Scott was born and raised on the south side of Chicago (McKinley Park) and in the southwest suburbs (Oak Lawn). His father Darrell was a union boilermaker who died at the age of 43 from asbestos exposure. His great grandfather was one of the founding members of the Railroad Workers’ Union in Chicago. His mother is a retired medical office administrator and doting grandmother. Scott attended high school at St. Laurence in Burbank, college at Loyola University of Chicago and law school at Chicago-Kent College of Law. He lives in Tinley Park with his wife Tricia, a criminal prosecutor, and children Jack (9) and Colleen (6).
Scott has been a trial lawyer for the past 20+ years. During that time, he has represented both plaintiffs and defendants in civil cases involving personal injuries, contract disputes and insurance coverage. He has tried 26 cases to verdict, most of them before juries, and has handled 11 appeals, all of which he has won. He has been a partner with the 20-attorney law firm of Best, Vanderlaan & Harrington since 2005, which was the start of a most historic and wonderful year for Scott as an avid White Sox fan. Scott would be honored to be elected by the people of the south and southwest suburbs where he lives to be a Cook County judge and preside over the issues and disputes that impact those in his community.