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Attorney Scott G. Hunziker

Immediately gaining exposure to trial and appellate courts in states throughout the country, Scott has gained more experience in eleven years than many lawyers accumulate in a lifetime. Reflecting on how such an immense background shapes his current practice, one key principle stands out: You may gain a client with knowledge or skill, but you keep them by earning their trust and maintaining their confidence.  As Scott himself will tell you, "this can only be accomplished by treating individual matters with individual respect; by conducting a detailed evaluation of the factual and legal threads that comprise every case; by putting honesty and economic sensibility ahead of spin and rhetoric; and by recognizing that each client’s case is significant."  

When asked about his initial interest in the legal profession, Scott recalls first stepping into the courthouses of the small rural Missouri town where he was raised.  "I grew up in a family that worked at the courthouse every day.  Having the change to see an actual trial at just eight years old - it was truly awe inspiring.  That experience certainly stayed with me."  Now a tenured trial and appellate attorney, Scott handles high stakes commercial matters from coast to coast.  As Head of Litigation and Lead Trial Counsel for The Voss Law Firm, he has been involved in hundreds of matters, involving tens of millions of dollars in heated controversy.  Consistently aware that these cases impact the entire livelihood of his clients' families and businesses, Scott relishes the opportunity to help commercial owners and individuals alike, to rebuild their businesses and restart their lives.  

Based upon the values and principles that guide The Voss Law Firm, as well as its track record for success, Scott's level of confidence is understandable. "Bill Voss and I have had an incredible opportunity to represent hundreds of business owners and families in very personal and traumatic circumstances.  We deeply value our clients' confidence, and embrace the chance to guide them through some of the most important and difficult matters they will ever face."  Acting as a consummate pillar of professionalism, confidence and strength in the legal community, Scott Hunziker and the attorneys at The Voss Law Firm stand ready to assist with your personal legal issue.  Simply put: It's what they do - and at the highest level.

LICENSES:

  • State Bar of Georgia, since 2015
  • State Bar of New Jersey, since 2013
  • State Bar of Texas, since 2001 
  • State Bar of Kansas, since 2001 
  • State Bar of Missouri, since 2000
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Eight Circuit, since 2012
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit, since 2009
  • United States District Court, Northern District of Texas, since 2001
  • United States District Court, Southern District of Texas, since 2001
  • United States District Court, Eastern District of Texas, since 2001
  • United States District Court, Western District of Texas, since 2001
  • United States District Court, District of Kansas, since 2001
  • United States District Court, Western District of Missouri, since 2000

ADMISSIONS PRO HAC VICE & ASSOCIATIONS OF COUNSEL:

  • Supreme Court for the State of New York, County of New York
  • Superior Court of New York, County of Nassau
  • Superior Court of New Jersey, Law Division Atlantic County
  • Superior Court of New Jersey, Law Division Essex County 
  • Superior Court of New Jersey, Law Division Ocean County
  • Superior Court of New Jersey, Law Division Middlesex County
  • Superior Court of New Jersey, Law Division Monmouth County
  • United States District Court, Middle District of Tennessee
  • United States District Court, Western District of Wisconsin
  • United States District Court, Oklahoma County
  • United States District Court, Northern District of New Jersey
  • United States District Court, Southern District of New York
  • United States District Court, Southern District of Indiana
  • United States District Court, District of New Mexico
  • United States District Court, Northern District of Georgia
  • United States District Court, Western District of North Carolina
  • United States District Court, Northern District of Illinois
  • United States District Court, District of Nebraska
  • United States District Court, Northern District of Alabama
  • United States District Court, Middle District of Alabama
  • United States District Court for the Western District of Oklahoma
  • Superior Court of Los Angeles County, California
  • Superior Court of Maricopa County, Arizona 
  • Superior Court of DeKalb County, Georgia
  • State of North Carolina, General Court of Justice Superior Court Division
  • The Court of Common Pleas of Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania
  • The Court of Common Pleas of Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania

EDUCATION:

  • University of Missouri - Kansas City School of Law
  • Juris Doctor, May 2000
  • Note, Comment & Literary Editor, University of Missouri Law Review
  • lected Member, University of Missouri Board of Governors
  • Appointed Justice, University of Missouri Honor Court
  • Published Author, University of Missouri Urban Lawyer
  • University of Missouri - Columbia 
  • Bachelor of Arts, May 1997

