After practicing law in a partnership for nearly 15 years, Scott made the difficult decision to launch Bratland Law, in April, 2006. Scott served as the primary public defender for Codington County for nearly 10 years. Scott is currently on contract with Clark and Hamlin County as their public defender. Scott has appeared in court in 15 counties over the years with his clients. Scott has handled every Criminal Law case imaginable. He has represented individuals in many areas of Family Law divorces, custody battles, visitation issues, child support and divorces. He has also represented a variety of clients with Personal Injuries, including Wrongful Death, Vehicle Accidents, and Slip and Fall Cases.
Scott is a graduate of Augustana College and the University of South Dakota School of Law. While at Augustana Scott was a 3 year starter on the football team and earned Academic All-American Honors.
Scott enjoys public speaking and has frequently talked to service clubs, high school students and was the Master of Ceremonies at the BASH (Building A Superior Hospital) Fundraiser. Scott and his family enjoy a variety of sporting events, though he enjoyed them more when he was better than his kids. Scott has participated in the MS 150 Bike Tour, but after 75 miles he would have preferred it be the MS 75.