Scott M. Strauss

Attorney, Member

Professional Experience

Scott M. Strauss, a former claims specialist with State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Company, has practiced law for nearly 30 years. Scott is a member of the firm’s Insurance Practice Group, Litigation Practice Group, and Aviation Practice Group.

Practice Areas

  • Insurance defense litigation
  • Insurance coverage
  • Aviation law
  • Commercial litigation

Court Admissions

  • United States Supreme Court
  • Arkansas Supreme Court
  • U.S. Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals
  • U.S. District Courts for the Eastern and Western Districts of Arkansas

Professional Associations

  • American Bar Association member
  • Arkansas Bar Association member
  • Pulaski County Bar Association member

Community Involvement

  • Volunteered at troop, district, council and regional levels of the Boy Scouts of America.
  • Recipient of the National Order of the Arrow Founder's Award and the Vigil Honors.
  • Recipient of the Arkansas Bar Association's Lawyer Community Legacy Award for Excellence and Volunteer Community Service.

Presentation & Thought Leadership

  • Authored a series of articles in "The Arkansas Lawyer" detailing the evolution of tort reform in Arkansas. These include "The Arkansas Several Liability Catch 22 The Civil Justice Reform Act Post Johnson", "The Uniform Contribution Among Tortfeasor's Act: Civil Justice and Apportionment Part II - Time To Trust The Jury", and "Tort Reform In Wonderland". Winter 2015, Winter 2014 and Fall 2011
  • Authored Requiring the Uncompensated Lawyer to Represent Civil Litigants is Unconstitutional: The Emperor Has No Clothes published in "The Arkansas Lawyer". Winter 2018
  • Authored "An Agent's Guide: What is Full Coverage" article, June 2011.
  • Authored "A Real Conundrum" article published in The Daily Record, December 2010.
  • Conducts in-house seminars for firm clients and attorneys on insurance law.
  • CLE program focused on Commercial General Liability Policy (CGL) changes and how specifically those changes impact construction companies.
  • An Overview of Arkansas Law prepared for the insurance industry.
  • Co-authored the texts: "Insurance Laws: Third Party coverage in Arkansas" and "Insurance Coverage Law in Arkansas."
  • How to Read and Understand the Commercial General Liability (CGL) presented to the Arkansas Bar Association's 2011 annual meeting.


  • Named one of The Best Lawyers In Little Rock by Little Rock Soiree, 2011 -2018
  • Named in Best Lawyers in America
  • 2016 Exceptional Performance Citationfrom the Defense Research Institute
  • Past President Arkansas Association of Defense Counsel
  • Current Member Arkansas Association House of Delegates
  • Licensed pilot.
  • Former Associate Editor of the UALR Law Journal.


  • J.D., University of Arkansas at Little Rock William H. Bowen School of Law
  • Undergraduate degree, Henderson State University in Arkadelphia, Arkansas.