INTERNSHIPS AND CLERKSHIPS OF NOTE:

  • Missouri Senate and House of Representatives, Speech and Issue 
  • Missouri House of Representatives, Media Liasion, 1997

RECOGNITION:

  • Texas Super Lawyers - Rising Stars, 2015
  • Texas Super Lawyers - Rising Stars, 2014 
  • Texas Super Lawyers - Rising Stars, 2013 
  • Texas Super Lawyers - Rising Stars, 2012
  • H Texas Magazine, Top Lawyers in Houston, Texas for 2015
  • H Texas Magazine, Top Lawyers in Houston, Texas for 2014
  • H Texas Magazine, Top Lawyers in Houston, Texas for 2013
  • H Texas Magazine, Top Lawyers in Houston, Texas for 2012
  • H Texas Magazine, Top Lawyers in Houston, Texas for 2011
  • H Texas Magazine, Top Lawyers in Houston, Texas for 2010 
  • Time Magazine - “Person of the Year” issue, Excellence in the Law, 2014
  • Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum, Lifetime Member, 2012 to present
  • Million Dollar Advocates Forum, Lifetime Member, 2012 to present
  • The National Trial Lawyers, Top 40 Under 40 of 2015
  • The National Trial Lawyers, Top 40 Under 40 of 2014
  • The National Trial Lawyers, Top 40 Under 40 of 2013
  • The National Trial Lawyers, Top 40 Under 40 of 2012
  • The National Trial Lawyers, Top 100 Trial Lawyers of 2015 
  • The National Trial Lawyers, Top 100 Trial Lawyers of 2014 
  • The National Trial Lawyers, Top 100 Trial Lawyers of 2013 
  • The National Trial Lawyers, Top 100 Trial Lawyers of 2012
  • Forbes Magazine, Top Insurance Dispute and Consumer Fraud 
  • Trial Lawyers Board Regents - Top Insurance Bad Faith Litigator Aware, 

PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATIONS & APPOINTMENTS:

  • The National Trial Lawyers - Bad Faith Trial Lawyers’ Association
  • Executive Committee Member, 2012-2013
  • Founding Member, 2011-2015

SELECT LIVE SPEAKING EVENTS

  • ERI Claims Services, September 2013 - Dallas
  • ERI Claims Services, July 2013 - Oklahoma
  • ERI Claims Services, April 2013 - Dallas
  • North Texas Roofing Association, March 2013 - Dallas
  • ERI Claims Services, February 2013 - Dallas
  • ERI Claims Services, February 2013 - The Woodlands
  • ERI Claims Services, January 2013 - Dallas
  • ERI Claims Services, September 2013 - Houston
  • First Party Claims Conference, Warwick, Rhode Island - October 2012
  • National Association of Public Adjusters Annual Adjusters Conference, 
  • National Windstorm Insurance Conference, Houston, Texas, January 2011
  • Lifestyles Unlimited, September 2009

SELECT RADIO SEGMENTS:

  • “How to Receive Fair Treatment by Your Insurance Company”
  • “What Texans Need to Know Before Hurricane Season Arrives” 
  • “Do I Have the Right Coverage in My Insurance Policy”
  • “Understanding Your Homeowners Insurance Policy”

PUBLICATIONS:

  • Public Employee Privacy - A Legal and Practical Guide to Issues 

SELECT MATTERS TRIED TO VERDICT[1]:

  • Saundra McFadden-Weaver, et al. v. African Methodist Episcopal Church 
  • John W. Hill v. Mars Marine, et al.; No. 2001-54543
  • Cannonball Trucking v. Time Warner, et al.; No. 01CV1128
  • Steve Horne v. Cole Norman, et al.; No. 2003-70167
  • Carl David Walden v. Girls Softball Assoc. of Clute; No. 34359
  • Davila. v. H&M Construction Co. Inc., et al; No. 2003-30139 
  • Moreno, et al. v. Dominion Exploration & Prod. Inc., et al; No. 5,978 
  • Leroy, et al. v. Johnson, et al.; No. 2010-68775
  • Diaz v. Kutchin, et al.; No. 2009-47388
  • Campos v. Chalker; No. 2011-27246
  • PSPA Investments, LLC v. United States Fire Insurance; No. 2009-57583
  • Dorman v. Row; No. 2010-65983
  • Moreno, et al v. dominion Exploration & Prod. Inc., et al; No. 5,978
  • George v. Brickfield Builders, Inc.; No. 2011-01211
  • Morrison v. Haywood; NO. 12-CV-2335
  • Sebesta v. Pinto; No. 15329JC
  • Prosperity Village Townhome Association Inc. v. State Farm Fire and 
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  • Andrew Pitre v. State Farm Lloyds; Civil Action No. 4:13-CV-03162
  • Brockwood Properties LP v. State Farm Lloyds; Cause No. DC-13-09273
  • Johnson V. State Farm Lloyds; Civil Action No. 3:14-cv-00902-N
  • In the Matter of Dirk Glenn Cook and Pamela Sue Cook; No. 2014-37203
  • Carlos Paz v. State Farm Lloyds; 4:14-cv-00693
  • Ishmael Garcia v. USAA Texas Lloyd’s Company; 332nd Judicial District
  • Cathy Broxterman v. State Farm Lloyds; In the U.S. District Court for the 

