Scott Wantland's Successes

Commonwealth of Kentucky CASA Guardian Ad Litem of the year 2014

In March 2014 Scott was recognized by CASA as the guardian ad litem (children’s attorney) of the year for the Commonwealth of Kentucky. In all 120 counties of the Commonwealth, Scott was named the attorney who best fights for the rights of children who suffer at the hands of their parents.

Scott credits his success largely to willingness to fight for those that many see as easy ignore- abused children largely raised in poverty. “Most of these kids never had a parent that cared about anything but getting high. Social workers, teachers, people like that- they’re overwhelmed with cases. They get in trouble if they make someone, even a strung out parent, angry. The only person I have to answer to is that kid. As long as the child is protected, I don’t care whose feelings I hurt”.

CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) serves children who find themselves in the court system as a result of parental abuse and neglect. CASA volunteers are assigned to focus solely on the needs of the child. CASA recognizes an attorney annually who above all others has advocated for the welfare of child clients.

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Scott's Achievements

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February 2015

Scott Wantland voted president of the Bullitt County bar association for a sixth term!

December 2014


August 2014

Governor Steve Beshear reappoints J. Scott Wantland to the KY Higher Education Assistance Authority Board of Directors and the KY Higher Education Student Loan Corp. Board of Directors to serve for a term expiring 7/15/18.

March 2014

CASA Commonwealth of Kentucky Guardian ad Litem of the year.

*Scott Wantland pictured with Hon. Elise G. Spainhour, CASA Judge of the year.

September 2012

Scott represents the President, yes, THE President.

August 2012

Jury returns 11.5 million dollar verdict against the City of Hillview.

May 2012

Bullitt County Democratic Executive Committee elects Scott chair.


Gov. Steven L. Beshear appoints Scott to Bullitt County Board of Elections.

February 2010

Bullitt County Bar Association elects Scott president.  Scott serves four consecutive terms ending in February 2014.

June 2009

At jury trial, Scott wins acquittal of DUI client.

May 2008

Bullitt County Democratic Executive Committee elects Scott vice chair.

Spring 2008

Bullitt County CASA recognizes Scott as Guardian Ad Litem of the year for Bullitt County.

November 2006

Scott marries Shawn.

July 2006

In first jury trial (rape 1st degree), Scott wins acquittal of client.

April 2005

Truck America et al v. Hillview et al is filed. Scott signs the complaint.

July 2003

Scott admitted to the practice of law in the Commonwealth of Kentucky.

December 2002

Scott graduates from law school at University of Louisville.

May 1998

Scott graduates from University of Louisville, BA in economics.

January 1995

Delta Pi of Beta Theta Pi inducts Scott.

June 1994

Scott graduates from Bullitt East High School.  Appointed to Board of Directors of Bullitt County Economic Development Authority.  Co-Founded Bullitt County Education Foundation to establish community college.

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“We have used Mr. Wantland’s services for miscellaneous things over the last 5 years. I found him to be very competent, thorough and well informed. I trust his advice completely and will use his services in the future if the need arises.”

“Scott is one of the best around. He is hard working and gets the job done. I can’t thank him enough for all he has done for me. Scott loves his community and it shows through his hard work and dedication!! Would recommend!”