A Partner in Lamb McErlane’s Litigation Department and the Post-Trial and Appellate Advocacy Group, Scot Withers served as Deputy Chief Law Clerk to Justice William H. Lamb during his appointment to the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania in 2003, and previously served as Law Clerk to Chief Justice Stephen A. Zappala from 1996-2003. Scot joined Lamb McErlane when William Lamb returned to the firm in January 2004.
Scot concentrates his practice in the state and federal appellate courts of Pennsylvania. He has briefed and argued cases in the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit, the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania, the Commonwealth Court of Pennsylvania, and the Superior Court of Pennsylvania. Scot also serves as Vice Chair of the Appellate Advocacy Committee of the Pennsylvania Bar Association.
In addition to his appellate practice, Scot regularly represents businesses and individuals in business disputes and commercial litigation, as well as matters involving real estate and property rights. He also serves as solicitor to several Pennsylvania public school boards, and represents attorneys seeking admission to practice before the Pennsylvania state courts and lawyers involved in attorney disciplinary proceedings.
Scot serves as Deputy Legal Counsel to the Appellate Court Procedural Rules Committee of the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania where he advises the Committee on, and drafts amendments to, the Pennsylvania Rules of Appellate Procedure. He is a guest lecturer on appellate practice and a guest instructor on trial advocacy for the Temple University School of Law, and a regular panelist for the Pennsylvania Bar Institute’s Continuing Legal Education Program.
OTHER PRACTICE AREAS:
- Election Law
- Attorney Admissions and Disciplinary Proceedings
- Supreme Court of Pennsylvania
- Supreme Court of the United States
- United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit
- United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania
- United States District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania
- United States District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania
- Internal Revenue Service
- Temple University School of Law, LL.M. in Trial Advocacy
- University of Pittsburgh School of Law, J.D.
- Carnegie Mellon University Tepper School of Business, M.B.A.
- University of California, Los Angeles, B.A.
COMMUNITY SERVICE & AFFILIATIONS:
- Pennsylvania Bar Association
- Third Circuit Bar Association
- Chester County Bar Association
- Main Line Animal Rescue Advisory Board
- Historic South Walnut Neighborhood Association
- Director of Election Day Field Litigation -Republican Party of Pennsylvania
- Assistant Solicitor, Republican Party of Chester County
AWARDS & RECOGNITION:
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- Lamb McErlane PC Partner Scot R. Withers Appointed Vice Chair of the PBA’s Appellate Advocacy Committee
- Lamb McErlane Announces Eleven Firm Attorneys Have Been Named 2015 Pennsylvania Super Lawyers and Rising Stars
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