Scott McGath is a seasoned trial attorney and founding partner at OM&H whose civil litigation practice often includes construction and personal injury suits.  For Scott, every case begins with visualizing the case “story” – the one he will ultimately be telling a judge or jury. Understanding this narrative allows Scott to focus on and develop overarching case themes and defenses.  He keeps his clients informed of case progress and educated on key issues, ensuring that they understand potential case outcomes and avenues for case resolution.

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A founding partner of OMH, Scott McGath is a Martindale-Hubbell rated AV Preeminent attorney whose years of experience bring substance and practical judgment to solving clients’ problems. In addition to construction and personal injury defense, Scott also has significant experience in products liability, premises liability, trucking/transportation, and commercial litigation.

His achievements include trying and obtaining one of the largest defamation verdicts in Colorado history.  He subsequently argued and won the case at multiple levels of appeal, and was involved in the case when it was heard before the United States Supreme Court.

Since 2004 Scott has also consistently been recognized in Colorado Super Lawyers as one of Colorado’s leading lawyers.

In addition to his litigation experience, Scott speaks frequently on trial issues, including presentations on jury selection and cross examinations for the Colorado Defense Lawyers Association.

During Law School, Scott was the the Casenote and Comment Editor for the University of Colorado Law Review from 1984-1985, and also received the Scribes’s Award in 1985.

Scott’s undergraduate education provided him with a strong foundation in science and math which aids him in understanding the medical, construction and engineering issues that often arise in the cases he handles. While the focus of Scott’s practice focuses on complex construction defect and personal injury cases, he also handles engineering, medical, accounting, land use, oil and gas drilling, and aviation cases.

University of Colorado, 1985 J.D.
Law Review
Scribe’s Award

University of Illinois, 1981 B.S.

Representative Clients


  • Represents insurers and their insureds in complex civil cases.
  • Counsels a large apartment developer in all of its personal injury litigation in Colorado.
  • Represents a national retail chain in all of its personal injury litigation in Colorado.
  • Lead counsel in trying and obtaining one of the largest defamation jury verdicts in Colorado history; argued and won the case in the Colorado Court of Appeals and Colorado Supreme Court.

A Message From Scott

For every client and every case that I take on, I start with two questions: First – If I were in my client’s shoes, what would I want my lawyer to do? Second – At the end of the day, when the case ends up before the judge or jury, how will the story of this case look and sound, and how can it best be told? With the answers to these two question guiding my law practice, my clients receive not only vigorous representation, they also receive something that many lawyers have forgotten – my clients receive legal counseling.