Cole Schotz P.C.

 

				Topolski
				J.
				Scott

Scott J. Topolski

Memberstopolski@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
T: 561-609-3844
vberdan-bono@coleschotz.com

OVERVIEW

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.



Education

Rutgers Law School- Newark, J.D., 1987Rider University, B.A. Journalism, summa cum laude, 1984

Bar & Court Admissions

New 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

NEWS

News

Your Website As ADA's Latest Frontier

As published in: HospitalityNet March 20, 2019

ADA Lawsuits Are on the Rise, Website Complaints Biggest Targets

As published in: Legaltech News January 24, 2019

Is Your Hotel Website Accessible to Those With Special Needs?

As published in: eHotelier.com January 3, 2019

Florida Cases To Watch In 2019

As published in: Law360 January 1, 2019

Winn-Dixie Urges Court to Reverse Landmark ADA Website Ruling

As published in: Daily Business Review October 8, 2018

Lawmakers Address Rising ADA Litigation

As published in: Restaurant Hospitality September 14, 2018

Baseball Arbitration In Construction Can Be Good In A Pinch

As published in: Law360 August 31, 2018

How A Fla. Ruling Ignited A Surge In Online ADA Suits

As published in: Law360 July 20, 2018

House Passes Bill Critics Say Would Undermine Disability Rights

As published in: Roll Call February 15, 2018

Cole Schotz Expanding in Boca Raton, Hires Litigator

As published in: Daily Business Review November 2, 2017

PUBLICATIONS

Publications

ADA Case Law and Statutory Updates

Employment Law December 19, 2018

Scott J. Topolski
ADA Lawsuits: Are Major Changes Coming?

Employment Law March 26, 2018

Social media considered a digital smoking gun in emerging legal cases

South Florida Business Journal December 23, 2011

South Florida's 'proximity' to oil spill lies in tourist perceptions

Daily Business Review May 24, 2011

The do's and don'ts of filing BP oil spill claims

Daily Business Review February 9, 2011

Facebook competition has Broward school suing other schools

Sun-Sentenel November 30, 2010

Many Florida claims in BP oil spill are denied, others slowed

South Florida Business Journal November 5,2010

$500,000 Facebook contest fuels school feud

Daily Business Review October 14, 2010

Will Cutting State of Emergency Hurt Claims

Daily Business Review September 7, 2010

Hollywood Center Retains Title to Facility for Domestic Violence Victims

Sun-Sentenel February 21, 2010

Testing the Validity of Assignments

Construction Executive December 2009

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