Scott Dickens

Overview of Experience and Nature of Practice:

Scott is a seasoned litigator who since 1985 has appeared in courts throughout the United States and Puerto Rico.

Scott defends manufacturers of consumer and industrial products involving personal injury, property damage, and other loss. He was selected by General Electric Company in 1991 to serve as National Product Liability Counsel for litigation involving a wide variety of appliances and electrical products. In that role, Scott has defended many hundreds of cases throughout the United States involving severe personal injury and death, as well as major property damage caused by fire and water. Scott has also assisted in the selection and management of local counsel, and has arbitrated, mediated, and tried lawsuits nationwide.

Early in his career, Scott defended multiple product manufacturers in the San Juan Dupont Plaza Hotel fire litigation (involving nearly 100 deaths) and participated in the jury trial of that case in 1989. Since that time he has defended major pharmaceutical companies, a manufacturer of dust masks in lawsuits filed by individuals diagnosed with coal workers’ pneumoconiosis, and several insurance companies in litigation involving coverage disputes and claim payment practices. He has also been involved with the investigation and defense of claims and lawsuits arising from a major train derailment, a catastrophic fire at Appliance Park in Louisville, Kentucky, and motor vehicle accidents involving commercial trucks and private automobiles. Scott also represents individuals and companies in matters involving breach of contract, insurance coverage opinions, wrongful termination, employment and non-compete agreements, and other matters.

Education

University of Louisville Brandeis School of Law (J.D., 1985); Centre College (B.A., 1982)

Bar Admissions

Kentucky (1985); U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit; U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit; U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Kentucky; U.S. District Court for the Western District of Kentucky; U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Florida.

Memberships

Louisville Bar Association; Kentucky Bar Association; Federation of Defense and Corporate Counsel; Defense Research Institute; Trial Attorneys of America

Life Beyond the Law

Scott is a proud first-generation college graduate. He is married and has four sons and two Labrador Retrievers. He enjoys physical training, live music, and working outdoors.

Professional Accolades: Appointed three times to serve as a Special Justice on
the Kentucky Supreme Court; Trial Commissioner for the Kentucky Bar Association Attorney Disciplinary System (1998-2014); Recognized  in “Best Lawyers”® (Commercial Litigation, Personal Injury Litigation, Product Liability Litigation) 2009-2020; “AV Preeminent”® peer review rating in Martindale-Hubbell.

Community Involvement: Scott volunteers weekly at the Kentucky State Reformatory in a faith-based reentry program for incarcerated fathers, and also assists men in their transition from prison after release. He recently served as lay leader of Kentucky’s largest United Methodist congregation and currently chairs its Administrative Council. He has also had the privilege to serve as an adult leader on youth mission trips to Costa Rica, the Dominican Republic, and Appalachia. He formerly served as a member and Chair of the Louisville Metro Police Merit Board.