Law Offices of J. Scott McMahon

Practicing in Transportation, Trucking, Logistics and Civil Litigation

8875 Hidden River Pkwy, Ste. 300
Tampa, FL 33637

Attorney Profile

Mr. McMahon has been practicing law for over 25 years in the areas of insurance defense and commercial litigation, while immersing himself in representing clients serving the entirety of the transportation, trucking and logistics industries. Mr. McMahon has a wealth of experience in representing interstate and intrastate motor carriers (ranging from large fleet carriers to owner operators), brokers and logistics providers, providing legal services in all aspects of their day to day business and risk management practices. He has successfully defended, arbitrated and mediated numerous bodily injury claims arising from catastrophic and low impact injuries, many involving complex legal and regulatory issues under the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations and applicable state regulations.

He has also been consulted upon and litigated many cargo loss claims involving interstate, ocean and cross border freight, often times involving the application of transportation contracts and tariffs to shipments moving under various bills of lading.

Drafting and negotiating transportation contracts between brokers, motor carriers, shippers and logistics providers, is a staple of Mr. McMahon’s legal practice, as it must be for any transportation attorney.

Foremost is Mr McMahon’s commitment that every client receive cost effective representation. At the outset of any claim, we provide an honest, realistic and adhered to budget of fees and costs going forward. In other words, there are no unpleasant “surprises” regarding the cost of successfully resolving a case, whether by mediation, settlement or through trial. Mr. McMahon firmly believes this is critical to the client’s ability to make an informed business decision on how best to resolve a claim from the outset, well before litigation costs may become an issue.

Mr. McMahon has been a frequent speaker and active member of many industry wide groups whom advocate the agenda of the transportation, trucking and logistics industries, including:

  • The Defense Research Institute
  • Conference of Freight Counsel
  • Transportation Law Association
  • Florida Trucking Association

Clients represented by Mr. McMahon:

Clients represented by Mr. McMahon range from large fleet carriers to small owner operators, asset and non-asset based nationwide transportation brokers, third party logistics providers, and their insurance carriers on a variety of first and third party liability, cargo loss and coverage claims.

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Member of:

Transportation Law Association
Conference of Freight Counsel
Defense Research Institute
Florida Trucking Association


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