Emerson Scott, LLP
Experience. Integrity. Results.
Our attorneys have been award winning for the last 17 years, including Top 100 Trial Lawyers in America and AV Preeminent. They are also members of the National Trial Lawyers, American Association for Justice, AAJ Class Action Litigation Group, and Advocate for Justice Associates.
With over 40 years of experience in law and financial analysis, our attorneys are well-versed and ready to take your case. Our attorneys are licensed to practice in multiple states and federal courts and have served as consultants for cases internationally.
Emerson Scott, LLP is focused on complex commercial litigation with a concentration in consumer protection, antitrust and securities fraud, shareholder derivative actions, personal injury, wrongful death, products liability, premises liability, oil field accidents, trucking accidents, professional negligence, whistleblower actions, and criminal defense.
- Class Actions
- Antitrust and Securities Fraud
- Shareholder Derivative Actions
- Personal Injury
- Criminal Defense
Class actions serve to hold corporations accountable and protect consumers from future harm, helping to change the way corporations do business. Emerson Scott, LLP focuses on securities, financial, and consumer class action cases that serve a large group who have been harmed by corporations. We are focused on bringing integrity to class action cases and holding corporations accountable for their actions. Class actions are often the best path forward to solving the problem and preventing future harm to others when a corporation has done something that has harmed multiple individuals.
Our attorneys bring a wide range of national and international experience in consumer class action cases, serving plaintiffs in both the United States and Canada. In the United States, our attorneys have successfully prosecuted cases such as Genetically Modified Rice Litigation, Farmers Insurance Group of Companies FCRA Litigation, Bisphenol-A Baby Bottle Litigation, Gerber’s and Carter’s “Tag-less” Baby Clothing Litigation, TFT-LCD Antitrust Litigation, Trans-Pacific Airline Surcharge Antitrust Litigation, Cathode Ray Tube Antitrust Litigation, and many other complex class action, shareholder derivative, and consumer cases. They have also served as consultants for class actions in Canadian courts, including Canadian Medtronic Pacemaker Pacing Lead Product Liability, Canadian Compact Disc Antitrust Litigation, the Canadian Publishers Clearing House Litigation, and others.
Antitrust and securities fraud actions help to ensure an open and fair marketplace where consumers benefit from competition and corporate honesty. Emerson Scott, LLP focuses on antitrust and securities fraud when corporations impede competition or an honest and open market. We focus on holding accountable corporations who have colluded with or coerced against others to reduce competition or given false pretense for investors. We also help individuals who have been victims of broker and brokerage fraud.
Our attorneys have extensive experience in antitrust and securities fraud cases, representing plaintiffs and serving as consultants for large and complex securities fraud and antitrust cases. We have represented plaintiffs in the Compact Disc Music Litigation, High Pressure Laminates Antitrust Litigation, CRT (Cathode Ray Tube) Antitrust Litigation, Flash Memory Antitrust Litigation, GPU (Graphics Processing Units) Antitrust Litigation, Ocean Shipping Antitrust Litigation, TFT-LCD (Flat Panel) Antitrust Litigation, and Trans-Pacific Airline Surcharge Litigation, among others.
Our antitrust and securities fraud attorneys are currently working on a number of cases including Liquid Aluminum Sulfate Antitrust Litigation (direct purchasers), Aluminum Warehousing Antitrust Litigation (direct purchasers), Domestic Airlines Antitrust Litigation (direct purchasers), Lithium-Ion Battery Antitrust Litigation, CRT (Cathode Ray Tube) Antitrust Litigation, TFT-LCD (Flat Panel) Antitrust Litigation, Trans-Pacific Antitrust Litigation, and FSC Securities Fraud Litigation, among others.
Shareholder derivative actions are not class actions but are representative litigation. These cases occur following failures in corporate governance and compliance by a company’s board of directors or may relate to some other malfeasance by a majority of the board constituting a breach of fiduciary duties owed to the company. We focus on holding directors and officers accountable for failures that they caused and which damages the company in question. Emerson Scott, LLP has a long history of success in both federal and state courts in this type of litigation.
Our attorneys have successfully used shareholder derivative actions to stop corporate board malfeasance and bring improvements to governance and compliance. Most notably, our attorneys served as lead counsel in the Computer Associates Shareholder Derivative Litigation in the Federal District Court for the Eastern District of New York, a case that is now seen as a prime example of using shareholder derivative actions to force positive changes in corporate governance. Our attorneys have also served as co-lead counsel on a number of other shareholder derivative actions that resulted in improved governance and compliance, including In Re Nicor, Inc. Shareholder Derivative Litigation, In Re Cryolife Derivative Litigation, AOL Time Warner Shareholder Derivative Litigation, Crompton (now known as Chemtura) Shareholder Derivative Litigation, and others.
When you or a loved on has been injured or abused, seeking the help of an experienced attorney can help you start on a path towards repairing the damage done. Emerson Scott, LLP represents clients in personal injury cases in a wide range of disciplines, including drug injuries, medical malpractice, accidents, nursing home abuse, and other types of personal injury. The personal injury attorneys in Little Rock and Houston focus on complex cases, including cases with multiple parties involved.
Our personal injury attorney team at Emerson Scott, LLP serves clients by investigating personal injury claims and finding the best path forward. We strive to help clients receive compensation for injury or loss in personal injury claims. We focus our personal injury practice on cases where individuals have been hurt by medical devices, such as hip replacements or prescription drugs, have suffered nursing home abuse or neglect, or were injured in a trucking accident, oil field accident, or other significant accident.
Criminal charges are frightening and often very complex. Having an experienced attorney at your side who is ready to fight for your rights is imperative when you have been charged criminally. Emerson Scott, LLP represents clients in criminal defense cases for a range of criminal charges, including felonies, misdemeanors, drug crimes, white collar crimes, among others.
The Little Rock criminal defense attorney team at Emerson Scott, LLP are experienced trial lawyers who understand the criminal justice system. We believe you are entitled to a fair trial. We serve our clients by ensuring the burden of proof is placed on the prosecution and negotiating on behalf of our clients with prosecutors. Our attorneys are members of The National Trial Lawyers Association, Advocates for Justice, Texas Trial Lawyers Association, American Association for Justice, and the state bar associations where our offices are located.
Meet Our Talented Team
John Emerson and David Scott are the principal attorneys at Emerson Scott, LLP. With over 45 years of combined experience, our attorneys are ready to serve clients in a range of practice areas that involve complex litigation. Our attorneys have a strong history of successfully serving clients in multiple states and countries. Our attorneys have been recognized for professional excellence by Martindale-Hubbell and superior qualifications of leadership, reputation, influence, stature, and public profile by the CFA Institute and the National Trial Lawyers.