Scott provides a vision for long-term growth strategy, and sets the tone for culture within the workplace.
There was never any doubt in Scott’s mind that one day he would become an attorney – as his father and grandfather did before him. He earned his undergraduate degree at the University of Southern California, then enrolled in law school shortly thereafter. After achieving his juris doctorate, he returned to Ohio and joined the firm to work alongside his father and mentor, Bob Weltman. In the early ’90s, Scott helped to develop the firm’s Probate Recovery practice area, which he would later chair. He became a shareholder in 1996, and was elected managing shareholder in 2012. In 2017, he celebrated 25 years with the firm.
As managing shareholder, Scott provides mentorship and goals to associates, shareholders, and firm leadership. He fosters a collaborative environment and encourages a client-first mentality across every business unit. As a litigator, he represents matters involving commercial and consumer collection litigation. Working hand-in-hand with businesses owners, COO’s, CFO’s, recovery managers, and collection managers, he aims to recover unpaid B2B receivables, commercial loans, and complex debts, with the goal to obtain the best possible outcome for his client.
When Scott takes on a case, he doesn’t just “push paper” – he gets invested. He recollects a case where his client’s employee was caught embezzling several hundred thousand dollars. The employee was arrested and the police seized a large number of assets that were purchased with the stolen money, including TV’s, airline tickets, sports tickets, and traveler’s checks. The assets were tied up in police custody, but Scott filed a suit with the court requesting access so the assets could be liquidated. The court granted his request, and Scott was able to recover a sizeable amount of money for his client.
Scott resides in a suburb of Cleveland with his wife of nearly 25 years. Together they have three children. As a huge sports fan, he enjoys watching and attending just about any type of sporting event – especially college football and Indians baseball. He also enjoys traveling and working out at his local gym.
Honors & Distinctions
Martindale-Hubbell AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review Rated Attorney
Ohio Super Lawyers List (2005, 2007, 2010-18)
Ohio Rising Stars List (2005)
U.S. District Court for the Central District of California (1989)
U.S. Supreme Court (2001)
J.D., University of Southern California, The Law School (1989)
B.S., magna cum laude, University of Southern California (1986)
Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association: Member
Ohio State Bar Association: Member
State Bar of California: Member
Order of the Coif: Member
Adult Guardianship Services: Board Member
Beta Gamma Sigma: Member
Park Synagogue: Vice President
Phi Kappa Phi: Member