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Scott A. Krystiniak, Attorney at Law

Scott A. Krystiniak is a Wolcott Rivers Gates attorney focusing his practice on litigation within a broad range of practice areas for both business and individual clients. He frequently advises on liability and risk analysis and asset protection and brings a creative, tactical, and effective approach to conflict resolution and problem solving. If ultimately faced with having to defend against or pursue lawsuits, clients can rely on Scott as an experienced trial lawyer that has achieved a substantial number of successful outcomes in both jury and bench trials. At the heart of his practice, Scott serves as his clients’ legal “quarterback” and strives to lead, manage, and drive his clients to favorable and efficient results both in and out of the courtroom.

Scott joined the firm after serving as a judicial law clerk for the Seventh Judicial Circuit of Virginia where he had the unique privilege of working for some of the best and most respected judges in the Commonwealth.  Prior to clerking, he received his Juris Doctor from The College of William & Mary, Marshall-Wythe School of Law, and, while pursuing his law degree, served as the President of the Student Bar Association and as a staff member of the William & Mary Business Law Review. He also gained valuable experience providing legal assistance to military veterans as a part of the Lewis B. Puller, Jr. Veterans Benefits Clinic and working in the legal department, compliance department, and corporate office of a Fortune 500 company. Upon graduating from law school, he was awarded the ABA State and Local Government Law Award for excellence in land use, zoning, and planning courses and the Dean’s Certificate for service to the law school community.

 

Bar Admissions
  • Virginia
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Virginia
Education
  • The College of William & Mary, Marshall-Wythe School of Law, Williamsburg, Virginia
    Juris Doctor
  • Adrian College, Adrian, Michigan
    B.A., summa cum laude, English & Philosophy
  • I'Anson-Hoffman Inn of Court
  • Virginia Bar Association
  • Norfolk & Portsmouth Bar Association
  • Virginia Beach Bar Association
  • CBDX
  • “From Wreckage Comes Reason: How Detroit’s Chapter 9 Filing Helps Develop a Practicable and Principled ‘Good Faith’ Standard,” 7 Wm. & Mary Bus. L. Rev. 235 (2016)      
  • “From the Barracks to the Bench: A Brief Look at the History of Veterans on the Supreme Court” The Lewis B. Puller, Jr. Veterans Benefits Clinic’s Veterans Law and Benefits Blog, March 23, 2016
  • I'Anson-Hoffman Inn of Court
  • Virginia Bar Association
  • Norfolk & Portsmouth Bar Association
  • Virginia Beach Bar Association
  • CBDX
  • “From Wreckage Comes Reason: How Detroit’s Chapter 9 Filing Helps Develop a Practicable and Principled ‘Good Faith’ Standard,” 7 Wm. & Mary Bus. L. Rev. 235 (2016)      
  • “From the Barracks to the Bench: A Brief Look at the History of Veterans on the Supreme Court” The Lewis B. Puller, Jr. Veterans Benefits Clinic’s Veterans Law and Benefits Blog, March 23, 2016