Scott was born in the old Anne Arundel General Hospital. His dad grew up in a small town in Wellsville, Missouri and his mother is from a blue-collar area of Philadelphia. His parents met in Philadelphia when his dad was serving in the U.S. Navy as an officer and were married in April of 1973. As a youth, Scott enjoyed sailing, boating and playing on the Severn River. This led to a lifetime of service and advocacy for the Bay.
Scott attended the Anne Arundel Public School Jones Elementary. His mother, Vicki, was a longtime administrative assistant for Anne Arundel Public Schools, working at Jones Elementary, Mills Parole and the majority of time at Eastport Elementary School.
Scott spent his summers working, playing summer league basketball at Truxton Park in Annapolis at night and learned how to sail at Severn Sailing Association during the day.
In high school Scott was the President of the Environmental Club (Interact Club), where he ran a recycling program for Severn School. Scott graduated from Villanova University while playing Division 1 Lacrosse and working simultaneously for the Black & Decker Corporation. Scott earned his Juris Doctorate from the Widener University Commonwealth Law School, with a concentration in Environmental Law. During law school he worked for the Chesapeake Bay Foundation and wrote his published law review article on the Chesapeake Bay and climate change.
After law school, Scott clerked for The Honorable Nancy Davis-Loomis, the Fifth Circuit Administrative Judge, right in downtown Annapolis. He researched, prepared and handled a variety of cases in that capacity.
After Scott’s clerkship, Scott really became active in the Annapolis community. Scott was a part of the Community Foundation of Anne Arundel County's “Great Give” as a member of the Planning Committee, which helped raise over $900,000 for Anne Arundel County Nonprofits. Scott continues his service to the Annapolis community by being active on the Annapolis Human Relations Commission, which has a purpose of ending discrimination and promoting equal opportunity in Annapolis. Moreover, Scott serves as a board member for the Wiley H. Bates Legacy Center, which is dedicated to preserving and presenting the history of Wiley H. Bates High School, formerly the only high school for African Americans in Anne Arundel County. Scott currently serves as a board member of the Scenic Rivers Land Trust, a nonprofit which protects the scenic and natural qualities of the Severn and South River (among others) and their surrounding lands using conservation easements. He operates and manages a successful law practice in the downtown Annapolis area.
In Scott’s spare time he enjoys interviewing Annapolitans of all walks of life for his audio Podcast show called, “The Annapolis Podcast.” Scott coaches youth basketball in the Annapolis Parks and Recs League for team “Crabbers.” He is a proud uncle to two baby nieces and a brother to Todd and a devoted son to his parents Vicki and Mick.
Board Member – Anne Arundel County Scenic Rivers Land Trust
Board Member- Wiley H. Bates Legacy Center
Commissioner – Annapolis Human Relations Commission
Member – Anne Arundel Medical Center’s Building Traditions Society
Coach – Annapolis Parks & Rec Youth Basketball
Past Member – “Great Give” Planning Committee – Community Foundation of Anne Arundel County
Member - Anne Arundel Bar Association
Member - Maryland State Bar Association
Member – American Bar Association
Member - Anne Arundel County Standing Committee for Pro Bono Legal Services 2013-2015
Commissioner – Homelessness & Poverty Commission of American Bar Association
Anne Arundel County Homeless Resource Day Volunteer 2013-2014
In 2013, Scott received an award from the "Ask a Lawyer" program and the Court of Appeals for donating the most Pro Bono hours in Anne Arundel County.
In 2015, Scott was named to the Maryland Daily Record's "VIP List, Successful by 40"