M. Scott Fisher, Jr.

Associate

Scott Fisher’s practice concentrates on defending local government entities and their employees against civil rights claims asserting constitutional violations and claims under federal law.  Mr. Fisher is experienced in handing claims related to Section 1983, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Rehabilitation Act, the Fair Housing Act, and other federal and state statutes.  He also defends claims involving defamation, malicious prosecution, intentional torts, and negligence, including claims involving premises liability, negligent hiring, and negligent retention.

Bar Admissions

  • Colorado, 2018
  • District of Columbia, 2016
  • Virginia, 2009
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, District of Colorado
  • U.S. District Court, District of Columbia
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Virginia
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Virginia

Location

Denver Office
1001 17th Street
Suite 300
Denver, CO 80202

Education

JD: The Catholic University of America, Columbus School of Law, 2009
BA: University of Virginia, 2005, American Politics and Sociology, Minor in Astronomy

Contact

fisherm@hallevans.com

More About
Scott

Career Distinctions & Honors
  • Virginia Super Lawyers®, “Rising Star,” Civil Litigation Defense, 2013-2018
Professional Experience
  • Prior to joining Hall & Evans, Scott was a Partner at Harman Claytor Corrigan & Wellman in Richmond, Virginia.
Professional Associations
  • Federal Bar Association, Richmond Chapter
    • Board, 2016-2018
    • Government Relations Liaison to FBA National
  • Henrico County Bar Association
  • Richmond Bar Association
  • Virginia Bar Association
  • Virginia Association of Defense Attorneys
  • Defense Research Institute
  • Local Government Attorneys Association
  • Virginia State Bar
    • Young Lawyers Conference
      • Chair, Committee on Admission and Orientation, 2012-2013
      • Sponsor Coordinator & Ad Hoc Admissions, 2011-2012
Decisions
  • Adams v. Ferguson, 884 F.3d 219 (4th Cir. 2018)
  • Altamira-Rojas v. City of Richmond, 184 F.Supp. 3d 290 (E.D. Va. May 4, 2016)
  • Pleasants v. Town of Louisa, No. 3:11-CV-00032, 2014 WL 1050430 (W.D. Va. Mar. 18, 2014), aff’d sub nom. Pleasants v. Rigsby, 603 F. App’x 126 (4th Cir. 2015)
  • Woodson v. City of Richmond, Va., 2 F.Supp.3d 804, 807 (E.D. Va. 2014)
  • Pleasants v. Town of Louisa, 847 F. Supp. 2d 864 (W.D. Va. 2012), aff’d in part, rev’d in part, 524 F. App’x 891 (4th Cir. 2013)
  • Prescott v. Wade, 4:12CV126, 2013 WL 1352168 (E.D. Va. Apr. 2, 2013)
  • Henderson v. Labor Finders of Virginia, Inc., 3:12CV600, 2013 WL 1352158 (E.D. Va. Apr. 2, 2013)
  • Lee v. Marks, 3:11CV815-JAG, 2013 WL 775379 (E.D. Va. Feb. 28, 2013)
  • Piland v. White, 85 VA. Cir. 45 (Chesapeake 2012)
  • Lawson v. Miles, 1:11CV949 AJT/IDD, 2012 WL 3242349 (E.D. Va. Aug. 6, 2012)
Articles & Publications // Presentations // Webinars
  • Presenter, “Defending Police Liability Claims,” NBI CLE, 2017
  • Co-Author, “The Juvenile Justice System,” NASW Law Note Series, 2010
  • Author, “Psychiatric Advance Directives and the Right to be Presumed Competent,” Journal of Contemporary Health Law & Policy, Vol. 25 Issue 2, 2009
  • Co-Author, “Social Workers and the Legal Rights of Students: Part II,” NASW Law Notes of the General Counsel, 2008