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Richard Scott McCullough

Richard Scott McCullough

Contact Me:
(901) 624-0640

Location: Memphis
81 Monroe Ave.
Suite 600
Memphis, TN 38103



R. Scott McCullough is an experienced litigator who practices in the areas of civil litigation in both state and federal courts. Prior to entering private practice, Scott was an Assistant District Attorney in Shelby County, Tennessee, where he gained substantial jury selection and jury trial experience in trials ranging from 1st degree murder, rape, aggravated assaults, etc.

Since entering private practice, Scott has successfully handled a wide variety of civil litigation at both the state and federal level. He has achieved successful resolutions of litigation for his clients, including multiple summary judgments, in many areas of civil practice, including in the fields of products liability, premises liability, legal malpractice, medical malpractice, worker’s compensation, wrongful death, trucking defense, construction defense and automobile accidents. Scott is admitted in both the state and federal courts of Tennessee. In addition, Scott is a frequent lecturer to the insurance industry on a wide variety of topics ranging from the effective use of social media in claims handling to ethical and good-faith claims handling.


  • University of Tennessee College of Law, Knoxville, Tennessee
    • J.D.
  • University of Tennessee, Knoxville, Tennessee
    • B.A.

Practice Areas

  • Civil Litigation
  • Insurance Defense
  • Transportation Law
  • Products Liability
  • Premises Liability Litigation
  • Personal Injury
  • Construction Litigation
  • Workers Compensation
  • Wrongful Death
  • Motor Vehicle
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Commercial Employment

Classes & Seminars

  • “Ethical Claims Handling – ACE/ESIS – Atlanta – 2011
  • “Worker’s Compensation Update” – Sedgwick CMS – Knoxville, TN – 2011
  • “Contractual Indemnity Overview” – Risk Enterprise Management – Atlanta – 2011
  • “Ethics and Good Faith Claims” – ESIS – Little Rock, – 2012
  • “Ethics in Claims Handling” – Claims Management – Walmart – 2012

Representative Clients

  • State vs Cooper, 2001 WL 1011467 (Tenn. Ct. App. 2001)
  • State vs Patterson, 2003 WL 1618078 (Tenn. Ct. App. 2003)(2nd degree murder)
  • Hill vs State, 111 S.W.3d 579 (Tenn. Ct. App. 2003)(especially aggravated robbery and 2nd degree murder conviction)
  • State vs Clark, 2003 WL 21418324 (Tenn. Ct. App. 2003)(2nd degree murder conviction)
  • Jones vs Argenbright, 2004 WL 2805903 (W.D. Tenn. 2004)(sexual harassment defense).
  • Memphis Shelby County Airport Authority vs Illinois Valley Paving et al, 2008 WL 867924 (W.D. Tenn. 2008)(defective wiring products liability defense)
  • Gentry vs Hershey, 687 F.Supp.2d 711 (M.D. Tenn. 2010) (contaminated food products liability defense)
  • Byrd vs Ballin, 2005 WL 2071736 (W.D. Tenn. 2005) (legal malpractice defense – summary judgment granted)
  • Ford vs Evans Delivery, 2006 WL 16302 (W.D. Tenn. 2006)(wrongful death trucking defense – summary judgment granted)
  • Cruse vs Rollins Truck Leasing, 2009 WL 2231205 (Tennessee Supreme Court Workers Comp Panel. July 27, 2009) (worker’s compensation defense) (denial of claim affirmed by Worker’s Comp Panel)

Professional Associations

  • Memphis Bar Association

Current Employment Position

  • Equity Member

Bar Admissions

  • Tennessee, 1998
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Tennessee, 1998
  • U.S. District Court Middle District of Tennessee, 2009
  • Arkansas, 2023