Thomas Scott, Jr.

Street Law Firm
1142 River View Street
Grundy, VA 24614

Thomas R. Scott, Jr., is a 1974 graduate of Hampden-Sydney College with a B.A. in Government and Political Science. He graduated from the T. C. Williams School of Law at the University of Richmond with a J.D. in 1976. Mr. Scott is an Advocate of the American Board of Trial Advocacy, a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers, and former Chairman of the Virginia State Bar Disciplinary Board. He has been selected by Virginia Business Magazine as one of the state’s Best Lawyers for inclusion in the Legal Elite, and Richmond Magazine for inclusion in multiple additions of Super Lawyers. He has served as lead counsel and co-counsel in a number of high profile civil and criminal cases throughout far Southwest Virginia, including Commonwealth v. Roger Keith Coleman, a highly publicized capital murder prosecution and the subject of John Tucker’s book, May God Have Mercy. Mr. Scott is a past winner of the Bill Geimer Award, which is presented annually to a dedicated capital defender by the Virginia Capital Case Clearinghouse at Washington and Lee University School of Law in Lexington, Virginia. Mr. Scott is rated AV Preeminent by Martindale-Hubble for his high ethical standards and professional ability. He was recently selected by Virginia Lawyer's Weekly as a Leader in the Law (Class of 2013) and will be inducted by the Virginia Bar Association as a Fellow in the Virginia Law Foundation in January 2014.

Scott is the senior partner in the Street Law Firm, LLP, in Grundy, Virginia where he has practiced as a criminal and civil litigator for nearly 36 years. In addition to his law practice, Mr. Scott has also joined the full-time faculty at the Appalachian School of Law in 2005 where he serves as Assistant Visiting Professor of Law and General Counsel. Mr. Scott teaches Insurance Law, Legal Process and Trial Advocacy.

Mr. Scott and his wife, Linda, reside near Grundy in Buchanan County. The Scotts have three children, Reid Scott, deceased, formerly of Grundy, Virginia, Morgan (Scott) May, Johnson City, Tennessee, and Erin (Scott) Goldstein, Charlotte, North Carolina; and three grandchildren, Parker Scott May, Berkley Aspen May and Peyton Cole Scott.