Scott H. Rome
Attorney at Law, Principal
Scott Rome is a co-founder, an owner, and the lead litigator at The Veritas Law Firm.
Scott has over twenty years of experience in handling complex and high-stakes commercial and other litigation matters throughout the District of Columbia metropolitan area. As lead counsel, Scott has successfully litigated trials to conclusion in his clients’ favor, and otherwise led litigation teams in a wide variety of matters including disputes surrounding real property, business ownership, construction, employment, commercial landlord-tenant relationships, hospitality law, and many other types of commercial litigation.
Scott received his J.D., from George Washington University Law School, and graduated from James Madison University with a B.A. in Political Science.
Licensed in Maryland and the District of Columbia, and serving as counsel in Virginia Courts on a pro hac vice basis, Scott has successfully litigated multiple trials in the Superior Court for the District of Columbia, drafted successful appellate briefs in the District of Columbia Court of Appeals, and successfully litigated actions in the United States District Court for the District of Columbia. Scott has achieved varied success across many areas of commercial litigation including successfully defending multi-million dollar claims, obtaining millions of dollars in awards in commercial disputes, and millions of dollars in settlements for various plaintiffs and claimants.
In addition to his courtroom experience, Scott has successfully represented the interests of many clients, including many dozens of hospitality clients and multiple construction companies, before the District of Columbia Office of Tax and Revenue, the District of Columbia Alcoholic Beverage Control Board, multiple local Advisory Neighborhood Commissions, the District of Columbia Department of Consumer and Regulatory Affairs, the Office of Administrative Hearings, and many other governmental and non-governmental bodies.
Scott has translated his extensive experience and expertise into unparalleled success for his clients inside and outside of the courtroom. While extremely successful in litigating disputes, Scott also exemplifies the Veritas mission statement by acting as a business lawyer first and foremost by keeping the client’s business interests as the highest priority in any dispute and remaining mindful of costs to the client. As a result, Scott has a stellar record of obtaining beneficial results through non-judicial and alternative methods, such as mediation, negotiated settlements, arbitration, and other dispute resolution methods.