Meet the Barrister – Jordan Scott
A periodic Q & A session with a Lewis Thomason (LT) lawyer
Lewis Thomason: When did you decide to become a lawyer?
Jordan Scott: What else can you do with a degree in political science?
Lewis Thomason: What do you enjoy most about being a lawyer?
Jordan Scott: Writing.
Lewis Thomason: You’re stranded on a desert island – what music are you listening to?
Jordan Scott: I don’t like to listen to music over and over again so I would probably not listen to much music if I were stranded on an island. (My worst nightmare would be Carrie Underwood on loop.) If I had to choose, it would be Justin Moore or an early 2000’s hip-hop compilation.
Lewis Thomason: What do you want your legacy to be?
Jordan Scott: I would like to be known as a principled lawyer who always did things the right way.
Lewis Thomason: What is one thing on your bucket list and why?
Jordan Scott: I want to see a show at the Ryman. It’s shameful that I live in Nashville and haven’t been.
Lewis Thomason: What has been your greatest challenge as an attorney?
Jordan Scott: Before coming to Lewis Thomason I worked as a hospital attorney for a mental-health facility, which was rife with challenges. One of the most memorable was coming back from lunch to find a literal axe murderer alone in my office.
Lewis Thomason: What was your first job and what did you learn from that experience?
Jordan Scott: My first job was running a local mayoral campaign when I was in college. I learned to hate making cold calls and how hard it is to get volunteers to make calls for you. I also learned to watch for loose dogs when making door-to-door visits.
Lewis Thomason: My biggest “pet-peeve” is _________.
Jordan Scott: Paragraphs that lack focus. Topic sentences are really underrated.
Lewis Thomason: What was the last concert you went to?
Jordan Scott: Bonnaroo.
Lewis Thomason: What book is on your bedside table (or on your e-reader)?
Jordan Scott: Rum Punch – Elmore Leonard.
Jordan Scott is an associate in the firm’s Nashville office practicing in the areas of professional-liability defense and civil litigation. He joined the firm in 2016 and is a member of the firm’s Healthcare Practice Group.
Before joining the firm, Mr. Scott worked in the General Civil Division of the Tennessee Attorney General’s Office. He focused on constitutional-tort litigation and appellate practice. Mr. Scott then served as the hospital attorney for Middle Tennessee Mental Health Institute where he directed the day-to-day legal services for the hospital, conducted weekly commitment hearings, and advised the hospital administration on HIPAA compliance, potential liability, and employment law.