Although she’s the daughter of long-time Lee County Sheriff Mike Scott, it wasn’t necessarily her father’s career that inspired the Fort Myers High School graduate to pursue law. Rather, she credits watching “Law & Order” as a kid. Scott received the 2007 Sam Sirianni Athletic Scholarship.
“Finding out I received the scholarship was very exciting and a proud moment for my family,” says Scott, an assistant district attorney with the 20th Circuit Court. “When I was applying for colleges I knew right away what I wanted to do.
Scott started looking at law schools and preparing for the LSAT during her junior year at Florida Gulf Coast University. She graduated from St. Thomas School of Law in Miami, where she made the dean’s list and was named “best advocate” during mock trial team
As an assistant DA, Scott prosecutes domestic violence cases. “It’s difficult when there are children involved but rewarding to give victims of a crime a voice.”
She also leads by example, treating others with respect and a positive attitude.
“I hope to pay it forward even in the smallest way,” says Scott. “I will be a positive influence to as many people as I can. That’s something my parents instilled in me. Treat people like you want to be treated. Love one another as you love yourself.”