Scott A. Britton-Mehlisch

Shareholder Attorney
Scott A. Britton-Mehlisch is a shareholder at Humphrey, Farrington & McClain, P.C. Since joining the law firm as a law clerk in 1987, his practice has been focused exclusively on representing plaintiffs. He has extensive trial experience, having been involved in every major litigation verdict for the firm in the last twenty-five years as both an associate and shareholder with cases as varied as toxic building contamination and asbestos, tobacco, and butter flavoring personal injury. Scott’s trial work in Missouri was recognized by Missouri Lawyer’s Weekly’s in 2014 with the publication’s award for the Largest Plaintiff’s Verdict and in 2017 for the Top Plaintiff’s Verdict.

A Michigan native, Scott grew up in a family of medical professionals. His father was a public health professor and his wife is a family practice physician. That background has helped lay the foundation for Scott’s work as a plaintiff’s attorney specializing in toxic tort and asbestos litigation.

With an early interest in technology, Scott has been responsible for overseeing the firm’s network infrastructure. Since the late 1990s, the firm has been a pioneer in the use of technology for trial presentation and Scott has been responsible for the firm’s ability to effectively communicate our clients’ stories to juries.

Scott graduated from Graceland College in 1986 with a bachelor’s degree cum laude in Political Science and History with a minor in English Literature. At the UMKC School of Law, he was a staff member for The Urban Lawyer.

Scott is a member of several legal profession organizations. A past graduate of the Independence Chamber of Commerce’s LEAD program, he is currently a board member and treasurer of the Community of Christ Historic Sites Foundation. He is a past board member of the Independence YMCA, the Jackson County Interagency Council and Assistance International, an international aid organization. An avid canoer, kayaker and environmentalist, Scott enjoys traveling and being outdoors with his wife and two college age daughters.

Highlights

Products Liability Law
Personal Injury — Plaintiff
Toxic Torts
Asbestos Personal Injury – Plaintiff
Environmental Litigation- Plaintiff
Missouri, 1989
U.S. District Court Western District of Missouri, 1989
U.S. District Court District of Kansas, 1989
University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Law, Kansas City, Missouri

J.D., Doctor of Jurisprudence – 1989

Graceland College, Lamoni, Iowa

B.A., Bachelor of Arts cum laude – 1986

2017 Missouri Lawyers Weekly Largest Plaintiff’s Verdicts of 2016 (Kirk v. FAG Bearings)
2014 Missouri Lawyers Weekly Largest Plaintiff’s Verdicts of 2013 (Berger v. Copeland Compressor Corp)
Missouri Bar Association
American Association for Justice
Plaintiffs’ Asbestos Litigation Group
Community of Christ Historic Sites Foundation
Phi Alpha Delta (UMKC School of Law)
Alpha Mu Gamma (Graceland)