Scott Newar: Strong Advocate For Employee Rights

Scott Newar is a native Texan and life-long Houstonian.

Scott attended college at Stanford University from 1981 to 1985. In his senior year at Stanford, Scott was honored with a prestigious externship in the Office of the Administrative Assistant to the Chief Justice of the United States Supreme Court.

After graduating from Stanford, Scott attended the University of Texas School of Law in Austin, Texas from 1986 to 1989. While in law school, Scott served on the Texas International Law Journal. Scott also received a coveted Honors Program clerkship in the Civil Rights Division of the United States Department of Justice in Washington, D.C.

Upon graduating from law school in 1989, Scott served as a law clerk to United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit Judge E. Grady Jolly in Jackson, Mississippi.

Following his judicial clerkship, Scott worked as a Staff Attorney for East Texas Legal Services in Beaumont, Texas from 1991 through 1995. At ETLS, Scott represented hundreds of individuals throughout East Texas in cases involving employment, housing, education, and civil rights violations.

In 1996, Scott returned to Houston to start his private law practice specializing in employment law.

Since 1996, Scott has represented thousands of workers in all types of employment disputes, including wrongful termination, discrimination, whistleblower retaliation, unpaid wages and overtime, breach of contract, non-competition litigation, and defamation. Many of these cases have resulted in substantial jury verdicts or settlements for Scott’s clients.

Scott is Board-Certified by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization in Employment and Labor law and has been recognized as a “Texas Super Lawyer.”