder Law and Annual Update – The Florida Bar, Elder Law Section, January 2017 (Orlando, FL) – “Nursing Home and Elder-Related Torts”

Guest Lecturer, Florida State University College of Law, October 2016 – “Elder Law Torts in Florida”

Guest Lecturer, Florida State University College of Law, October 2015 – “Elder Law Torts in Florida”

Character of Leadership Conference, November 2014 (Jinja, Uganda) – “Christian Leadership in a Secular World” – “The Importance of Character in God’s Economy”

Guest Lecturer, Florida State University College of Law, October 2014 – “Elder Law Torts in Florida”

Elder Law Annual Update and Hot Topics – The Florida Bar, Elder Law Section, January 2014 (Orlando, FL) – “Elder-Related Torts”

Elder Law Annual Update and Review Course – The Florida Bar, Elder Law Section, January 2012 (Orlando, FL) – “Litigation for the Elder Law Attorney”

Big Bend Chapter – Paralegal Association of Florida, March 2011 (Tallahassee, FL) – “Nursing Home Claims In Florida”

Florida Statewide Guardianship Association, November 2009 (Tallahassee, FL) – “Nursing Home Litigation In Florida”

Big Bend Chapter – Florida State Guardianship Association, August 2009 (Tallahassee, FL) – “Nursing Home & Long Term Care Litigation In Florida”

Big Bend Paralegal Association, August 2007 (Tallahassee, FL) – “Nursing Home Litigation In Florida”

Big Bend Elder Advocates, April 2006 (Tallahassee, FL) – “Nursing Home Neglect & Medical Malpractice”

Tallahassee Bar Association, November 2004 (Tallahassee, FL) – “Referral Fees and How They Will Be Affected By Amendment 3” (with Dean LeBoeuf)


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