Scott represents District 81 in the Georgia House of Representatives where he serves on the Public Safety and Homeland Security, Defense and Veterans Affairs, and Children and Youth Committees
Elected in 2010, Scott was named a Deputy Whip as a freshman. Scott is an experienced attorney who began his career as a lawyer with the US Army JAG Corps where he served as a prosecutor and international law attorney. He deployed three times for Operations Joint Forge (Bosnia), Enduring Freedom, and Iraqi Freedom.
Following his military service, Scott worked at Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP and focused his practice on litigation. In 2007, Scott became the general counsel for J.P. Turner & Company, LLC, an investment banking and brokerage firm based in Atlanta.
Scott has taught part-time at the Sam Nunn School of International Affairs at Georgia Tech and has been published by the Chicago Journal of International Law and several newspapers including the Christian Science Monitor, and the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. He has also provided commentary to CNN, BBC, NPR and other media outlets. He is a principal and fellow with the Truman National Security Project and a member of the Council on Foreign Relations.