Scott is an experienced trial lawyer and former state prosecutor. As a prosecutor Scott personally handled a wide variety of criminal matters ranging from DUI to attempted murder, robbery, burglary, drug trafficking, and other serious criminal offenses. In total, Scott has conducted nearly forty (40) trials to verdict. In addition, Scott has handled several thousand criminal cases, through every stage from the investigation to trial.
After leaving the State Attorney’s Office, Scott joined a prestigious large law firm with national recognition. There, Scott had the opportunity to handle a variety of civil matters in the firm’s litigation department, which represents billion dollar publicly traded corporations and major financial institutions. Scott’s practice focused primarily on business, construction, and general commercial litigation.
While working for a top national law firm was a great experience, Scott realized that something very important was missing from his day to day practice of law. Scott lacked the rewards of working with the people and using his skills to drastically improve their lives. After realizing his passion for people Scott decided to open The Law Offices of Scott J. Kalish. The Law Offices of Scott J. Kalish was founded upon Scott’s passion to provide quality legal services to everyday people in need. Unlike other law firms the Law Offices of Scott J. Kalish is focused on solving your problems, not taking every penny you own. Scott’s mission is simply to help others.
Scott was born and raised in South Florida. Scott attended Florida State University’s College of Law, where he graduated magna cum laude and in the top 11% of his class. Prior to law school, Scott attended Florida Atlantic University in Boca Raton, where he earned his bachelor’s degree
in history, completed a minor in spanish, and a certificate in Latin American Studies. Scott is fluent in Spanish.
Scott is married to his beautiful wife Vanessa and the two have a young son, Sebastian. Aside from spending time with family and friends, Scott enjoys riding his motorcycle, traveling, exploring new local restaurants and comedy. Scott is also an avid fan of the Miami Heat and Florida Panthers.