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Scott P. Moore focuses his practice on the defense and preventative representation of employers and the housing industries with a particular emphasis in defending discrimination matters under the ADA, Fair Housing Act, and Section 504.  He has substantial experience in defending in individual and class/collective actions, including pattern or practice cases brought by the EEOC and Department of Justice, involving allegations of disability discrimination under the ADA, FMLA, the Fair Housing Act, and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act.  Scott has tried numerous federal jury trials to verdict under the ADA in multiple federal jurisdictions across the country and argued before the Fifth, Seventh, Eighth, Ninth, Tenth, and Eleventh Circuit Courts of Appeal.  He also serves as national ADA coordinating counsel for a Fortune® 150 company coordinating the national defense of employment discrimination claims.

Scott is widely recognized as a national expert in ADA and fair housing law. He 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. His personal experience as a person with a disability who uses a wheelchair combined with almost 30 years of legal experience puts him in a unique position to represent employers and housing providers on issues arising under various disability discrimination laws.  

Education

  • Creighton University School of Law, J.D., cum laude, 1995
  • University of Nebraska at Kearney, B.S., Political Science and Economics, 1992

Bar & Court Admissions

  • Nebraska
  • Iowa
  • Missouri
  • United States Supreme Court
  • United States Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals
  • United States Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals
  • United States Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals
  • United Sates Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals
  • United States Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals
  • United States Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals
  • United States District Court, District of Nebraska
  • United States District Court, Southern District of Iowa
  • United States District Court, Northern District of Iowa
  • United States District Court, Western District of Missouri
  • United States District Court, Eastern District of Missouri
  • United States District Court, Northern District of Illinois
  • United States District Court, District of Colorado
  • United States District Court, District of Kansas

Professional & Civic Affiliations

  • Nebraska Bar Association
  • Omaha Bar Association
  • Labor and Employment Section Nebraska State Bar Association, Former Chair
  • Diversity Section Nebraska State Bar Association, Former Co-Chair
  • LeadingAge, Legal Committee
  • AllPlay Foundation, Board of Directors
  • Midwest Housing Development Fund, Board of Directors and Audit Committee
  • Duchesne Academy of the Sacred Heart, Board of Trustees

Selected Practice Highlights

  • Obtaining several defense jury verdicts in federal courts across the country
  • Successfully arguing appeals on behalf of employers in numerous federal circuit courts of appeal
  • Serving as national ADA coordinating counsel for Fortune150® employer
  • Representing and filing amicus curiae briefs on behalf of numerous national housing industry groups to address systemic fair housing issues
  • Representing and filing comments behalf of numerous national housing industry groups addressing housing regulations proposed by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development
  • Successfully representing client in decertifying national ADA class action
  • Frequently speaking to national housing industry groups on developments in ADA, Fair Housing, and Section 504 law
  • 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

Selected Recent Publications

  • “COVID-19 Conundrums: How Employers’ Compliance with Employment Laws Has Had to Adapt,” The Nebraska Lawyer, November 2021

Recent Speaking Engagements

  • “Recent Developments in Accessibility and Reasonable Accommodation in Affordable Housing,” 2024 Alabama Affordable Housing Association Annual Conference, May 2024
  • “Fair Housing Law Update,” 2024 Retirement Housing Foundation National Conference
  • “Barriers Hidden in Plain Sight: How to Achieve Meaningful Inclusion of Person with Disabilities,” Nebraska State Bar Association Diversity Committee, 2021

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Profile

Scott P. Moore focuses his practice on the defense and preventative representation of employers and the housing industries with a particular emphasis in defending discrimination matters under the ADA, Fair Housing Act, and Section 504.  He has substantial experience in defending in individual and class/collective actions, including pattern or practice cases brought by the EEOC and Department of Justice, involving allegations of disability discrimination under the ADA, FMLA, the Fair Housing Act, and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act.  Scott has tried numerous federal jury trials to verdict under the ADA in multiple federal jurisdictions across the country and argued before the Fifth, Seventh, Eighth, Ninth, Tenth, and Eleventh Circuit Courts of Appeal.  He also serves as national ADA coordinating counsel for a Fortune® 150 company coordinating the national defense of employment discrimination claims.

Scott is widely recognized as a national expert in ADA and fair housing law. He 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. His personal experience as a person with a disability who uses a wheelchair combined with almost 30 years of legal experience puts him in a unique position to represent employers and housing providers on issues arising under various disability discrimination laws.  

Professional & Civic Affiliations

  • Nebraska Bar Association
  • Omaha Bar Association
  • Labor and Employment Section Nebraska State Bar Association, Former Chair
  • Diversity Section Nebraska State Bar Association, Former Co-Chair
  • LeadingAge, Legal Committee
  • AllPlay Foundation, Board of Directors
  • Midwest Housing Development Fund, Board of Directors and Audit Committee
  • Duchesne Academy of the Sacred Heart, Board of Trustees

Selected Practice Highlights

  • Obtaining several defense jury verdicts in federal courts across the country
  • Successfully arguing appeals on behalf of employers in numerous federal circuit courts of appeal
  • Serving as national ADA coordinating counsel for Fortune150® employer
  • Representing and filing amicus curiae briefs on behalf of numerous national housing industry groups to address systemic fair housing issues
  • Representing and filing comments behalf of numerous national housing industry groups addressing housing regulations proposed by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development
  • Successfully representing client in decertifying national ADA class action
  • Frequently speaking to national housing industry groups on developments in ADA, Fair Housing, and Section 504 law
  • 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

Selected Recent Publications

  • “COVID-19 Conundrums: How Employers’ Compliance with Employment Laws Has Had to Adapt,” The Nebraska Lawyer, November 2021

Recent Speaking Engagements

  • “Recent Developments in Accessibility and Reasonable Accommodation in Affordable Housing,” 2024 Alabama Affordable Housing Association Annual Conference, May 2024
  • “Fair Housing Law Update,” 2024 Retirement Housing Foundation National Conference
  • “Barriers Hidden in Plain Sight: How to Achieve Meaningful Inclusion of Person with Disabilities,” Nebraska State Bar Association Diversity Committee, 2021


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