Barry O'Neil

Christopher L.B. Scott

Areas of Practice: Civil Litigation, Insurance Defense, Personal Injury, Civil Rights, Professional Liability, Medical Malpractice, Wrongful Death, Municipal, Landlord/Tenant

Office Location: Minneapolis, Minnesota / Hudson, Wisconsin

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Christopher L.B. Scott / Biography

While in law school, Chris participated in The Innocence Project Clinic, Civil Rights Moot Court, and was active in the Black Law Students Association and Captain of the University of Minnesota Club Basketball Team.  Chris was a Jackie Robinson Foundation Fellowship recipient from 2009 to 2015.

Chris began his legal career with Southern Minnesota Regional Legal Services representing clients in various residential housing disputes and serving as a member of the Racial Justice Committee.  He then entered private practice, and 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 argued before the Minnesota Court of Appeals and Minnesota Supreme Court and has been selected as a Rising Star by Minnesota Super Lawyers since 2022 for his successful legal advocacy.

Working with Landlords

Chris has interest and experience representing landlords, property managers, and tenants in all areas of landlord-tenant law.  Landlords and tenants must be cognizant of local, state, and federal laws which identify the rights and responsibilities of each party.  No matter the size of the property, Chris can assist in addressing several common areas where problems may arise, including:

  1. Drafting leases and other landlord-tenant agreements to comply with local, state, and federal laws
  2. Rent collection, security deposits, and property damage
  3. Repair and maintenance issues
  4. Evictions, lease terminations, and lease renewals
  5. Fair and equal access to housing

Minnesota’s landlord-tenant law can be complex, often requiring compliance with many regulations, ordinances, and statutes. It is imperative to develop and maintain a strong landlord-tenant relationship to avoid common issues such as eviction, rent escrow actions, and property damage matters.  The law differs slightly between residential and commercial properties but many of the primary principles apply to each.  Whether it is drafting a lease or developing a large residential business, landlords should ensure they are taking the right steps now to avoid legal issues in the future.

With the right guidance, the landlord-tenant relationship can be a rewarding experience for all involved. Chris would be happy to assist you to ensure that becomes a reality.

Chris is an active member of the Minnesota State and Hennepin County Bar Associations the Minnesota Association of Black Lawyers and the Minnesota Multi-Housing Association.  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
  • Minnesota Multi-Housing Association
  • Southern Minnesota Regional Legal Services Racial Justice Committee, 2017 to 2020
  • Jackie Robinson Fellowship Recipient, 2009 to 2015

Community + Pro Bono Work

  • Law Student Mentor, 2018 to present
  • Housing Advocate and Educator, Volunteer, 2018 to present


  • Cedarberg v. Dakota County CDA, 2019 WL 1890581 (Minn. Ct. App. Apr. 29, 2019)
  • Matter of Ali, 931 N.W.2d 107 (Minn. Ct. App. 2019)
  • Matter of Ali, 938 N.W.2d 835 (Minn. 2020)
  • $300,000 wrongful death confidential settlement on behalf of plaintiff, 2021
  • $120,000 medical malpractice confidential settlement on behalf of plaintiff, 2022
  • Chris has recovered thousands of dollars on behalf of plaintiffs and successfully defended individuals in various personal injury and automobile crash lawsuits
  • Chris has successfully defended individuals in criminal matters involving sexual assault, drug offenses, and driving violations
  • Chris has successfully represented and defended tenants and landlords in residential landlord/ tenant disputes


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

Bar Admissions

  • Minnesota, 2016
  • Wisconsin, 2023
  • U.S. District Court, District of Minnesota, 2018


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