Scott Cole2018-08-28T21:53:31+00:00

Scott Cole

Scott Cole is a Counsel with Carroll & Weiss. An Atlanta native, he joined Carroll & Weiss after graduating from law school. Since joining the firm, Scott has been involved in civil litigation across the country, including product liability defense, catastrophic personal injury, medical malpractice, minimum wage and overtime pay, class actions, contract disputes, collection actions, antitrust actions, and landlord/tenant disputes. He has led e-discovery projects involving the collection and review of hundreds of thousands of corporate documents.

Scott is a graduate of Georgia State University College of Law (2013) and Auburn University (2010). As a law school student, Scott focused on litigation and graduated with pro bono distinction by assisting an Atlanta metro-area community in determining the opportunities and legal consequences arising from the league’s support of a disabled little league baseball player. He is an avid baseball fan and coaches little league.

Client Results

Served as national coordinating counsel for two Fortune 100 companies jointly defending more than 55,000 asbestos claims; also served those clients both as national motions counsel and as trial counsel.

Served as national counsel for a client sued in more than 300 cases, many alleging wrongful death, following the company’s recall of more than a dozen of its products. Resolved the entire docket of cases in less than two years through “no pay” dismissals, motions practice, and the remainder were resolved at values acceptable to the client.

Tried a two month-long case for a medical device manufacturer which resulted in a defense verdict as to plaintiff’s claims.

Represented a manufacturer in proceedings before the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA); after eight months of submissions, NHTSA determined there was no evidence of defect and denied a recall petition.

In a mass tort representation for a healthcare client, obtained “no pay” dismissals by motion and by negotiation of all thirteen cases pending in western Pennsylvania.

Regulatory counsel for clients involved in proceedings before the Consumer Products Safety Commission (CPSC) concerning safety standards, ongoing and completed recalls, and accident investigations.

Won a two week-long jury trial in federal court for a Fortune 25 company; plaintiff alleged the company’s products caused cancer.

Represented a pharmaceutical manufacturer in two birth defect cases in Philadelphia: in one, the court directed a verdict for our client; in the other, the jury’s verdict was less than the plaintiff’s actual medical costs.

Tried an employment class action lawsuit in federal court on behalf of 40+ plaintiffs; defendants asked to settle case during trial.

Won an appeal, before a state supreme court, of a jury verdict of 130 million dollars.