Scott A. Elder


Scott Elder is a member of SCM’s Employment Law and Transportation litigation groups.

Before joining SCM, Scott received his JD from the J. Reuben Clark Law School at Brigham Young University, graduating with honors.  While in law school, Scott served as a judicial intern with Utah Supreme Court Chief Justice Matthew B. Durrant.  He was also a Senior Editor on BYU Law Review, served in leadership positions for the Local Government and Politics Society, the Law and Religion Symposium, and the American Constitution Society.

Prior to law school, Scott worked as a counselor at an adolescent treatment center and graduated from Brigham Young University with a bachelor’s degree in psychology.

Scott is a member of SCM’sAppellate Practice Group, which assists clients with appealing civil and criminal matters.  The Appellate Practice Group also prepares an Appellate Highlights article for the Utah Bar Journal.  This article, which is published six times a year, highlights notable cases decided by the Utah Supreme Court, Utah Court of Appeals, and Tenth Circuit.


  • J.D., Brigham Young University, J. Reuben Clark School of Law
  • B.S., Brigham Young University

Bar & Court Admissions

  • Utah State Bar
  • Law School: Brigham Young University, 2016
    • Senior Editor, BYU Law Review, 2014–2015
  • Judicial Internship: Chief Justice Matthew B. Durrant, Utah Supreme Court, 2015
  • Undergraduate: Brigham Young University