Scott C. Commander
Scott Commander has been practicing law in Atlanta since 1991. He specializes in all aspects of complex civil litigation, including jury trial practice in state and federal court, arbitration and mediation. He has represented a wide range of victims of preventable injury and death, including victims of catastrophic injury resulting in traumatic brain injury and those seriously injured or killed in aviation disasters, construction disasters, by defective products, in tractor-trailer and automobile wrecks, through the negligence of the Georgia DOT, in dram shop actions, premises liability actions, pedestrian accidents, motorcycle and bicycle accidents. He has also defended physicians and hospitals in numerous medical malpractice cases. Mr. Commander attended public school and graduated from Frank W. Cox High School in Virginia Beach, Virginia in 1981. President of the student council and Virginia state champion in public speaking in high school, Mr. Commander attended the College of William and Mary and graduated in 1985 with a degree in Economics. After graduating from college, Mr. Commander worked for the Federal Aviation Administration as an Air Traffic Control Specialist at Atlanta Center in Hampton, GA, the busiest en route air traffic control facility in the world.
While working full time as an air traffic controller at Atlanta Center, Mr. Commander attended Georgia State University College of Law full time, graduating cum laude in 1991. In law school, Mr. Commander was active in moot court, trial competition teams and the Christian Legal Society. He also participated in an externship at the DeKalb District Attorney's office, trying a bank robbery case to a successful verdict as a third year law student.
Mr. Commander began practicing law in 1991 with the Atlanta law firm of Alston & Bird, working in the medical products and services liability group. At Alston & Bird, Mr. Commander represented doctors and hospitals in medical malpractice, products liability and related litigation. Mr. Commander left Alston & Bird in 1996 and formed his current law practice, representing victims of preventable injury and death in all aspects of personal injury litigation and subsequently representing physicians and hospitals in medical malpractice lawsuits.
Mr. Commander has tried more than 25 cases to a jury verdict in state and federal courts across Georgia. He has successfully arbitrated, mediated or otherwise resolved in excess of 200 personal injury cases, with results as high as $8,500,000. His practice extends to South Carolina, Alabama, Tennessee and Florida. He is admitted to practice in the State and Superior Courts of Georgia, the Georgia Court of Appeals, the Supreme Court of Georgia, the United States District Courts for the Northern, Middle and Southern Districts of Georgia, and the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit.
Mr. Commander lives in Gainesville, Georgia.