Selected to Super Lawyers: 2015
Selected to Rising Stars: 2004, 2008 - 2011
Licensed Since: 1997
Practice Areas: Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (50%), Transportation/Maritime (20%), Civil Litigation: Plaintiff (20%), Energy & Natural Resources (10%)
Industry Groups: Civil Trial, Commercial Litigation, Oil And Gas Litigation, Personal Injury
Mr. McLemore is AV Rated - Preeminent by Martindale-Hubbell. Mr. McLemore has been selected as a 2015, Texas Super Lawyer and has been featured in Texas Monthly, was named as a Superlawyer, Texas Rising Star in 2004 and 2008-2011, and featured in H Magazine as a "Lawyer on the Fast Track." He is a former member of the Board of Directors of the Texas Trial Lawyers and the Houston Trial Lawyers Associations. Mr. McLemore is licensed in all Texas State and Appellate Courts, the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals and the United States Supreme Court.
Mr. McLemore handles numerous cases involving catastrophic personal injury, offshore commercial diving and oil field injuries, wrongful death, stolen profits, business disputes, breach of contract actions, debt collection and complex business litigation. Scott maintains a focus in the areas of personal injury, products liability and business litigation.
Scott H. McLemore is a partner with the law firm McLemore, Reddell, Ardoin & Story. He obtained his Juris Doctorate in 1997 from South Texas College of Law, after attending Huntingdon in Montgomery Alabama, with a degree in Finance.
During law school, Scott was inducted into the Order of the Barristers, which signifies members of the legal profession who have attained distinction by the faculty or faculty committee of the respective schools. In addition, during law school, Scott recieved an American Jursiprudence Award for Trial Advocacy, while also participating in the National Mock Trial and Moot Court Programs at South Texas College of Law, one of the Nations Top La School Advocacy programs.
After law school, Mr. McLemore was a member of the trial team responsible for the largest verdicts in the country involving the recalled diet drug Fen Phen. Recently, in 2010, Scott was trial counsel in a verdict for $393 mm, involving theft of trade secrets and breach of fiduciary duty involving mineral interests, which is currently pending review before the Texas Supreme Court. This verdict was one of the top verdicts in the State of Texas for 2010. Previously in 2009, Scott was trial counsel in a $2.9mm verdict for clients involving an 18 wheeler wreck and has participated in numerous private settlements in catastropic injury cases involving paralysis, brain injury, loss of limb and life.
"You have a Constitutional Right to pursue those who do you, your family or loved ones financial harm and damage, guaranteed by the Bill of Rights. Loosing wages, physical abilites and mental faculties from trauma is a burden which an American Citizen should not be forced to endure, without legal recourse. Unfortuntately, the stigma placed on the pursuit of valid legal rights of injured workers and families has become the norm. Hard working families and injury victims are not requied to give their physical and financial abilities over to insure corporate and insurance industry profits. A defendants' Insurance adjuster and corporate claims handlers owe you no duty to see that you are properly informed of your rights, nor the inclination to do so.
Don't let the mis-information and misperceptions they so commonly provide, while owing you no legal duty for basic truth or candor, cause you to become a victim twice. Contact a lawyer to learn about the law and your rights to fair compensation, under the lawy, before committing to give a recorded statement or sign statements, which may permanantly limit your ability to pursue your valid claims. The insurance industry is one of the most profitable in the history of mankind. Juries are most often never permitted to know whether a defendant has insurance and are permitted to operate under a veil of secrecy, only intending often to undo the tenants of justice our nation was founded upon. Their role in assisting judges and legislators in getting elected and lobbying to reduce your rights is their main focus. Don't be fooled into believing what they say, without checking with a lawyer."
Scott H. McLemore