Scott AthertonAdjunct Professor, M.S.Emp.L. Program
EducationJ.D., summa cum laude Nova Southeastern University, 2004
B.S., Florida Atlantic University, 2001
Scott Atherton is a part-time Adjunct Professor at Nova Southeastern University, Shepard Broad Law Center, where he teaches various areas of employment law in connection with the NSU Masters in Employment Law Program. On a full-time basis, Professor Atherton is Of Counsel to the Akerman Senterfitt law firm where he concentrates his practice in the areas of employment law, complex commercial litigation, and unfair competition claims. His employment law experience includes defending discrimination, retaliation, harassment, and wage claims, supervising internal investigations, and creating personnel policies that seek to minimize his clients' employment-litigation exposure. Professor Atherton also prosecutes and defends a wide range of contract and business tort actions, including those arising from non-compete agreements.
Professor Atherton graduated summa cum laude from Nova Southeastern University, Shepard Broad Law Center, in 2004. During law school, he earned high grade awards in his Employment Discrimination, Contracts, Civil Procedure, Evidence, Constitutional Law, and Wills, Trusts & Estates classes and received the Fredrick J. Damski Memorial Book Award for Outstanding Achievement in Constitutional Law, the Michael L. Richmond Award for Academic Excellence, and the Dean's Merit Scholarship.
Before joining Akerman Senterfitt, Scott served the Honorable Judge Robert M. Gross as a judicial clerk at the Fourth District Court of Appeal and worked for a South Florida-based employment law firm.