Kaufman and Canoles

Scott W. Kezman

Member

Office: Norfolk

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swkezman@kaufcan.com

Scott is a member in Kaufman & Canoles' Labor & Employment Practice Group.  His practice focuses on litigation of employment and non-competition issues. Scott has tried cases to jury verdict involving claims by former employees under the ADA, ADEA, Title VII and state tort law. He also regularly advises clients on labor and employment issues, including issues common in corporate mergers and acquisitions.

Practice Areas

Industries

Representative Matters

  • Adams v. City of Norfolk, 274 F.3d 148 (4th Cir. 2001)
  • Augustin Bojorquez-Moreno, et al. v. Shores & Ruark Seafood Company, Inc., et al., 92 F. Supp. 3d 459 (E.D. Va. 2015)
  • Balas v. Huntington Ingalls Indus., 711 F.3d 401 (4th Cir. 2013)
  • Bell-Holcombe v. Ki, LLC, 582 F.Supp.2d 761 (E.D. Va. 2008)
  • Cantol, Inc. v. McDaniel, 2006 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 24648 (E.D. Va. April 28, 2006)
  • City of Virginia Beach v. Hay, 258 Va. 217 (1999)
  • Creech v. Nguyen, 1998 U.S.App., LEXIS 26819 (4th Cir. August 7, 1998)
  • Davis v. Old Dominion Tobacco Co., 2010 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 136292 (E.D. Va. December 10, 2010)
  • Drexler v. Inland Mgmt. Corp., 509 F.Supp.2d 560 (E.D. Va. 2007) 
  • Fuqua v. Tarmac of Am., Inc., 228 F.Supp.2d 755 (E.D. Va. 2002)
  • Hampton Rds. Bankshares, Inc. v Harvard, Record No. 150323, SUPREME COURT OF VIRGINIA, 781 S.E.2nd 172; 2016 Va. LEXIS 2; 40 I.E.R. Cas. (BNA) 1859; 166 Lab. Cas. (CCH) P61,675, (2016)
  • James v. City of Chesapeake, 424 F.Supp.2d 852 (E.D. Va. 2005)
  • Nusbaum v. Terrangi, 210 F.Supp.2d 784 (E.D. Va. 2002)
  • Pollard v. GPM Invs., LLC, 2011 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 24199 (E.D. Va. March 10, 2011)
  • Rosen v. City of Va. Beach, 68 Fed. Appx. 384 (4th Cir. May 30, 2003)
  • Speight v. Albano Cleaners, Inc., 21 F.Supp.2d 560 (E.D. Va. 1998)
  • Tyndall v. Dynaric, Inc., 997 F.Supp. 721 (E.D. Va. 1998)
  • Wise v. City of Norfolk, 2000 U.S. App. LEXIS 33334

Recognition and honors

  • Best Lawyers in America, 2006-2017
  • Virginia’s Legal Elite; Virginia Business Magazine, 2004-2005, 2008-2016
  • Virginia Super Lawyers; Law & Politics, 2006-2016
  • Virginia Super Lawyers, Corporate Counsel Edition; Law & Politics, 2009-2010
  • Leadership Hampton Roads, Class of 2002
  • AV® Rated; Martindale-Hubbell
  • Law Clerk; The Honorable Walter E. Hoffman, Senior United States District Judge, U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia, Norfolk Division, August 1991-May 1992
  • Law Clerk; The Honorable Henry Coke Morgan, Jr., United States District Judge, U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia, Norfolk Division, May 1992-August 1992
  • Second Place; 1987 Society for the Advancement of Management National Case Competition
  • Leadership Development Program (Center for Creative Leadership and Eckerd College)
  • University of Pittsburgh Law Review; Order of the Coif

Associations

  • Virginia State Bar
  • Virginia Bar Association
  • Norfolk-Portsmouth Bar Association
  • Federal Bar Association, Tidewater Chapter; Past President
  • Virginia Beach Bar Association
  • Community Alternatives, Inc., Virginia Beach, VA; President, Board of Directors
  • United States Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit, Judicial Conference; Permanent Member
  • Historical Society of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia; Board of Directors
  • Professional Services Council; Member

Admissions

  • Pennsylvania, 1991
  • Virginia, 1994

Education

  • Eckerd College; B.A., High Honors, 1988
  • University of Pittsburgh School of Law; J.D., cum laude, 1991

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