Scott was admitted to the South Carolina Bar in November 2007 after graduating from Widener University School of Law in Wilmington, DE earlier that year, where he focused on civil litigation, contract law, and trial work, and received a public service distinction upon graduation. He is also admitted in the United States District Court for the District of South Carolina. Scott lives on Hilton Head with his wife and daughter. He is a member the Hilton Head Bar Association, the Beaufort County Bar Association, and the American Bar Association. He is also an active member of the Hilton Head Rugby Club.