Scott White


859-253-4700 Office

Lexington, KY

Scott White leads the firm’s civil litigation and regulatory practice, drawing on his experience in the Attorney General’s office and 25 years in complex civil and commercial litigation in the courtroom.

Scott’s strong relationships with leading Kentucky litigators and judges are leveraged to serve his clients’ interests and are often levegeraged for economical resolutions short of trial. If a case is tried, his experience is experience and depth of resources are equally valuable in the courtroom.

Additionally, Scott leads our Litigation Practice Group and criminal law practice, focusing on “white collar” crimes such as personal and business tax avoidance, fraud, complex conspiracies and RICO. He also counsels financial institutions that are victims of financial crimes, whose employees may be witnesses in criminal actions, or that need to comply with grand jury subpoenas.

Scott has served as legal counsel for the Alison Grimes for U.S. Senate Campaign during the 2014 election cycle. He has extensive experience in handling a wide range of election law issues, including campaign financing, application of federal and state election laws, and vote fraud cases.

Practice Areas

General Litigation, Criminal Defense – all felonies in state and federal court, Family Law, Election Law, and Crisis Management

Licenses & Admissions


Kentucky (1994), North Carolina (1986)



United States Supreme Court

3rd, 4th, 6th & 9th Circuits Court of Appeals

All Districts in KY, NC, WV

Single Districts in NY, MS, TN, OH, MA & DC


Significant Representative Matters: (includes 70+ jury trials and 50+ bench trials in federal and state forums in civil, criminal and family law).


US v Frankel:  US Supreme Court decision on application of Section 1983 immunity appealability.

Commonwealth v Anthem: $40 million settlement with insurer for benefit of Kentucky on a charitable trust theory which created the “Foundation for A Healthy Kentucky” which studies healthcare issues in Kentucky.

Kentucky v 5 Major Cigarette Companies: Negotiated $1.5 Billion settlement for tobacco farmers harmed by companies Medicaid deal with States

County Fiscal Courts v Comm; Defense of state law on constitutionality of jail regulations.

Rosen v Davis: KY Supreme Court. Defeated attempt by incumbent Judge to remove candidate from election ballot.

Stein v LRC:    KY Supreme Court. Succeeded in striking down legislative redistricting plan on behalf of Senate candidate.

29 Citizens v City of Lexington: Sixth Circuit. Clean Water case leading to $12 million settlement of illegal sanitary and storm water sewer system.

Holifield v Petrino:      Jefferson Circuit. Greyshirt football player sued head coach for failure to award promised scholarship.

Eubanks v Stengel: Sixth Circuit. Defense of abortion laws for State

Griffith v McCall: NC Court of Appeals. Record verdict on behalf of teenager who lost legs in wreck involving negligent design of road

Heleringer v Fletcher for Governor: KY Supreme Court. Case disqualifying lieutenant governor nominee on a slate in 2003 election.

Comm v Blue Flame Energy: Obtained injunction to prevent gas company from drilling in Breaks State Park in Pike County.

Criminal (15 jury trials):

Commonwealth v Conn: prosecution of lawyer for felony campaign finance law violations negotiated diverted probation.

US v John Doe: Defendant in major multi-state cigarette tax fraud resulting in downward departure from 25+ years to 1 year.

Jones v. United States:  Clay 8 case. Largest multi-defendant criminal RICO prosecution in KY obtained reversal on appeal.

US v Wood: Complex child pornography prosecution in which significant penalty reduction obtained for client.

US v Muhammed: sham marriage prosecution to evade immigration laws resulted in dismissal with civil penalty

Commonwealth v Van Heuvan: Class B felony indictment on theft of multiple handguns from store obtained probation for client.

Represented public officials in federal and state investigations leading to no charges.


Chandler for Governor, Chandler for US Congress – general counsel in campaigns

Alison Grimes for US Senate – general counsel for voter protection

Areas of Expertise:
College Attended: University of Kentucky
College Degree Earned: BA - History and English
Law School Attended: University of Kentucky College of Law, 1986
Bar Membership: KY, NC
Bar Year: 1994, 1986