J. “SCOTT” FALLS
Scott Falls is the Founding Partner of Falls Legal and his practice focuses exclusively on representation of employees in employment law matters before state and federal courts. He regularly represents employees in class and collective action wage and hour lawsuits brought under the Fair Labor Standards Act and the South Carolina Payment of Wages Act. He has helped workers recover millions of dollars in unpaid wages when employers have failed to pay overtime or minimum wages correctly.
Additionally, Mr. Falls represents individual employees in federal and state courts in retaliation, discrimination, harassment, and FMLA cases. He has served as lead trial counsel in federal retaliation and discrimination cases that have resulted in substantial employee verdicts, including a verdict of $650,000.00 for an employee of one of South Carolina’s largest hospitals.
Mr. Falls frequently speaks and writes on employment law issues and was a contributing author to the Fifth Edition of South Carolina Labor and Employment Law, the leading treatise on employment law for South Carolina practitioners. In this treatise, he authored the chapter on the South Carolina Payment of Wages Act. He has also authored articles for the South Carolina Lawyer Magazine and the South Carolina Labor & Employment Law Newsletter including the cover article in the January 2014 magazine entitled, “Navigating the FMLA Minefield: Seven Common Mistakes Employers Make.” Mr. Falls has served as an expert witness on South Carolina’s doctrine of at-will employment in the Canadian court system.
Scott is an active member of the National Employment Lawyers Association (“NELA”), the nation’s largest organization of attorneys dedicated to protecting the rights of employees. He regularly attends conferences sponsored by labor and employment law organizations across the country to stay current on trends impacting employees. He is also a member of the South Carolina Bar Labor & Employment Law Division and the American Bar Association Labor & Employment Law Section.
When he is not practicing law Mr. Falls enjoys visiting America’s National Parks, fishing, and playing the guitar.
Irvine v. Destination Wild Dunes Mgmt. – representation of 83 tipped employees in wage and hour class action lawsuit
Corominas v. ACI Group d/b/a Buffalo Wild Wings – representation of 181 tipped employees in wage and hour class action lawsuit against Buffalo Wild Wings restaurant franchisee
Young v. Roper St. Francis Healthcare – jury verdict on Title VII retaliation claim in the amount of $650,000.00
Mikals v. House – affirming lower court’s grant of employee’s motion to dismiss employer’s counterclaims for breach of fiduciary duty and fraud
Chauncey v. Life Cycle Engineering – defeating employer’s motion for summary judgment as to FMLA retaliation and interference claims
- College of Charleston, B.A., 2003
- Charleston School of Law, J.D., 2007
HONORS & AWARDS
- Academic Merit Scholarship- Charleston School of Law
- Dean’s List- Charleston School of Law
- Eagle Scout Award – Boy Scouts of America
- Expert Witness – Ontario Superior Court of Justice
- South Carolina
- US District Court for the District of SC
- US Court of Appeals for the 4th Circuit
- National Employment Lawyers Association
- SC Bar, Labor & Employment Law Division
- Charleston County Bar Association