Scott G. Bullock is a senior attorney at the Institute for Justice a public interest law firm in Arlington, Virginia founded in 1991 by Chip Mellor and Clint Bolick. He was lead counsel for Susette Kelo in the landmark case, Kelo v. City of New London, and made the oral argument before the United States Supreme Court.
Scott was born in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, and grew up outside of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He received his law degree from the University of Pittsburgh and his B.A. in economics and philosophy from Grove City College.
Scott joined the Institute for Justice at its founding. During his time there, Scott has been involved in a number of cases challenging the use of eminent domain for private development. He was co-counsel in and argued the landmark case, Kelo v. City of New London, one of the most widely discussed Supreme Court decisions in decades. He was also co-counsel in the Ohio Supreme Court case Norwood, Ohio v. Horney. For his work in the area of property rights and eminent domain litigation, Scott was awarded in 2002 the top civil rights prize by the state chapter of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference.
Among his work on other constitutional issues, Scott has been involved in First Amendment, civil forfeiture, and commercial speech cases.
Scott's articles and views on constitutional issues have appeared in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, 60 Minutes, ABC Nightly News, National Public Radio, and many other publications and broadcasts.
Scott's volunteer activities include serving on the board of directors of HR-57  Washington, D.C.-based music and cultural center dedicated to the preservation of jazz and on the board of a national, grass-roots civil forfeiture reform organization.