Scott J. Bent

Associate

Columbus
T 614.462.5104  |  F 614.462.2616
Scott Bent has a varied practice, with experience in private wealth management, regulatory advising, and employment litigation. Prior to entering the practice of law, Scott taught as a Teach for America corps member and worked as a professional writer and editor. Scott brings a creative and practical approach to legal counseling and advocacy.

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  • Contributed to successful defense of federal employment discrimination trial by drafting evidentiary motions, jury instructions, and other litigation documents.
  • Drafted successful dispositive motions in defense of major U.S. automobile manufacturer.
  • Advised business clients on regulatory-compliance matters at the federal, state, and local levels in industries including healthcare and automotive. Advised a national dental practice management company regarding compliance with state dental and business regulations.
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Experience

  • Contributed to successful defense of federal employment discrimination trial by drafting evidentiary motions, jury instructions, and other litigation documents.
  • Drafted successful dispositive motions in defense of major U.S. automobile manufacturer.
  • Advised business clients on regulatory-compliance matters at the federal, state, and local levels in industries including healthcare and automotive. Advised a national dental practice management company regarding compliance with state dental and business regulations.
  • Developed estate plans, advised clients regarding wealth transfer issues, and drafted estate planning documents including wills, trusts, powers of attorney, and living wills.

Memberships

  • Columbus Bar Association
  • Ohio State Bar Association

Community

  • Teach for America Alumni Ambassador

Pro Bono

  • YWCA of Columbus

Prior Positions

  • Teach for America: Corps member
  • Mazer Corporation: Writer and editor

Admissions

  • Ohio, 2012

Education

  • J.D., The Ohio State University Michael E. Moritz College of Law, 2012, magna cum laude; Chief Articles Editor, Ohio State Law Journal
  • B.A., Pennsylvania State University, 2004, highest distinction, Phi Beta Kappa