For the first 17 years of his practice, Matt Scott represented management exclusively in all types of employment cases. During that time, he represented dozens of Fortune 100 and Fortune 500 companies in every type of employment matter. In 2012, Matt left his position as Managing Partner of the Dallas office of national labor and employment law firm Ford & Harrison LLP, and joined former federal judge Joe Kendall at the Kendall Law Group LLP. There, he started that firm’s employment section, focused his practice exclusively on representing individuals in employment discrimination, retaliation, wrongful termination, and wage and hour/overtime lawsuits. In just 3 years, Matt established one of the premier plaintiff’s side employment practices in Dallas. Now, along with Javier Perez, Matt has opened Scott Perez LLP.
In 2013, Matt was named one of the Top 50 Employment Lawyers in the country by eBossWatch, in part because of three jury verdicts he obtained for his clients in 2013. Matt obtained a $451,000.00 verdict against Kroger on behalf of a mentally disabled worker, a $522,000.00 judgment against Dallas County Schools on behalf of a wrongfully terminated disabled bus monitor, and a $212,000.00 verdict against Morningstar Foods on behalf of a pregnant employee who was wrongfully terminated because of her pregnancy.
Matt is board certified in labor and employment law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. He chaired the Fifth Circuit Labor & Employment Law Pattern Jury Charge Advisory Committee from 2001 to 2009, which was responsible for drafting the pattern jury charges use in employment discrimination cases tried in Texas, Louisiana and Mississippi.
Matt formerly served as a member of the Rockwall City Council in Rockwall, Texas, from June 2005 until May 2011, and as an Ex Officio Director of the Rockwall Economic Development Corporation.
HONORS AND AWARDS
Board Certified—Labor and Employment Law—Texas Board of Legal Specialization (2002)
Named “Best Lawyers Under 40 in Dallas,” D Magazine (May 2006)
Named a “Texas Rising Star,” Texas Monthly Magazine (2004, 2005, and 2006)
Named a “Texas Super Lawyer,” Texas Monthly Magazine (2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2015)
Named “2013 Top Employment Lawyers,” eBossWatch (2013)
AV® Preeminent Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell
State of Texas (1995)
U.S. Supreme Court
U.S. Court of Appeals 5th Circuit
U.S. Court of Appeals 8th Circuit
U.S. Court of Appeals 10th Circuit
U.S. Court of Appeals Federal Circuit
U.S. District Court Eastern District of Texas
U.S. District Court Northern District of Texas
U.S. District Court Southern District of Texas
U.S. District Court Western District of Texas