E-mail MeScott M. Tschirhart

Partner since July 19, 2019
Location:
Austin, Texas
Phone:
512-279-6431
Fax:
512-279-6438
Email:
Scott M. Tschirhart is Partner. Mr. Tschirhart earned his Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice from the University of Texas at San Antonio (Magna Cum Laude) in 1996, and his Juris Doctor from Baylor University School of Law (Cum Laude) in 1999. He was admitted to the State Bar of Texas in 1999.  He has 20 years of legal experience, mainly in Civil litigation and 13 years of local government and municipal law. He is an experienced litigator, particularly in federal civil rights defense and appeals, as well as representing local government clients in matters ranging from employment from employment discrimination to condemnation suits. He also provides day-to-day legal advice for police departments and guidance for critical incidents. Mr. Tschirhart is admitted to practice before the Northern, Southern, Eastern and Western United States District Courts of Texas, the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals, the 5th Federal Circuit Court and the United States Supreme Court. Mr. Tschirhart also has 12 years of experience as a licensed Texas Peace Officer.

Areas of Practice

  • State, Local & Municipal Law
  • Civil Litigation

Litigation Percentage

  • 75% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • Texas, 1999
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Texas, 1999
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Texas, 1999
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Texas, 1999
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Texas, 1999
  • Supreme Court of the United States of America, 2018

Education

  • Baylor University School of Law, Waco, Texas
    • J.D. cum laude - 1999
    • Law Review: Baylor Law Review, 1998 - 1999
  • University of Texas, San Antonio, TX
    • B.A., Bachelor of Arts magna cum laude - 1996
    • Major: Criminal Justice

Honors and Awards

  • National Dean's List, 1993 - 1996

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • State Bar of Texas
  • American Bar Association
  • Waco-McLennan County Bar Association
  • ABA Regional Negotiations Team for Baylor Law School
  • ABA Regional and National Client Counseling Team for Baylor Law School
  • Board for Central Christian Church, Vice Chair
  • McLennan Community College, Guest Lecturer

Languages

  • Spanish

Fraternities/Sororities

  • Delta Theta Phi