Drawing upon his knowledge and experience as the Solicitor General of Texas (the chief appellate lawyer for the State of Texas), Scott Keller represents clients in appellate courts across the nation, while also providing strategic counseling and representation on critical issues before any litigation forum, including trial courts, arbitral panels, and government agencies. He has significant experience litigating in the U.S. Supreme Court (11 oral arguments), Texas Supreme Court (8 oral arguments), and U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit (9 oral arguments). Scott serves as chair of the firm's Supreme Court and Constitutional Law Practice.
As the Solicitor General of Texas, Scott was responsible for briefing and arguing the most important and high-profile cases for Texas and its various governmental agencies. He also managed all of the State's appeals and provided strategic advice to the Texas Attorney General about pending litigation in both appellate and trial courts.
Prior to joining Baker Botts, Scott served as the Solicitor General of Texas from January 2015 - September 2018. Before that, he served as U.S. Senator Ted Cruz's chief counsel and was an attorney at a boutique law firm in Austin, Texas.
Scott clerked for U.S. Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy, was a Bristow Fellow in the U.S. Department of Justice's Office of the Solicitor General, and clerked for Chief Judge Alex Kozinski of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.