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Scott’s Contact Information

304.347.4214 Tel
304.345.0260 Fx


Scott’s Secretary

Heather Dingess


Growing up, Scott Evans’s family worked in contracting and owned a local lumber company. They often discussed business issues and the problems they encountered. That is when Scott first realized businesses, just like everyone else, need to be represented so that they, too, are treated fairly. Scott is a veteran defense attorney with over 20 years of litigation experience in State and Federal Courts, as well as before various government administrative agencies. He represents clients in general corporate defense, deliberate intent, employment litigation and premises liability.

Most recently, Scott has provided legal consultation regarding various COVID-19 employment issues, including the newly passed Emergency Paid Leave Act (EPLA) and Emergency Family and Medical Leave Expansion Act (EFMLEA). Such consultation involves a variety of COVID-19 related issues, including, but not limited to, quarantine mandated leave, layoffs, documentation, policies, accommodations and workplace risk management.

Clients have come to rely on Scott’s advice and judgment in handling a variety of sensitive and difficult litigation issues. “I work hard to anticipate problems before they occur – that way, I can often use my experience and judgment to save clients the time and expense of potential litigation. However, if litigation is necessary, I will aggressively defend my client’s interests so that they have peace of mind. It’s my job to worry about the details and achieve a favorable result.”

Practice Concentrations

  • General Corporate Defense Litigation
  • Employment Law
  • COVID-19 Employment Issues
  • Long Term Care


  • West Virginia University College of Law
    • Doctor of Jurisprudence (1991)
  • West Virginia University College of Arts and Science
    • Bachelor of Arts, magna cum laude, Political Science (1988)

Court Admissions

  • United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
  • United States District Courts for the Southern and Northern Districts of West Virginia
  • West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals

Reported Cases

  • Ochala v. DynCorp, 2009 WL 4152966 (S.D.W.Va)
  • Wilkerson v. Target, 578 F.Supp.2d 835 (S.D.W.Va. 2008)
  • Mayhew v. Aramark, 2006 WL 2992904 (N.D.W.Va )
  • Nathan Harvey v. Mingo Logan Coal Company, 274 F.Supp.2d 791 (S.D.W.Va. 2003)
  • Hearn v. Caterpillar Tool, Civil Action No.2:01-0159 (S.D.W.Va. 2002)
  • Ingram v. City of Princeton, 540 S.E.2d 569 (W.Va. 2000)
  • Hogue v Cecil I. Walker Machinery Company, 431 S.E.2d 687 (W.Va. 1993)

Professional Involvement

  • Defense Trial Counsel of West Virginia
    • Employment & Labor Committee, Chairman 2012-2013

Community Involvement

  • Kanawha Pastoral Counseling Center
    • Board of Directors, 2009- 2014
    • Vice-President of the Board of Directors (2014)
    • Personnel Committee-2009-2014
  • Redeemer Lutheran Church, Charleston, West Virginia
    • Church Council, Vice-President, 2011-present

Presentations & Written Work

  • Workplace Legal Issues During the COVID-19 Pandemic, WVSHRM/WVAMSS/QHAWV Fall Conference, November 2020
  • Is Your Bank Ready for a Visit from Jesse James and the Gang?, West Virginia Banker Magazine Spring 2019
  • “SC Decisions Demonstrate Importance of Written Warnings in Disciplining Employees,” The West Virginia Record, November 28, 2013
  • “Case of Obese Blackjack Dealer Highlights Important Lesson,” The West Virginia Record, July 22, 2013
  • “Layoffs? Yes, There are Alternatives,” Capacity, Fall 2009 edition
  • “Terminations: Practical Advice for Employers,” West Virginia Executive, 2008
  • “Workers’ Compensation Discrimination: Is Your Dealership Vulnerable?” West Virginia Car, Winter 2007 edition.
  • “Employee Handbooks: Ten Common Mistakes Made by Employers,” West Virginia Car, Winter 2006 edition
  • “Some Questions are Better Left Unasked in Job Interviews,” WV, Inc., Fall 2006 edition
  • “Drug Testing vs. Employee Rights: An Issue for Business Owners,” WV, Inc., June/July 2006 edition
  • “Sexual Harassment: Dangerous Management Styles,” West Virginia Executive, 1999