About Joshua D. Scott

Josh focuses his practice on assisting clients with complex litigation, with a particular emphasis on commercial disputes, catastrophic personal injuries and wrongful death actions, and professional liability defense in both state and federal courts throughout Missouri and Kansas.

As a former insurance claims professional, Josh understands insurance coverages and the multitude of insurance-related issues that might arise during the course of litigation. He also has experience identifying, evaluating, and enforcing indemnity rights on behalf of clients in a variety of contexts.

Josh takes a collaborative approach to representing his clients and understands the importance of keeping clients informed and prepared for all stages of litigation. He will aggressively represent your interests but understands the importance of providing practical advice based on an accurate assessment of the merits of your case.

  • Education

    J.D., University of Missouri School of Law, cum laude
    B.A., University of Missouri

  • Awards & Publications

    Ike Skelton, Sr. Award for Excellence in Trial Practice

  • Significant Accomplishments

    • Roberson v. Sinclair of Lee’s Summit, et al

      Obtained a defense verdict for a California-based finance company in a case alleging violations of the Missouri Merchandising Practices Act following a five-day jury trial in Jackson County, Missouri.

    • Matthews v. Knightbrook Insurance Co. et al

      Venue: Jackson County, Missouri

      John Bordeau and Josh Scott obtained summary judgment in this insurance coverage dispute, in which a plaintiff claimed she was entitled to automobile liability benefits as a passenger in a vehicle struck by an uninsured motorist. However, the insurance policy at issue was a collateral protection policy purchased by the lender to protect their collateral interest in the subject vehicle. The court held that this type of policy is not subject to the Missouri Motor Vehicle Financial Responsibility Law and that there were no Uninsured Motorist benefits available.

  • Bar Admissions & Professional Affiliations

    U.S. District Court, Western District of Missouri
    U.S. District Court, District of Kansas
    U.S. Court of Appeals for the 8th Circuit
    The Missouri Bar
    Kansas Bar Association
    Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association