scottPartner

smiddleton@cmmllp.com
(631) 738-9100 ext. 302

Scott Middleton chairs our highly respected Municipal Liability and Personal Injury groups. He handles all types of litigation, representing individuals and defending large and small businesses and municipalities in a wide array of matters including transportation (auto, commercial truck, school bus, and motor coach), personal injury, premises liability, labor law (construction accidents and employment issues), civil rights, wrongful death, road design, and general litigation matters.

As a founding partner and head of the firm’s Catastrophic Loss team, Scott maintains a particular focus on complex negligence cases. He represents construction and transportation companies in complex accident cases involving catastrophic injuries, insurance issues, and contractual disputes. Scott defended a major Long Island charter bus company in a litigation involving multiple plaintiffs and defendants stemming from a horrific accident on the Long Island Expressway that received nationwide news coverage. His work secured the dismissal of all claims against our client.

Scott has tried numerous cases to verdict in state and federal court, including the defense of municipalities in civil rights cases involving allegations of excessive force, false arrest, and false imprisonment, as well as transportation and general liability cases. His roles as Trustee, Mayor and Village Justice, as well as Village Attorney/Prosecutor for the Incorporated Village of Lake Grove, place him in the unique position of being able to view cases from the standpoint of the public official.

Education
Stony Brook University, B.A.
Brooklyn Law School, J.D.

Admissions
New York
Connecticut
United States District Court, Southern District of New York
United States District Court, Eastern District of New York

Boards, Associations, and Leadership
Member, Stony Brook University Intercollegiate Athletic Board
Board of Directors, Brookhaven Industrial Development Agency
Board of Directors, East End Arts
Member, Judicial Screening Committee, Suffolk County Bar Association
Member, Stony Brook Children’s Hospital Task Force
Village Attorney, Incorporated Village of Lake Grove
Member, Trucking Industry Defense Association
Member, Nassau/Suffolk Trial Lawyers Association
Member, New York State Magistrates Association
Past Adjunct Professor, Department of Political Science, Stony Brook University
Past President, Stony Brook University Alumni Association
Past Co-Chair, Supreme Court Committee, Suffolk County Bar Association
Past Village Justice, Incorporated Village of Lake Grove
Past Village Prosecutor, Incorporated Village of Lake Grove
Past Mayor, Incorporated Village of Lake Grove, 2001 – 2006

Recognitions
Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent Rating
2013-2017 – New York Super Lawyers – Metro Edition
2014 – Leadership in Law Award, Long Island Business News
2012 – Legal Eagle recognition, Long Island Pulse
2007 – Distinguished Alumni Award in Political Science, Stony Brook University