Scott W. Iseman

Scott W. Iseman Shareholder

Scott's Practice Areas

Scott W. Iseman is a Partner in our Litigation department and works on complex criminal defense matters, catastrophic personal injury cases and civil litigation. He focuses his practice on representing business leaders, public officials, and other individuals who face challenging criminal and civil investigations, particularly during trials and other adversarial proceedings.

Clients come to Scott for his diligent, determined and practical approach to each case.  He has quickly gained a reputation as an attorney who patiently works with and advises his clients to develop a plan that puts his clients in the best position and then executes that plan with efficiency, professionalism and competence. This is especially evident at trial where’s Scott’s passionate and disciplined style has led to numerous not guilty verdicts. As a result, he was once again selected by Super Lawyers in 2019 as an Upstate New York Rising Star which recognizes the top attorneys under 40 years old and in practice 10 years or less. 2019 was the fourth consecutive year he received this recognition from his peers.

Scott joined O&A after serving as a U.S. Marine Corps Judge Advocate where he became the Senior Trial Counsel at Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point and a Special Assistant U.S. Attorney in the Eastern District of North Carolina. Since joining O&A, he has successfully defended individuals and corporations in complex criminal and regulatory matters at trials in state and federal court as well as before various governmental authorities and commissions.

Scott is also one of the founders of O&A’s Student Defenders practice group where he frequently defends college students during college disciplinary proceedings and in litigation challenging colleges’ disciplinary determinations. He has represented students and student organizations throughout New York State and is a frequent lecturer and writer on the legal issues associated with student disciplinary proceedings.

Outside the office, Scott continues to serve and advocate for the New York’s military veterans and their families. He is a member of the Saratoga County Chamber of Commerce’s Veterans Business Counsel and a member of the New York State Department of Veteran’s Affairs Discharge Upgrade Advisory Board. Scott is also a Director for the New York State Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers.

In law school at University at Buffalo, Scott was Managing Editor of the Buffalo Law Review and separately won the Desmond Moot Court competition, the Judge Matthew J. Jasen Appellate Practice Award and the James M. Keiffer Trial Excellence Award.

Scott's Locations


  • United States District Court for the Northern District of New York
  • Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces
  • New York State

Professional Associations

American Association for Justice
National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
National Organization of Veterans’ Advocates
New York State Trial Lawyers Association
Albany County Bar Association
Saratoga County Bar Association


Rising Star Upstate New York
Super Lawyers
Judge Matthew J. Jasen Appellate Practice Award
James M. Keiffer Trial Excellence Award


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