Scott Slawson, ESQ.

D. Scott Slawson, McDonough Law LLC

Scott Slawson is a Denver business attorney with two decades of experience representing and finding solutions for corporations of all sizes. At McDonough Law, Scott’s practice focuses on Colorado and California business law and business litigation. He brings a special expertise in insurance law to the firm with years of experience in insurance analysis and resolution of the insurance aspects of cases. Additionally, he provides businesses with tailored legal services including transactional work in areas involving construction, oil and gas, employment law, risk transfer, risk mitigation, and contracts.

Scott is committed to a client-first approach.  Central to this is his belief that attorneys are in a service industry, and that sensible, cost-effective solutions are almost always preferable to the alternative.  He advocates for his clients a goal-oriented approach that focuses on an endgame. 

An accomplished litigator with years of experience in multi-party complex commercial litigation, class actions, and construction defect law, Scott joined McDonough Law LLC in part to offer highly competitive rates for clients in the Colorado market. Prior to joining McDonough Law LLC, he was a partner in the Colorado office of a boutique firm with a national client base that included many Fortune 1000 companies. Over the years, he has represented national tract home developers, commercial builders, and custom home builders in a variety of capacities. Scott works proactively with his business clients from the formation of their businesses forward, handling their contract, employment, and insurance needs. As personal counsel for his business clients, Scott also handles all aspects of their commercial disputes including trials, mediation, and arbitration. Additionally, he provides trust and estate planning services for his business and individual clients.

Scott is originally from Orange County, California, and he has lived across the country. He earned his undergraduate degree from the University of California, San Diego and his law degree from Tulane University Law School, where he graduated cum laude. He is licensed in Colorado and California. He has served as a faculty member at the Front Range Community Colleges in Fort Collins teaching business law classes. Scott’s free time is spent with his wife and two children, and he enjoys travelling, playing golf, and supporting a few too many sports teams.  

Practice Areas

Business & Corporate Law
Insurance Law
Energy & Utilities
Employment Law
Trusts & Estates


State of Colorado
State of California
State of Louisiana (inactive)
U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado
U.S. District Court for the Central District of California
U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California
U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California
​U.S. District Court for the Western District of Louisiana (inactive)


Juris Doctor, Tulane University Law School, cum laude

  • Tulane Maritime Law Journal, Notes and Comments Editor (1992-93)​

Bachelor of Arts, University of California, San Diego

Notable Cases

City of New Orleans v. T.L. James, 685 So.2d 111 (Louisiana Supreme Court 1997)

Professional Organizations & Affiliations

Colorado Bar Association​

Teaching Engaments

Business Faculty, Front Range Community Colleges, Fort Collins, Colorado (2018)
Guest Instructor, Front Range Community Colleges, Fort Collins, Colorado (2016-2018)

Denver Office
200 Union Blvd, Suite 200
Lakewood, CO 80228

Loveland Office
1635 Foxtrail Dr
Loveland, CO 80538

Granby Office
70 East Agate, Unit H
Granby, CO 80446

Casper Office
5830 E 2nd St
Casper, WY 82609

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