Jessica Scott
Practice Areas
Industries
Representative Clients
  • Advanced Bionics - National Trial Counsel
  • CNA - National Trial Counsel
  • Ford Motor Company
  • USAA
  • Whirlpool - National Trial Counsel

Jessica Scott
 

Jessica Scott defends major companies against serious class action threats nationwide. She serves as national coordinating counsel for a leading shipping company in FLSA collective actions and in individual and class wage and hour claims. Jessica also handles the company’s employee classification disputes. She additionally defends a major global appliance manufacturer in high-risk consumer class actions nationwide. In these and other matters, Jessica has served as lead defense counsel in federal and state courts in California, Montana, Pennsylvania, Illinois, Florida, Massachusetts, Michigan, and Colorado. 

In addition to her class actions practice, Jessica has successfully handled a steady stream of critical appeals for her clients. She has served as appellate counsel in the U.S. Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals, the Montana Supreme Court, the Colorado Court of Appeals, and the Arizona Court of Appeals. She has won decisions for her clients in each of these. 

Jessica has also argued and prevailed on numerous dispositive motions in state and federal court, saving her clients time and money by circumventing the need to go to trial. Additionally, Jessica has taken the lead on several mediations, all of which ended favorably for her clients.

Jessica has significant experience developing and implementing strategic plans for discovery in large-scale cases, including managing the collection, review, and production of electronic discovery for large companies. When faced with a new case or new challenge presented by a client, Jessica first discusses with the client its goals for the litigation and then works hand-in-hand with the client to develop the best strategy for implementing those goals and doing so with as little burden on the client as possible.

Jessica's notable results include a unanimous affirmance by the Montana Supreme Court for Ford Motor Co.; reducing punitive damages in an appeal in Arizona state court from an 8:1 ratio to 1:1; and, as second chair in a two-and-a-half week jury trial in a high-exposure insurance bad faith case, winning a full defense verdict for WTO's client in less than two hours of jury deliberations.

Legal Memberships, Activities, and Honors

Colorado Rising Stars
    Class Action/Mass Torts, 2010-2019
Benchmark Litigation
     Future Star - Colorado, 2015-2018
Law Week Colorado
    Up-and-Coming Lawyers, Finalist, 2010
Defense Research Institute
    Appellate Advocacy Committee
        Tenth Circuit Reporter
International Association of Defense Counsel (IADC)
American Bar Association
Colorado Bar Association
Denver Bar Association
University of California Boalt Hall School of Law
    Jurisprudence Award in Property, Criminal Procedure, & Evidence
    Prosser Award in Contracts, Legislation, Legal Professions, & Appellate Advocacy
    Moot Court Advocacy Award

Teaching Positions

National Institute for Trial Advocacy
    Rocky Mountain Trial Skills Seminar
       Instructor, 2011
    Advanced Advocates Training Program for the National Organization
            of Bar Counsel
       Instructor, 2011

Personal Interests

Swimming, Colorado Rockies baseball, and high school football


Jessica Scott defends major companies facing serious class action threats. She serves as national coordinating counsel for a leading shipping company in FLSA collective actions and in individual and class wage and hour claims. She also handles the company’s employee classification disputes. Jessica additionally defends a major global appliance manufacturer in high-risk consumer class actions nationwide. She has significant appellate experience, including in the distinct area of punitive damages.

Representative Cases
Representative Clients
  • Advanced Bionics - National Trial Counsel
  • CNA - National Trial Counsel
  • Ford Motor Company
  • USAA
  • Whirlpool - National Trial Counsel
Bar and Court Admissions
  • Colorado
  • Montana
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado
  • U.S. District Court for the District of New Mexico
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit
Teaching Positions

National Institute for Trial Advocacy
    Rocky Mountain Trial Skills Seminar
       Instructor, 2011
    Advanced Advocates Training Program for the National Organization
            of Bar Counsel
       Instructor, 2011

Legal Memberships, Activities, and Honors

Colorado Rising Stars
    Class Action/Mass Torts, 2010-2019
Benchmark Litigation
     Future Star - Colorado, 2015-2018
Law Week Colorado
    Up-and-Coming Lawyers, Finalist, 2010
Defense Research Institute
    Appellate Advocacy Committee
        Tenth Circuit Reporter
International Association of Defense Counsel (IADC)
American Bar Association
Colorado Bar Association
Denver Bar Association
University of California Boalt Hall School of Law
    Jurisprudence Award in Property, Criminal Procedure, & Evidence
    Prosser Award in Contracts, Legislation, Legal Professions, & Appellate Advocacy
    Moot Court Advocacy Award

Government Service

Judicial Clerk to The Honorable Andrew J. Kleinfeld, United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit

Personal Interests

Swimming, Colorado Rockies baseball, and high school football

Education
  • University of California, Berkeley - Boalt Hall School of Law, J.D., 2004
    Order of the Coif
  • Humboldt State University, B.A., 2000, Major in Psychology; Minor in Criminal Justice, summa cum laude
Government Service

Judicial Clerk to The Honorable Andrew J. Kleinfeld, United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit

Bar and Court Admissions
  • Colorado
  • Montana
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado
  • U.S. District Court for the District of New Mexico
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit