Education

  • University of Illinois, J.D. 
  • University of Illinois, B.A. 

Admissions

  • Supreme Court of Ohio 
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Ohio 
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Ohio 
  • Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals 
  • United States Supreme Court 
Gregory B. Scott
Of Counsel

Curiosity drives Greg, both in life and in law.  During his over forty years of practicing labor and employment law, his interest in knowing his clients has led him to be a trusted and valued counselor for public educators.  Over his distinguished career primarily representing school boards, Greg has handled hundreds of labor contract negotiations, arbitrations, unfair labor practice charges, proceedings before the State Employment Relations Board, civil rights litigation, employee discipline and discharge cases, student discipline disputes, special education disputes, and related litigation.  With an encyclopedic memory for detail and the good judgment acquired after years of practice, clients value Greg’s practical advice.  Greg takes the time to get to know administrators and board members in order to identify their needs and perspectives to craft solutions that work for their schools and communities.   

 After graduation from law school, Greg served as a judicial clerk for Circuit Judge Walter Gewin of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit in New Orleans.  He formerly coordinated the employment law practice at Squire, Sanders & Dempsey in Columbus, was a founding partner of our firm and served for many years as Managing Partner.   

Primary Focus & Experience

  • Education General Counsel:  Provides comprehensive advice and counsel to boards of education throughout the state of Ohio, including advising on public records, open meetings and board policy and governance issues, ethics and contracting advice, contract drafting and interpretation, community and media relations, litigation preparation and avoidance.  
  • Collective Bargaining:  Negotiates labor contracts on behalf of boards of education with teaching and nonteaching unions.  Represents boards in mediation, arbitration, fact-finding and proceedings before the State Employment Relations Board.   
  • Employment Law:  Defends boards of education in complaints before the Ohio Civil Rights Commission, Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and other state agencies; represents clients in all aspects of employment law, from managing internal complaints and investigations, day to day human resources issues, and complex litigation.   
  • School Business Operations:  Provides proactive advice, review, drafting and negotiations regarding vendor contracts and strategic partnerships, risk assessment and management, and advice regarding financial issues.    
  • Student Matters:  Provides guidance and advice on various student matters, including bullying, parent complaints, student discipline, equity and diversity issues, and student records and privacy concerns.

Awards & Recognition

Super Lawyer, 2008-2019 


Professional Associations & Community Involvement

  • Ohio State Bar Association, Member 
  • Columbus Bar Association, Member