R. Scott Callen

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Email: sc@kullmanlaw.com

Overview

“I enjoy building and fostering relationships and helping others see and achieve solutions, whether through guidance, conflict resolution, or advocacy. I frequently draw on my familiarity with psychology and behavior motives to ascertain what makes people and businesses tick and what they want to achieve—even if they haven’t quite figured that out themselves. As a candid communicator, I provide straight-forward and realistic guidance to help people and businesses make prudent decisions.”

Practice Overview

In his unique and multifaceted legal practice, Scott Callen guides business and individual clients in employment, independent contractor, and business matters and litigation disputes. In his mediation practice, he leverages his outstanding conflict resolution skills to help parties reach mutually acceptable agreements in mediations.

Scott’s experience includes mediations, client counseling, and litigation involving national, regional, and local legal matters on employment laws, business matters, and compliance issues. His diverse client experiences range from individuals to Fortune 500 corporations to small businesses in a variety of industries and business models, including health care, insurance, professional services, hospitality, courier and trucking, financial services, construction, manufacturing, staffing, restaurant and food services, and franchises. Scott also guides on-demand or gig-economy clients by drafting, implementing, prosecuting and defending independent contractor models.

Bringing deep insight and a valuable base of knowledge to his practice, Scott serves in various legal roles and serves a diverse range of clients that look to him for legal solutions related to employment and business matters. He also represents clients in legal disputes such as those involving employment agreements, business agreements, contract disputes, non-competition and non-solicitation provisions, intellectual property, severance disputes, employment termination, business termination, claims of retaliation, discrimination, harassment, whistle-blower activity, unpaid wages, business liability, personal liability, and compliance with numerous federal, state, and local laws.

As a highly experienced certified mediator with a high resolution rate, Scott frequently steps in to resolve disputes throughout Florida and the greater Southeast. Plaintiffs, defense, and competitor law firms alike rely on his special knack for ending conflicts, even especially contentious and deadlocked impasses. In all negotiations, Scott contributes a steady hand and a calming presence. His ability to build trust and genuine rapport helps de-escalate people’s natural defenses, which helps result in more cooperation and better outcomes. Scott creates new and innovative mediation strategies, and his combination of psychological insight, legal experience, and relational skills provides a unique and unmatched ability to work with and find solutions for a diverse range of people, businesses, and governmental entities.

With an abiding interest in human sciences, Scott develops an understanding of the emotions and motivations of individuals and the organizations they serve. This open-minded approach helps clients efficiently vet options and plot their optimal courses.

The recipient of many prestigious honors and awards, Scott is a published author in Thomson Reuters/Aspatore Key Components of Defending Employer Clients in Litigation and Drafting and Negotiating Employment Agreements. Before joining The Kullman law firm, Scott was an equity partner with Foley & Lardner, and he has developed long term relationships with numerous attorneys and law firms of all sizes across the United States.

EDUCATION

  • B.S. Human Sciences, cum laude, Florida State University, 1995
  • J.D., cum laude, Florida State University, 1998

Admissions

  • Florida, 1998

Memberships

  • American Bar Association
  • Florida Bar Association
  • SHRM

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