Scott La Porta

Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick LLP

Scott A. La Porta’s practice focuses primarily on securities law, restrictive covenants, commercial litigation, and arbitration. With more than 17 years of experience, he is a member of a team of Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick, LLP lawyers who represent large financial institutions in securities litigation and violations of contractual covenants.

Professional employer organizations, corporations, medical practices, large broker-dealers, and financial institutions turn to Scott for representation in both state and federal courts, as well as in Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) arbitrations involving general business litigation matters, restraints of trade, non-service agreements, contracts, and other separation agreements.

Scott’s experience brings real-world knowledge to the table for his clients. He began his legal career as an Assistant Public Defender in Tallahassee, Florida and subsequently represented plaintiffs in cases of nursing home abuse and neglect and other mass torts. In addition, he previously worked on catastrophic injury cases across the United States.


  • J.D., Florida State University College of Law, 2000
  • B.A., University of South Florida, 1996

Bar and Court Admissions:

  • Florida, 2001
  • United States District Court Southern District of Florida, 2009
  • United States District Court Northern District of Florida, 2008
  • United States District Court Middle District of Florida, 2003

Representative Matters:

  • Shumaker Wins Defamation Case for Financial Advisor Against Merrill Lynch
    • 05.02.2018 AdvisorHub – Merrill to Pay $750,000 for Defaming Broker by Insinuating Insider Trading
    • 05.02.2018 Financial Advisor IQ – Merrill Lynch to Fork Over Big Payout to Fired FA
  • Shumaker Victory Recognized as One of Largest FINRA Awards Brokers Won from Their Firms
    • 04.12.2018 InvestmentNews – Biggest Arb Awards Brokers Won from Their Firms
  • Shumaker Attorneys Defeat Merrill Lynch’s Attempt to Keep Litigants Out of FINRA Arbitration
    • 04.03.2018 AdvisorHub – Merrill Retreats from Battle to Fight Former Executives in Court
    • 02.08.2018 AdvisorHub – Former Merrill Exec Wins Skirmish Over Losses in His Stock Plan
  • Shumaker Attorneys Obtain TRO on Behalf of Morgan Stanley
    • 02.06.2018 AdvisorHub – Judge Hands Morgan Stanley Another TRO Win, Hands Off to FINRA
    • 01.24.2018 AdvisorHub – Morgan Stanley Wins Another Restraining Order Against Former Broker

Professional and Community Affiliations:

  • Sarasota County Bar Association
  • Manatee County Bar Association


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