Rider Scott’s legal background includes over thirty years of work and experience at the local, state, and federal level. His legal practice involves representation of both corporate and governmental entities with transportation, land use, zoning, condemnation, utilities, special district and regulatory matters in local, state and federal venues. In addition to legal matters, Rider represents clients before the Texas Legislature and in Washington as a lobbyist. He has a track record of outcome driven results for clients before executive branch or legislative bodies.
Rider was recently named the Executive Director of the Dallas Regional Mobility Coalition (DRMC). DRMC is the primary policy and advocacy group for the five county north Texas region (Collin, Dallas, Denton, Rockwall, Ellis) and the major cities of each county for transportation funding, planning and associated matters. He also serves as a Director of North America’s Corridor Coalition, Inc. where he is one of three Vice Presidents, representing the USA. He is a Director of the National Alliance for Model State Drug Laws (a former Presidential Commission).
Rider’s professional background includes: First Assistant to Criminal District Attorney; General Counsel and Chief of Staff to Governor; Personal Staff and Department Dep. Director to US Attorney General.
- Excellence of Management, United States Attorney General’s Award, 1993 President’s Award
- National District Attorney’s Association, 1993
- Chief of Staff for the Governor of Texas, 1991
- Admitted, State Bar of Texas
- Admitted, Supreme Court of Texas
- National District Attorney’s Association, Board of Directors, 1985-1994
- National Coalition for Uniform Drug Laws, Board of Directors, 1996-present
- National Alliance Model State Drug Laws
- High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area, Director, 1993-1994
- National Criminal Justice Association
- President’s Drug Advisory, Board Member
- Governor’s Criminal Justice Task Force
- North Texas Crime Commission, Former Board Chairman, 1994-2010
- University of Texas School of Law, J.D., 1974
- University of Texas at Austin, B.A., 1971