Eric J. Scott

Eric was raised in the Tri-Cities (Richland, Pasco, and Kennewick, Washington) and appreciates the culture and climate here.  After several years of practicing law outside of Washington, he decided it was time to return in order to contribute to his hometown community.  

Eric has a passion for criminal defense and family law, and works aggressively to ensure that his clients' rights are protected.  As a result of this commitment to protecting our rights, the Idaho Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers presented Eric with the Gargoyle Award for "triumphing over relentless, and at times unfair, pressure from government actors."

Prior to his law practice, Eric was an attorney (called a "law clerk") at the Idaho Supreme Court.  While at the Idaho Supreme Court, Eric worked closely with the justices and developed invaluable insights into how to succeed on appeal.  Since he left the Idaho Supreme Court, he has submitted multiple written briefs to appeals courts and argued before the Idaho Supreme Court. 

For the last several years, he also has assisted convicted individuals with their post-conviction relief actions against the state.  Every case is different, and therefore no results can be guaranteed, but Eric has succeeded in obtaining post-conviction relief such as reductions in sentences and allegations of ineffective assistance of trial counsel.

Eric is married, has two daughters and three dogs, and enjoys college football games, wine tasting, and hiking.






















  EDUCATION

Juris Doctor, '07

Willamette University
Cum Laude
Law Review

Bachelor of Arts, '03

Western Washington 
President's List
 AWARDS

Gargoyle Award, '15

Idaho Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers 

Dean's List, '06-'07

Willamette University

Cum Laude Honors

Willamette (top 15%)

EXPERIENCE

Idaho Supreme Court Law Clerk, '07-'08

Boise County Chief Deputy Prosecutor, '09-'10

Neal Colborn PLLC, Attorney, '11-'13

Tri-City Legal, Member, '13-Present
  ASSOCIATIONS

Washington Defender Association, '18 - Present

Washington State Bar, '15 - Present

Idaho State Bar, '07 - '18

Idaho Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, '13 - '18

Law Review, '06-'07
Willamette