Scott Holmes

Scott Holmes

Scott Holmes


“It’s not the will to win that matters– everyone has that. It is the will to prepare to win that matters.”– Paul Bryant


With his background as a high school football and basketball coach, Scott understands the importance of preparation. Scott has taken the lessons he learned in competition and applied them to his practice.  The successes he has achieved for his clients are the direct result.


Scott practices exclusively in civil litigation. While successful resolutions may come in many forms (including negotiated or mediated settlement), Scott relishes the opportunity to try a case to verdict when advantageous for his client.


Scott has been recognized for his ability and dedication to his clients. He has earned the prestigious rank of “AV Preeminent” from Martindale Hubbell, the highest ranking for professional excellence. Other accolades include Birmingham Magazine “Top Attorney ~ Rising Star;”Super Lawyers “Alabama Rising Star;” and Birmingham Magazine “Top Attorney ~ Insurance.”


Scott is admitted to practice in all State and Federal Courts in both Alabama and Mississippi.

Practice Areas

  • Appeals
  • Automobile Litigation
  • Architects and Engineers
  • Bad Faith
  • Breach of Contract
  • Business Litigation
  • Complex Litigation
  • Construction Litigation
  • Coverage Litigation
  • Design Professionals
  • Dram Shop Liability
  • Employment Litigation
  • Extra-Contractual Litigation
  • General Civil Litigation
  • Homeowners’ Liability
  • Insurance Coverage Litigation
  • Intellectual Property
  • Personal Injury Litigation
  • Premises Liability
  • Retail and Restaurant Defense
  • Trucking Litigation
  • Workers’ Compensation
  • Wrongful Death

Legal Education

Scott graduated with Honors from the University of Alabama School of Law. While in law school, Scott is proud to have been recognized as a Hugo Black Scholar. Other law school honors include:

  • Senior editor of the Alabama Law Review
  • Assistant Prosecutor for the UA Honor Court
  • Vice-President of Phi Delta Phi Legal Fraternity
  • Lieutenant Governor for the American Bar Association’s Fifth Circuit
  • Member of the Bench and Bar Legal Honor Society

Recent Notable Results

  • Won summary judgment for a professional engineer and his firm in a case involving the alleged failure of an engineered retaining wall resulting in the collapse of a hillside and damage to both commercial and residential plaintiffs
  • Won a defense verdict in a wrongful death trucking case
  • Defeated an injunction demand that would have stopped construction on a municipal sports complex
  • Won summary judgment in a wrongful death case involving a workplace accident at a quarry
  • Won a defense verdict involving violations of the Federal Truth in Lending Act
  • Won summary judgment in a construction case involving water intrusion on neighboring properties
  • Won summary judgment in a catastrophic injury case involving the collapse of a trench
  • Won dismissal of a case against a commercial landlord for damages resulting from an alleged failure to maintain the premises
  • Won summary judgment in a catastrophic workplace injury case involving the transport of steel tubing
  • Defended numerous construction professionals (including general contractors, subcontractors, engineers, and repair contractors) in binding Arbitration resulting in successful outcomes.
  • Won numerous defense verdicts and summary judgments in serious injury cases involving vehicle accidents


  • Alabama and Mississippi State Bar
  • Birmingham Bar Association


Originally from a small south Alabama community (Rose Hill) in Covington County, Scott now makes his home in Alabaster, Alabama. Outside the office, Scott can generally be found either at a ballpark/gym (supporting one of his four kids), or at home, spending time with his wife, Malina. Scott also enjoys practicing the martial art of Brazilian jiu-jitsu; currently holding the rank of brown belt.