Colleen Scott

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Colleen Scott’s practice focuses on medical malpractice defense with a subspecialty in birth injury claims, and representing medical professionals before their licensing boards.

Growing up in the Portland area and being raised by a certified nurse midwife, Colleen appreciates the demands on and motivations behind medical professionals in their line of work.  This gives her unique insight into birth injury cases as well as a wealth of knowledge and expertise which she brings to Hart Wagner’s medical malpractice defense team.

Law Practice Continued

Prior to joining Hart Wagner, Colleen worked as a legal assistant, paralegal and contract attorney for a small plaintiff’s law firm which helped her learn the practice of law from the bottom to the top.  As a certified law student, Colleen worked at the Multnomah County District Attorney’s Office where she obtained early trial experience trying criminal misdemeanor cases to judge and jury.  She then clerked for Judge Kantor where she learned the eccentricities of the Multnomah County court system.

When not in the office, Colleen loves to cook, read, and go camping with her husband and three beautiful children.


Lewis and Clark College
Northwestern School of Law
J.D., cum laude, 2008

Scripps College
B.A., History, cum laude, 2003


Hart Wagner LLP
Partner, 2017 – present
Associate Attorney, 2009 – 2017

The Honorable Henry Kantor
Multnomah County Circuit Court
Judicial Clerk, November 2008 – May 2009

Multnomah County District Attorneys Office
Certified Law Student, Summer 2007

Dolan Griggs LLP
Contract Attorney, Fall 2008
Law Clerk, Fall 2005 Summer 2008
Legal Assistant, Fall 2003 Fall 2005

Admitted To Practice

Oregon State Court
Washington State Court

Professional Activities and Associations

Multnomah Bar Association
Oregon Association of Defense Counsel
Oregon State Bar


“Anatomy of a Medical Malpractice Lawsuit”
Presented to nurse-midwifery students at OHSU, March 2020

“Too HIPAA to be Scared:  Tips for Confident Maintenance of Medical Records”
2019 Oregon Association of Defense Counsel Annual Convention, June 2019

“Anatomy of a Medical Malpractice Lawsuit”
Presented to nurse-midwifery students at OHSU, April  2019