Knapp , Scott

Scott D. Knapp has a broad background in complex civil litigation and has litigated cases from their inception through verdict and settlement in both state and federal courts.

He has experience representing clients in commercial litigation matters involving breach of contract, enforcement of restrictive covenants, consumer protection, unfair and deceptive trade practices and other business torts.

Knapp represents several leading financial institutions in a variety of actions, including in national and regional class action claims and multi-district litigation, as well as lender liability actions and loan servicing litigation throughout the State of Florida.

Knapp has also litigated cases involving medical and professional malpractice, products liability, mass tort, catastrophic injury, bad faith and insurance disputes.

His products liability experience includes defending manufacturers, distributors, and other industry professionals in cases involving alleged defective design and manufacturing of medical devices and equipment, elevators, and claims of food contamination.

Knapp secured the dismissal of a high profile claim against a Fortune 500 company claiming to have conspired with local healthcare providers to violate the Medicare Secondary Payer Act.

In another large case, Knapp appeared as second chair defense counsel in a jury trial involving claims of medical negligence, fraud and violations of FDA regulations. In this capacity, he argued multiple evidentiary issues and successfully defended the client against punitive damage allegations.

Knapp also has a background in sports law. Throughout law school he worked with the Executive Management for the Miami Heat. Since, he has represented clients in several matters in the sports industry, including representation of a disability insurance carrier in a multi-million dollar claim brought by a professional franchise.

In 2014-2016, he was named a “Florida Legal Elite” by Florida Trend magazine for Commercial Litigation. He was previously listed as a “Florida Legal Elite Up and Comer” in 2007-2010, 2012 and 2013. Knapp has been recognized as a “Rising Star” by Super Lawyers magazine since 2010. He was also nominated for “Up & Comer” by South Florida Business and Wealth in 2015 and 2016. He was also recognized as a “Top Up and Comer” by South Florida Legal Guide in 2017.

Knapp received the 2015 Paul May Professionalism Award from the Young Lawyers Section of the Broward County Bar Association. This award honors those individuals who have served as a role model for the legal community throughout Broward County. He was also recently awarded with the 2016 Sigmund Steinberg Award for Alumni Service from Alpha Epsilon Pi (AEPi). The annual award recognizes a brother for their many years of dedicated service to the fraternity.

Knapp is an AV Preeminent® rated attorney by Martindale-Hubbell, achieving the agency’s highest marks for both competency and ethics.

Knapp is active in various community and professional organizations, including serving on the international Board of Directors and as advisor to the Florida chapters of the fraternity Alpha Epsilon Pi. He serves as President of B’nai B’rith Justice Unit #5207. He previously served as Treasurer.

Bar Membership

Florida

Courts

Southern, Middle and Northern Districts of Florida
U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Southern and Middle Districts of Florida

Education

The University of Miami School of Law
Coral Gables, Florida, 2005
J.D., Juris Doctor, cum laude

Florida State University
Tallahassee, Florida, 2002
B.S., Bachelor of Science, magna cum laude

Affiliations

The Florida Bar
Vice Chair, Seventeenth Circuit Grievance Committee

Alpha Epsilon Pi
Supreme Governor (Board of Directors)

Broward County Bar Association Trial Lawyers Section
Past Co-Chair

B’nai B’rith Justice Unit
President

“Top Up and Comer” by South Florida Legal Guide

Rising Star by the Daily Business Review,  2016

2016 Sigmund Steinberg Award for Alumni Service from Alpha Epsilon Pi (AEPi)

Finalist in Up & Comer Awards by South Florida Business and Wealth, 2015 and 2016

Paul May Professionalism Award from the Young Lawyers Section of the Broward County Bar Association, 2015

“Florida Legal Elite” for Commercial Litigation by Florida Trend magazine, 2014 – 2016

AV Preeminent® Peer Review Rating with Martindale-Hubbell

“Rising Star” by Super Lawyers magazine, 2010 – 2017

“Florida Legal Elite Up & Comer” by Florida Trend magazine, 2007-2010, 2012