Scott P. Moore represents public and private sector clients in employment, ADA, and fair housing matters. Scott has substantial experience in defending and counseling clients in class/collective actions, including pattern or practice cases brought by the federal government, involving allegations of disability discrimination under the ADA, GINA, FMLA, the Fair Housing Act, and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act.
Scott is widely recognized as a national expert in ADA and fair housing law. Scott served as a Deputy Chief of the Employment Litigation Section and a Senior Trial Attorney in the Housing Section of the Civil Rights Division of the U.S. Department of Justice in Washington, D.C. In those roles, Scott lead the Department’s enforcement actions on some of the largest employment, ADA, and fair housing pattern or practice cases brought by the United States. Scott’s personal experience as a person with a disability who uses a wheelchair combined with over 25 years of legal experience puts him in a unique position to represent employers and housing providers on issues arising under various disability discrimination and accessibility laws.
Scott has applied this unique experience in defending clients in numerous class/collective actions and pattern or practice cases brought by the U.S. Department of Justice. Courts have also selected Scott as a court-appointed monitor to oversee complex injunctive relief ordered under the ADA and Fair Housing Act. Scott also has a robust counseling and training practice in which he provides training and preventative representation of the employers and housing industry clients and national organizations. 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, Labor, Real Estate, and Litigation and was named the Best Lawyers’ 2019 Labor and Employment “Lawyer of the Year” and 2023 Labor Law Management “Lawyer of the Year” for Omaha. Scott has been listed in the Great Plains Super Lawyers (© 2013). Scott has been recognized in the Lawyer Spotlight by the American Bar Association Commission on Mental and Physical Disability Law. Scott served as the Chair of the Diversity Committee of the Nebraska State Bar Association in 2019-20.
Scott is married and the father of twin daughters. He is an avid wheelchair hand cyclist and serves on the Board of Directors of the AllPlay Foundation, the Ataxia Foundation, and the Midwest Housing Development Fund, Inc.
- 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