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J. Scott Woodard


Scott’s practice is focused on civil litigation. Since joining the firm, he’s defended businesses, individuals, and municipalities in cases involving, breach of contract, civil rights, employment law, patent law, and personal injuries. A former law clerk, Scott is comfortable handling cases federal court. He’s participated in federal cases at all stages of litigation and clearly understands the roads clients must travel through the court system.


  • Who Owns a Joke? Copyright Law and Stand-Up Comedy, 41 Vand. J. Ent. & Tech. L. 1041 (2019)
  • I Want My .mp3s: ReDigi & the First Sale Doctrine, 52 Cumb. L. Rev. (2022) (forthcoming)


  • University of East Anglia: LL.M. in Information Technology & Intellectual Property Law, with merit (2018)
    • Sir Edward Coke Scholarship Recipient
  • Samford University’s Cumberland School of Law, J.D. (2017)
    • Dean’s List Recognition: Fall 2015–Spring 2017
  • University of Alabama, B.A. (2014)
    • Sigma Tau Delta Honor Society

Bar Admissions

Alabama, 2017

Other Experience

  • First Lieutenant in the Alabama Army National Guard Judge Advocate General Corps
  • Term Law Clerk to the Hon. Liles C. Burke, 2020–2022
  • Term Law Clerk to the Hon. Jeffrey U. Beaverstock, 2018–2020


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