Scott C. Ford


An experienced trial lawyer, Scott is Chair of both the firm’s Litigation and Workers’ Compensation Practice Groups. He currently serves as Vice President of McCandlish Holton.

Scott handles a wide range of commercial litigation matters, including insurance defense, non-competition agreements, business and commercial disputes, and premises and product liability. Scott also regularly represents employers and carriers before the Virginia Workers’ Compensation Commission.

Scott has trial experience in state and federal courts. He also has considerable appellate experience arguing matters before the Court of Appeals of Virginia, the Supreme Court of Virginia and the Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit.

Scott is active in his community and Bar leadership. He currently serves as Chair of the Board of Governors for the Litigation Section of the Virginia State Bar. Scott also serves on the Honors Advisory Council for James Madison University.  He is also on the Board for Kid's Chance of Virginia.


  • Inside Business, "Top 40 Under 40", 2001
  • Virginia Super Lawyers, Rising Star, 2007, 2008
  • Virginia Business, "Legal Elite", 2005, 2006, 2008
  • Virginia Super Lawyer, 2010 - 2014

Professional and Community Involvement

  • Virginia State Bar, Board of Governors, Litigation Section, 2004-present, Chair
  • James Madison University, Honors Advisory Council, 2009-present
  • Kid's Chance of Virginia Board Member, 2011-present
  • Young Peoples’ Community Choir Board Member, 2003-present
  • Lead Virginia, Class of 2007
  • Leadership Metro Richmond, Class of 2005
  • SCAN (Stop Child Abuse Now) Board Member, 2002-2007

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Practice Areas
Contact Information

1111 East Main Street
Suite 2100
P.O. Box 796
Richmond, Virginia 23218-0796

call (804) 775-7202

fax (804) 775-3800

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  • Washington and Lee University, J.D., cum laude, 1995
  • James Madison University, B.S., magna cum laude, 1991
  • Virginia
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Virginia
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Virginia
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 4th Circuit 

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