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Timothy H. Scott

Partner, New Orleans
t: 617.722.0044
f: 617.532.5899


Tim Scott is a partner in the Firm's New Orleans and Boston offices. His practice emphasizes employment litigation, particularly discrimination, harassment, retaliation, wage and hour, and restrictive covenant claims. Tim has successfully handled a number of jury and bench trials, class and collective actions, arbitrations, and appeals.

Tim also provides practical, timely advice to employers on a day-to-day basis on issues relating to compliance with various state and federal labor and employment laws, as well as issues applicable to educational institutions.

Additionally, Tim handles traditional labor law proceedings before the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB), particularly union representation cases on behalf of management, and workplace safety and health matters involving the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA).

Tim is a frequent speaker and trainer on a variety of employment law topics including wage and hour compliance, medical leave and disability laws, and harassment and discrimination claim avoidance.

Tim is a core member of the Firm’s Dealership Practice Group. In this regard, Tim represents and advises automobile dealerships across the country on labor and employment compliance issues. He has served as the General Labor Counsel for the Louisiana Automobile Dealers Association since 2006.   

He is "AV" Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell, and he has been listed in The Best Lawyers in America since 2012. He has also been listed in Chambers USA, America's Leading Business Lawyers since 2013.


Reported Cases

  • O’Daniel v. Industrial Service Solutions, U.S.D.C., M.D. LA, 2018 WL 265585, affirmed U.S. 5th Cir., 922 F.3d 299 (motion to dismiss granted for employer)
  • Gonzalez v. Premier Quality Imports, LLC, U.S.D.C., E.D. LA, 2018 WL 1875863 (summary judgment granted for employer)  
  • Vallee v. Gerry Lane Hummer-Saab, LLC, U.S.D.C., M.D. LA, 2013 WL 1296680 (summary judgment granted for employer)
  • Huntsberry v. Willamette Valley Co., U.S.D.C., W.D. LA, 2012 WL 3744761 (summary judgment granted for employer)
  • McKenna v. Summit Consulting, Inc., U.S.D.C., M.D. LA, 2011 WL 2552530 (summary judgment granted for employer)
  • Upshaw v. ISI Specialists, U.S.D.C., M.D. LA, 2009 WL 10679108 (summary judgment granted for employer)
  • Harlan v. Comcast Cable, U.S.D.C., W.D. LA, 2008 WL 11515580 (motion to dismissed granted for employer)
  • Novak v. Almatis Inc., U.S.D.C., M.D. LA, 2007 WL 9702686 (motion to dismiss for improper venue granted for employer)
  • Horak v. Glazer’s Wholesale Drug Co., Inc., U.S.D.C., N.D. TX, 2006 WL 2017110 (summary judgment granted for employer)
  • Scott v. CSR Hydro Conduit, U.S.D.C., W.D. LA, 2005 WL 1669610 (summary judgment granted for employer)
  • McNealy v. Emerson Elec. Co., U.S.D.C., M.D. LA, 603 F.Supp2d 613 (summary judgment granted for employer)
  • Pinsonat v. JE Merit Constructors, Inc., U.S.D.C., M.D. LA, 962 F.Supp. 848, affirmed U.S. 5th Cir. (summary judgment granted for employer)
  • Walker v. Southern Holdings, Inc., U.S.D.C., M.D. LA, 934 F.Supp. 197 (summary judgment granted for employer)
  • Wyvill v. United Companies Life Ins. Co., U.S. 5th Cir., 212 F.3d 296 (jury verdicts vacated, all claims dismissed on appeal)

Honors & Leadership

Honors & Awards

  • Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America (2012 - 2021)
  • Listed as a Top Lawyer in New Orleans Magazine in 2020
  • "AV" Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell 
  • Listed in Chambers USA, America's Leading Business Lawyers since 2013

Professional Activities

  • Louisiana Automobile Dealers Association, General Labor Counsel (2006 – present)
  • National Association of Dealer Counsel, Member
  • AutoTeam America, Associate Member
  • Louisiana State Bar Association: Member of the House of Delegates  (2019 – present)
  • Louisiana State Bar Association:  Assistant Bar Examiner – Federal Procedure (2017 – present)
  • Greater New Orleans Executive Association:  Member (2012 – present);  President-Elect (2021)
  • YMCA of Greater New Orleans, Board Member (2007 – 2012)




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