Scott Clise’s practice areas include all areas of employment and discrimination law. Mr. Clise received his Bachelor of Arts degree from Muskingum University and his Juris Doctor from Brooklyn Law School. While attending law school, Mr. Clise served as a Guardian Ad Litem for children’s rights in Brooklyn, NY Family Court, participated in inter-mural moot court, and summered at the Manhattan office of the United States Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.
Prior to joining Jarrard and Davis, Mr. Clise worked as a government civil prosecutor, representing the City of New York, investigating and prosecuting violations of employment, housing, and public accommodation laws. Mr. Clise also served as a JAG officer with the rank of Captain in the New York Guard assisting military service members of all branches, and their family members, with their legal needs. After honorable completion of military service, Mr. Clise continued to advocate for military service members and helped write a bill that was passed into law making it illegal in New York City to discriminate against both prior and current military service members. He has trained other lawyers on this law, and on legal issues related to military service members. Mr. Clise has also represented clients, on a pro-bono basis, tenants facing eviction or hazardous and dangerous living conditions, and also worked through a legal services organization representing domestic violence victims in family court. More recently he advised the City of Atlanta on employment matters, drafted city-wide policies, and trained the Human Resources Department on employment law issues.
Mr. Clise is licensed to practice in the State of Georgia, the State of New York, The United States Federal District Court for the Southern District of New York, The United States Court of Appeals for Veterans’ Claims, and is accredited to appear before the Veterans Administration.