Scott P. Moore represents public and private sector clients in state and federal employment and fair housing matters. His employment practice focuses on defense of employment discrimination, wrongful termination, retaliation, and public policy claims. Scott was the Deputy Chief of the Employment Litigation Section of the Civil Rights Division in Washington, D.C. from 2002 to 2003. As Deputy Chief, he led the Justice Department’s Title VII enforcement against state and local governments, which included pattern of practice cases as well as individual charges referred to the Department by the EEOC.
Scott is widely recognized as a national expert in housing law and litigation. He represents individuals, developers, property management companies, nonprofit associations, real estate agents, architects, and engineers in all fair housing and public accommodation matters. Scott is a former senior trial attorney with the Housing and Civil Enforcement Section of the U. S. Department of Justice. While at the Justice Department, he served as lead counsel on some of the largest pattern or practice cases brought by the United States under the Fair Housing Act.
Scott also provides fair housing, ADA, and Section 504 training across the country to housing providers and national organizations. He also provides training and preventative representation of the affordable housing industry with a particular emphasis in Rural Development 515 multifamily and HUD housing as well as the Low Income Housing Tax Credit program. Scott works with Fair Housing Solution to create an ongoing series of fair housing and Rural Development 515/3560 training courses that are available live or on-line. He also serves as a legal specialist for the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s Fair Housing Accessibility First program.
Since 2009, Scott has been selected by his peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America® in the fields of Employment Law, Labor Law, and Litigation and was named the Best Lawyers’ 2019 Labor and Employment “Lawyer of the Year” for Omaha. Scott has been listed in the Great Plains Super Lawyers (© 2013). He was also recognized in the Lawyer Spotlight by the American Bar Association Commission on Mental and Physical Disability Law.
Scott is married and the father of twin daughters. He is an avid wheelchair racer and hand cyclist and serves on the Board of Directors of Community Alliance and the AllPlay Foundation.
- Creighton University School of Law, J.D., cum laude, 1995
- University of Nebraska at Kearney, B.S., Economics and Political Science, 1992
Bar & Court Admissions
- Missouri, 2004
- Iowa, 1996
- Nebraska, 1995
- United States Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals
- United States Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals
- United States Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals
- United States District Court for the District of Kansas
- United States District Court for the District of Nebraska
- United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois
- United States District Court for the Northern District of Iowa
- United States District Court for the Southern District of Iowa
- United States District Court for the Western District of Missouri
- United States District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri
Selected Practice Highlights
- Representing Fortune 500 companies in employment litigation matters
- Obtaining numerous summary judgment and appellate decisions on behalf of employers and housing providers in matters alleging race, sex, age, national origin, and disability discrimination
- Representing individuals, major public housing authorities, national home builders, and other housing providers and developers in federal fair housing litigation and federal administrative proceedings
- Providing fair housing and accessibility training across the country to property management companies, developers and residential design professionals
- Obtaining multiple trial verdicts on behalf of clients in employment and fair housing cases
- Serving as the Legal Specialist for HUD’s Fair Housing Accessibility First Program
- Serving as a court-appointed monitor in federal fair housing cases
- Serving as an expert witness in fair housing and public accommodation matters