Before going to law school, Scott spent time as a mechanical engineering student, a professional bowler, a licensed Realtor, a substitute teacher and math tutor. In the early 1990’s, Scott enrolled at Christopher Newport University (CNU) to study political science and government in his hometown of Newport News, Virginia.
In 1995, Scott moved to Richmond to attend the T. C. Williams School of Law at the University of Richmond. In law school, Scott learned from some of the best in the business, especially in estate and business planning. After his first year of law school, Scott was chosen by his classmates to serve as the Editor of the University of Richmond Law Review. He also served on the Moot Court Board, and as a student advocate of the Honor Council.
After graduating from law school, Scott worked as an associate at the Richmond-based law firm Hirschler Fleischer. While there, Scott was lucky to have as mentors some of the most talented and well-respected lawyers in the region, and he gained valuable experience working directly with firm clients in solving their various legal problems. As an associate attorney, Scott’s practice focused on litigation in the commercial, construction, insurance coverage, real estate, and employment areas.
In 2005, Scott left his former law firm to go into business for himself and spend more time with his wife, Sarah, and his two children, Jack and Elizabeth. Scott is a founding attorney of Golightly Mulligan & Morgan, which focuses on giving legal advice in the areas of estate planning, business succession, and litigation.
Scott is a member of the Virginia State Bar and has been admitted to practice in all Virginia State Courts, the U.S. District Courts for the Eastern and Western Districts of Virginia, the U.S. Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals and the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of Virginia. Scott is also a member of the Richmond Bar Association and the Virginia State Bar Association’s Section on Trusts and Estates.