June 01, 2019 SCOTT M. KARSON: President Elect of New York State Bar Association
We are pleased to announce that our partner, Scott M. Karson, has become president elect of the New York State Bar Association and will become its president on June 1, 2020. The 73,000 member Association is the largest voluntary state bar association in the nation.
Scott is the chair of our firm’s Professional Ethics and Litigation Committees. He concentrates his practice on trial and appellate litigation, including municipal, commercial, real property title, land use, zoning and personal injury litigation. He has argued more than 100 appeals in the state and federal appellate courts.
Scott is a past president of the Suffolk County Bar Association and is its delegate to the American Bar Association House of Delegates. He is a member and former chair of the Suffolk County Bar Association Appellate Practice Committee and the New York State Bar Association Committee on Courts of Appellate Jurisdiction, and he is a member of the American Bar Association Council of Appellate Lawyers. He is vice chair of the Board of Directors of Nassau Suffolk Law Services, the principal provider of civil legal services to Long Island’s indigent population. He is a recipient of the Suffolk County Bar Association President’s Award and Lifetime Achievement Award.
Scott graduated from the State University of New York at Stony Brook and earned his law degree cum laude from Syracuse University College of Law, where he was senior survey editor of the Syracuse Law Review. He has achieved an AV Pre-Eminent rating, the highest rating given by Martindale Hubbell, the leading provider of attorney peer review ratings. An AV Per-Eminent rating signifies very high to pre-eminent legal ability and very high ethical standards. Scott is also among the five percent of New York lawyers selected as a Super Lawyer. He was selected to appear in the NY Super Lawyers Metro Edition in the area of appellate counsel from 2008-2019.