United States Supreme Court
United States District Court
United States Tax Court
State of South Caroina


The Citadel, B.S. – Bus. Adm., Departmental Honors and Honorary Society Key
University of South Carolina, M.B.A.
University of South Carolina, M.Acct.
University of South Carolina, J.D.
Harvard Law School, Program of Instruction for Lawyers


ORDER OF THE PALMETTO (South Carolina’s Highest Civilian Award)
SOUTH CAROLINA LAWYERS HALL OF FAME (2018 Inaugural Class) – South Carolina Lawyers Weekly®
PLATINUM MEDALLION, COMPLEAT LAWYER – 2023 – University of South Carolina School of Law
DIVERSITY & INCLUSION AWARD – 2019 (Inaugural Class) – South Carolina Lawyers Weekly®
2019 ICONS & PHENOMS AWARD (Inaugural Class) – Columbia Regional Business Report®
BEST LAWYERS IN AMERICA ® 2010-2024 (Woodward/White, Inc.)
SUPER LAWYERS ® – Top Rated Creditor Debtor Rights Attorney in Columbia, SC, 2017-2023
2020 “GO TO LAWYER” for Business Law – South Carolina Lawyers Weekly®
2016 SOUTH CAROLINA LEADERSHIP IN LAW HONOREE – South Carolina Lawyers Weekly®
BEST LAWYERS/BEST LAW FIRMS 2014-2024 – Metropolitan Tier Rankings – US News & World Report®
BEST LAWYERS IN AMERICA – LAWYER OF THE YEAR® 2018 – Mortgage Banking Foreclosure Law (Woodward/White, Inc.)
The Martindale-Hubbell Bar Registry of Preeminent Lawyers ® AV Rated (Martindale-Hubbell, 5.0 out of 5.0)
AMERICAS TOP 100 ATTORNEYS® – Bet-the-Company Litigators
AMERICAS TOP 100 ATTORNEYS® – Lifetime Achievement Selection
LEGAL ELITE OF THE MIDLANDS 2015, 2020, 2021 & 2023 for Business Litigation and/or Governmental Affairs; Top Attorney Vote Recipient, 2015Governmental Affairs – Columbia Business Monthly®
Most Outstanding Young Man of Columbia Award Recipient
Most Outstanding Young Men of America Award: Past 3-time Designee
White House Fellows – Regional Award: Office of the President of the United States
Distinguished Service Award-National Society to Prevent Blindness
30 Year Distinguished Service Award – SCFDA
HONOR Award-SC Society of Ophthalmology (only non-physician to receive)
Most Outstanding Legislative Counsel/ED in Nation (2001, 2003, 2009 and Special Recognition Award 2013) – AAO/SCSO
Lifetime Achievement Award for Distinguished Service – SCSO


Liberty Legacy: South Carolina Bar Foundation
Life Fellow: South Carolina Bar Foundation
Past Co-Chair: Class Gift and Reunion Committee, USC Law School
Past Chair: SSF Section of the South Carolina Bar Association
Past Member, House of Delegates: South Carolina Bar Association
Leadership Columbia: Greater Columbia Chamber of Commerce
Leadership South Carolina: USC and Office of the Governor
Past Member, Loan Administration Committee, Mortgage Bankers of the Carolinas
Past Member, Legislative Committee, Mortgage Bankers of the Carolinas
Dartmouth Parents Donor, Class of 2011
Friends of Dartmouth Football (Parent ’11)
Medical University of South Carolina, Past Member: Board of Visitors
Medical University of South Carolina, Board of Trustees Certificate of Appreciation
Past Co-Chairman: Young Lawyers Division, United Way Midlands
Past President: National Society to Prevent Blindness of South Carolina
Past Treasurer and Finance Chairman: Arthritis Foundation of South Carolina
Past Foundation Board and Fundraising Chair: SC Commission for the Blind
Shandon Baptist Church: Finance and Stewardship Committee (2004-2018)
The Citadel Alumni Association: Life Member
The Citadel – Honorary Society Key – Academic Recipient
The Citadel – Economic Honor Society Key – Academic Recipient
The Citadel – Distinguished Military Student (DMS, US Army)
NAACP Freedom Fund Dinner: Past Honorary Co-Chairman
NAACP of South Carolina – Life Member
NAACP Annual Dinner – Firm Sponsor
South Carolina Democratic Party, Committee of 100, Past Member
South Carolina Republican Party, Capitol 100 Foundation, Past Advisory Board
Hammond School: Past Annual Fund Class Co-Chairman
Hammond School: Past President, Board of Directors, Skyhawk Club
Hammond School: Past Member, Board of Trustees
Hammond School: Past Co-Chair, Annual Auction


Distinguished Military ROTC Student (DMS): U.S. Army Reserve Officer’s Program, 82nd Airborne Division, Ft. Bragg, North Carolina – The Citadel, Charleston, SC
Graduate, US Army Adjutant General’s School, Fort Benjamin Harrison, Indiana
Honorable Discharge, Adjutant General’s Corps: United States Army Officer


In keeping with his long family history of public, civic, and community service, Ron Scott is or has served as an officer, board member, committee member or in a leadership capacity for numerous state and local entities involving business, social, educational and charitable organizations. In addition, he and his firm seek to follow in the tradition of public service championed by his late father, the Honorable Robert C. Scott, Jr., and his late sister, Dr. Susan Scott Lynch, who were recipients of the Order of the Palmetto, the state’s highest civilian award; and also his late mother, Dr. Louise T. Scott, a recipient of the Palmetto Patriot Award. Ron Scott is also a 2017 Recipient of the Order of the Palmetto. On October 12, 2017, the Mayor and City Council of Columbia unanimously proclaimed “Ronald C. Scott Day” in Columbia, SC.


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