Meet Don

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.

News From the Campaign Trail

Don Scott Secures Democratic Nomination for 80th District


Costella Williams, Campaign Manager

PORTSMOUTH, VA – 05/22/2019 – Today, the Portsmouth Democratic Committee announced that Attorney Don Scott has been named the Democratic nominee for the 80th District in the House of Delegates, after no other candidate filed to participate in an upcoming caucus.

“Its been heartening to see such strong support from our community since we announced my candidacy,” said Scott.  “It just goes to show you the people of Portsmouth are united and ready for new representation in the General Assembly.”  

A scheduled caucus for June 1, 2019 at 9 AM has been cancelled.    

The 80th District seat became vacant when Delegate Matthew James resigned after receiving a gubernatorial appointment.