Scott W Schiff
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Scott W Schiff
Since becoming an attorney in 1982, Scott W. Schiff has been a champion of the underdogs in our society. A graduate of Ohio State University (1979), and Capital University Law School (1982), Scott began the law firm of Schiff & Associates Co. LPA., in 1985, specializing in civil litigation with an emphasis on catastrophic injury and wrongful death.
“Each and every case is extremely important to me,” said Scott. “No single case is going to change my life financially, but each and every individual case will change the life of my client, and that keeps me motivated. At my firm, we take our responsibilities toward our clients extremely seriously. Quality work, respect, and high ethical standards have kept us as one of the leading Personal Injury law firms in the state of Ohio.
The attorneys I’ve hired over the years, and our support team, have all been groomed in accordance with the values and beliefs of my law firm. Seventy-one per cent of our new clients come from previous clients’ recommendations, or from other lawyer’s referrals.
In 2013, Time Magazine recognized Schiff & Associates as one of the top personal injury firms in the United States.
In 2014, Columbus Business First magazine highlighted Scott Schiff in their article, “People To Know”.
Scott’s history of charitable giving, both in time and money, reflects the values and beliefs instilled in him as a child. He credits his parents with teaching him the importance of hard work, human equality and charitable giving, and has donated extensively to charities, individuals, and ideals, impacting people all over the world.
“It is paramount to the continuation of my synagogue, and to religious freedoms everywhere, that all Americans support the fundamental rights to associate and worship freely whatever God (or not) we choose,” Scott said. “First Amendment freedoms are what set Americans apart from the rest of the world.”
Scott has served on many non-profit charitable boards and organizations, both in the field of law, and in the larger community. Legal organizations include: Board of Counselors at Capital University Law School, the Columbus Bar Association Ethics Committee, and The Ohio State University.
In the wider community, Scott has served as a board member or generally supported the following: Big Brothers and Big Sisters, the Flying Horse Farms summer camp for terminally ill children, Columbus Area Performing Arts, The First Tee of Columbus, March of Dimes, Nisonger Center for Autistic Children, Wexner Center for the Arts, Columbus JCSS and CJF, funding scholarships for students atThe United Negro College Fund, and Endowments at Capital University for underprileaged kids.
In 2010, Scott’s synagogue honored him as a Man of the Year, in a presentation attended by 300 community leaders.
“From a charitable perspective, I tend to focus on helping those who work hard but can’t seem to get ahead because of disabilities or lack of opportunities,” said Scott.
Appointed Special Council to the Ohio Attorney General, American Bar Association Member, Columbus Bar Association (Appointed Ethics Committee) Sustaining Member, American Trial Lawyers Association Member, Franklin County Trial Lawyers Association Member, Who’s Who of Attorneys in America Member.
When asked the three most important ideals in Scott’s life, he concluded: “My family, my clients, and my community, in that order.”