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Christyn M. Scott Member

Areas of Practice

Industries

Bar Admissions

  • Michigan, 2004

Court Admissions

  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Michigan, 2004
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Michigan, 2009
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 6th Circuit, 2010

Education

Michigan State University, J.D., magna cum laude

Oakland University, B.A., cum laude

Christyn M. Scott has a significant amount of litigation experience and has achieved successful outcomes for clients at both the trial court and appellate level in federal and state court. Ms. Scott’s practice focuses on real estate litigation, and she has successfully handled cases in numerous areas of litigation, including:

  • Real estate litigation, including lease termination/negotiation, zoning disputes, violations of the Open Meetings Act, easement/boundary line disputes, title priority disputes, title issues, mortgage fraud claims, and contested foreclosures
  • Consumer finance litigation, such as defending claims involving violations of the Fair Credit Reporting Act, Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act, Michigan Consumer Protection Act, and credit card disputes for some of the nation's largest financial institutions
  • Cannabis-related litigation
  • Business contract disputes
  • Complex commercial litigation
  • Cases involving fraud and other business torts
  • Gestational surrogacies, embryo donation agreements, sperm donation agreements, and adoption matters, including newborn adoptions (both within Michigan and interstate), foster parent adoptions, and same-sex adoptions

While in law school, Ms. Scott participated in the Trial Practice Institute. After winning various scholastic awards, including the Dean Charles King Scholarship, she graduated in the top ten percent of her law school class.

  • Christy, et al v. Nationstar Mortgage LLC, 2019 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 133092, Case No. 18-cv-13415 (E.D. Mich. 2019): obtained Rule 11 Sanctions against Plaintiffs and Sanctions under 28 U.S.C. § 1927 against their counsel for bringing fraudulent claims, and awarding attorneys’ fees and costs in connection with the fraudulent claims.

  • Yuille v. American Home Mortgage Servicing, Inc., 2010 WL 4260890 (E.D.Mich. 2010); affirmed, No. 10-2564, 2012 WL 1914056 (6th Cir. May 29, 2012)
  • Williams, et al. v. JPMorgan Chase Mortgage Acquisition, 2010 WL 1052356 (E.D. Mich. 2010); affirmed, No. 10-1481, 447 Fed. Appx. 705 (6th Cir. November 28, 2011)
  • Blackward v. Bank of America, N.A., , 2010 WL 3464703 (E.D. Mich. 2010); affirmed, No. 10-2226, 2012 WL 762882 (6th Cir. March 9, 2012)

Memberships & Involvement

  • State Bar of Michigan
  • Oakland County Bar Association

Recognized in Michigan Super Lawyers® as a Rising Star for General Litigation, Civil Litigation: Defense, Appellate, Family Law and Real Estate, 2013-2017

Honored as Top Woman Lawyer by Hour Detroit Magazine, 2016

Selected as an "Up & Coming Lawyer" by Michigan Lawyers Weekly, 2011