Dutton Law Group, P.A.


Scott W. Dutton is a Florida Bar Board Certified Civil Trial attorney with the Dutton Law Group, a statewide law firm with offices in Tampa, Orlando, Jacksonville, Fort Lauderdale, Miami, and the Florida Keys.  For the past 35 years, his practice has included the areas of casualty and liability insurance defense, insurance fraud investigation, insurance coverage disputes, personal injury, and appellate law.  As a dedicated attorney, committed to the practice of law, Mr. Dutton has sat on the Insurance Consumer Advocate’s Roundtable in Tallahassee where he provided insight and contributed to improvements in Florida’s automobile insurance statutes and law. He is also a member of professional organizations including the Defense Research Institute and the Florida Defense Lawyers Association where he served on its Board of Directors as well as its Continuing Legal Education (CLE) chair.  He is currently serving on the Board of Directors of the Florida Claims Defense Network.

Born in Miami, Florida, Mr. Dutton obtained his Bachelor of Arts degree and commenced graduate work in the field of international relations and international affairs at Florida International University in Miami.  He obtained his doctorate of law in 1984 from Ohio Northern University as a member of the law school’s 100th graduating class.  Amongst his achievements, he was a member of the editorial staff of the Ohio Northern University Law Review and published an article on constitutional law.  He also served as a justice on the law school’s Moot Court Executive Board, and was the justice in charge of the First Year Appellate Advocacy Program.  While in law school he received a diploma from the Institute of Comparative and International Law located at Oxford University in England.

Prior to attending school and pursuing his law degree, he was a firefighter and paramedic with the City of Deerfield Beach and later the City of Miami Beach, Florida.  While serving as a paramedic, Mr. Dutton was selected to the Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT) team for the City of Miami Beach Police Department where he received training from the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Army Special Forces in Urban Warfare, and the Navy Seals.  Additionally, he was also a lifeguard lieutenant with Miami-Dade Beach and Marine Safety.

Scott has been married to Kathleen Marie Perez, a third generation Tampa native, for 34 years.  They have three children (Dr. Clayton Dutton, a veterinarian; Christopher Dutton, an attorney with Dutton Law Group; and Courtney Dutton Watson, an account representative with Brown & Brown specializing in employee benefits).  They are also the proud grandparents of three beautiful grandchildren.


4921 Memorial Highway, Ste. 110 Tampa, FL 33634 | P: 813-247-2222 | www.duttonlawgroup.com