Scott was admitted to the Iowa Bar in 1993. He completed his undergraduate degree in 1990, earning a Bachelor’s Degree, cum laude, in Economics and Business Administration from Coe College in Cedar Rapids. He then earned a Master’s Degree in Business Administration and a Juris Doctorate from Drake University in Des Moines. Scott is admitted to practice in all State and Federal Courts located in Iowa.
Scott has had a professional relationship with Mark Gremler for over 24 years. Scott’s primary areas of practice include Wills, Trusts, Probate, Estate Planning, Guardianships/Conservatorships, Real Estate, Income Tax and Elder Law. He is a co-author of the Handbook for Older Iowans and helped produce the Guardianship and Conservatorship Training Video which is distributed by the Iowa State Bar Association. He is also a contributor to the Substitute Decision Making DVD developed by the Iowa Department of Elder Affairs.
Since being admitted to the bar 29 years ago, he has handled many cases involving legal issues including divorce, adoption, bankruptcy, criminal law and debt collection. Prior to joining Wilson Deege Despotovich Riemenschneider & Rittgers, PLC in 2007, Scott was the managing partner for the law firm formerly known as Riemenschneider, Rydell & Smalley.
He is currently a member of the following professional organizations:
- American Bar Association
- Iowa State Bar Association (Probate Section)
- Polk County Bar Association
- Des Moines Estate Planners Forum (President 2015, 2016 and 2017)
Scott was selected as the 2022 recipient of the Alumni Award of Merit for his alma mater, which is bestowed annually on an alumnus who has achieved outstanding success in his or her field and whose professional success exemplifies the superior educational quality and ideals of the school.