J. Scott Robertson

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Salisbury, MD
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410-749-1119
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Scott Robertson has practiced law on the lower Eastern Shore of Maryland since graduating magna cum laude from the University of Baltimore School of Law in 1993. His primary, and now exclusive*, area of practice has been the handling of automobile accident injury claims and cases. In addition to the vast number of cases he has handled that have settled without a lawsuit, he has been a lead attorney in approximately 150 personal injury trials, the majority of which were tried before a jury.

During the first half of Mr. Robertson's legal career, he represented major insurance carriers and their insured in the trial defense of injury cases. He also previously represented insurance companies in lawsuits against uninsured motorists who negligently caused accidents in order to recover the funds paid by the insurance companies (insurance subrogation).

Mr. Robertson's practice is now exclusively focused on the professional handling of insurance claims and cases on behalf of those injured through the fault of other drivers. Mr. Robertson and his well-trained staff are focused on achieving the best possible end result for his clients, while relieving the clients of the hassle and stress of dealing with multiple insurance adjusters and the often cumbersome coordination of benefits issues. Great communication with clients is a hallmark of Mr. Robertson's practice.

Mr. Robertson has received several legal awards and honors. He was the statewide recipient of the Edward F. Shea Professionalism Award from the Maryland Bar Foundation in 2004. In 2003 he received the Maryland Leadership in Law Award from The Daily Record, a Baltimore-Washington law and business publication. He received the Partnership Award from the Maryland Volunteer Lawyers Service for the 2002-03 year.

Mr. Robertson is a past member of the Board of Governors and Executive Committee of the Maryland State Bar Association. He is a past President of the Wicomico County Bar Association and has served as the county coordinator for the Maryland Volunteer Lawyers Service. He is a member of the Maryland Association for Justice (formerly the Maryland Trial Lawyers Association) and is a fellow of the Maryland Bar Foundation.

Mr. Robertson is actively involved in community affairs on the lower Eastern Shore. He is the 2009-2010 President of the Salisbury Area Chamber of Commerce. He has been appointed by the Wicomico County Council to serve in several important leadership positions. He was the Chairman of the Wicomico County Charter Review Committee that drafted the new Charter to implement the County Executive form of government. He previously served as Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Wicomico County Free Library. In the early 1990's he served as the Public Safety Subcommittee Chairman of the Wicomico County Consolidated Functions Committee.

Mr. Robertson is an active member and past Chairman of the Administrative Board of Trinity United Methodist Church. He served as President of the Salisbury Jaycees in 1996-97. In 1997 he received the Kulp Memorial Award from the United States Jaycees, recognizing him as one of the best chapter presidents in the nation.

Areas of Practice

  • Appellate Practice
  • Litigation/Plaintiff
  • Automobile Accident Injury Claims

Bar Admissions

  • Maryland, 1993
  • U.S. District Court District of Maryland, 1994

Education

  • University of Baltimore School of Law, Baltimore, Maryland
    • J.D. - 1993
    • Honors: magna cum laude
    • Honors: Grade Point Average: 3.59 (Final Class Rank: 11th of 315)
    • Honors: Member, Heuisler Honor Society
    • Honors: American Jurisprudence Award for Commercial Transactions
    • Honors: Teaching Assistant to Professor Byron L. Warnken, Constitutional Criminal Procedure.
  • Towson State University, Towson, Maryland
    • B.S. - 05/1990
    • Honors: magna cum laude
    • Honors: Grade Point Average: 3.61
    • Honors: Runner-up, 1989 Towson State University Outstanding Man of the Year Award
    • Honors: Omicron Delta Kappa National Leadership Honor Society
    • Honors: Student Government Association, Senator (1989-1990)
    • Honors: Interfraternity Council, Vice President (Spring 1990)
    • Honors: Lambda Chi Alpha Fraternity, President (1989-1990)
    • Major: Business Administration
    • Major: Finance
  • Salisbury State University, Salisbury, Maryland
    • Honors: Grade Point Average: 3.45
    • Honors: Salisbury State University Presidential Merit Scholarship
    • Honors: Frederick R.E. Durr Memorial Scholarship
    • Honors: Phi Eta Sigma Freshman Honor Society
    • Honors: Varsity Tennis (1985-1986)

Published Works

  • An Overview of the Fifth Amendment Takings Law in the Post-Lucas Era, The University of Baltimore Journal of Environmental Law, Vol. III, No. 2, Summer, 1993

Honors and Awards

  • Fellow, Maryland Bar Foundation, 2003
  • Edward F. Shea, Jr. Professionalism Award, 2004 Statewide Recipient, Presented by the Maryland Bar Foundation.
  • Leadership in Law Award, 2003 Recipient, presented by The Daily Record.
  • Maryland Volunteer Lawyers Service Partnership Award, 2002 - 2003
  • The Salisbury Jaycees, Charles Kulp, Jr. Memorial Award (National Outstanding Local Chapter President Award).
  • The Salisbury Jaycees, Chapter received 15 Year-End National Awards during Presidential Year
  • The Salisbury Jaycees, William Greene Memorial Award (Chapter President of the Year for the State of Maryland).
  • The Salisbury Jaycees, Maryland Jaycees Best Overall Programming Awards in 10 of 15 areas during Presidential Year
  • The Salisbury Jaycees, Maryland Jaycees Richard Lawson Award-Outstanding Management VP of the Year, 1995 - 1996
  • The Salisbury Jaycees, William J. Welzenbach Award, 1994 - 1995
  • The Salisbury Jaycees, Maryland Jaycees District 12 Officer of the Year Award, 1994 - 1995

