Capell & Howard P.C. Attorneys At Law Montgomery & Auburn/Opelika, AL

James M. Scott


(334) 241-8045


Jim Scott was admitted to the Alabama State Bar in 1961. He received his B.A. in 1958 from the University of the South, and attended law school at the University of London and received his J.D. in 1960 from the University of Alabama, as well as his LL.M in taxation from New York University in 1962. While in law school, he was an Editor of the Alabama Law Review and the Editor-in-Chief Mahout of the University of Alabama Literary and Humor Magazine, and was selected for ODK. After law school but prior to beginning the practice of law, Jim was a member of the U.S. Army 20th Special Forces.

Jim taught the Alabama Bar Review course on Corporations for over 15 years, and also lectured in the areas of Corporations and Estate Planning at the Jones Law Institute. Due to his experience and reputation in the field of law, Jim has been annually listed in The Best Lawyers in America since its inception.


LL.M., Taxation, New York University, 1962

J.D., The University of Alabama School of Law, 1960

B.A., The University of the South, 1958

Bar Admissions

Alabama, 1961

Admitted To Practice

U.S. Tax Court

Honors and Awards

The Best Lawyers in America – Tax Law

Who’s Who in American Law

Omicron Delta Kappa National Leadership Honor Society

Who’s Who in American Colleges & Universities

Publications and Lectures

Instructor in Corporations and Estate Planning, Jones Law School (1964-72)

Instructor, Wills, Corporations, and Federal Income Tax, Alabama Bar Review (1965-73)

Many lectures and seminars at various conferences and business groups on tax and corporate subjects

Memberships, Affiliations, and Activities

Editor, Alabama Law Review

Editor-in-Chief, Mahout, the Alabama Literary and Humor Magazine

Chairman, The University of Alabama Federal Tax Clinic (1974-75)

District Directors and Regional Directors, Tax Liaison Committees, Internal Revenue Service (1974-76)

Chairman, Taxation Section of the Alabama State Bar (1973-74)

Past Member, Board of Trustees of the University of Alabama Graduate Tax Program

Past Officer, Montgomery Estate Planning Council

Chairman, Alabama Shakespeare Festival (1996- 00)

President, Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts (1985-87)

Chairman, Montgomery Area Business Committee for the Arts (1996-98)

Past President, Arts Council of Montgomery

Past Director, Capital City Club

Past President, Montgomery Mental Health Association

Past Director, Community Action Council

Board of Trustees, The University of the South (1989 – 99)

Other Professional Experience

U.S. Army, 20th Special Forces (1961-64)

Contact Information

150 South Perry Street
Montgomery, Alabama 36104

p: (334) 241-8045

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Legal Assistant

Ethleen Bazzell

p: (334) 241-8052

f: (334) 323-8888