Christopher J. Scott is a partner in the firm's Flint office who focuses his practice in all areas of law concerning personal injury, property damage or commercial liability, including premises liability, construction liability, trespass/tree removal liability, civil rights, trucking liability, trusts and estates, probate litigation and litigation involving motor vehicle no-fault and negligence claims.

Mr. Scott's municipal liability experience includes police pursuits, excessive force, civil rights, whistleblower claims, zoning, premises liability, wrongful termination/retaliation claims and personal injury.

Mr. Scott represents a variety of different clients in many areas of the law. He has experience handling professional liability matters, trucking liability issues, first- and third-party automobile cases, premises liability matters, construction law matters, insurance coverage issues, commercial disputes, probate disputes and product liability cases.

Representative Client Work

  • Obtained defense verdicts in federal court jury trials regarding excessive force, deliberate interference to medical needs and lack of training claims
  • Obtained defense verdict in no fault fraud case involving a plaintiff's demand of $14.25 million
  • Obtained summary disposition for large tree service company regarding trespass and negligence claims
  • Obtained favorable settlement for a lender (loan of $3 million) after three days of trial in U.S. Bankruptcy Court
  • Obtained summary disposition in several third party automobile negligence matters throughout the state of Michigan
  • Obtained no cause of action following a nine-day jury trial involving a patient's death in a paramedic malpractice case
  • Served as lead counsel in a complex fraud insurance coverage dispute in federal district court
  • Successfully defended general and sub- contractors in several construction site cases
  • Obtained summary disposition in several product liability cases involving significant injury and exposure
  • Obtained summary disposition on several occasions in favor of insurance companies where the plaintiff fraudulently applied for insurance
  • Obtained dismissal in favor of subcontractor in a construction defect property damage case with alleged damages over $12.5 million
  • Successfully defended insurance company in first party no-fault priority dispute. Appellate court reversed and client was reimbursed over $200,000
  • Successfully reversed trial court ruling in favor of insurance company in an uninsured motorist claim where all claims against the client were dismissed
  • Won summary judgment on Article 9 UCC matter that resulted in judgment in favor of commercial client in an amount over $874,000
  • Obtained summary judgment on behalf of several police officers in excessive force, assault and battery, improper search and seizure and false arrest cases
  • Obtained summary judgment disposition in numerous civil rights cases involving client police officers and municipalities

Professional Affiliations

  • Genesee County Bar Association
  • State Bar of Michigan
  • Michigan Defense Trial Counsel

Community Involvement

  • University of Michigan Alumni Association
  • Autism Support Group of Genesee County
  • Deer Run Farms Association, President
  • Genesee County Circuit Court Case Evaluator



  • Western Michigan University Thomas M. Cooley Law School, J.D., 2003
  • University of Michigan-Flint, B.A., 1998


  • Michigan, 2003
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Michigan, 2006