An accomplished, board-certified trial attorney for close to two decades, Scott Self has tried dozens of high-stakes civil cases, including cases involving wrongful death, catastrophic personal injury, employment, and multimillion-dollar business and commercial disputes. He also has presented oral arguments to several Texas appellate courts. Mr. Self is committed to achieving favorable outcomes for his clients in all aspects of his legal practice, from early case evaluation to crafting thoughtful legal strategies, developing crucial evidence, and authoring effective pretrial motions.
Mr. Self is known for his character and charisma at trial, and his courtroom success has not gone without notice. He’s been honored as a Super Lawyer seven times; he received a D Magazine Best Lawyers in Dallas honor in 2018; and was honored seven times as a Rising Star. Mr. Self is a member of the Dallas Chapter of the American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA), a national organization of elite trial lawyers and judges dedicated to the preservation and promotion of the civil jury trial right provided by the Seventh Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.
Each of my boys has a copy of this “Warrior Weekend” Bible from the father-son retreats that we have attended together at Sky Ranch, where I am honored to serve as a member of the board of directors. Working with and representing Sky Ranch and similar Christian organizations is the heart of my law practice.
Nothing prepared me for my career as a trial attorney better than my eight years of high school and college football. The game has taught me valuable lessons about toughness, work ethic, teamwork, poise, and humility. Especially humility. Thankfully, these are lessons I now get to pass on to my two sons while helping coach their football teams.
Starting when I was young, my family and friends instilled in me a love of the outdoors. Hunting and fishing are about preparation and patience, being alert and ready. Skills that come in handy in litigation and trial, too. Hunting and fishing are family traditions that I am now blessed to share with my children.
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Scott is married to Aryn Stapp Self, a commercial real estate attorney and shareholder with the Dallas firm of Munsch, Hardt, Kopf & Harr, P.C. They have three children. The Self family are active members of Watermark Community Church, where Scott serves as a volunteer in the children’s ministries.