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Scott Mayo Attorney


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Scott Mayo has spent his entire legal career defending a broad range of complex claims including transportation, premises liability, construction liability, personal injury and products liability. He has represented local and national construction companies on matters involving construction defects, contractual liability, job site fatalities, owner/contractor controlled insurance programs and other construction related disputes. Scott has extensive experience in handling complex litigation and has tried numerous cases to favorable defense verdicts.

In addition to Scott’s significant litigation experience, he has successfully negotiated numerous settlements and dismissals of citations for his clients with OSHA and the Solicitor for the U.S. Department of Labor.

Services

  • Litigation

Education

  • Texas Tech University School of Law, J.D., 1999; Order of the Barristers
  • Howard Payne University, B.A., cum laude, 1996; Graduate of the Douglas MacArthur Academy of Freedom; Hatton W. Sumners Scholar

Admissions

  • State Bar of Texas, 1999
  • United States District Courts for the Northern, Southern, Eastern and Western Districts of Texas

Distinctions & Certifications

  • Texas Rising Star, Thomson Reuters (2005)

Representative Experience

  • Obtained summary judgment for a property owner following the death of a worker involved in a construction project on the owner’s property.
  • Obtained a no negligence verdict for a trucking company involved in a multi-vehicle collision on icy roads.
  • Obtained a summary judgment for a concrete subcontractor that was sued when severe storms caused the collapse of a structure.
  • Successfully negotiated numerous proposed citations issued by OSHA to lower “severity” levels and decreased penalties in the Fort Worth, Dallas, San Antonio, Houston (north and south), and Lubbock OSHA offices.
  • Obtained a no negligence verdict on a case arising a coffee burn where the plaintiff was seeking in excess of 1 million dollars.
  • Obtained a no negligence verdict in a contaminated food/beverage case.
  • Achieved a favorable settlement for a commercial water proofing subcontractor involved in the construction of a dentist office.
  • Obtained summary judgment for a Homeowners’ Association being sued by a resident for water flowing across her property and into her home.

Professional Activities

  • Dallas Bar Association
  • Texas Association of Defense Counsel

Publications & Speeches

- You’re Not the Boss of Me (A Look at OSHA’s Multi-Employer Worksite Doctrine)

- Taking Advantage of the Protections Afforded by the Comp Bar

- Adjusting and Defending Construction Claims