Scott Cookson is a transactional attorney who represents commercial developers, home builders, landlords, tenants, franchisees and local government. A golf professional prior to attending law school, Scott also specializes in representing clients in resort, private club and golf course development matters. Scott gained extensive experience handling a wide variety of legal matters when he served as in-house counsel of the Fortune 500 company, KB Home, one of the nation’s largest home builders. In addition, Scott’s experience includes extensive transactional work with two national law firms in their Orlando offices. Scott presently serves as City Attorney for the City of Ocoee, Florida.
Admitted to bar, 1998.
University of Florida College of Law (J.D., cum laude, 1997); University of Central Florida
College of Business Administration (B.A., cum laude, Business Management, 1994).
Legal Advisory Board and Member, Home Builders Association of Metro Orlando.
Member, Florida Municipal Attorneys Association.
Member, Association of Police Attorneys.
2017, The Best Lawyers in America, U.S. News & World Report;
2016, The Best Lawyers in America, U.S. News & World Report;
2015, The Best Lawyers in America, U.S. News & World Report,
Past Recipient of the Lynford Lardner Award for outstanding community involvement,
Current volunteer coordinator, Special Olympics of Florida; Past District Chairman, Boy Scouts of America; Past President and Board Member, Down Syndrome Association of Central Florida; Past Board Member, Quest, Inc.; Past General Counsel, The First Tee of Central Florida.
Scott grew up in St. Croix in the U.S. Virgin Islands where he played a number of sports, including golf. As a teenager, Scott represented the island of St. Croix in a number of golf tournaments in the Caribbean. After graduating High School, Scott continued to play golf and worked as a Golf Professional at Windermere Country Club in Orlando and the PGA Tour’s Golf Club of Miami in Miami Lakes. Scott attended UCF in Orlando and graduated with a degree in Business Management prior to attending law school at the University of Florida in Gainesville.
Scott and his wife, Juli, have three children, Evan, Courtney and Jace. Scott and Juli enjoy traveling, particularly to Latin American locations. Evan participates in various Special Olympics activities, Courtney is attending college in Provo, Utah, and Jace attends West Orange High School
Scott still enjoys playing golf and is a member at the Bella Collina Golf Club in Montverde, Florida. Scott and his family are active in their local church and community. On Saturdays in the fall they cheer for the Florida Gators.
Conversational in Spanish.