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Scott E. Stevens

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Location: Longview, Texas
Phone: 903-753-6760
Fax: 903-753-6761
E-mail: E-mail Me

Scott E. Stevens was born and raised in Longview, Texas. Scott attended Texas Christian University in Fort Worth, Texas, and received his B.A. in 1991. After graduating from college, Scott attended South Texas College of Law in Houston, Texas. He received his J.D. in 1994.

After completing law school, Scott returned to Longview and went to work at Harbour, Smith, Harris & Merritt, P.C., where he primarily handled litigation matters for Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. During that time, Scott tried over 30 jury trials to verdict, both in state and federal court.

In 2004, Scott opened his own law firm in Longview, Texas. His practice consists mainly of representing large and small corporations in a variety of litigation matters, including complex business disputes, construction matters, contract disputes, DTPA claims and employment matters. Scott continues to represent companies and individuals in personal injury actions, including product liability claims and wrongful death actions. In addition to practicing in state and federal courts in Texas, Scott has also represented clients in various federal courts throughout the United States, including courts in California, Florida, Illinois, Massachusetts, Nevada, New York, South Carolina, Washington, Washington DC and the International Trade Commission.

Scott also has represented and continues to represent new and used automobile dealerships before various state agencies, including the OCCC and TXDMV. Scott is a member of the National Association of Dealer Counsel.

Scott is married to Lainey Godsey Stevens, and is the proud parent of two children, Camp and Ella Stevens.

Areas of Practice

  • Complex Business Litigation
  • Contract Dispute Litigation
  • Construction Litigation
  • Personal Injury Litigation
  • Wrongful Death Claims
  • Employment Litigation
  • Insurance Litigation
  • DTPA Claims

Certified Legal Specialties

  • Personal Injury Trial Law, Texas Board of Legal Specialization, 2002; re-certified 2007 and 2012.

Bar Admissions

  • Texas, 1994
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Arkansas
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Arkansas
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Oklahoma
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Michigan
  • U.S. Court of Appeals Federal Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 5th Circuit
  • U.S. Supreme Court

Education

  • South Texas College of Law, Houston, Texas
    • J.D. – 1994
  • Texas Christian University, Fort Worth, Texas
    • B.A. – 1991

Honors and Awards

  • American Board of Trial Advocates – Member
  • Selected for inclusion in Texas Super Lawyers (a Thomson Reuters service) – 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016
  • Texas Bar Foundation, Life Fellow
  • Litigation Counsel of America, Fellow
  • The Hon. T. John Ward American Inn of Court, Charter Member
  • American Bar Foundation, Fellow
  • AV Rated by LexisNexis Martindale Hubbell

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • State Bar of Texas
  • National Association of Dealer Counsel
  • Northeast Texas Bar Association
  • Eastern District of Texas Bar Association
  • Federal Circuit Bar Association
  • Gregg County Bar Association
  • Trinity School of Texas, Board of Trustees, 2006 – 2009
  • City of Longview, Texas, Associate Municipal Judge, 2006 – 2009
  • Gregg Country Historical Foundation
  • TCU National Alumni Board, 2000-2002