Attorney Don Scott is a former United States Naval Officer. He understands integrity, service and sacrifice.
Don was raised by a determined single mother from what some would call a disadvantaged socio-economic background. However, his mother, brothers and sisters always had each other and they believed in working hard and fighting for what you believe in no matter the odds. It was a lesson that would carry him throughout his life.
Don graduated from Texas A&M University, where he pledged Pi Omicron Chapter, Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. He obtained his law degree from LSU.
Don was commissioned as a Naval Officer in 1987, where he served as a surface warfare and legal officer on the USS John Hancock. Following his Naval career, Don took an entry-level position with a multi-million dollar corporation, then rose through the ranks to Senior Vice President.
In 2015, Don fulfilled a lifelong dream and founded the Law Office of Don Scott. He has represented over a thousand clients, fighting for justice. He’s a member of the Portsmouth Bar Association, the Old Dominion Bar Association, the Virginia State Bar Association, the Virginia Association of Criminal Defense Attorneys, and the Virginia Trial Lawyers Association.
Don sits on several boards and commissions, including Future of Hampton Roads, the 1st Vice President of the Southeastern Employment and Training Association, and as a Commissioner for the Portsmouth Economic Development Association. In the past, he served as the chair of the National Associate of Workforce Development Professionals, on the board for the California Workforce Association, and as a member and board member of 200+ Men Hampton Roads. He’s also a member of the Eureka Club, is a lifetime VFW member, post #993 Craddock, and a lifetime member of the NAACP.
Don is an active member of his church and is active on several community boards and fraternity organizations. He enjoys playing competitive duplicate bridge, playing golf, and spending time with his family.