Scott D. Carey - Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz, PC

Scott D. Carey

Listed in Best Lawyers since 2007
Phone: 615-726-7379

Scott D. Carey, managing shareholder of Baker Donelson's Nashville office and former leader of the Transportation Practice Group, concentrates his practice in complex business and tort litigation, with a special emphasis on transportation-related litigation. In addition, Mr. Carey's experience includes professional negligence and malpractice, insurance coverage and title insurance cases. He is a member of the Firm's 24 Hour Motor Carrier Emergency Response Team, a group of attorneys dedicated to providing rapid post-accident intervention and investigation throughout the Firm's footprint and beyond, whenever and wherever you need us.

Mr. Carey is active in Republican politics and serves as General Counsel to The Tennessee Republican Party. He has represented parties in election law matters, including election law contests and campaign finance issues. Mr. Carey also chairs the Firm's Solar Initiative.

Publications & Speaking Engagements

  • "The Vanishing Lawyer: What Might have Been," panel, Tennessee Judicial Conference, Nashville, TN (June 13, 2013)
  • "Mediation and Settlement Negotiations," 2013 TLA Annual Conference and CTLA Mid-Year (May 2, 2013)
  • Program Chair – Transportation Lawyers' Association's Transportation Law Institute, Nashville, TN (November 2012)
  • "Target Defendants: Protecting Trucking Companies," webinar (October 2012)
  • "Mitigating Liability Exposure: What Take-Away Lessons Fleets Can Learn from the Courtroom," National Private Truck Council's 2012 National Safety Conference, Washington, D.C. (September 2012)
  • "Transportation Insurance Case Law Update," TLA Annual Conference (2012)
  • "Defense Litigation Strategies for Handling Claims Based on Safety Regulations, Including CSA and Hours of Service," panelist, The 44th Transportation Law Institute, Washington, D.C. (November 4, 2011)
  • "Legal Implications of Sleep Apnea for Private Fleet Employers," National Private Truck Council Conference (September 2010)
  • "Innoculating Your Fleet From Liability Exposure: An Attorney's Perspective," National Private Truck Council 2009 National Safety Conference (September 2009)
  • "Plan for the Road Ahead – Legal Strategies to Protect Your Company," Trucking Conference for the Tennessee Society of Certified Public Accountants (October 2007)
  • "Limiting Your Liability and Defending Your Assets," Transportation Executives Roundtable for Baker Donelson and Marsh (May 2006)
  • "Campaign Finance and Other Election Law Issues," Tennessee Republican Candidates School (May 2006)
  • "The 3PL Revealed: A Riddle Wrapped in a Mystery Inside an Enigma" and "Transportation Contracts: Brokers Beware!" Transportation Lawyers Association Annual Convention (May 2006)
  • "Limiting Your Liability and Defending Your Assets," Transportation Executives Roundtable for Baker Donelson and Marsh (August 2005)
  • "Understanding Transportation and Logistics Law in Tennessee," for Baker Donelson and Lorman Education Services (March 2004)
  • "The Expansion and Blurring for Freight Intermediary Liability for Freight Loss and Damage," 36th Transportation law Institute, University of Denver College of Law, Denver Colorado (2003)
  • "Increased Security Screening for Motor Carrier Transport of Hazardous Waste Materials," Infrastructure Newsletter for ABA Section of Public Utility, Communications and Transportation Law (Fall 2003)

Vanderbilt UniversityBA 1989University of Tennessee School of LawJ.D. 1992
International Association of Defense CounselTennessee Solar Energy Industries Association (TenneSEIA)American Solar Energy SocietySolar Electric Power Association2008 and 2012 Republican National ConventionRepublican National Lawyers Association Tennessee Economic Development CouncilThe American Bar Foundation The Nashville Bar Foundation Nashville Bar Association (Board of Directors, 2001 – 2004; various positions in the Young Lawyers Division, including President) Tennessee Bar Association (Board of Governors, 1999 – 2001; Chair-Judiciary Committee; Governmental Affairs Committee; Racial and Ethnic Diversity Committee; various positions in the Young Lawyers Division, including President)American Bar Association (House of Delegates, 2001 – 2004) Disciplinary Hearing Committee, Tennessee Supreme Court, District V

Office Location

Baker Donelson Center, Suite 800
211 Commerce Street
Nashville, TN 37201
United States

Lawyer of the Year Awards

2017 Lawyer of the Year in Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants of the Nashville Metro Area
Scott D. Carey has earned a Lawyer of the Year award for 2017!

Practice Areas

Commercial Litigation (Breach of Contract, Business Disputes, Civil Litigation, Commercial Disputes, Complex Litigation, Contract Disputes, Government Investigations, Third Party Logistics, Transportation)
Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants (Arbitration and Mediation, Civil Litigation, Wrongful Death)
Transportation Law (Motor Carrier)