Scott Atherton, an attorney with Atherton Law Group P.A., is also Of Counsel to Jacobson Law P.A.. Scott focuses his practice on fraud and business litigation cases, as well as high stakes e-discovery disputes.
After graduating summa cum laude (top 1%) from Nova Southeastern University, Scott subsequently joined Akerman Senterfitt where he handled a number of high stakes litigations. See, e.g., State Farm Mut. Auto. Ins. Co. v. Kugler, 2011 WL 4389915 (S.D. Fla. Sept 21, 2011) (prosecution of RICO, fraud, and deceptive trade practice claims on behalf of auto insurance carriers seeking in excess of $35 million in damages against physicians, surgery centers, and medical practice managers relating to certain spinal procedures performed on personal injury claimants); Yueh-Mei Kim Nutter, P.A. v. Schober, 2011 WL 1474864 (S.D. Fla. Feb. 4, 2011) (defense of New York-based law firm’s Board of Directors in connection with claims asserted by former equity partners of the firm); Leor Exploration & Production, LLC v. Aguiar, 2010 WL 3782195 (S.D. Fla. Sept. 28, 2010) (obtained order striking plaintiff’s claim seeking over $1 billion in economic damages as a sanction for hacking into a co-defendant’s email account during discovery); AlphaStaff, Inc. v. McDonie, 2010 WL 7368045 (Fla. 17th Jud. Ct. Sept. 27, 2010) (prosecution of defendant involved in large scale trade secret misappropriation scheme which was confirmed after forensic computer investigation revealed that the defendant used an external hard drive to make unauthorized copies of thousands of files).
Scott has continued his complex litigation practice since establishing the Atherton Law Group, P.A., including his representation of clients in fraud cases. See, e.g., Retterath v. Homeland Energy Solutions, LLC, 2014 WL 1515522 (S.D. Fla. Apr. 17, 2014) (counsel for publically registered alternative fuel company in defense of hostile takeover attempt by the company’s largest unit holder. After the unit holder refused to close on a $30,000,000 agreement for the repurchase of his interest in the company, the unit holder attempted to take control of the board of directors and filed a variety of claims against the company, members of its board, and the company’s management, including state and federal securities fraud claims, breach of fiduciary duty claims, claims to enjoin investor votes, and claims alleging certain proxy statements were misleading); Walinbay S.A. v. Fresh Results, LLC, 2014 WL 1259901 (S.D. Fla. Feb. 19, 2014) (obtained an order dismissing civil theft claims in excess of $6,500,000 with prejudice in a case which involved two consolidated federal litigations and related arbitration proceedings concerning membership unit redemption disputes, exclusive distribution agreement litigation, and Uniform Commercial Code claims); ADT LLC v. Security Networks, LLC, 9:12-CV-81120-DTKH (S.D. Fla. 2012) (defense of Lanham Act false advertising and deceptive trade practice claims asserted by public company seeking damages in excess of $25,000,000, as well as permanent injunctive relief).
Prior to going into private practice, Scott served as a law clerk for the Honorable Robert M. Gross, former Chief Judge of the Fourth District Court of Appeals. Scott is also an adjunct professor at the Nova Southeastern University, Shepard Broad Law Center, and received the Adjunct Professor of the Year award in 2011.