Meet Scott O. Mercer.
Scott is a trial lawyer and the senior shareholder at Kesler & Rust, where he has spent his entire legal career. Scott joined the firm as a law clerk in 1981 and became an attorney following his 1982 graduation from the University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law. Scott has enjoyed decades-long relationships with Kesler & Rust’s very first clients, most of which remain clients of the firm today.
Scott has established a robust commercial litigation practice centered on resolving matters for shopping centers, real estate management companies, construction companies, and other commercial clients. Scott regularly and skillfully handles commercial landlord-tenant disputes and other lease interpretation matters. He also represents clients, such as private clubs/liquor license holders, in administrative matters before Utah administrative agencies. Although Scott’s practice does not focus on tort or personal injury law, Scott recently obtained a $3.4 million verdict in a products liability case in federal court. Scott’s ability to successfully resolve varied, complex disputes undoubtedly is why his attorney peers have recognized him as among the best lawyers in Utah, as reflected by his “AV Preeminent” peer review rating from Martindale Hubbell.
Scott is admitted to practice law in every state and federal court in Utah, the United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit, and the United States Supreme Court. Scott also successfully represents clients in mediations, arbitrations, and settlements.
Scott lived in France for two years and speaks French fluently. He rides a bike to work most days and tries to play golf once a week with his partner Doug Griffith and his clients.