Scott R. Brown

T 513.651.6995
F 513.651.6981
3300 Great American Tower
301 East Fourth Street
Cincinnati, Ohio 45202

Scott is a member of Frost Brown Todd LLC whose practice is primarily concentrated in the areas of insurance, construction, general business and commercial litigation. He has substantial experience in insurance matters and was formerly a Divisional Vice President with Great American Insurance Companies. 

Scott has been named in The Best Lawyers in America® in the fields of insurance law and construction law, and in Ohio Super Lawyers®, in the field of Civil Litigation-Defense. He has been named 2011 Cincinnati Insurance Lawyer of the Year by Best Lawyers in America®. Scott has also been named in Super Lawyers®, Corporate Counsel Edition, in the field of Civil Litigation-Defense.  He was elected member of the Order of the Curia due to his academic achievements while at Salmon P. Chase College of Law. He has made numerous presentations in the areas of construction and insurance law, and published articles in the Northern Kentucky Law Review and the Kentucky Bench Bar Magazine. Scott won first place in the Kentucky Bar Association’s 1994 Student Writing Competition.


Insurance, Construction, General Business/Commercial Litigation


Estate of Rhonda Mayes v. Turco Manuf. Inc., et al., Appeal No. 97-CA-002404 (Ky. Ct. App. 1997)

Fidelity and Guaranty Ins. Underwriters v. Grinnell Corp., Case No. C-1-98-860 (S. D. Ohio 1999)

Jennings v. University Ear, Nose & Throat Specialists, Inc., et al., 1999 Ohio App. LEXIS 6329 (Ohio Ct. App. Dec. 30, 1999)

Bargo v. R&L Transfer, et al., 2000 Ohio App. LEXIS 3869 (Ohio Ct. App. August 28, 2000)

Estate of David L. Houser, et al v. Motorists Ins. Co., et al., 2002 Ohio App. LEXIS 2913 (Ohio Ct. App. June 4, 2002)

Iler v. Wright, 98 Ohio St. 3d 1410 (2003) (Ohio Supreme Court Jurisdictional Brief - Progressive Insurance Company)

Kentucky Medical Ins. Co. v. Jones, et al., 2003-Ohio-3301 (Ohio Ct. App. June 24, 2003)

Nationwide Mut. Fire Ins. Co. v. Logan, et al., 2006-Ohio-2513 (Ohio Ct. App. May 22, 2006)

Proctor v. Nasco Const. Co., International Fidelity Insurance Co., Case No. 2006-08038-PR (Ohio Ct. Claims 2007)

The Summit Country Day School v. Republic-Franklin Insurance Co., C-07004 (Ohio Ct. App. March 6, 2008), cert. denied, 2008-Ohio-0916 (Ohio 2008) (briefing)

Gabriel Barrett v. Pennsylvania Life Insurance Company, Case No. 531950016809 (American Arbitration Association, May 2010)

Midland Atlantic Development Co. LLC v. H.C. Nutting Co., Case No. 52110002091110 (American Arbitration Association, August 2012)

In re: Marble Cliff Crossing Apartments, LLC, Case No. 11-61545 (United States Bkr. Court, S.D. Ohio, 2013)

Bigi v. Wright-Patt Credit Union, 2013 WL 1721154 (S.D. Ohio, April, 2013)

Sizemore v. Forsthoefel, Case No. 2013 WL 2950672 (N.D. Ohio, June, 2013) (Lexington Ins. Co.)

Bennett v. USI Midwest Ins. Co., Appeal No. C-120509 (Ohio Ct. App., June, 2013)

Butrum v. The Pinnacle Building Group, Inc., et al., Case No. 12CV81645 (Warren Co. Court of Common Pleas, September 2013)

Highlights & Recognitions

  • The Best Lawyers in America®, 2011 Cincinnati Insurance Lawyer of the Year
  • The Best Lawyers in America®, Insurance Law, 2007- 2014; Construction Law, 2010-2011; Construction Litigation, 2012-2014
  • Super Lawyers®, Corporate Counsel Edition, Civil Litigation Defense, 2010
  • Ohio Super Lawyers®, Civil Litigation Defense, 2009, 2012-2014
  • Peer Review Rated, Martindale-Hubbell®

Memberships & Affiliations

  • American Bar Association
  • American Bar Association Tort Trial & Insurance Practice Section (TIPS); Member, Fidelity and Surety Law Committee
  • Cincinnati Bar Association
  • Ohio Bar Association
  • National Society of Professional Insurance Investigators (NSPII), Member, National Board of Trustees - 2009-present; President - 2014
  • Spirit of Construction Foundation, Member of Board of Directors; Member, Gala Committee
  • Allied Construction Industries (ACI), Member, Finance/Insurance Committee
  • Cincinnati Bar Association, Fee Arbitration Committee
  • Cincinnati Claims Association, Member
  • Defense Research Institute (DRI), Member
  • U.S. Law Firm Group, Member
  • MultiLaw©, Member
  • Ohio Association of Civil Trial Attorneys, Member
  • Potter Stewart Inns of Court, Member/Barrister

Civic & Charitable Organizations

  • Landen Farm Community Services Association,   Board of Trustees, President, Member, 2003-2007
  • Deerfield Regional Storm Water District Advisory Committee, Member, 2005

Non-FBT Publications and Events

Spring 2000 - Cincinnati Bar Association Presentation
Effective Use of Exhibits in Personal Injury Case.

Winter 2003, Winter 2004/2005 – Allied Construction Industries/FBT Presentations
Killer Clauses in Construction Contracts

Winter 2004/2005 - Allied Construction Industries/FBT Presentations
Design Build Contracting & Subcontracting/Professional Liability Insurance

Fall 2005 - National Society of Professional Insurance Investigators - National Conference
Trying A Fraud Case In The Modern Courtroom

Winter 2005/2006 - Allied Construction Industries/ABC/AGC/FBT Presentations
Don't Bet The Company! Insurance, Indemnity and the Big Risks

Winter 2007 - Allied Construction Industries/FBT Presentations - How To Get Paid/Construction

Winter 2008 - Allied Construction Industries/ABC/AGC/FBT Presentations - AIA/Consensus Docs - New Construction Contracts

Winter 2009 - Allied Construction Industries/FBT Presentations - Building In A Tough Economy

Summer 2010 - LOMA Society, Cincinnati -Misrepresentations in Life Insurance Applications

Spring 2013 - National Society of Professional Insurance Investigators
Litigation and Legal Holds


Note: Peters v. Judicial and Removal Commission: Free Speech and The Appearance of Judicial Impartiality
22 N. Ky. L. Rev. 497 (1995)

Note: Degrella v. Elston, Kentucky's "Right to Die" Decision - Whose Choice to Live or Die?
58 Kentucky Bench & Bar Journal, No. 4, p. 27 (1994)

Other Contact Info


Joy Hickey
T 513.651.6410