Scott R. Pool
Areas of Practice
Civil Trial and Appellate Practice
Complex Civil Litigation
Insurance Coverage and Disputes
Main: (573) 636-2614 | Direct: (573) 636-6754
Scott is an experienced trial attorney with a diverse and complex litigation practice, ranging from defending wrongful death and serious personal injury claims, to employment discrimination, insurance coverage, and commercial disputes. For over 30 years, Scott has successfully litigated cases throughout Missouri in Federal, State and administrative courts.
Scott also represents clients in appellant matters. He serves as a Special Assistant Attorney General for the state of Missouri and has done so since 1999. When a legal dispute arises, Scott works closely with his client to determine whether an early resolution or aggressive litigation will best serve their objective.
Scott is rated “AV” (the highest rating possible) by Martindale-Hubbell in the categories: Litigation, Medical Malpractice, Professional Liability, Legal Ability, and Ethical Standards. Scott is recognized as a Super Lawyer, which is recognition as top attorney in his field, and is only conferred on 5% of practicing attorneys.
Scott has been named a Trial Master for the Attorney General of Missouri. Only 14 attorneys serve in this position. As a Trial Master, Scott provides training and mentorship to the next generation of public service attorneys.
Scott is a member of the United States Court of Appeals for the 8th Circuit, and the United States District Court for the Western and Eastern Districts of Missouri. He is also a member of the Missouri Organization of Defense Lawyers.
Professional and community involvement is important to Scott: he has served on multiple charitable boards; is the past president of the Cole County Bar Association; and prior to entering private practice, Scott was an Assistant Attorney General from 1993-1999 where he prosecuted criminal, civil, and administrative matters. Scott is a past law clerk to the late Missouri Supreme Court Chief Justice Charles Blackmar. He is a former hearing officer for the Missouri Commission for Human Rights.
A native of Jefferson City, Scott is a third generation Cole County attorney. He learned the special importance of the Attorney-Client relationship from his grandfather Henry Andrae and father J. Kelly Pool II.
Scott is a graduate of Missouri State University and the University of Arkansas School of Law where he was on the Dean’s list and was awarded the BNA Academic Achievement Award. While in college, Scott played Division I football for the Missouri State Bears on a full varsity athletic scholarship. Scott is a past citizen, counselor, dean, and director of the American Legion Missouri Boys State Program, and is honored to be included in its WHO of MBS.
Scott is rated “AV” (the highest rating possible) by Martindale-Hubbell®, in the categories of Litigation, Medical Malpractice, Professional Liability, Legal Ability, and Ethical Standards.