Scott L. Knox has been lead counsel in numerous jury and non-jury trials at the state and federal levels after 24 years as the Brevard County Attorney and 10 years in private practice, . In Brevard County alone, he successfully handled several cases involving multi-million-dollar claims. Over the years, Scott has also handled about 30 appeals, arguing before three of Florida’s District Courts of Appeal, as well as the Florida Supreme Court (in three cases). He has authored several Amicus briefs in the U.S. Supreme Court on behalf of the county.
Scott has vast experience in property rights law, especially in eminent domain litigation initiated by the Florida Deptartment of Transportation, Pinellas, Pasco and Brevard Counties, all of which involved government authorized takings of private property for roadway, parks and utility purposes. His eminent domain experience was developed in both the public sector—where he handled hundreds of parcels—and in private practice. Scott has represented both government and private interests in inverse condemnation claims involving uncompensated physical and regulatory takings by governmental entities. He handled several Bert J. Harris Act claims involving non-taking reductions in value caused by the first- time application of regulations enacted after July of 1995. Scott has defended and pursued civil rights actions, claims for statutory ways of necessity, and administrative proceedings involving developments of regional impact.