Scott S. Katz is the Managing Partner at Butler Pappas.
Scott received his Bachelor of Arts with high honors from the University of Florida in 1984 and Doctor of Jurisprudence with honors from the University of Tennessee in 1987. He was a member of the University of Tennessee Law Review, and he was selected to Phi Beta Kappa at the University of Florida. While in law school, Scott served as a judicial clerk for the Honorable David J. Torbett, ALJ, for the United States Department of the Interior.
Scott is admitted to practice in all Florida courts, as well as in the Federal Courts for the Southern, Middle and Northern Districts of Florida. In addition to practicing throughout Florida, Scott has handled cases in Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Puerto Rico, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Wisconsin, and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Scott has also coordinated cases in the Bahamas, Canada, Ecuador, Mexico, Nicaragua, and St. Lucia.
Scott's practice focuses on large, complex subrogation claims, where he represents both plaintiffs and defendants. Scott also works on insurance coverage disputes and casualty defense cases. He handles a wide range of matters including complex business disputes, general tort claims, professional malpractice, construction litigation, environmental damage, and product liability losses. Much of Scott's work involves multi-party litigation relating to significant property losses, contract disputes, construction mishaps, chemical contamination, and product failures. Scott has been lead counsel in over thirty jury trials and numerous non-jury trials involving such matters.