D. Scott Rainwater

Partner
Location:
Baton Rouge, Louisiana
Phone:
225-387-9888
877-850-1047 (Toll Free)
Fax:
225-387-9886
Email:

Scott Rainwater grew up in Winnsboro, Louisiana. Scott, a high school state champion golfer, received a four-year scholarship to Louisiana Tech University as a member of the Louisiana Tech Golf Team. During his time at Louisiana Tech, he was selected to represent the school at the 2000 NCAA Leadership Conference. Scott graduated with honors, earning a Bachelor of Science in Business Management and Entrepreneurship. Scott received his Juris Doctorate from the LSU Paul M. Hebert Law Center in 2006 and was admitted to the bar later that year. During his time at LSU Law, Scott received the CALI award for Legal Research and Writing. Additionally, Scott served on the Student Bar Association's athletic committee as chair of the annual golf tournament.

Scott is admitted to practice before all state and federal courts in Louisiana and has successfully argued cases in state appellate courts. Scott's focus is in litigation, and he has extensive experience as a lead trial attorney. As a litigator, he has successfully defended clients in various areas of the law, including transportation, premise liability, construction litigation and contractual disputes. Scott was selected to the 2016 Super Lawyers’ Rising Stars list as one of the top up-and-coming attorneys in Louisiana. No more than 2.5 percent of the lawyers in the state receive that honor annually.  Scott was honored again this year by the selection committee as a 2017 Super Lawyer. 

Scott currently chairs the firm’s mentorship committee, working with local law schools to assist students in gaining practical experience in the legal profession. He also frequently speaks before risk and management teams from various insurance companies and corporations on topics covering the most recent updates in Louisiana law and trends in personal injury litigation. Scott devotes time to the LSU Paul M. Hebert Law Center, serving as a judge for moot court and trial advocacy competitions. In addition to practicing law, Scott enjoys golfing, LSU football and spending time with his family and friends.

Areas of Practice

  • Transportation Law
  • Premises Liability
  • Construction Law
  • Professional Liability
  • Insurance Defense

Bar Admissions

  • Louisiana
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Louisiana
  • U.S. District Court Middle District of Louisiana
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Louisiana

Education

  • Louisiana State University, Paul M. Hebert Law Center, Baton Rouge, Louisiana
    • J.D. - 2006
  • Louisiana Tech
    • B.A.
    • Major: Business Management & Entrepreneurship

Honors and Awards

  • 2000 NCAA Leadership Conference
  • CALI Award for Legal Research and Writing

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Louisiana State Bar Association, Member
  • Baton Rouge Bar Association, Member
  • Louisiana Association of Defense Counsel, Member
  • Trucking Industry Defense Association, Member
  • Defense Research Institute
  • Associated Builders & Contractors, Inc. – Baton Rouge Chapter

Pro Bono Activities

  • Volunteer Judge for Moot Court and Trial Advocacy Competitions – Paul M. Hebert Law Center