Scott R. Brown - Frost Brown Todd LLC

Scott R. Brown

Listed in Best Lawyers since 2007
Phone: 615-251-5581

Scott Brown is a member of Frost Brown Todd whose practice is primarily concentrated in general business and commercial litigation.   Scott has successfully represented corporate clients in numerous state and federal cases, as well as in arbitration, for nearly two decades.   Scott is a member of the Nashville and Cincinnati offices of the firm, having moved in 2014 to Nashville to help grow the firm’s Tennessee presence after practicing in the Cincinnati office for many years.  Scott maintains offices in both locations and is licensed to practice in both Tennessee and Ohio state and federal courts, offering increased geographic coverage to his clients. 

Scott has substantial experience in insurance matters and was formerly a Divisional Vice President with Great American Insurance Companies.  Scott is currently a Board Member and immediate Past President of the National Society of Professional Insurance Investigators (NSPII), a not-for-profit organization comprised of insurance representatives, investigators, fire fighters, police officers, accountants and attorneys from across the country working each day in the critical fight against insurance fraud.  Scott is a member of NSPII’s Tennessee Chapter, and also is a member of the National Coalition Against Insurance Fraud.   

Scott also has considerable expertise in construction law, and regularly handles transactional matters and represents contractors in litigation.  Scott has served on the Board of Directors of the Spirit of Construction Foundation, an organization that honors construction professionals and their achievements, and promotes civic and educational ventures which benefit the construction industry and local community in Cincinnati.   Scott is 2015 Co-Chair for the Spirit of Construction’s Gala.  He also works on the Spirit of Construction’s Gala Committee and has served as its Co-Chair of its annual “Spring Fling” event.   Scott also has been an active member of Allied Construction Industries’ Finance/Insurance Committee, and received ACI’s Distinguished Service Award.   

Scott has been named in The Best Lawyers in America© in the fields of Insurance Law and Construction Law for several years, as well as in Ohio Super Lawyers® in the field of Civil Litigation-Defense. He was named 2011 Cincinnati Insurance Lawyer of the Year by The Best Lawyers in America©. Scott has also been named in Super Lawyers®, Corporate Counsel Edition, in the field of Civil Litigation-Defense.  

Chase College of LawJ.D. 1995
Allied Construction IndustriesDefense Research InstituteNational Society of Professional Insurance Investiators

Case History

CasesJennings v. University Ear, Nose & Throat Specialists, Inc., et al., 1999 Ohio App. LEXIS 6329 (Ohio Ct. App. Dec. 30, 1999)

Bargo v. R&L Transfer, et al., 2000 Ohio App. LEXIS 3869 (Ohio Ct. App. August 28, 2000)

Estate of David L. Houser, et al v. Motorists Ins. Co., et al., 2002 Ohio App. LEXIS 2913 (Ohio Ct. App. June 4, 2002)

Iler v. Wright, 98 Ohio St. 3d 1410 (2003) (Ohio Supreme Court Jurisdictional Brief - Progressive Insurance Company)

Kentucky Medical Ins. Co. v. Jones, et al., 2003-Ohio-3301 (Ohio Ct. App. June 24, 2003)

Nationwide Mut. Fire Ins. Co. v. Logan, et al., 2006-Ohio-2513 (Ohio Ct. App. May 22, 2006)

Proctor v. Nasco Const. Co., International Fidelity Insurance Co., Case No. 2006-08038-PR (Ohio Ct. Claims 2007)

The Summit Country Day School v. Republic-Franklin Insurance Co., C-07004 (Ohio Ct. App. March 6, 2008), cert. denied, 2008-Ohio-0916 (Ohio 2008) (briefing)

Gabriel Barrett v. Pennsylvania Life Insurance Company, Case No. 531950016809 (American Arbitration Association, May 2010)

Midland Atlantic Development Co. LLC v. H.C. Nutting Co., Case No. 52110002091110 (American Arbitration Association, August 2012)

In re: Marble Cliff Crossing Apartments, LLC, Case No. 11-61545 (United States Bkr. Court, S.D. Ohio, 2013)

Bigi v. Wright-Patt Credit Union, 2013 WL 1721154 (S.D. Ohio, April, 2013)

Sizemore v. Forsthoefel, Case No. 2013 WL 2950672 (N.D. Ohio, June, 2013) (Lexington Ins. Co.)

Bennett v. USI Midwest Ins. Co., Appeal No. C-120509 (Ohio Ct. App., June, 2013)

Butrum v. The Pinnacle Building Group, Inc., et al., Case No. 12CV81645 (Warren Co. Court of Common Pleas, September 2013)

Client Comments

"Mr. Brown is very knowledgeable; he is clear and concise in his oral and written communications. He is very prompt to respond and provide status reports. Mr. Brown is a pleasure to work with."

"Scott Brown is one of the first lawyers I turn to when I have a need for consultation on insurance litigation. He is well informed and offers many practical solutions."

-Robert Bernens
CORE Risk Services

"Scott Brown is well thought out. He creates a prompt decision or advice, while taking into consideration my best interest. I would recommend Scott Brown as an expert in Construction Law."

-Glenn Wauligman
Performance Construction

"Scott has distinguished himself in handling negotiations and litigation for our firm in all ways. He is thorough and insightful in his analysis, concise and clear in his writing, and articulate at the table or in court - and all of this with a keen practical and legal perspective. He is never evasive or vague; he is always tenacious and professional. He has been an outstanding advocate. "

"Looking out for the "little guy" - that's what Scott does every time he represents our Company. He treats us with the same vigor as his big corporate clients. His professionalism, character, and determination are beyond reproach. Scott doesn't pretend to know everything about our industry; but somehow, he always asks the right questions and eventually develops the most appropriate course of legal action. As a small business owner, in an industry plagued with legal time bombs, it's comforting to know that Scott is in our corner and representing us on many different levels. He is undoubtedly one of the best attorneys I have ever worked with. "

-Peter Schulteis
Executive Vice President
Global Underwriters, Inc

"I have worked with Scott Brown of Frost Brown and Todd on multiple litigation matters of varying degrees of complexity over the last four years. In each case, Scott and I have worked very closely together to develop a strategy that best suited the facts and circumstances of the case and I have been very pleased with the sound advice I have received from Scott, the careful and thoughtful approach Scott takes to development of a litigation strategy, and his ability to consider and recommend changes to that strategy as the litigation goes forward. I have especially enjoyed the interaction between Scott, his colleagues at Frost Brown & Todd, and me in working towards favorable outcomes in each of these cases. It is most valuable to me when outside counsel that I retain take the time to learn how our business works, how market dynamics influence us, and how the particular issues in play in a litigation matter have been impacted by those factors. We are particularly impressed with these aspects of Scott's practice. "

-Danlias Howe
Assistant General Counsel
Universal American

Office Location

The Pinnacle at Symphony Place, Suite 1900
150 Third Avenue South
Nashville, TN 37201
United States

Lawyer of the Year Awards

2011 Lawyer of the Year in Insurance Law of the Cincinnati Metro Area
Scott R. Brown has earned a Lawyer of the Year award for 2011!

Practice Areas

Insurance Law (Bad Faith, Business Interruption, Commercial, Coverage, Defense, Dispute Resolution, Employment Practices Liability, Fidelity, Liability Insurance)
Litigation - Construction

Other Information

Gender: Male