Scott Anderson


Atlanta, GA
D 770-303-8638
[email protected]


  • Mercer University – Walter F. George School of Law. Juris Doctorate. Magna cum laude
  • The University of Toledo. Bachelor of Arts. Magna cum laude. Political Science. Honors program.

Scott Eric Anderson is a Partner in Freeman Mathis & Gary’s Atlanta office. As a true litigator and trial tactician, Scott brings diverse litigation, trial and appellate experience to serve a full spectrum of the legal needs of businesses, business owners, professionals, and fiduciaries through the firm’s Commercial/D&O, Professional Liability, Employment, and Torts and Catastrophic Loss Groups. Scott is also the vice-chair of the firm’s Georgia Torts practice section, and a member of the firm’s trial committee. Scott understands the risks, benefits, human factors, and issues surrounding complex contested matters. In addition, Scott’s life, work, and military experiences coupled with his professionalism, compassion, and roll-up-the-sleeves attitude gives him a unique perspective and insight to strategically handle complex cases.

In his commercial litigation practice, Scott combines his diverse trial and litigation experience with a unique understanding of business and commercial issues to advance aggressive, practical, and effective litigation strategies. Scott has commercial litigation experience in the following areas:

  • complex commercial and business litigation;
  • receiverships;
  • business divorce or shareholder/partnership/member disputes;
  • disputes arising out of non-compete/non-solicitation agreements;
  • disputes related to trade secrets;
  • business torts;
  • breach of contract claims;
  • financial services (including securities and banking) disputes;
  • fiduciary litigation; and
  • director and officer litigation (D&O).

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Representative Cases & Clients

Successfully removed a trustee of multi-million dollar marital and residual trusts, which included significant businesses in Southern Georgia, on an emergency and preliminary basis on behalf of the first successor trustee, and recovered millions of dollars on behalf of my client that were misappropriated by the initial trustee, and unwound inappropriate multiple trust transfers by the initial trustee in breach of her fiduciary duties.  Kemp v. Kemp, Superior Court of Tift County, Civil Action number 2014CV241; Kemp v. Kemp, 337 Ga. App. 627, 627, 788 S.E.2d 517, 518 (2016).

Successful jury trial verdict on behalf of the executrix of an estate to recover monies and property misappropriated by the decedent’s son prior to the decedent’s death. Subsequently, prevailed on post-judgment collection efforts after discovery and recouping monies fraudulently conveyed by the judgment debtor. Debra K. Montford, as Executrix of the Estate of Robert L. Sims v. Robert Timothy Sims, Houston County Superior Court, Civil action number 2010CV099159; and subsequent fraudulent conveyance action Debra K. Montford, as Executrix of the Estate of Robert L. Sims v. Robert Timothy Sims, Charlotte J. Sims, and Defense Finance & Accounting Services, Houston County Superior Court, Civil action number 2013CV107904.

Successful motion for a new trial in an accountant malpractice case based upon an improper jury charge presented by the opposing party and approved by the trial court over objection, and defeat of interlocutory appeal on the same issue. Paul N. Ware, et al. v. Whittington, Jones & Rudert, CPA’s, P.C, Superior Court of Floyd County, Civil action number 09CV03329JFL0003;  Whittington, Jones & Rudert, CPA’s, P.C. v. Paul N. Ware, et al., Georgia Court of Appeals, A13I0148 (2013).

Obtained defense summary judgment on behalf of Oconee Regional Medical Center on claims brought by a doctor attempting to rescind a shared services agreement and defeated the subsequent  application for discretionary appeal. Marshall Grillo v. Oconee Regional Medical Center, Baldwin County Superior Court, Civil action number 10CV44749;  Marshall Grillo v. Oconee Regional Medical Center, Georgia Court of Appeals A11D0495 (2011).

  • Georgia Defense Lawyers Associatoin
  • Defense Research institute
  • Georgia Bar Association
  • Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association
Awards and Recognition
  • National Institute for Trial Advocacy certification