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Maryland State Bar Association, Member, Executive Committee, 2004 to 2005
  • Maryland State Bar Association, District Governor
  • Maryland State Bar Association, Member, Board of Governors, 2003 to 2005
  • Maryland State Bar Association, Co-Chair, Governance Committee, 2003 to 2005
  • Maryland State Bar Association, Solo and Small Firm Practice Section, Section Council, 2003 to 2004
  • Maryland State Bar Association, Committee on Attorney Fee Disputes, 2002
  • Maryland State Bar Association, Young Lawyers Section, 1993 to 2004
  • Maryland State Bar Association, Member, 1993 to Present
  • The Wicomico County Bar Association, Inc., President, 2003 to 2003
  • The Wicomico County Bar Association, Inc., Vice President, 2002 to 2002
  • The Wicomico County Bar Association, Inc., Maryland Volunteer Lawyers Service Wicomico County Liaison and Case Placement Coordinator, 2002 to 2002
  • The Wicomico County Bar Association, Inc., Member, 1993 to Present
  • Maryland Trial Lawyers Association, Member, 2002 to Present
  • American Association for Justice, Member, 2003 to 2005
  • American Bar Association, Member, 1993 to 2006

Past Employment Positions

  • J. Scott Robertson, P.A., Attorney at Law, Salisbury, Maryland, 2009 to 2009
  • Laws & Robertson, P.A., Attorney at Law, Salisbury, Maryland, 2002 to 2008
  • Long, Badger & Robertson, Salisbury, Maryland, Attorney at Law, 1996 to 2002
  • Webb, Burnett, Jackson, Cornbrooks, Wilber, Vorhis & Douse, Attorney at Law, Salisbury, Maryland, 1993 to 1996
  • Hon. Daniel M. Long, Circuit Court for Somerset County, Maryland, Judicial Intern, 1992 to 1992
  • The Salisbury Jaycees, President, 1995 to 1996
  • The Salisbury Jaycees, Management Vice President, 1995 to 1996
  • The Salisbury Jaycees, Membership Vice President, 1994 to 1995

Pro Bono Activities

  • President, Salisbury Area Chamber of Commerce, 2009 to 2010
  • Vice President, Salisbury Area Chamber of Commerce, 2006 to 2008
  • Executive Committee, Salisbury Area Chamber of Commerce, 2004 to Present
  • Member, Board of Directors, Salisbury Area Chamber of Commerce, 2002 to Present
  • Member, Salisbury Area Chamber of Commerce, 1993 to Present
  • Member, Greater Salisbury Committee, 2008 to Present
  • Trustee, The Salisbury School, 2009 to Present
  • Chairman, Board of Trustees, Wicomico Public Library, 2006 to 2007
  • Vice-Chairman, Board of Trustees, Wicomico Public Library, 2005 to 2006
  • Tresurer, Board of Trustees, Wicomico Public Library, 2004 to 2005
  • Secretary, Board of Trustees, Wicomico Public Library
  • Member, Board of Trustees, Wicomico Public Library, 2001 to 2007
  • Chairman, Wicomico County Charter Review Commission, 2003 to 2005
  • Member, Wicomico County Charter Review Commission, 2000 to 2005
  • Member, Salisbury Area Chamber of Commerce, 1993 to Present
  • Member, Board of Directors, Salisbury Area Chamber of Commerce, 2002 to Present
  • Executive Committee, Salisbury Area Chamber of Commerce, 2004 to Present
  • Vice President, Salisbury Area Chamber of Commerce, 2006 to 2008
  • President, Salisbury Area Chamber of Commerce, 2009 to 2010
  • Chairman, Administrative Board, Trinity United Methodist Church, 2005 to 2008
  • Administrative Board Member, Trinity United Methodist Church, 1995 to 1997
  • Administrative Board Member, Trinity United Methodist Church, 2001 to 2008
  • Trinity United Methodist Church, Jackson Memorial Building Renovation Fundraising Committee, 2001 to 2002
  • Chairman, Public Safety Subcommittee, Wicomico County Consolidated Functions Committee, 1995 to 1997
  • Member , Wicomico County Consolidated Functions Committee, 1995 to 1997
  • The Maryland Jaycees, District 9 Manager, 1997 to 1998
  • The Maryland Jaycees, Awarded Lifetime Membership in the Maryland Jaycees (Maryland Jaycees Militia #689), 1988 to 1988
  • 100 Good Men, Inc., Board of Directors Member and Volunteer Attorney, 2001 to 2003
  • Salisbury Lions Club, Member, 1998 to 2005
  • Wicomico County Democratic Central Committee, Appointed to Fill Vacancy, 1994 to 1994
  • Elected Member, Wicomico County Democratic Central Committee, 1994 to 1998
  • Wicomico County Democratic Central Committee, 1994 to 1994
  • Regional Vice-Chairman, Maryland Democratic Party, 1977 to 1998