Monika Scott

Attorney

Atlanta
Business Phone: 404.885.3731
Business Fax: 404.885.3900

monika.scott@troutman.com

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Monika Scott is an attorney in the Financial Services Litigation and Consumer Financial Services practice groups. Her practice includes the representation of clients in consumer law, business disputes, and commercial litigation. Monika represents and advises clients in state and federal courts throughout Georgia, with an emphasis on the mortgage servicing industry. She regularly defends mortgage servicers, investors, and related entities against claims for breach of contract, fraud/misrepresentation, promissory estoppel, negligence, wrongful foreclosure, and wrongful eviction. She has significant experience in all phases of the litigation process, from early claims analysis and dispute resolution through summary judgment, trial and appeal.

In the consumer protection arena, Monika advises clients on state and federal statutes such as the Fair Credit Reporting Act, Fair Debt Collection Practices Act, Georgia Fair Business Practices Act, Home Ownership and Equity Protection Act, Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act, and Truth in Lending Act. Monika also advises clients on responding to inquiries from state and federal agencies, including the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.

Monika obtained her law degree with honors from Georgia State University College of Law. While in law school, she participated in the school’s selective Litigation Honors Program and Moot Court Program, and was the recipient of several awards for oral advocacy and moot court competition. She also served as President of the Asian American Law Students Association and as a member of the Moot Court Board. Monika graduated from Emory University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science.

Professional and Community Involvement

  • South Asian Bar Association of Georgia, Board Member, 2014-2017, and Former President, 2016-2017
  • TiE Global Entrepreneurship Organization, Member, 2014-Present
  • Bleckley Inn of Court, Barrister, 2012-2013

Professional Experience

  • Staff Attorney, Troutman Sanders LLP, 2017-present
  • Founder and Principal, The Scott Law Firm LLC, 2014-2017
  • Associate, Burr & Forman, 2011-2014
  • Associate, Jones Day, 2007-2011
  • Advisor, Employee Benefits Security Administration, U.S. Department of Labor, 2005-2007
  • Clerk, Chief Justice Carol Hunstein, Supreme Court of Georgia, 2006

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Education

  • Georgia State University, J.D., 2007
  • Emory University, B.A., 2002

Bar Admissions

  • Georgia

Court Admissions

  • Georgia State Courts
  • Georgia Court of Appeals
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit