Scott Petersen is Board Certified by the Florida Bar in Condominium and Planned Development Law and Business Litigation. Board certification recognizes attorneys’ special knowledge, skills, and proficiency in various areas of law and professionalism and ethics in practice. Board certified lawyers are evaluated for professionalism and tested for expertise. Certification is The Florida Bar’s highest level of evaluation of the competency and experience of attorneys in the 27 areas of law approved for certification by the Supreme Court of Florida.
After graduating Pepperdine School of Law, Scott worked as a Deputy District Attorney for the District Attorney’s Office in Orange County, California. He served in a variety of capacities, including the Juvenile Gangs Unit, Felony Trials, Felony Filing and the Special Prosecutions Unit (involving the most sensitive cases in the office, including police shootings and excessive force, judicial and government corruption and bribery, gambling and bookmaking and fraud).
In 1999, he became an associate and, shortly thereafter, partner at a Wisconsin law firm, focusing on civil and commercial litigation. He served as a municipal prosecutor for several towns, cities, and villages. He also served as a Special Investigator for bar complaints in conflict cases for the Wisconsin Supreme Court. Additionally, he was an adjunct professor at the University of Wisconsin School of Law.
Moving to Florida in 2006, he worked as Senior Counsel for a Sarasota law firm. In late 2008, he joined a large Florida law firm during the collapse of the housing bubble. He quickly developed expertise in the mortgage and lien foreclosure areas of the law to aid the firm’s community association clientele. As a result, he was promoted to supervise all the firm’s collection and foreclosure departments in the offices on the West coast of Florida (Orlando, Tampa, Sarasota, Fort Myers, and Naples). On behalf of his clients, he was awarded the highest amount of sanctions in the state of Florida against a foreclosure mill for its failure to abide by the court’s orders. In addition to foreclosure work, he litigated a wide variety of cases on behalf of community association clients, including covenant enforcement, deed restriction violations, injunctions, quiet title actions and other civil litigation disputes involving community associations. He frequently speaks and writes on topics connected with community associations.
In 2015, he fulfilled a life-long dream when, with the able assistance of his wife, Robin, and support of his family, he opened The Law Office of Scott K. Petersen, PLLC. The mission statement of the Firm is a simple one: To provide professional, competent legal assistance for the protection of the Firm’s clients in an efficient and cost-effective manner. And, when clients must go to court, the Firm will zealously and tirelessly advocate the client’s interests and achieve the best possible outcome.