D. Scott Lautner, P.C.
D. Scott Lautner, Esquire is a general practitioner who concentrates his practice in litigating Family Law, Criminal Defense, Will and Estates, Personal Injury, and Federal Civil Rights. Scott has been practicing law for 19 years.
Attorney Lautner is admitted to the United States Court of Appeals, for the Third Circuit, the United States District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania and the Pennsylvania Supreme Court. Scott has litigated cases in Ohio, Maryland, West Virginia, New York, Florida and Minnesota.
Attorney Lautner received his Bachelor of Arts degree in both Business Administration and Psychology from Washington and Jefferson College. Scott was a two-time Academic All-American football player at W&J. He received his Juris Doctorate from The Thomas M. Cooley Law School in Lansing, Michigan.
If you’ve never heard of Scott Lautner, you haven’t been paying attention. Born and raised in Pleasant Hills, and now living with his wife, Kimberly, and his two boys, Dylan and Tyler, in Jefferson Hills, Lautner is proud to call the West Jefferson Hills School District home.
With a mother who taught at Jefferson Hills Elementary School, brother and sister who reside in Pleasant Hills, and as a member of the Pleasant Hills Lions Club and Pleasant Hills Presbyterian Church, he has been enmeshed in the community his entire life.
Starting early in athletics, he made a name for himself locally on the football team, and then regionally at Washington and Jefferson College, where he was a two-time academic All-American football player.
In fact, the only time in his life he’s been away from home, was to attend law school in Michigan, after which, he quickly returned to his beloved community to set up a law practice.
That was 19 years ago. Today, with thousands of cases under his belt, he’s been admitted to the Pennsylvania Supreme Court, allowing him to practice law anywhere in the Commonwealth. He’s also a certified to practice federally in the US District Court and the Third Circuit Court of Appeals. Despite all of his legal accomplishments, his dream is to hold the position of local magistrate, where he can use his expertise to the benefit of his community.
“My passion is helping people, whether for family situations, civil cases, personal injury, estates or criminal defense,” he said.
Anyone who has ever been cross-examined by Scott Lautner knows that it is not a pleasant experience. "The funny thing about that is that I have gained numerous clients as a result of my zealous advocacy." Lautner is a passionate attorney who stands up for the rights of his clients.
Scott's reputation for candid honesty and as a "bulldog" in the courtroom has earned him the respect of police officers across Southwestern Pennsylvania, many of whom after being cross-examined find themselves seeking his representation for their own personal interests. "I was fortunate to have learned my trade from two very experienced lawyers, Bob Garshak and Ray Radakovich, both of whom gave me the opportunity to develop my skills."
Lautner doesn’t just believe in obtaining clients from pillars of the community, he also believes in giving support back where he can.
“I still continue to coach my children’s activities, and I’ve been a coach while attending college and immediately after returning from law school,” he said. “And I’ve been blessed that I can financially support local high school teams, as well as TJ’s music and theater arts departments. I’m really fortunate in a lot of regards, but particularly in that my family is close, I live in the community I grew up in and I’m able to sustain a business here and give back to the community. I am hoping to just that for many years to come.”