Wayne State University Law School, J.D., 1985
University of Michigan-Dearborn, with distinction, B.A., 1982
- U.S. District Court
- Eastern District of Michigan
- Western District of Michigan
- U.S. Court of Appeals
- Sixth Circuit
Scott Feuer views each case as an opportunity to further client interests, whether it is an insurance company, health care professional, police officer or other business.
As a trial lawyer, he has tried dozens of jury trials, most of which have resulted in victories. As an appellate specialist, Scott has argued 120 cases in the Michigan Court of Appeals and Michigan Supreme Court.
Scott has 36 years of experience in defending insurance companies, their insureds and self-insured entities. His practice concentrates on the defense of high exposure litigation involving complex medical malpractice cases, catastrophic personal injury cases and fraudulent claims. He also handles a wide variety of civil defense matters including professional licensing, police misconduct, wrongful incarceration, liquor liability and general liability.
Scott is a regular contributor to the Institute of Continuing Education. He is a contributing author to the seminal Michigan text, Torts: Michigan Law & Practice. He also prepares an annual update on developments in Michigan law, which is published in conjunction with that text. He has also published articles in professional journals in an effort minimize liability exposure for those professionals.
He sits on both Medical Malpractice and General Liability Case Evaluation Panels in Wayne, Oakland, Macomb and Washtenaw counties.
News & Events
- Insurance Defense - Scott has made favorable law in Michigan for insurance companies and their insureds, through the numerous decisions he has received from both the Court of Appeals and Supreme Court. For example, he has received appellate victories that make it difficult to sue a psychiatrist for failing to prevent a suicide (since suicide is inherently unpredictable), that make it difficult for a plaintiff to succeed simply because a defendant inadvertently destroyed evidence, that provide professionals, who testify pursuant to court order, with quasi-judicial immunity and strong Michigan case law that establishes that an owner of a business should not be liable for failing to prevent a criminal attack of a third party that occurs on its premises.
- Municipal Liability - Cases being filed against police officers for alleged police misconduct, assaults, and violations of civil rights, and wrongful incarceration are becoming more prevalent. Prosecutors are routinely dropping charges against convicted felons because a witness recants testimony, a story goes viral in the media, or the officers involved were alleged to have committed misconduct in another unrelated matter. Often upon release from prison, the felon alleges that he was wrongfully convicted and sues the police officers involved in the case. Even if the case has no merit, there is pressure to settle and many fine officers are traumatized by bogus allegations. Scott and team aggressively defends these cases and counsels police officer clients to help get through the trauma of litigation.