Scott graduated high school in Kingston, Oklahoma and attended the University of Oklahoma, majoring in Mathematics, and attended law school at the University of Oklahoma. In law school, Scott graduated with the highest honors (summa cum laude), ranking 8th in class. He was a member of the Order of the Coif, Oklahoma Law Review, American Indian Law Review and received the AMJUR Award for highest scores in Corporations.
Scott began practicing law in Joplin, Missouri, specializing in a Plaintiff’s firm and practicing mainly medical negligence. Scott moved to Ardmore, Oklahoma in 2000 to practice with his mentor and friend, Dan Little.