Scott J. TopolskiMemberstopolski@coleschotz.com Florida Office
One Boca Place, 2255 Glades Road, Suite 142 W, Boca Raton, FL 33431
West Palm Beach Office
777 South Flagler Drive, Suite 800 – West Tower, West Palm Beach, FL 33401
T: 561-609-3856 / C: 561-715-3374 / F: 561-423-0392
Legal Practice Assistant: Virginia Berdan-Bono
Scott Topolski is a veteran litigator and a member in the firm’s Boca Raton office. He has been practicing for thirty years with a focus on litigation matters including probate disputes, breaches of fiduciary duties, contested guardianship hearings, business disputes involving contracts and unfair competition, construction disputes, shareholder and partnership disputes, as well as the defense of ADA lawsuits.
For some, protracted litigation is seen as a strategic option and cost of doing business. For others, however, moving swiftly to the most favorable settlement is the goal. Mr. Topolski understands this and employs the strategy that best meets his client’s needs. Additionally, in Florida, every contested case goes to mediation by rule. As a certified Florida Supreme Court civil mediator and qualified arbitrator, Mr. Topolski has achieved favorable results for clients in arbitration and mediation.
Mr. Topolski has tried numerous cases around the State of Florida involving a variety of matters such as:
• Represented a residential developer in its contract and related claims against a lumber and millwork subcontractor/supplier with respect to the development of five subdivisions in Palm Beach County.
• Represented a factoring company in a matter involving tortious interference with a contract and business relationship.
• Represented a medical doctor who sued his former office administrator for civil theft, conversion and fraud in connection with embezzlement of significant monies from the practice.
• Represented the owner of a condominium in a suit against the condominium association for failure to properly repair and remediate areas within the association’s control and responsibility under the association documents.
• Represented an institutional purchaser of credit card debt in its claim for breach of the credit card agreement, together with related causes of action.
• Represented a drywall subcontractor in a suit against a condominium association for failure to pay for substantial repairs and renovations to property damaged by a hurricane.
• Represented a distributor of health and beauty products for breach of contract and civil theft against defendant.
Scott is also a licensed athlete agent in the State of Florida.
A dedicated member of his community, Mr. Topolski serves as a lector at Our Lady of Lourdes and is a member of the National Association of Settlement Purchasers, the Knights of Columbus, Our Lady of Lourdes, the American Arbitration Association of Arbitrators and Mediators, the Florida Lawyers Network, the Sports Lawyers Network and Board of Directors of the West Boca Raton Chamber of Commerce. Scott has recently become an ambassador for the Coral Springs Regional Chamber of Commerce. He has also been recognized as a "Top Attorney" in the 2019 South Florida Legal Guide.
Mr. Topolski has lectured extensively on topics such as insurance law, debts and judgments. He earned his J.D. from Rutgers Law School and B.A. in Journalism from Rider University summa cum laude.
EducationRutgers Law School- Newark, J.D., 1987Rider University, B.A. Journalism, summa cum laude, 1984
Bar & Court AdmissionsNew Jersey, 1987New York, 1988Florida, 1994U.S. District Courts, Middle District and Southern District of FloridaU.S. District Court, District of New JerseyU.S. Court of Appeals, 3rd Circuit and 11th Circuit
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A blind man couldn't order pizza from Domino's. The company wants the Supreme Court to say websites don't have to be accessible
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Update on ADA Cases – Defending Website Accessibility Lawsuits CLE Presentation at Cole Schotz New Jersey OfficeAttorneys Speaking: Scott J. Topolski and Marissa A. MastroianniJanuary 16, 2020
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The Short-Term And Long-Term Consequences Of The United States Supreme Court's Decision Not To Review Robles V. Domino's Pizza
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Latest Developments in Robles V. Domino's—A Crucial ADA Website Accessibility Case with Broad Implications
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The do's and don'ts of filing BP oil spill claims
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