Scott Wagner

Scott Wagner has appeared in over 150 federal court civil actions at the trial and appellate levels, taking many cases to verdict as first chair trial attorney, earning national recognition in federal courts around the country, as well as before international arbitration tribunals.

A graduate with Honors and Distinction from Yale University, Mr. Wagner earned his B.A. in History while participating as a four year member of the University’s Football Team. Scott Wagner is an alumnus from the University of Miami School of Law, where he served on the School’s State, Regional and National Trial Teams.

Wagner’s high stakes business and trial experience spans from complex commercial cross-border transactions to disputes involving businesses, construction defects, fraud and civil RICO, and those involving personal injury and death.

In addition, Mr. Wagner also utilizes his specialized expertise in matters involving maritime and aviation disputes.

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Bar Admissions

  • State of Florida
  • United States Supreme Court
  • United States Circuit Court of Appeals for the First Circuit
  • United States Circuit Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit
  • United States Circuit Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
  • United States Circuit Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit
  • United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida
  • United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida

Pro Hac Vice Admissions

  • United States District Court of Massachusetts
  • United States District Court of Minnesota
  • United States District Court of Delaware
  • United States District Court of Guam

Professional Honors

  • Dade County Bar Legal Luminary Nominee in Admiralty 2017
  • Most Effective Lawyer, Daily Business Review, Finalist 2011
  • Florida Rising Stars, Florida Super Lawyers Magazine 2009-2018
  • Up & Coming Attorneys, Florida Trend’s Florida Legal Elite 2009-2015

Civic Involvement

  • Orange Bowl Committee, Active Member
  • Orange Bowl Committee, Rookie of the Year Award
  • Mt. Sinai Medical Center; Past Founders Board
  • Miami Beach Chamber of Commerce; Past Pillar Board
  • Allapattah Music & Literacy Center – Motivational Edge
  • Leadership Miami, Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce 2011-2012
  • Yale University, Alumni Interview Committee, 2015-2016 Reunion Committees, Yale Football Association, “Captains’ Club”
  • Miami Children’s Hospital, Ambassador Gems
  • Greater Miami Jewish Federation, Board Member & Miami Beach Campaign Chair

Arbitration Associations

  • American Arbitration Association
  • The Danish Institute of Arbitration (Copenhagen Arbitration)
  • Maritime Arbitration Association

Committees and Other Memberships

  • Florida Bar’s Admiralty Law Committee (2009-2018)
    • Vice Chair – 2014-2017
  • Southeastern Admiralty Law Institute (S.E.A.L.I.) (2006-2018)
    • Board of Directors 2008-2009
    • Port Director of Miami 2006-2007
  • Maritime Law Association
  • Dade County Bar Association
  • Florida Yacht Brokers’ Association
  • International Superyacht Society
  • International Seakeepers’ Society


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News – Scott Wagner

SuperLawyers Rated Rising Star 10 years in a Row (2009-2018)

Wall Street Journal

CBS News


Miami Herald 4.17MM Verdict in Guam

Las-Vegas Review Journal

AVVO 9.8/10 Rating