“I’ve represented clients in a lot of trials, and I’ve got a deep familiarity with the ins and outs of litigation, from discovery to trial. I understand how asking the right questions early in an investigation can come full circle and make an impact on a jury. I strategize creatively – always collaborating closely with my clients. No matter what their role is in their organization, they offer a lot of valuable insight, and together we can plot the best course.“
An innovative advocate and crisis manager, Scott Riddle represents clients in litigation, investigations, regulatory matters, crisis planning and management, and other complex business matters. In service to his clients, Scott brings both an old-school work ethic and an ability to craft innovative strategies. He pays great attention to detail at every stage, helping cut through complex legal issues to develop inventive and unique arguments. With extensive courtroom experience, Scott has been lead counsel for seven trials and received a winning verdict each time.
As an attorney who clients turn to when things get tough, Scott has distinguished himself as a top-notch legal crisis manager. He represents individuals and companies in high-profile and highly confidential critical matters often involving civil litigation and related regulatory, congressional, and criminal investigations and enforcement actions. In this role, Scott guides teams of employees, attorneys, and outside consultants in the development and implementation of crisis management and public relations strategies to protect reputational interests, minimize harm to business assets, and achieve the most favorable outcomes.
Scott has advised manufacturers, motor carriers, railroad companies, an international airliner, and others in the transportation industry. His clients have faced perilous situations including casualty incidents, congressional subpoenas, unwanted connections to national tragedies and terrorist attacks, mass tort and class action lawsuits, product recalls and plant shutdowns, and intense media scrutiny. Two clients have even been directly targeted in presidential tweets. In every instance Scott puts his clients first and works tirelessly to mitigate negative fallout.
Always working to bring his clients peace of mind, Scott wants them to sleep well at night knowing that he and his team are on the job handling their cases. He keeps clients updated on pressing matters and stays connected with them even if they have nothing on the docket at a particular moment. Whether clients are big or small, Scott truly enjoys building solid and long-lasting relationships, working closely with them, and bringing home good results.
Away from the Office
Scott was born and raised in New Orleans, but moved to Arkansas when his dad, a 30-year veteran of Walmart, relocated to the home office in Bentonville. Scott likes to spend time with his family and friends. He enjoys the outdoors, dive bars, and traveling with his wife. A past season ticket holder, Scott is a passionate third-generation Saints fan.
- Dallas Bar Association
- Aviation Emergency Response Organization
- International Air & Transportation Safety Bar Association (formerly the National Transportation Safety Board Bar Association)
- International Association of Emergency Managers
- Transportation Lawyers Association
- Team Inspiration Texas, Board Member (2010-2014)
- Junior Achievement of Dallas Young Executive Society, Board Member (2015-2017)
- TYLA National Trial Competition: Committee Member (2016 – 2020)