Butler Snow is pleased to announce Scott K. Field testified before the Texas legislature on Monday, April 1 in support of amending the Texas Citizens’ Participation Act (HB 2730), which among other things contains the strongest protections for the media, protection beyond constitutional rights, protection of public and private communications, protection of victims and alleged victims of violence and sexual assault and much more. The act carefully balances free speech rights with the Texas Constitution’s protections for open courts and individuals’ reputations.
While he believes the measure doesn’t go as far as necessary, Scott’s testimony fully supported the amendment as a good start to fixing a statute that is plaguing the court system in Texas.
Scott is a member of the firm’s litigation department and primarily practices within the appellate and written advocacy and commercial litigation groups. Prior to joining the firm, he served a six-year term as Justice of the Texas Court of Appeals, Third District. Scott also has experience from private practice where he handled all levels of trial and appellate matters in federal and state courts, represented individuals and institutions in a variety of commercial litigation matters including contract and insurance disputes and represented participants in ERISA plans with disability and medical claims. He now uses his experience as a judge and as an appellate and trial attorney in advising clients from the outset of litigation through the conclusion of the appellate process.
Scott is a member of the State Bar of Texas, the Austin Bar Association, the Robert W. Calvert American Inn of Court, the Federalist Society and the Texas Supreme Court Historical Society. He serves on the board of directors for the Texas Aggie Bar Association and is a fellow of the Texas Bar Foundation and the Austin Bar Foundation. Scott received his bachelor’s degree, summa cum laude, from Texas A&M University and his Juris Doctor, with honors, from The University of Texas School of Law.