Scott Fraser joined the firm of McDonald Worley in 2018. Mr. Fraser is dedicated to several McDonald Worley mass tort dockets, including Hernia Mesh, 3M Earplug Litigation, Transvaginal Mesh, IVC Filter, Invokana, and more. Prior to joining the firm, he worked for Junell & Associates and Potts Law Firm, LLP, as the lead attorney for client communication for the transvaginal mesh docket – a nationwide settlement involving 60,000 clients. Mr. Fraser also assisted in the administration and processing of that docket.
Mr. Fraser’s TVM settlement and litigation experience led to his specialization in hernia mesh litigation, a subject matter in which he has counseled many attorneys nationwide regarding filing strategy, case evaluation, and the science on various hernia mesh products. His hard work, passion, and dedication in hernia mesh litigation led to his appointment to the Plaintiff Steering Committee (“PSC”) for both MCL 630, In re: Proceed Mesh Litigation, and MCL 633, In re: Prolene Hernia Mesh System Litigation. There, Mr. Fraser has spent hundreds of hours working on discovery projects, corporate document review, custodial file reviews, and assisted with depositions for the benefit of Plaintiffs nationwide. Mr. Fraser also assisted various sub-committees for the hernia mesh litigation against C.R. Bard in MDL No. 2846, In Re Davol, Inc./C.R. Bard, Inc., Polypropylene Hernia Mesh Products Liability Litigation. Mr. Fraser again conducted important document review assignments of custodians, took several depositions, and assisted the Bard trial team during the bellwether trial in completing various assignments.
Mr. Fraser is an active member of the legal community in Houston, Texas, and nationwide. He serves as an adjunct professor at South Texas College of Law Houston in the subject matters of alternative dispute resolution with an emphasis in negotiation. While waiting for his bar exam results in 2014, Mr. Fraser performed over 200 hours of pro bono legal services at the Randal O. Sorrels Legal clinic to provide access to legal services for individuals in the Houston area who were unable to afford representation.
Mr. Fraser is a member of the Alternative Dispute Resolution Section of the American Bar Association (“ABA”). In 2021 and 2022, Mr. Fraser was recognized by Texas Super Lawyers as a Rising Star in Product Liability litigation.
Areas of Practice
- Complex Pharmaceutical and Medical Device Litigation
- Alternative Dispute Resolution
- South Texas College of Law, Houston, Texas
- Juris Doctorate – 2014
Honors and Awards
- Listed as a Super Lawyers Rising Star by Thomson Reuters’ Super Lawyers publication (2021 – 2022)
Speaking Engagements and Publications
- ABA Section of Dispute Resolution Spring Conference (2019) – The Competition Circuit: Maximizing Learning Experience in Dispute Resolution Competitions.
- Assess the Risk of Going to Trial in Your FCPA Prosecution (2016), by Scott Fraser.