Scott Hendler

Hendler Flores Law, PLLC
1301 West 25th Street, Suite 400
The Park Terrace Building
Austin, TX 78705
(800) 443-6353

Once I got to law school and started to get some conceptual idea of what it meant to be a lawyer, I recognized that what I cared about was representing ordinary people against the powerful, and that has really become the philosophy of my practice.

And that is what I set out to do: speak with a strong voice on behalf of those who suffer injustice at the hands of the powerful. I began representing injured victims while practicing with a nationally recognized asbestos disease and toxic injury law firm in Dallas, Texas. When I decided to establish Hendler Flores in 1993, then known as Hendlerlaw, it seemed inevitable: the next logical step in my practice would be to develop a purpose driven law firm to hold corporate wrongdoers accountable.

Even before I entered law school, I studied international human rights law and policy at the Inter-American Court of Human Rights, a court of international law of the Organization of American States. Later, and later served as Senior Investigator for the Texas Commission on Human Rights.

After I graduated from the University Of Pittsburgh School Of Law, I had the honor to serve as Judicial Clerk to the Honorable Robert Porter, Chief Judge of the United States District Court for the Northern District of Texas. Prior to that appointment, I also served a three-month term as Judicial Clerk Intern with Federal Judge John R. Brown of the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit.

My primary goal is to earn the respect of my clients. When all is said and done, the only thing that really matters is the respect and care you give your clients. Talking about how many clients you represented, or how much money you made or cases you won really does not mean anything if your clients have a negative experience with you. Recognizing the dignity and uniqueness of every person who comes through your door is what is important because that is what people remember.

Honors and associations:

Martindale-Hubbell AV Rating, 2021, for demonstrating the highest professional and ethical standards

Faculty, National College of Advocacy (NCA), Deposition and Advanced Deposition Colleges 2018-2019
Finalist for "Trial Lawyer of the Year" 1992
Licensed by both the State Bars of Texas and Pennsylvania
Member of the Association of Trial Lawyers of America and the Texas Trial Lawyers Association (TTLA),
Former Texas State Coordinator for the Trial Lawyers for Public Justice
Graduate, National Institute of Trial Advocacy’s National Session
Graduate, Harvard Negotiation Project's Program for Lawyers
Former faculty member, The National Institute of Trial Advocacy program at LSU School of Law.
Rothko Chapel Board of Directors
Scott 1998-2008