Scott D. Morris was born in Long Beach, California and raised in Las Vegas, Nevada. Scott graduated from Faith Lutheran High School and upon graduation, attended Morehouse College in Atlanta, Georgia. At Morehouse, Scott majored in Business Administration and strived for academic excellence. As a result, he earned the Oprah Winfrey Scholarship and was selected for the Morehouse Spring Tour. On the Spring Tour, Scott, along with a cohort of top business students represented Morehouse to Fortune 500 companies in Casablanca, Morocco; Istanbul, Turkey; and Paris, France. At the end of his senior year, Scott graduated at the top of his class with Magna Cum Laude and Phi Beta Kappa honors.
Upon graduating from Morehouse, Scott was determined to give back and inspire others to pursue educational excellence because of the great benefit that it brought to his life. To pursue this ideal, he applied and was accepted into Teach for America, an organization dedicated to cultivating leaders to improve the quality of education throughout the United States. Scott taught High School Algebra I/II and Special Education in Phoenix, Arizona. Upon successful completion of his Teach for America commitment, Scott was accepted to the William S. Boyd School of Law and received a Public Interest Fellowship for his demonstrated commitment to public service.
While in law school, Scott was elected President of the Black Law Students Association and led the organization to receive the honors of Local, Regional, and National Chapter of the Year for the first and only time in the history of the William S. Boyd School of Law. In addition, Scott was elected by his peers to deliver the Commencement speech at the Spring graduation ceremony. After passing the Nevada bar exam, Scott accepted a clerkship in Clark County District Court where he specialized in Guardianship, Probate, and Family Law.
Upon completion of his clerkship, Scott’s desire help people receive justice made personal injury a perfect fit. Scott’s clerkship equipped him with extensive knowledge of civil court procedure and the ability to address guardianship, probate, and family law issues that frequently arise in personal injury cases.
When he is not working, Scott enjoys deep sea fishing, international travel, exercise, and spending quality time with family & friends.
- William S. Boyd School of Law, University of Nevada, Las Vegas
- Morehouse College
B.A. Business Administration