abolden@reedsmith.com

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A. Scott Bolden is a former Managing Partner of the Washington, D.C., office and currently serves as an At-Large Member on the Executive Committee of the firm. As a prominent trial and white collar defense lawyer to whom companies and individuals turn for representation in their most significant concerns, Scott has handled some of the most high-profile matters in the nation's capital and is very comfortable handling matters on the national stage. He is particularly adept at assisting clients in navigating crises that present significant legal, business and reputational risks.

Awards & Recognition

  • UNCF Masked Ball Leadership Award (2016)
  • Greater Washington Urban League Presidents Award for Service (2016)
  • Howard University School of Law Alumni Association Leadership Award (2016)
  • Washington, D.C. Super Lawyers - Criminal Defense; White Collar (2013-2016)
  • 2014 Presidential Star Award, The National Bar Association
  • 2014 Champion of Law & Public Service Award, Morehouse College Alumni Association D.C. Chapter
  • Howard University's Distinguished Alumni Award in the Field of Law (2013)
  • Recreation Wish List Committee’s Chairman’s Award, and naming and dedication of the Bolden Room at the Southeast Tennis and Learning Center in Washington, D.C.(2012)
  • D.C. Chamber of Commerce, Chamber’s Choice Business Leadership Award (2012)
  • 34th Annual Leadership Award, Gertrude Stein Democratic Club (2010)
  • D.C. Public School Community Service Award, Jefferson Junior High School (2006)
  • D.C. Water and Sewer Authority’s Distinguished Public Service Award (2003)
  • D.C. Bar Board of Governor's Service Recognition (2002)
  • Leadership Washington Graduate (1997)

Public Appearances

  • Appeared on CNN, Fox National News, "Good Morning America," "ESPN," ABC's "20/20," WUSA, WJLA Channel 7, WTTG Fox 5, WTOP, WHUR, and NBC 4 to discuss issues relating to civil and criminal cases pending in local and federal courts across the country.

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Credentials

  • Howard University School of Law, 1987, J.D., Received a number of awards and scholarships, Active contributor to the Howard Law Journal, published a Case Note on "Constitutional Law - The Fourth Amendment Protective Order for Non-Violent Fleeing Felons" (Howard Law Journal, Vol. 29-I, 1985); Participated in the National Moot Court Team and Board of Phi Alpha Delta Legal Fraternity

  • District of Columbia
  • New York
  • Illinois

  • Supreme Court - United States
  • U.S. District Court - Southern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court - District of Columbia
  • U.S. District Court - Eastern District of Michigan

  • Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies – Member, Board of Governors (2013 - present)
  • Legal Aid Society of the District of Columbia – Member, Board of Directors (2012 - present)
  • Economic Club of Washington, D.C. – Member (1998 - present)
  • Howard University School of Law – Member, Board of Visitors (2011 - present)
  • Federal City Council - Member, Executive Board (2008 - 2013)
  • Individual Development Corporation – Board of Directors (1999 - 2013)
  • D.C. Chamber of Commerce – Former Member, Board of Directors (1998 - 2013)
  • D.C. Chamber of Commerce – Former Chairman (1998)
  • District of Columbia Bar – Board of Governors (1999 - 2003)
  • D.C. Democratic State Committee – Former Chair (2002 - 2004)
  • D.C. Water and Sewer Authority – Former Board Member (1998 - 2002)
  • District Court of the District of Columbia's Committee on Grievances – Member (1998 - 2003)
  • Sequoia National Bank – Former Director (1998 - 2004)
  • Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc. (Life Member)

  • Judge Luke Moore, Superior Court - District of Columbia