Prior to passing the bar exam, Scott worked his way through law school as a clerk at the Walkup firm.  During his years at UC Hastings he earned numerous academic awards and significant recognition including receipt of the Witkin Award for Academic Excellence in Evidence, the CALI Excellence for the Future Awards for Advanced Torts and Practical Litigation Skills, the Provost Scholarship, and admission to the Hastings Honor Society and Thurston Society. In addition UC Hastings, professors selected Scott to mentor their first year students in Torts and Criminal Law as a teaching assistant and a Sack Teaching Fellow. In these roles, he spent hundreds of hours creating course materials, holding instructional sessions, and working one-on-one with students to help improve their legal writing.

Scott is a member of the San Francisco Trial Lawyers Association, the Consumer Attorneys of California, the American Association for Justice, and the Nevada Justice Association. He managed state and local political campaigns and lobbied the Nevada legislature on public education and civil justice issues before going to law school.