Scott S. Warburton joined Adams | Coogler in 1991, becoming a shareholder in 1998. As a Board-Certified Civil Trial attorney, Scott’s practice has encompassed dozens of high-stakes trials involving catastrophic injury and wrongful death claims through the state for self-insured Fortune 500 clients, privately owned companies, and insureds. Scott is regularly called into cases late into the litigation to serve as co-counsel to less experienced trial attorneys or to outright replace them in an effort to win a defense verdict. His skill and legal acumen place him in high demand for clients facing complex litigation and are often the tools needed to reach an early resolution of difficult claims.

When he is not in the office, Scott enjoys boating, fishing and spending time with his family and dogs.


  • Board Certified Civil Trial Attorney – State of Florida
    • Florida Bar
  • Massachusetts Bar – Member of Massachusetts Bar Association
  • Georgia Bar – Member of Georgia Bar Association
  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • Supreme Court of Florida
  • Middle and Southern Districts of Florida, United States District Court


  • New England School of Law Boston, MA  Juris Doctor 1989
  • Gettysburg College, Bachelor of Arts – Economics 1985

Additional Information


  • Member of Palm Beach County Bar Association
  • Member of American Board of Trial Advocates
  • Member of Claims and Litigation Management Alliance – Southern Florida Chapter

Honors & Accolades

  • Board-Certified Civil Trial Attorney
    • The Florida Bar Board of Legal Specialization
  • Martindale-Hubbell: AV Preeminent Rating for Legal Ability and Adherence to Ethical Standards, Professional Reliability, and Diligence
  • Super Lawyers 2009 – present
    • Honoring the Best Attorneys in Florida

Speaking Engagements

  • Atlanta Young Professionals ERG
    Presenting Speaker
    “Pre-Lawsuit Preparation for Claims Adjusters”
  • CPCA “I-Day” 2019
    Presenting Speaker
    “Insurance Bad Faith in Florida and Georgia”
  • CPCU “I-Day” 2018
    Presenting Speaker
    “Auto Liability, PIP and Trucking Claims Presentation”
  • CPCU “I-Day” 2016
    Presenting Speaker
    “Rideshare Insurance”

Representative Experience

  • Obtained defense verdict in wrongful death case (Highlands County)
  • Obtained a favorable verdict for insured defendant, within policy limits, with the jury charging co-defendant with $2.3M excess verdict (Martin County)
  • Obtained voluntary dismissal after successfully excluding evidence damaging to plaintiff after 1 day of trial (Palm Beach County)
  • Obtained defense verdict in catastrophic injury case on behalf of Fortune 500 self-insured company (Hillsborough County)
  • Archer v. Three Rivers Xpress, Inc.,
    Achieved defense verdict in automobile accident case where defendant-employee had taken drugs prior to collision with the plaintiff.
  • Wysman v. Quest Diagnostics, Inc.,
    Achieved defense verdict representing driver for Quest who hit a pedestrian.
  • Achieved defense verdict representing construction company in a case involving automobile fatality of 22-year-old
  • Achieve defense verdict representing building company in case involving injuries caused by the collapse of a building truss.
  • Achieved defense verdict representing boat manufacturer in case alleging boat cleat defect severed plaintiff’s fingers.

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