Scott L. Mandel - Foster Swift Collins & Smith PC

Scott L. Mandel

Listed in Best Lawyers since 2006

Joining Foster Swift in 1981, Scott is a shareholder and the co-leader of the General Litigation Practice Group. Scott is a trial attorney who has tried approximately 100 cases in State and Federal courts; before agencies such as the Federal Trade Commission, the Department of Financial and Insurance Services, and Bureau of Health Services. Scott's practice concentrates on Business Litigation, Employment Discrimination Defense, Personal Injury Litigation, Insurance Company Insolvency Proceedings; and Licensing and Regulation of Health Care Professionals. Much of Scott’s practice concerns complex litigation, including representation of governmental entities as large corporations.

Scott is recognized for his skill in Best Lawyers® in America for Commercial Litigation and Insurance Law; in American Lawyer for top Commercial Litigation Lawyers; and Michigan SuperLawyers for Business Litigation.

Scott is admitted to practice before all Michigan State and Federal Courts, the Sixth Circuit, United States Supreme Court and the Federal Trade Commission. He is a member of the Federal Bar Association of Western Michigan; the American Bar Association, where he served on the Public Regulation Insurance Committee of the Tort Insurance Practice Group; and the State Bar of Michigan, where he has served on the Insurance Law Committee; the State Trial Courts Committee; and serves on the Membership Services Committee. Locally, Scott served as President of the Ingham County Bar Association and was on the board of the Michigan Defense Trial Counsel. He also served on the Steering Committee for the Hillman Advocacy Program and as a member of the Tri-County Pro Bono Project Board of Directors.

Scott is also active in his community, serving as President of Congregation Shaarey Zedek and on the board of the Riverwalk Theatre. 

He regularly speaks to legal and professional organizations. Among the groups Scott has addressed are the Society of Certified Insurance Counselors, the Michigan Insurance Federation, and the Ingham County Bar Association.

An alumnus of Michigan State University and an active member of MSU’s Mid-Michigan Alumni Association, Scott graduated with high honors and was inducted into the honor societies of Phi Kappa Phi and Beta Gamma Sigma before completing his legal education and juris doctorate, cum laude, from Wayne State University in 1981.

Additional Information

Court Admissions

U.S. District Court for the Western District of Michigan

U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan

U.S. Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals

U.S. Supreme Court

Michigan State UniversityBA 1978Wayne State University Law SchoolJ.D. 1981
American Bar AssociationIngham County Bar AssociationFederal Bar Association

Office Location

313 South Washington Square
Lansing, MI 48933-2114
United States

Lawyer of the Year Awards

2017 Lawyer of the Year in Bet-the-Company Litigation of the Lansing Metro Area2016 Lawyer of the Year in Insurance Law of the Lansing Metro Area2011 Lawyer of the Year in Insurance Law of the Lansing Metro Area
Scott L. Mandel has earned a Lawyer of the Year award for 2017!Scott L. Mandel has earned a Lawyer of the Year award for 2016!Scott L. Mandel has earned a Lawyer of the Year award for 2011!

Practice Areas

Bet-the-Company Litigation
Commercial Litigation (Insurance)
Insurance Law
Litigation - Antitrust