Scott Millard grew up in Michigan, where he enjoyed playing interscholastic sports, as well as, hunting and fishing near his home in rural Michigan. His father owned and operated a furniture store where Scott learned the values of hard work first hand. He graduated from Central Michigan University and thereafter accepted a scholarship to attend law school in Orlando, Florida at the Barry University Dwayne O. Andreas School of Law located in Orlando, Florida. Scott earned his Juris Doctorate from Barry in 2010.
While attending Barry, Scott was selected as a member of Moot Court. As a member of Moot Court, Scott competed in two national competitions including over 50 teams from law schools across the country finishing in the top 16, and top 8 in the two years he competed. Scott also volunteered at the New Orleans Parish Public Defender's Office during his spring break where he was able to work on a first degree murder case. Scott also interned with the administrative judge for the Juvenile Justice Center in Orlando, Florida and subsequently also interned for the Chief Judge of the 8th Judicial Circuit Court of Michigan prior to becoming admitted to the Michigan bar.
Scott began his practice of law in Michigan where he primarily handled criminal defense and family law cases. Scott quickly earned a reputation for getting results for his clients through his willingness to stand up for their rights. After practicing for eight weeks, Scott gained significant recognition when he was held in contempt by the Hon. Kenneth Post because he refused to allow his client to be forced to make statements in violation of his 5th Amendment rights. Scott quickly won his appeal before the Michigan Supreme Court suspended the judge for 30 days as a result of the judge's wrongful actions.
Scott was invited to attend the National Criminal Defense College on a full scholarship and also attended the Criminal Defense Attorneys of Michigan Trial College where he was able to further develop the skills and strategies through one-on-one instruction from some of the top criminal defense attorneys from both the state of Michigan and across the country. This quickly led to Scott gaining a reputation for taking cases to trial with success. Scott has made it a priority to stay on the forefront of developing law and in honing his craft through his experiences and with routine attendance at legal training seminars.
Scott was recently admitted to practice law in the state of Florida and then began working at Cohen Law Group. Scott handles criminal defense and family law cases, but also handles first party property damage claims all over the state.