Scott R. Palmer

Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLP

Scott Palmer is managing partner and co-founder of EducationCounsel LLC. He provides legal, policy, strategic planning, and advocacy services to education leaders across the nation.

Mr. Palmer’s focus is on education policy change and preventive law — helping states, school districts, higher education institutions, foundations, associations, and corporations advance fundamental change in education systems, policies, and practices that can dramatically improve student achievement and close achievement gaps.


  • University of California, Berkeley, School of Law, JD
  • Harvard University, John F. Kennedy School of Government, MA, Public Policy
  • University of Maryland, BA, Government and Politics


  • District of Columbia
  • Maryland


  • Focus on nationwide policy change through work with leading states and districts on issues such as standards, assessment, accountability, supports and interventions, educator effectiveness, personalized learning, etc.
  • Focus on federal advocacy to the Administration and Congress on issues such as ESEA reauthorization, NCLB waivers, Race to the Top, etc.
  • Speaks on education legal and policy matters and has published articles on issues such as the proper use of tests and the value of diversity in education

Previous Professional Experience:

  • Served in the Clinton Administration as Deputy Assistant Secretary for Policy at the U.S. Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights (OCR)
  • Served as legal and policy advisor with the President’s Initiative on Race in the White House, where he was responsible for education and civil rights issues


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