Christopher L. Scott

Christopher L. Scott

Lancaster, Pennsylvania
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Christopher Scott has conducted a workers' compensation and general liability practice since 2005. He spent the early years of his practice representing injured workers and plaintiffs; however, he spent seven years having represented employers and insurance carriers in litigating, negotiating and settling workers' compensation and civil litigation matters. With McDonald at Law, Chris has returned to his practice of only representing injured workers and plaintiffs. For his work in the workers' compensation field, Chris has been recognized and named to the distinctive list of Pennsylvania Super Lawyers Rising Stars; an honor given to only 2.5% of all lawyers in Pennsylvania under the age of 40.

In addition to his workers' compensation experience, Chris has also litigated employment discrimination, wrongful termination and unemployment compensation matter. A graduate of Lafayette College and The Pennsylvania State University Dickinson School of Law, Chris is licensed to practice before the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania, The United States District Courts for the Middle and Eastern Districts of Pennsylvania. Chris has also been a lecturer for the National Business Institute, Sterling Education Services and Lorman Company on matters of workers' compensation.

Areas of Practice

  • Personal Injury
  • Workers' Compensation

Bar Admissions

  • Pennsylvania
  • New Jersey
  • U.S. District Court Middle District of Pennsylvania
  • Supreme Court of Pennsylvania
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Pennsylvania


  • Dickinson School of Law of the Pennsylvania State University, Carlisle, Pennsylvania
    • J.D. - 2005
    • Honors: Sports and Entertainment Law Society
    • Honors: Alumni Relations Committee of the Student Bar Association
  • Lafayette College, Easton, Pennsylvania
    • B.A. - 2002
    • Major: Government and Law
    • Minor: Economics and Business


  • Lecturer, Workers' Compensation, National Business Institute
  • Lecturer, Workers' Compensation, Sterling Education Services
  • Lecturer, Workers' Compensation, Lorman Company

Honors and Awards

  • Pennsylvania Super Lawyers Rising Stars, 2016, 2017, 2018
  • Top 10 Under 40, The National Academy of Personal Injury Attorneys, 2016
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyer, The National Trial Lawyers, 2014, 2015
  • Top 40 Litigation Lawyer Under 40, The American Society of Legal Advocates, 2016, 2017, and 2018
  • Lawyers of Distinction, 2018

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • American Bar Association, Member
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association, Member
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association Young Lawyers Division, Member
  • Luzerne County Bar Association, Member
  • Lancaster Bar Association, Workers' Compensation Section, Chair
  • Young Lawyers Lancaster County, Chair

Past Employment Positions

  • American Federation of State and Municipal Employees
  • Honorable John F. Cherry (Dauphin County), Law Clerk