Scott R. Britton
Scott R. Britton is a founding partner in the law firm of Ford & Britton PC and has practiced as a trial attorney in Chicago since 1985. He concentrates his practice in insurance defense and commercial litigation. He has experience in all aspects of trial and appellate practice with an emphasis in products liability, transportation, construction, professional negligence, insurance coverage and related litigation. Scott has also given a number of presentations to various groups on insurance and related topics to insurance companies and national business organizations. He has received the “AV” designation from Martindale Hubbell, the highest peer rating given for professional skills and ethics.
In addition to his legal practice, Scott was appointed to the Glenview District 34 School Board in 2002 and was elected to a full term in 2003. He served on the competition committee and for the last year on the board, functioned as vice president. He was elected to the Village of Glenview Board of Trustees in 2007 and was re-elected in 2011 and 2015. In 2018, Scott was elected to the Cook County Board of Commissioners representing 5.2 million residents of Cook County in areas of public health, public safety, Forest Preserves and infrastructure.
U.S. Supreme Court
Supreme Court of Illinois
Supreme Court of Arizona
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit
U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois
U.S. District Court Trial Bar (N.D. Ill)
U.S. District Court Northern District of Indiana
U.S. District Court for the Central District of Illinois
Certified Litigation Management Professional
University of Illinois College of Law, Urbana, Illinois
Juris Doctor, 1985
Millikin University, Decatur, Illinois
Bachelor of Arts-History/Political Science
Summa Cum Laude
COMMUNITY AND PROFESSIONAL INVOLEMENT
Elected to Village of Glenview Board of Trustees, 2007-2011, re-elected 2011
Elected to Glenview School District #34 Board of Education, 2002-2007
Arbitrator: Cook County Court Annexed Mandatory Arbitration System
Member: Glenview Joint Emergency 911 Board
Director: North Shore United Way 2007-2011
Member: Chicago Bar Association, Illinois Association of Defense Trial Counsel, Defense Research Institute, Claims and Litigation Management Alliance
Faculty: National Business Institute
“Liquor Liability", 18 The Meeting Planner 12 (December, 1998).
“Five Mistakes When Buying Business Insurance”, Forbes (October 10, 2006)
“Don’t Fight the Big Guys”, Forbes (October 5, 2007)
“Winning Your First Jury Trial”, NBI (June 2008)
Meeting Professionals International and International Association for Exposition Management Presentations: World Education Congress July 28, 1996, “Mock Trial”.
Professional Education Congress-North America, Orlando, Florida, January 27, 1998, “Liability Issues in the Hotel and Travel Industries”.
IAEM Contracts Forum, Rosemont, Illinois, November 1, 1998, “Swords & Shields: Negotiations Workshop”.
State Farm Insurance Seminar: “Trial Demonstration”, Bloomington, Illinois October 25, 2000
Viewpoint 2006 Conference, Chicago, Illinois “Using a Web-Based Platform to Collaborate with Outside Counsel” September 27, 2006
LegalTech 2007 Conference New York, New York “Your Clients Have Adopted Technology for E-billing and Collaborative Matter Management – Now What?” January 29, 2007
P & C Claims Congress, Santa Fe New Mexico “A Drive Down Route 66- Claims/ Counsel Collaboration” February 21, 2007
Ark Group Chicago, Illinois “Outside Counsel Relationship Management: Cultivating Responsive, Stable & Cost-Effective Relationships with Outside Counsel” July 26, 2007