Lawyers of Distinction member Michael T. Scott, Esq. has been selected as a faculty member by The National Alliance for Insurance Education & Research to teach the Risk Financial course of the Certified Risk Managers Designation. As a recognized leader in the field of risk management, Michael brings his years of experience and ability to strategically solve complex problems to the professional classroom. The National Alliance is a recognized leader in educating professionals in the Insurance Industry. Michael T. Scott, Esq. of is an attorney at Allison & Mosby-Scott where he heads the firm’s Business Law, Estate Planning and Personal Injury practices and serves as President of Allison & Mosby-Scott Risk Management, the firm’s risk management consulting practice. Michael’s practice areas include business and commercial litigation; business organization and transactions; mergers and acquisitions; ERISA; contracts; crop insurance, captive insurance company taxation, formation and regulation, estate planning and personal injury. Michael leverages his 23 years of legal experience and his unique skills as a strategic thinker and problem solver to help clients solve complex legal issues and to achieve their strategic goals.
Prior to joining the firm, Michael was Vice President, Insurance & Risk Management at Archer Daniels Midland Company (ADM) and President and General Counsel of Agrinational Insurance Company, the captive insurance company of ADM.
Michael also has extensive experience in business formation, mergers and acquisitions and regulation. He oversaw the acquisition of a crop insurance MGA, its growth to $550 million of gross written premium, and ultimately its sale for a gain of $120 million. He was also responsible for the formation and operation of an Illinois captive insurance subsidiary and the acquisition and operation of an Arizona insurer licensed in 42 states.
Prior to his time at ADM, Michael served as a corporate attorney for State Farm Insurance Companies in Bloomington, Illinois. In addition to being licensed to practice law in the States of Illinois and Vermont, Michael holds the CPA, CRM, CPCU, CLU, ChFC, FLMI, ARM, ARC, AIC, AMIM, ARe, AIAF, AU, and CGMA designations. He is also a member of the Lawyers of Distinction. He is a graduate of the University of Illinois and Southern Illinois University School of Law.