Scott F. Singley
Practice AreasCommercial Litigation
Labor and Employment
Personal Injury, Mass Torts, and Product Liability
Scott F. Singley
Scott is a Member in the Northeast Mississippi office. He has practiced law in Columbus, MS since 2000 and focuses his practice on labor and employment law, commercial litigation, health care litigation, personal injury litigation and environmental litigation.
Scott graduated cum laude from the University of Mississippi School of Law, where he served as Associate Articles Editor of the Mississippi Law Journal. He received the Robert C. Khayat Award for outstanding service and contribution to the Mississippi Law Journal, the Earl T. Thomas Award for Excellence in Writing, and the Outstanding Student Award in Commercial Paper. Scott was also a member of the 1999 National Trial Competition Team.
- BBA, Economics, Mississippi State University,1997 magna cum laude
- J.D., University of Mississippi,2000 cum laude (Associate Articles Editor, Mississippi Law Journal)
- Mississippi (2000)
- United States District Courts of Mississippi(2000)
- United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit(2000)
- Alabama (2001)
- United States District Courts for the Northern District of Alabama (2001)
Community & Professional Activities
- Mississippi Bar Association
- Lowndes County Bar Association (former Vice-President, former Secretary/Treasurer)
- Alabama Bar Association
- American Bar Association
- Mississippi Defense Lawyers Association
- Defense Research Institute
- Golden Triangle Young Lawyers Association (former President)
- Columbus Kiwanis Club (former President)
- Lowndes County United Way (former member of the Executive Committee and Board of Directors)
- Fairview Baptist Church (Deacon, Vice-Chairman of Personnel Committee)
- Upward Basketball Coach
- Obtained a defense verdict, along with J. Gordon Flowers, on behalf of an OB/GYN in a medical negligence case.
- Obtained dismissal on gender and race claims and subsequent summary judgment on Americans with Disabilities Act claim, which was affirmed by the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals.
- Obtained a summary judgment in a racial discrimination matter filed by multiple plaintiffs as a putative class action.
- Obtained dismissal of a class action filed by the EEOC involving allegations that the defendants engaged in a pattern and practice of racial discrimination.
- Obtained a ruling from the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals affirming the dismissal of a suit alleging retaliatory discharge.
- Obtained a summary judgment ruling holding that Plaintiff was judicially estopped from pursuing an ADA claim against her former employer.
- Obtained the voluntary dismissal, at the conclusion of discovery, of a suit alleging a violation of the ADA.
- Obtained a ruling from the Circuit Court of Copiah County, Mississippi granting a motion to dismiss a suit alleging retaliatory discharge.
- Obtained a summary judgment in a hostile environment sexual harassment suit.
- Obtained enforcement of a non-competition agreement restraining a restaurant’s former manager from competing against it.
- Obtained enforcement of a non-competition agreement restraining a restaurant’s former chef from competing against it.
- Successfully defended numerous charges of discrimination filed with the EEOC.
- Defended a poultry company in a putative class action matter involving alleged violations of the Packers and Stockyards Act.
- Defended a packer in a suit filed by a former supplier alleging breach of contract and violations of the Packers and Stockyards Act.
- Defended owner of a wood-treatment plant in environmental litigation involving personal injury and property damage claims by thousands of plaintiffs.
- Defended multiple companies in environmental litigation involving personal injury and property damage claims related to alleged PCB contamination.
- Obtained a summary judgment ruling dismissing an environmental suit filed by hundreds of plaintiffs because the plaintiffs’ claims were barred by the statute of limitations.
Speeches & Publications
- S. Singley on Social Media for Columbus Lowndes Development Link’s Rapid Fire program hosted by the Mississippi University for Women, May, 2012.
- S. Singley and L. Wiseman, “Considerations Regarding the Effect of Social Media on the Workplace”, Golden Triangle Human Resource Association, Public Relations Association of Mississippi, the Northeast Mississippi Society of Human Resources Association and the Crossroads Human Resource Association. 2011 and 2012. The Effect of Social Media on the Workplace
- S. Singley and L. Wiseman, “Risk Allocation for One’s Own Negligence and the Exception to Mississippi’s Anti-Indemnity Statute,” MDLA Quarterly, Summer 2011 Risk Allocation
- “Professional Goodwill: How Mississippi Produces an ‘Inequitable’ Distribution of Property Pursuant to Divorce by Excluding Professional Goodwill,” 68 Miss. L.J. 1053 (1999)
- U.S. Court of Appeals Reverses Course Concerning Title VII Protection of LGBTQ+ Rights
- Recent Federal Court Ruling Indicates Coverage for LGBTQ-Related Conditions Under the Americans with Disabilities Act
- Contradictory Federal Court Opinions LGBT Rights in the Workplace Sets Stage for Landmark Supreme Court Showdown
- Carmody, Singley, Cirilli, and Lawhorn Win Defense Verdict for Peco Foods, Inc.
- BREAKING – U.S. FEDERAL JUDGE ISSUES NATIONWIDE ORDER TEMPORARILY BLOCKING DEPARTMENT OF LABOR’S PROPOSED OVERTIME RULE CHANGE
- “Paid Sick Leave” for Employees of Certain Federal Contractors & Subcontractors
- Get Ready – Changes to Mandatory EEO-1 Coming in 2017
- New Version of Form I-9 Announced
- Over 20 States and 50 Business Groups File Suit Seeking to Block Enforcement of New Overtime Rule
- 84 Days and Counting – Is Your Company Prepared for the New Overtime Rule?
- OSHA Delays Proposed Injury and Illness Reporting Rule
- Department of Labor Announces Increase in Wage & Hour Penalties for Employers
- Are You Ready?-(For Expanded Employee Overtime Eligibility)
- OSHA Releases Final/Updated Workplace Injury Reporting Rule
- U.S. EEOC Alters Key Investigation Procedures
- U.S. Department of Labor’s Final Overtime Rule Not Expected in 2nd Half of 2016
- Singley and Lawhorn Win Fifth Circuit Appeal for Eka Chemicals
- New NLRB Ruling Expands “Joint Employer” Standard
- New Legislation Proposes Sweeping Civil Rights Protections for LGBT Individuals
- U.S. EEOC Rules Workplace Discrimination Based on “Sexual Orientation” Already Illegal Under Federal Law
- Mississippi’s Newest Gun Law – and Its Impact on Businesses and Employers
- U.S. Department of Labor Issues New Guidance on “Employee vs. Independent Contractor” Misclassification
- UPDATE: U.S. Department of Labor Releases Proposed Rule to Expand Employee Overtime Eligibility
- Brunini’s 2014 Super Lawyers
- U.S. EEOC To Take Aim At Corporate Wellness Programs
- United States Department of Labor’s OFCCP Final Rule Protecting Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Discrimination
- NLRB Issues Final Rule Altering Union Election Process
- U.S. Supreme Court Narrows the Definition of “Supervisor” Under Federal Discrimination Statutes
- U.S. Supreme Court Tightens Employees’ Retaliation Rights Under Federal Discrimination Statutes