Scott C. Murray is an experienced attorney, dedicated to representing clients who have suffered injury due to the negligence of others. He pursues justice in personal injury and wrongful death matters involving auto accidents, dangerous products and unsafe premises.
Scott is AV-rated from Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review. According to Martindale-Hubbell, the rating indicates the highest level of skill, integrity, and professional standards of conduct. He is also included in Martindale-Hubbell’s Bar of Preeminent Lawyers. In addition, he is included in The National Trial Lawyers Top 100 Civil Plaintiff Lawyers in Florida and is recognized by Palm Beach Illustrated Magazine as a Top Lawyer in Palm Beach County. He is also rated “Superb” by AVVO.
A native of Palm Beach County (fourth generation), Scott is father of four children. He graduated from Cardinal Newman High School in 1984, earned his undergraduate degree from Georgetown University in 1988, and received his law degree from the University of Florida in 1992. He also studied law at the University of Leiden in The Netherlands in 1990.
Scott is an active member of The Florida Bar, The Florida Justice Association, including current Eagle Member, and the American Association for Justice.
Since beginning his law career in 1992, Scott has been actively involved in the leadership of the Palm Beach County Bar Association, including as President of the Young Lawyers’ Division and as a long-standing former member of the Board of Directors for the Association. He currently volunteers as a member of the Judicial Campaign Practices Commission, which provides advisory opinions regarding complaints of judicial misconduct. He also devotes his time to the Legal Aid Society of Palm Beach as a member of its Board of Directors and is Secretary of the non-profit. Scott is also a volunteer instructor for the Justice Teaching Program, created by the Justices of the Florida Supreme Court, which is designed to teach civics to middle school students.
Scott also serves as Chair of the Board of Directors for Vita Nova, a non-profit organization committed to helping youth adults transition from foster care to independent living, and to fight youth homelessness.
Scott has lectured to numerous professional, educational and legal associations and is admitted to practice in all State and Federal District Courts in Florida.
Scott has published articles in legal publications and has also lectured before numerous, professional legal associations across Florida in the area of insurance bad faith, uninsured motorist coverage, consumer protection issues, motion in limine, cross-examination of expert witnesses and subrogation in personal injury and wrongful death claims.
Scott is a member of The Florida Bar, American Association for Justice, The Florida Justice Association (Eagle Member), and is admitted to practice in all state and federal courts of Florida.
- Florida, 1992
- U.S. District Court, Southern District of Florida, 1993
- U.S. Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit, 1994
- U.S. District Court, Middle and Northern Districts of Florida, 2005
- University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida, 1988 J.D.
- Georgetown University, Washington, District of Columbia, 1992 B.S., B.A, Cum Laude
- Co-Author: “Sport Utility Vehicles, Vans and Pickups: Orphans of Auto Safety”, Trial Magazine, November 1994
Classes / Seminars Taught:
- “Motions in Limine vs. Objections During Trial, Daubert vs. Frey: State & Federal Cases in Florida”, Lorman Education Services – Real Evidence for the Trial Practitioner, West Palm Beach, Florida, November 7, 2003
- “Underinsured Motorist Insurance (UIM) (a) Insurance Company Obligations (b)Coverage of Persons, Vehicles and Injuries (c) Exclusions (d) Statute of Limitations”, National Business Institute – Uninsured and Underinsured Motorist Law in Florida, West Palm Beach, Florida, November 18, 2003
- “Insurance 3rd Party Coverage”, National Business Institute, May 8, 2003
Honors and Awards:
- Martindale-Hubbell’s Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers
- National Trial Lawyers Top 100
- 2022 Super Lawyer Magazine’s Florida Super Lawyer
- 2022 Palm Beach Illustrated Magazine’s Top Lawyer in Palm Beach County
- Florida Trend Magazine’s Legal Elite
Professional Associations and Memberships:
- American Bar Association – Member
- American Association for Justice – Member
- Florida Justice Association – Eagle Member
- Georgetown University Club of Palm Beach – President
- Georgetown University Alumni – Loyalty Society
- Guild of Catholic Lawyers – Member
- Indian River County Bar Association – Member
- Legal Aid Society of Palm Beach – Board of Directors & Secretary
- Martin County Bar Association – Member
- National Crime Victim Bar Association – Member
- Palm Beach County Bar Association – Member
- Judicial Campaign Practices Commission – 2016 – Present
- Past Board of Directors
- Past President of Young Lawyers Section
- Past Chair Personal Injury / Wrongful Death CLE
- Southern Trial Lawyer Association – Member
- The Florida Bar – Member
Community Associations & Memberships:
- Historical Society of Palm Beach County – Member
- Norton Museum of Art – Young Friends
- Justice Teaching Program – Volunteer Instructor
- South Florida Science Museum – Young Friends
- Rosarian Academy – Development Committee
- Vita Nova Inc. – Chair – Board of Directors