Scott Baldwin, Sr. (1928-2011)


Since 1953, Scott Baldwin has used his extensive understanding of juries and courtroom dynamics to restore the lives of clients who have fallen victim to bad drivers, doctors, products, business procedures, and toxic tort. In his 50 plus years of practice, he has obtained multimillion-dollar jury verdicts and settles on behalf of his clients.

In addition, Mr. Baldwin has tried numerous commercial litigation cases against large corporations including breach of contract, fraud, antitrust, Rico violations, and intellectual property rights.

Scott Baldwin has been honored by his peers through admission to The Inner Circle of Advocates, International Academy of Trial Lawyers, American College of Trial Lawyers, International Society of Barristers, and American Board of Trial Advocates.


Mr. Baldwin’s official credits include:

  • President of the Texas Trial Lawyers Association (1965 to 1966)
  • President of the Association of Trial Lawyers of America (1984 to 1985)
  • Dean of the International Academy of Trial Lawyers (1992 to 1993)
  • President of the International Academy of Trial Lawyers (1995 to 1996)

Mr. Baldwin’s authorship has included four books, and he is one of the most sought-after speakers in the country.

Mr. Baldwin authored Art of Advocacy - Direct Examination, published by Matthew Bender; co-authored The Preparation of a Product Liability Case, published by Little Brown and Company; co-authored Art of Advocacy - Jury Instruction, published by Matthew Bender; and authored Scott Baldwin on Jury Arguments, published by John Wiley & Sons, Inc. He has acted as Editorial Advisor the Michie Company’s Texas Tort Reporter and also was featured in Outrageous Misconduct by Paul Brodeur.

As lead counsel in Tyler, Texas, Mr. Baldwin negotiated a $20 million settlement of an asbestos case, acted as co-counsel on a $115 million settlement of asbestos litigation and numerous multimillion-dollar settlements. Mr. Baldwin has been featured in Forbes Magazine and in the book Million Dollar Lawyer, and he has been listed in The Best Lawyers in America by Steven Naifeh and Gregory White Smith.

Today, Mr. Baldwin has expanded his Marshall, Texas firm to include his two sons as partners and two associates.

Professional Affiliations:

  • Harrison County Bar
  • State Bar of Texas
  • College of the State Bar of Texas Foundation
  • Northeast Texas Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
  • East Texas Trial Lawyers Association
  • Southern Trial Lawyers Association
  • Association of Trial Lawyers of America