Scott B. Jack - Military Attorney

Richard McNeil
Scott Jack was born and raised in Winchester, Virginia in the beautiful Shenandoah Valley. He attended James Madison University in Harrisburg, Virginia, where he was a four-year Letterman linebacker and punter for the Dukes. Scott graduated in May 1983 with a Bachelor of Science in Public Administration and three minors in Business Administration, Paralegal Studies and Economics. In June 1983, he joined the United States Marine Corps as an Officer Candidate and was Commissioned a Second Lieutenant in August 1983. While serving his country as a United States Marine, then Captain Jack attended Law School at the University of Mississippi in Oxford, Mississippi where he earned his Juris Doctor Degree in May 1992. During his time at “Ole Miss," Scott was elected as the Chairman of the Moot Court Board, was an advocate on the National Mock Trial Team, was inducted into the Order of the Barristers and was chosen by the Law School faculty to receive the Phi Delta Phi Award for Outstanding Senior Law Student.
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:
  • Navy Corpsman charged with murder, conspiracy, and kidnapping stemming from combat operations in Iraq (result: honorable discharged, re-enlisted)

  • Parris Island drill instructor charged with negligent homicide in recruit's training death (result: acquittal, promoted to Gunnery Sergeant)

  • Special Operations Company Commander relieved of duties in Afghanistan for civilian combat deaths (results: Court of Inquiry, no charges filed)
  • E-2 charged with Acquaintance Rape with confession and drinking in the barracks (result: Acquittal on rape, 15 days restriction for drinking underage, and Court-martial conviction set aside post-trial)

  • North Carolina First Degree Murder and Drug Trafficking case – Jury Trial (result: Not guilty to all charges)
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.
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