Abigail B. Scott
"Helping clients effectively is about understanding their goals and then developing a wholistic strategy to meet those goals."
When facing challenges in the legal system, you need a lawyer who will listen to you, and then fight for you.
Abigail received her Juris Doctorate from The Catholic University of America, Columbus School of Law in Washington, D.C. Abigail’s extensive litigation experience began while she was in law school. While at The Catholic University, Abigail focused her efforts in client centered advocacy opportunities such as practicing as a student attorney handling domestic matters in the Columbus Community Legal Services, Families and the Law Clinic, as well as a student attorney representing indigent defendants charged with crimes with Rising for Justice (formerly D.C. Law Students in Court). These early experiences forged Abigail’s passion and dedication with working directly with clients facing some of the most daunting challenges of their life. Whether that be clients with complex custody and divorce matters, or those dealing with criminal charges including traffic tickets, misdemeanors and serious felonies, Abigail has handled it all. Since law school, Abigail has spent years at law firms in Maryland and the District of Columbia, continuing to hone her litigation and advocacy skills, and continuing to represent clients in family, civil, and criminal matters. She is quite familiar with the local practices in both jurisdictions. In addition, she clerked for a Circuit Court judge in Maryland, where she gained a familiarity with how litigation works from the court’s perspective, which has proven advantageous when strategizing and advocating for clients. Abigail understands that each case is unique and she takes the time to understand the issues that are important to each client and to create a plan for advocacy to achieve the best possible outcome for the client. Abigail is a zealous advocate and will fight tirelessly for each client to achieve the desired outcome.
Abigail is a Montgomery County native and has lived for the past twelve years in Washington, D.C. She loves spending time exploring Rock Creek Park with her family and dog and when she finds the time, she likes to compete in local running road races. She has completed two marathons!
Education and Experience
The Catholic University of America, Columbus School of Law, Juris Doctorate
Georgetown University, School of Continuing Studies, Paralegal Studies Program Certificate
Boston College, College of Arts and Sciences, Bachelor of Arts
District of Columbia
Maryland Court of Appeals
District of Columbia Court of Appeals
United States District Court for the District of Maryland
United States District Court for the District of Columbia
Supreme Court of the United States
Memberships and Professional Affiliations:
Montgomery County Bar Association
Maryland State Bar Association
District of Columbia Bar Association
Maryland Criminal Defense Attorneys’ Association
Kirkland & Ellis, Kirkland Institute for Trial Advocacy (KITA): Participant March 2019
American Bar Assn./National Legal Aid & Defender Assn., Equal Justice Conference: Attendee and Presenter May 2019
District of Columbia Bar Association CLE: Presenter June 2019