SELECT MATTERS ARGUED ON APPEAL[3]:

  • Chrismon, et al. v. Brown, et al.; No. 14-05-00822-CV
  • Chapa, et al. v. Traciers & Associates, et al.; No. 14-07-00056-CV
  • Lisa Plunkett, et al. v. Connecticut General Life Ins.; No. 05-07-00614-CV
  • Lazo, et al. v. RSI International, et al.; No. 14-06-00432-CV
  • Security National Ins. Co. v. Waloon Invest., Inc.; No. 14-11-00130-CV
  • Meyer, et al. v. U.S. Bank National Association.; No. 12-1583
  • City of Houston vs. Afework Hunegnaw; No. 14-11-00353-CV; 
  • Seascape Owners Association, Inc. vs. IRC; No. 14-12-00016-CV
  • Vanessa Anderson v. American Risk Insurance Company, Inc.; 
  • Hamilton Properties v. The American Insurance Company, et al;
  • Longleaf v. QBE Insurance; Appeal No. 15-11528-GG
  • Haven Lane, LP v. Mid-Century Insurance Co.; Case No. 07-15-0002
  • Arlington v. Allied World Assurance Company; Case No. 14-11109
  • Stagliano v. Cincinnati Insurance Company; Case No. 15-10137-CV
  • The Community of Faith Church v. Philadelphia Indemnity Insurance 

ATTORNEYS FEES EXPERT TESTIMONY:

  • Johannsen v. Scott, et al; No. 2009-68622 [6]
  • Dorman v. Row; No. 2010-65983
  • Brockwood Properties LP v. State FarmLloyds and Taylor Asfar; Cause 
  • Jesus Elizardo v. State Farm Lloyds; Cause No. 2013-50253-367; In the 
  • Carlos Paz v. State Farm Lloyds; 4:14-cv-00693
  • Cathy Broxterman v. State Farm Lloyds; In the U.S. District Court for the 
  • Pedro Espinoza v. State Farm Lloyds; Civil Action No. 4:14-cv-00661; 
  • Marco Antonio Soto v. State Farm Lloyds; Civil Action No.: 5:15-cv-00086; 

RESOURCES:

  1. Mr. Hunziker has acted as Lead Trial Counsel in both jury and bench trials, successfully trying cases to verdict in Texas, Missouri and Kansas.  The above select cases are chosen based upon complexity, legal significance, and recency.
  2. In this particular matter, Mr. Hunziker offered testimony under oath by way of oral deposition, and as well as live testimony at time of trial.
  3. Mr. Hunziker has argued cases on appeal at both the state and federal levels.  The listed select matters are chosen based upon their legal significance, complexity, and precedential value.
  4. Audio access to this full argument on appeal before the Eighth Circuit can be found at the website for the United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit: http://media.ca8.uscourts.gov/cgi-bin/opnByCase.pl 
  5. Audio access to this full argument on appeal before the Fifth Circuit can be found at the website for the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit:http://www.ca5.uscourts.gov/oral-argument-information/oral-argument-recordings 
  6. Mr. Hunziker has offered testimony in both at trial and in depositions within the State of Texas.  In addition to the select matters included, which demonstrate Mr. Hunziker’s experiences in attorneys fees expert, he has also been designated as an expert in approximately three hundred additional matters in which his sworn testimony was not required at trial or through deposition
  7. In this particular matter, Mr. Hunziker offered testimony under oath by way of oral deposition, and as well as live testimony at time of trial.

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