Barry O'Neil

Christopher L.B. Scott

Areas of Practice: Insurance Defense, Civil Litigation, Professional Liability, Medical Malpractice, Wrongful Death, Personal Injury, Criminal + Traffic Defense

Office Location: Minneapolis, Minnesota

Direct612.336.1271 / Email: cscott@lommen.com 

Christopher L.B. Scott / Biography

Chris obtained his J.D. from the University of Minnesota Law School.  There, he participated in The Innocence Project Clinic, Civil Rights Moot Court, and Trial Practice Group.  He also served as the Events Coordinator for the Black Law Students Association and as Captain and Team Manager for the University of Minnesota Club Basketball Team.  He was a Jackie Robinson Foundation Fellowship recipient from 2009 to 2015.

Chris began his legal career with Southern Minnesota Regional Legal Services representing indigent clients in various residential housing disputes.  There, Chris had the opportunity to argue at the Minnesota Court of Appeals and Minnesota Supreme Court.  He then entered private practice, handling cases involving civil rights, police misconduct, medical malpractice, wrongful death, personal injury, and criminal defense.  As an advocate against police misconduct, Chris had the opportunity to join the legal teams representing the families of George Floyd and Daunte Wright, among other high-profile civil rights matters.

Chris has been recognized as a 2022 Rising Star by Minnesota Super Lawyers for his successful legal advocacy in both state and federal court.

Chris is an active member of the Minnesota State Bar and Minnesota Association of Black Lawyers.  He also serves as a mentor for law students and continues to educate individuals regarding residential housing rights and responsibilities.

Outside of work, Chris enjoys traveling, staying active in the community, and attending concerts, comedy shows, and sporting events.

Leadership + Activities

  • Minnesota State Bar Association
  • Minnesota Association of Black Lawyers
  • Southern Minnesota Regional Legal Services Racial Justice Committee, 2017 to 2020
  • Jackie Robinson Fellowship Recipient, 2009 to 2015

Community + Pro Bono Work

  • Thomas School of Law Mentorship Program, 2018 to present
  • Housing Advocate and Educator, Volunteer, 2018 to 2020

Experience

  • Cedarberg v. Dakota County CDA, 2019 WL 1890581 (Minn. Ct. App. Apr. 29, 2019).
  • $120,000 medical malpractice confidential settlement on behalf of plaintiff, 2022.
  • $300,000 wrongful death confidential settlement on behalf of plaintiff, 2021.
  • Chris has recovered thousands of dollars on behalf of plaintiffs in various personal injury and autombile crash lawsuits.
  • Chris has sucessfully defended individuals in criminal matters involving sexual assault, drug offenses, and driving violations.
  • Chris has successfully represented and defended residential tenants in landlord/ tenant disputes.

Education

  • University of Minnesota, B.A., 2013 
  • University of Minnesota Law School, J.D., 2016

Bar Admissions

  • Minnesota, 2016 
  • U.S. District Court, District of Minnesota, 2018

News + Articles

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Lommen Abdo team members have been putting on a holiday fundraiser for the past 16 years. From 2006 to 2021 the firm collected toys and funds for Toys for Tots, contributing more than one thousand toys over the years. You can read more about our previous holiday...

Lommen Abdo News – December 2022

Lommen Abdo News – December 2022

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Get to Know Nathan Heffernan

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