Scott P. Hazen

Partner

  • location icon Dallas, TX
    2100 Ross Avenue
    Suite 2000
    Dallas, TX 75201

Scott P. Hazen is a partner in the Dallas office of Lewis Brisbois and a member of the firm's Products Liability and Toxic Tort & Environmental Litigation Practices. He has over twenty five years of legal experience and has successfully defended clients in a wide variety of litigation including: products liability, personal injury, commercial litigation, employment and labor, toxic/mass torts, medical malpractice, construction law, professional liability, and creditors rights.

Mr. Hazen has spent a good portion of the past decade focusing on products liability, civil and commercial litigation, toxic torts/environmental and employment law cases. He has represented a wide variety of public and private sector companies including manufacturers, lenders, suppliers, premises owners, service providers and distributors. In the past five years, Mr. Hazen has successfully defended multiple toxic exposure cases involving Legionnaires disease, hydrogen sulfide; mortar dust, benzene, mineral spirits and silica. Mr. Hazen has also defended a number of fire damage cases involving refineries, oil field equipment and land owners. 

Mr. Hazen has handled employment law cases involving wrongful termination, trade secrets, non-competes, ERISA, non-solicitation agreements and gender and race discrimination. Mr. Hazen’s ERISA litigation experience ranges from COBRA litigation to fiduciary litigation and benefit discrimination litigation. Mr. Hazen has handled removals to Federal Court under ERISA and appeals in Federal Court of Appeals involving ERISA preemption.

Mr. Hazen has extensive experience defending clients with large dockets, and in multi-district litigation having served as Regional Litigation Counsel, and as a Managing Attorney for the FDIC/RTC during the Savings and Loan crisis. Prior to joining Lewis Brisbois, Mr. Hazen was a founding member of the Dallas office of national law firm, and before that the Chair of the Mass Tort Section at a major Dallas firm.

Publications

  • Medicare Secondary Payer Rules and Mandatory Reporting Requirements
  • The Pitfalls of Incomplete Medical Records and the Effect on Medical Malpractice Claims, Baylor Medical Center

Professional Presentations

  • Director, Advanced Creditors Rights Course(s), State Bar of Texas CLE
  • Computers: Building a 21st Century Practice, State Bar of Texas CLE
  • FIRREA’S Administrative Claims Process and Anti-Injunctive Provisions, State Bar of Texas CLE
  • Dealing with the Resolution Trust Corporation as an Opponent: What to Expect, State Bar of Texas CLE
  • Litigating with the Resolution Trust Corporation: Tips on Dealing with the Legal Division, EEOC
  • How RTC Capacities and Special Defenses Affect EEOC Claims, EEOC

Admissions

Texas

United States District Courts: Northern, Southern, Eastern and Western, Texas

United States Courts of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit

United States Supreme Court

Associations

  • Dallas Bar Association
  • Defense Research Institute

Education

University of Tulsa

Juris Doctor, 1986

University of Texas in Austin

Bachelor of Arts, 1982

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