J. S. Scott Busby

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Scott has dedicated his over-27-year career to resolving complex litigation matters.  Scott is admitted to the Georgia and Florida Bars and appears in district and appellate federal courts throughout the country, including the U.S. Supreme Court.

Scott has extensive experience in litigation involving insurance, employment, construction, commercial, estates, liability, property arson and trucking issues.  He is knowledgeable about intricate local and state government matters and represents local governments (city, county, and school systems).

In addition to his law degree, Scott earned an M.B.A. with a concentration in finance, having worked as an accountant during his 5 years of graduate studies.  His financial background is a valuable asset when handling complex business, insurance and fiduciary matters.

Scott is an Atlanta, GA native and attended The Westminster Schools.  Scott and Dawn, his wife over 27 years, have three children in college.  Scott is proud of his parents who both retired after 40 years as officers/ministers in The Salvation Army, completing their careers as the National Commanders for The Salvation Army USA.

Professional or Trade Affiliations

  • State Bar of Georgia
  • State Bar of Florida
  • Atlanta Claims Association
  • Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM)
  • American Bar Association
  • Property Loss Research Bureau – Speaker
  • Southern Loss Association

Honors & Awards

  • AV Rated by Martindale-Hubbell
  • Named Georgia Trend Legal Elite
  • Named Georgia Super Lawyer

Speaking Engagements

  • Mediation, Liberty Mutual
  • Workplace Bullying, Society for Human Resources
  • Workplace Ethics, The Salvation Army Southern Territorial Human Resources Conference
  • Business Income/Extra Expense, Property Loss Research Bureau

Community Involvement

  • Atlanta Claims Association – Board Member and Golf Outing Chairman, 1997-2014
  • The Salvation Army, Advisory Board Member, 1995-2010
  • Catalyst for Africa, Board Member, 2013-to date
  • North Metro Church, Board of Directors/Chairman, 2008-2011; Elder, 2016 to present
  • Boy Scouts of America, Merit Badge Counselor, Eagle Scout Coach
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Practice Areas:

  • Commercial Real Estate
  • Construction Contracts & Disputes
  • Construction Defects
  • Estate Practice and Litigation
  • Fidelity/Probate and Fiduciary
  • Insurance Coverage and Bad Faith
  • Insurance Defense
  • Labor and Employment Law
  • Mediation
  • Premises Liability
  • Product Liability
  • Subrogation
  • State & Local Government

Admitted to Practice:

  • State Bars of Georgia and Florida, 1990
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 2003
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit, 1990
  • U.S. District Court, Middle District of Florida, 1990
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Georgia, 1992
  • U.S. District Court, Middle District of Georgia, 1999

Education:

  • Emory University School of Law, Juris Doctorate, 1990
  • Georgia State University, Masters in Business Administration, 1987
  • Asbury College, Bachelor of Arts, cum laude, 1985