Scott A. Robbins

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Scott Robbins has practiced law in Poplar Bluff since 1996. Scott approaches his clients’ problems carefully, as if he were solving them for one of his own family members. He understands the weight of the legal problems his clients face. He evaluates all sides of the issue, looking at the facts and evidence from both his clients’ perspective, as well as the opposing party. In recommending a course of action, Scott gives his honest and direct judgment of how to achieve what is best for the client. He consistently applies his knowledge and skills to achieve the best possible outcome for clients. Scott has tried numerous civil and administrative bench trials, jury trials and has successfully argued multiple appeals. In recognition of his efforts, the National Association of Distinguished Counsel selected Scott to the 2015 Nation’s Top One Percent list. Members are selected for their work exhibiting virtue in the practice of law.

Scott’s practice focuses on rural utilities,  real estate, business and commercial law, workers compensation, probate, and family law issues. Scott also is a Life Fellow of The Missouri Bar Foundation, which seeks to improve the legal system through law-related research, education and charitable endeavors.

Scott works with citizens to form rural water and sewer districts. Scott was recognized with the CALI award of excellence in the field of local government in 1996 and named as one of Missouri Lawyers Weekly’s “Up & Coming Lawyers” in 2006 for his work in this area. In addition to representing local cities, water and sewer districts, Scott has prepared and presented materials for the Missouri Rural Water Association’s Legal Panel and attorney CLE seminar. He donated legal services to help create the Missouri Association of Sewer Districts and to draft legislation beneficial to the formation of reorganized common sewer districts throughout the state.

“I enjoy advocating for rural communities in need of quality water and sewer utilities. My goal is to make a positive difference for my clients and the communities they fight for – employing common sense, negotiation, and when needed, courtroom work, to provide water and sewer services in Missouri,” says Scott. “I like my clients and the interests they represent.”

Scott currently serves as a deacon and building committee chairperson at Westwood Baptist Church. He served a 10 year term on the Missouri Bar Client Security Fund, where he served as chairperson for  three years. In 2017, Scott was elected to The Missouri Bar’s Board of Governors where he continues to serve. Scott and his wife Devona have two children.

Contact Scott to set up an initial consultation to discuss your legal matter.

  • The Missouri Bar (Member; Board of Governors 2017-present)
  • Life Fellow of The Missouri Bar Foundation
  • The Missouri Bar Leadership Academy (2001, program co-chair 2002-2003)
  • The Missouri Bar Young Lawyers’ Section Council (2004-2006)
  • The Missouri Bar Client Security Fund Committee (2005-2015)
  • Editorial Board, Journal of The Missouri Bar (2008-present, chair 2020-present)
  • Arkansas Bar Association
  • The Butler County Bar (Member; Past President 2008-2009)
  • Missouri Rural Water Association
  • Missouri Association of Sewer Districts
  • Christian Legal Society
  • Westwood Baptist Church
  • University of Missouri-Columbia, 1996, Juris Doctor
  • Wesleyan University, Middletown, Connecticut, 1993
    B.A., with honors, History/American Government
  • Missouri, 1996
  • Arkansas, 1998
  • United States District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri, 1997
  • United States District Court for the Western District of Missouri, 1996
  • United States Court of Federal Claims, 2004
  • United States District Court for the Eastern & Western District of Arkansas, 2018
  • Rural Utilities
  • Auto Accident
  • Estate Planning
  • Business & Commercial Law
  • Adoptions
  • Probate
  • General Litigation
  • Workers’ Compensation
  • In the Estate of Bailey, 525 S.W.3d 605 (Mo.App. S.D. 2017)
  • Poe v. Mitchener, 275 S.W.3d 375 (Mo.App. S.D. 2009)
  • Shands v. Shands, 237 S.W.3d 597 (Mo.App. S.D. 2007)
  • Kirkpatrick v. Webb, 58 S.W.3d 913 (Mo.App. S.D. 2001)
  • Rice v. Rice, CA02-1303, Ark. App. 2003 (September 24, 2003)
  • Rice v. Rice, CA00-633, Ark. App. 2001 (November 7, 2001)