John P. Scott

John P. Scott


John Scott was born and raised in Beaumont, Texas.  After earning a BBA from the University of Texas, he graduated with honors from the University of Houston law school in 1981. Mr.Scott  began his legal career at Andrews & Kurth law firm in Houston where he practiced litigation from 1981 until 1992. He was named a partner at Andrews & Kurth in 1989.

Mr. Scott and three other partners left Andrews & Kurth and started their own law firm, Cruse, Scott, Henderson & Allen. In 2010 they changed the name of the firm to Shepherd, Scott, Clawater & Houston, L.L.P., and later to Scott, Clawater & Houston.

Mr. Scott has practiced for over thirty years as a trial lawyer, with a focus on civil litigation, including legal and medical malpractice defense, commercial disputes and administrative licensing proceedings before the Texas Board of Medical Examiners.

Mr. Scott is board certified by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization in Personal Injury Trial Law and has been recertified every five years since 1992. He is also an associate member of the American Board of Trial Advocates and has earned the highest rating in legal ability and ethical standards  He has been recognized as one of Houston’s top lawyers by H Houston magazine and has been consistently listed as a “Super Lawyer” by Texas Monthly.

Mr. Scott has tried cases in multiple counties throughout the State of Texas and is licensed in all Texas state courts and all federal courts in the State of Texas. He is married to Kathy Scott, a real estate agent who also holds a law degree, and they have three children and four grandchildren.

The University of Texas, 1978  |  B.B.A.
University of Houston, 1981 ||J.D. with Honors

Medical Malpractice
Legal Malpractice
Personal Injury Litigation
Business Litigation
Texas Medical Board Representation
Texas Nursing Board Representation

1981, State Bar of Texas
United States District Courts
Southern and Eastern Districts of Texas
United States Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit

State Bar of Texas
Houston Bar Association
International Association of Defense Counsel
Board Certified, Personal Injury Law, Texas Board of Legal Specialization
American Board of Trial Advocates, Associate Member


2727 Allen Parkway,Suite 500,Houston,Texas,77019