"He is praised by opponents as a formidable advocate"
The New York Times 2016
Scott Keller chairs the firm's Supreme Court and Constitutional Law Practice.
Scott has argued 11 cases in the U.S. Supreme Court and has been counsel of record on over 90 U.S. Supreme Court briefs, including disputes involving regulatory, free speech, immigration, election, criminal, environmental, antitrust, intellectual property, and interstate water issues. This includes two of Scott's more recent Supreme Court state redistricting plans against constitutional and Voting Rights Act challenges.
Certain attorneys like Scott Keller . . . have had as much experience before the Supreme Court as some of the more experienced repeat players from private practice and have developed corresponding reputations for their expertise.
Empirical SCOTUS 2018
As a nationally-recognized appellate, Supreme Court, and constitutional lawyer by his clients, Scott has been counsel of record in many cases throughout the federal courts of appeals. Law360 recognized Scott as an "Appellate Rising Star" (2019). Clients rely on an seek out Scott for his significant judicial and government experience as well as his deep understanding of how to persuasively frame arguments before a court.
Scott's leadership includes serving as the Solicitor General of Texas (from 2015-2018). Scott is the only practicing lawyer to have argued at least 10 cases in each of the Texas Supreme Court and U.S. Supreme Court.
Clients including Mangrove Partners, Clarion Technology Company, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, Remington, the Cato Institute, the American Petroleum Institute, the Edison Electric Institute, the Food Marketing Institute, and the International Group of P & I Clubs rely on Scott's extensive experience to assist them with complex issues and to minimize business interruption.
A sought after speaker and writer, Scott regularly speaks and writes on appellate advocacy, and is frequently quoted by the media.
Scott is a member of the Federal Judicial Evaluation Committee, appointed by U.S. Senators John Cornyn and Ted Cruz to recommend nominees for federal judicial and U.S. Attorney positions in Texas.
Scott also served as U.S. Senator Ted Cruz's chief counsel on the Senate Judiciary Committee. Prior, 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.