After graduating Law School, Scott was admitted to practice law before the Mississippi Bar in September 1992. He is also a member of the District of Columbia Bar and North Carolina Bar, and authorized to practice before the Supreme Court of the United States of America, the Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces (CAAF), the Navy-Marine Corps Court of Criminal Appeals (NMCCA), and the Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia.
During his successful career as a Judge Advocate in the United States Marine Corps, Scott served as a prosecutor, defense counsel, Circuit Military Judge, Staff Judge Advocate, and the Regional Defense Counsel, Eastern Region. Scott finished his military career as the senior trial litigation advocate in the Marine Corps, representing Marines and Sailors.
Scott retired from the United States Marine Corps as a Lieutenant Colonel in 2008. He joined McNeil and Associates in April of that year. In 2010, he became a partner and founding member of the law firm McNeil & Jack.
He has been the lead counsel on many cases of historical significance, including:
Scott also represents military clients facing felony charges, appeals, senior officers, and senior enlisted personnel facing threats of administrative separation.
Scott was one of the few people in the Marine Corps to train as a Public Affairs Officer and graduate from Defense Information School. He served as a Public Affairs Officer in the Marine Corps in various billets as an official Marine Corps spokesman. He represented the Marine Corps in high visibility times and appeared on local, regional, national, and international television and radio to include interviews on 20/20, Nightline, NPR, CNN, and BBC.
Additionally, Scott represents clients charged with murder in the State of North Carolina and serves as a North Carolina Capital Defender.