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Scott A. La Porta

240 South Pineapple Avenue
10th Floor
Sarasota, FL 34236


Danette Canonico
Direct941.366.6660 ext. 2466

Renowned for his honesty, availability, and fast turnaround time, Scott’s practice focuses primarily on securities law, restrictive covenants, commercial litigation, and arbitration. With more than 17 years of experience, he is a member of a team of Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick, LLP lawyers who represent large financial institutions in securities litigation and violations of contractual covenants.

Professional employer organizations, corporations, medical practices, large broker-dealers, and financial institutions turn to Scott for representation in both state and federal courts, as well as in Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) arbitrations involving general business litigation matters, restraints of trade, non-service agreements, contracts, and other separation agreements.

Scott’s experience brings real-world knowledge to the table for his clients. He began his legal career as an Assistant Public Defender in Tallahassee, Florida and subsequently represented plaintiffs in cases of nursing home abuse and neglect and other mass torts. In addition, he 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