Robert Scott is a shareholder and senior attorney at Flaherty & Hood. Since joining the firm in 2007, he has represented cities and other local governments on issues ranging from municipal governance to complex real estate transactions and development projects, and in litigation. Robert draws inspiration from the selfless elected officials and public servants he works with who come together to attend to the needs of and advance their communities, and proudly lends his expertise to his clients’ efforts to achieve positive outcomes for their constituents.
Robert serves as city attorney for the cities of Willmar and Little Falls, as general counsel for Willmar Municipal Utilities, as assistant city attorney to the firm’s other city attorney clients, and as special legal counsel to numerous cities and local governments throughout the state. He is also the firm’s lead litigation attorney, having successfully represented clients in complex civil litigation in federal and state district and appellate courts and before administrative agencies, including the Bureau of Mediation Services and Office of Administrative Hearings, and in arbitrations and mediations.
Prior to joining the legal team at Flaherty & Hood, Robert was an attorney/partner at the firm of Waters & Scott, PLLP in Minneapolis. He also previously worked as an associate attorney and law clerk at Thomas A. Foster and Associates, Ltd., and as a legislative assistant for the Michigan House of Representatives.
Robert grew up in Michigan but found winters there too warm, so came to Minnesota after college. Robert and his wonderful wife Anastasia live in Minneapolis. On weekends and evenings when he is not attending a city council meeting, Robert can often be found outdoors skating or biking, hiking or cross-country skiing on a neighborhood trail. But why would you want to find him? That’s weird!