Scott was born and raised in the Dallas/Fort Worth area. He graduated magna cum laude from Texas Christian University with a degree in economics and political science. He obtained his law degree from the University of Colorado-Boulder in 2010. At the University of Colorado, Scott was an associate editor of the Law Review and also represented criminally-accused clients in the Legal Aid and Defender Clinic. Scott is admitted to practice in all Colorado courts, the U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado, and the U.S. 10th Circuit Court of Appeals. He has successfully defended trial court decisions in the Colorado Court of Appeals, advocated for clients in multi-million dollar arbitration proceedings, and has successfully resolved numerous cases through mediations and settlements.