Serving Wyoming, Nebraska, Colorado, and California

Scott is an experienced litigator with years of experience in multi-party complex commercial litigation, class actions, and construction defect law. Prior to joining McDonough Law LLC, he was a partner in the Colorado office of a boutique firm with a national client base that included many Fortune 1000 companies. Over the years, he has represented national tract home developers, commercial builders, and custom homebuilders in a variety of capacities. Scott works proactively with his business clients handling their contract, employment, and insurance needs. As personal counsel for his business clients, Scott also handles all aspects of their commercial disputes including trials, mediation, and arbitration. Additionally, he provides trust and estate planning services for his business and individual clients.

Scott is originally from Orange County, California, and he has lived across the country. He earned his undergraduate degree from the University of California, San Diego and his law degree from Tulane University Law School, where he graduated cum laude. He is licensed in Colorado and California. He has served as a faculty member at the Front Range Community Colleges in Fort Collins teaching business law classes. Scott’s free time is spent with his wife and two children, and he enjoys travelling, football, hockey, baseball, and openwheel auto racing.  

Scott Slawson, Esq.

Phone: (970) 776-3311

D. Scott Slawson, McDonough Law LLC 

Scott Slawson is a Denver business attorney with two decades of experience representing corporations of all sizes. At McDonough Law, Scott’s practice focuses on Colorado and California business law and business litigation. He brings a special expertise in insurance law to the firm with years of experience in insurance analysis and resolution of the insurance aspects of commercial cases. Scott currently represents insurers and policyholders concerning liability claims and coverage issues.  Additionally, he provides business legal services including transactional work in areas involving construction, oil and gas, employment law, risk transfer, risk mitigation, and contracts. 

Practice Areas

Business & Corporate Law
Insurance Law
Energy & Utilities
Employment Law
Trusts & Estates


​State of Colorado
State of California
State of Louisiana (inactive)
U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado
U.S. District Court for the Central District of California
U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California
U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California
​U.S. District Court for the Western District of Louisiana (inactive)

Juris Doctor, Tulane University Law School, cum laude

  • Tulane Maritime Law Journal, Notes and Comments Editor (1992-93)​

Bachelor of Arts, University of California, San Diego

Professional Organizations & Affiliations 

Colorado Bar Association​

Teaching Engagements 

Business Faculty, Front Range Community Colleges, Fort Collins, Colorado (2018)
Guest Instructor, Front Range Community Colleges, Fort Collins, Colorado (2016-2018)

Notable Cases

City of New Orleans v. T.L. James, 685 So.2d 111 (Louisiana Supreme Court 1997)

Contact D. Scott Slawson at  McDonough Law LLC at (970) 776-3311 for your free phone consultation.