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

National trial counsel for a large U.S. manufacturer of household fixtures; have represented the company in numerous wrongful death and brain injury suits.

Won a motion to defeat creation of a multi-district litigation (MDL) case; argued before the Joint Panel on Multi-District Litigation (JPML).

Obtained summary judgment in a wrongful death case, seeking eight figures in damages, for a Fortune 500 client.

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.

Won a multi-week jury trial in federal court for the largest petrochemical company in the world.

Obtained a directed verdict during trial from a federal district court on a Daubert motion; appellants dismissed their case after oral argument in the Eleventh Circuit.

Overturned on appeal, before a state supreme court, a jury verdict of $150,000,000.

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.