A. Scott Alford

Over the course more than twenty years practicing law, Scott’s practice has changed and adapted with the progression of Texas law.

About Scott


Having started his legal career representing insurance companies in various types of cases including bad faith and third party claims, Scott quickly expanded his representations to include doctors and hospitals in medical malpractice cases. In the late 1990s as tort reform began to impact medical malpractice litigation in Texas, Scott broadened his practice to include commercial litigation, transactions, and the representation of significantly injured plaintiffs in personal injury cases. Most recently, Scott has added certifications in mediation and family mediation to his long list of qualifications. Through these varied areas of representation, Scott brings a broad base of knowledge and a unique level of experience to solving each client’s problems.


Scott received his law degree from the Baylor Law School, where he served as a moot court judge. He was also on the Dean’s List for academic achievement.

Representative Matters

  • Pipeline Discrimination – In what may have been the first ever pipeline discrimination case in Texas, Mr. Alford represented a company who was denied access to a pipeline allegedly due to the pipeline company’s efforts to protect one of its subsidiaries that was a competitor of Mr. Alford’s client. The matter was handled through an administrative trial before the Texas Railroad Commission. The case was rapidly settled after an administrative trial judge found discrimination and ruled in favor of Mr. Alford’s client.
  • Automobile Accident – Mr. Alford co-chaired a plaintiff’s wrongful death trial in Dallas, Texas. Mr. Alford assisted in the representation of a family whose father and daughter were killed when their vehicle struck an abandoned pipe trailer in west Texas. The jury awarded significant damages to the plaintiffs.
  • Drug Research Litigation – Mr. Alford represented a leading national drug researcher, who was sued by a number of patients after they had taken a drug that was approved by the FDA based on the research conducted by Mr. Alford’s client. The patients claimed that the researcher had conducted fraudulent research, falsified research data and that the drug was unsafe. All cases were resolved in favor of the researcher, without any settlements on his behalf.
  • Physician Employment Dispute – Mr. Alford challenged a covenant not to compete arising out of an employment agreement between a leading Houston neonatologist and her former employer, a nationally known pediatrics group. Mr. Alford requested that the physician be permitted to take a new position within the Texas Medical Center, arguing the covenant was overly broad and was not intended to prohibit the appointment. After a binding arbitration, the arbitrator ruled in favor of the physician and allowed her to assume her new position as medical director for her specialty at a prominent Houston hospital.
  • Medical Malpractice – Mr. Alford defended a community hospital in a medical malpractice case where the family claimed their child had contracted an infection in the nursery after delivery. The plaintiffs claimed that inappropriate training and nursing practices caused the infection to be spread in the nursery from one baby to the next. The jury found the hospital was not negligent and was not the cause of the infection.
  • Nurse Licensing – Mr. Alford represented a nurse in an administrative hearing which threatened her Texas license to practice nursing. The nurse was accused of substance abuse related to long term prescription pain medication. The allegation was that her long-term use of these pain medications had adversely impacted her ability to practice safe and effective patient care. In what may have been the first case where a nurse was successfully defended in a substance abuse licensing matter, Mr. Alford was able to show that the complaints against her were frivolous and motivated by political in-fighting within the hospital. After an administrative trial, the charges were dismissed and the nurse was permitted to keep her license.

Associations and Memberships

  • Texas Bar
  • Texas Bar Foundation, Fellow
  • Former Board Member, Bonefish & Tarpon Trust


  • Baylor Law School (J.D.)
    • Dean’s List
    • Barristers Moot Court Society
  • Washington & Lee University, Virginia (B.A.)(double major in Political Science)

Court/Bar Admissions

  • State Bar of Texas
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern, Eastern and Western Districts of Texas
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 5th Circuit