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Scott was born and raised in South Florida. He grew up in Plantation and is a proud graduate of Broward County Public Schools. He went on to pursue degrees in International Affairs and History at The George Washington University in Washington, D.C., where he was a Presidential Academic Scholar. In 2009, he received his Juris Doctorate with honors from the University of Florida, where he was elected into membership in Florida Blue Key for his service to the student body and the university.
Scott began his legal career as a prosecutor in the Miami-Dade State Attorney’s Office, where rose through the ranks to become a member of the Organized Crime Unit’s Insurance Fraud Division, investigating and prosecuting complex financial crimes. He left the State Attorney’s Office and Miami after four years to move to West Palm Beach, where he has lived since 2013. In 2014, he co-founded the Law Offices of Prestia Holtz, P.A., a Lake Worth-based firm devoted to providing the highest quality representation in both criminal and civil litigation cases statewide.
In his spare time, Scott serves as Vice President of the West Palm Beach Democratic Club, a member of the DEC and Captain of Precinct 7132, and on the executive boards of several local civic and professional organizations including the City of West Palm Beach Nuisance Abatement Board, the West Palm Beach Police Foundation, the Young Lawyers Section of the Palm Beach County Bar Association, and the Kiwanis Club of West Palm Beach. He formerly sat on the Zoning Board of Appeals for the City of West Palm Beach and was a fellow and officer of the Palm Beach chapter of the New Leaders Council and the Palm Beach County Gator Club. He is an also on the Board of Trustees of Temple Emanu-El of Palm Beach. He currently lives on the Northside of West Palm Beach with his wife, Cecilia, and their dog, Shula.