Scott L. Pestcoe, Esq
Scott L. Pestcoe, was admitted to practice in the State of Florida in 1988 and regularly appears before both the civil trial and appellate courts throughout the State of Florida. Mr. Pestcoe is admitted to practice before the federal trial courts in the United States District Court for the Southern and Middle Districts of Florida, as well as before the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit. Mr. Pestcoe has appeared before the Bankruptcy Court where he has litigated various adversary proceedings, as well as provided trial/litigation support to attorneys specializing in bankruptcy practice. He has also represented clients in a variety of disputes in administrative and arbitrations proceedings.
Mr. Pestcoe has extensive litigation and trial experience in both state and federal courts. His practice primarily focuses on commercial disputes and individuals who have suffered bodily injury/wrongful death. He has represented a wide variety of clients; from large, multi-national corporations to individuals in an equally diverse range of commercial matters including: business litigation, construction defect actions, the defense of professionals in the construction industry, real estate related litigation (including title disputes, foreclosure of liens/mortgages and the defense of same, and broker commission disputes, to name a few), and various corporate disputes including both the prosecution and defense of shareholder derivative suits. Mr. Pestcoe has also vast experience in the area of community association issues, having represented numerous homeowners and condominium associations, property management companies and developers in a variety of matters, including issues involving turnover of communities from developers to association members, assisting boards of directors in understanding, enforcing and discharging the officers’ and directors’ obligations under Florida law and the association’s governing documents, as well as general corporate issues governing the conduct of the association and general business advice. A substantial part of Mr. Pestcoe’s practice involves representing individuals who have suffered bodily injury or death as a result of an automobile accident, product defect and/or design, and the negligence of another. Mr. Pestcoe also represents individuals who have suffered substantial injury or death as a result of medical malpractice.
Scott L. Pestcoe graduated from the University of Florida, College of Law with honors in 1988 where he was awarded the Order of the Coif, Order of the Barristers and held the position of Chancellor of the University's Honor Court, overseeing administration of the University's Honor Code to 35,000 students. He is a member of the American Trial Lawyers Association of America, The Florida Academy of Trial Lawyers and numerous legal associations. Mr. Pestcoe is very active in civic organizations in Dade and Broward County having founded Temple Dor Dorim in Weston, Florida. Mr. Pestcoe was born in1963 in Nashville, Tennessee.