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Scott A. La Porta

240 South Pineapple Avenue
10th Floor
Sarasota, FL 34236


Danette Canonico
Direct941.366.6660 ext. 2466

Scott A. La Porta's practice primarily focuses on securities law, restrictive covenants, commercial litigation, and arbitration.  He is a member of a team of Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick, LLP attorneys who represent large financial institutions in securities litigation and violations of contractual covenants.

Scott also represents professional employer organizations, corporations, medical practices, and other commercial organizations in general business litigation, specifically related to restraints of trade, non-service agreements, contracts, and other separation agreements.

Scott began his legal career as an Assistant Public Defender in Tallahassee, Florida.  He has represented plaintiffs in cases of nursing home abuse and neglect, as well as mass torts.  Scott previously worked on catastrophic injury cases across the United States.

Representative Matters

Professional and Community Affiliations

  • Sarasota County Bar Association
  • Manatee County Bar Association

Alternate biographies




  • J.D., Florida State University College of Law, 2000
  • B.A., University of South Florida, 1996

Bar and Court Admissions

  • Florida, 2001
  • United States District Court Southern District of Florida, 2009
  • United States District Court Northern District of Florida, 2008
  • United States District Court Middle District of Florida, 2003