Attorneys
Scott Provencher

Scott Provencher

Member
Email:sprovencher@mwlaw.com
Phone:(501) 688-8852
Location: Little Rock
Bar Admissions: Arkansas

Scott Provencher is a healthcare trial lawyer with extensive experience representing hospitals, psychiatric and behavioral health facilities, pharmacies and pharmacists and physician groups and physicians in civil litigation matters. He counsels healthcare-organization clients in matters of professional negligence and provides representation before administrative bodies. Scott also serves as a member of the Mitchell Williams trial team that regularly defends products-liability and mass-tort claims against pharmaceutical and medical-device companies in state and federal courts and multidistrict litigation.

Experience

  • Defense verdict for emergency-medicine physician in a claim for alleged failure to diagnose heart attack.
  • Defense verdict for orthopedic surgeon who transected popliteal artery during knee-replacement surgery.
  • Defense verdict for emergency-medicine physician in a claim involving death of mother and unborn child due to alleged failure to diagnose pulmonary embolism.
  • Defense verdict for family-practice physician for alleged failure to properly diagnose and treat wound that resulted in necrotizing fasciitis.
  • Defense verdict for pharmacy that improperly filled a narcotic medication, which the deceased later ingested resulting in death.
  • Defense verdict for pediatric anesthesiologist for alleged failure to monitor an IV during surgery, which resulted in compartment syndrome of an extremity.

  • Defense verdict for emergency-medicine physician in case involving alleged failure to diagnose a bowel leak in a patient who recently underwent gastric-bypass surgery.
  • Assisted in defense of multidistrict litigation brought against manufacturer of a statin medication, manufacturer of an anti-coagulant medication, and the manufacturer of a forced-air patient warming device used during surgeries.
  • In multidistrict litigation, assisted with evaluation of claims, defenses and trial strategy.
  • In trial preparation for multidistrict litigation, conducted depositions of key witnesses including plaintiffs, relevant medical providers and expert witnesses for plaintiffs.
  • In trial preparation for multidistrict litigation, worked with defense experts including selection and preparation for deposition and trial testimony.
  • Served as law clerk to Arkansas Supreme Court Justice Robert L. Brown.

Education

  • University of Arkansas School of Law J.D., high honors (1996)
  • University of Arkansas B.A., in History (1993)

Professional Recognition

  • Chambers USA:  Ranked in Litigation: Medical Malpractice Defense in Arkansas (2017-2020)
  • Chambers USA:  "Up and Coming" in the area of Litigation - Medical Malpractice Defense, Arkansas (2016)
  • The Best Lawyers in America©: Insurance Law (2013-2021)
  • The Best Lawyers in America©: Medical Malpractice Law - Defendants (2012-2021)
  • The Best Lawyers in America©: Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants (2012-2021)
  • The Best Lawyers in America©: Professional Malpractice Law - Defendants (2012-2021)
  • The Best Lawyers in America©: Product Liability Litigation - Defendants (2011-2021)
  • Best Lawyers® 2020Product Liability Litigation - Defendants “Lawyer of the Year” 
  • Best Lawyers® 2015Professional Malpractice Law – Defendants “Lawyer of the Year” 
  • Mid-South Super Lawyers: Personal Injury Medical Malpractice Defense (2009-2019)

Involvement

  • Member, American Health Lawyers Association
  • Member, American Board of Trial Advocates
  • Member, International Association of Defense Counsel
  • Member, Defense Research Institute
  • Member, Arkansas Association of Defense Counsel
  • Member, Arkansas Bar Association
  • Member, Pulaski County Bar Association
  • Member, Christ the King Catholic Church
  • Member, Mitchell Williams Diversity and Inclusion Counsel

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Publications

  • “The Vendor’s Lien Revisited in Agr. Bank FCB v. Maxfield,” 49 Ark. L. Rev. 353, 49, 1996