Scott Holcomb represents District 82 in northeast DeKalb County. This district includes neighborhoods in the Tucker, Northlake, Evansdale, North Briarcliff, Embry Hills, and Pleasantdale communities.
As a freshman, Scott was named a Deputy Whip and he serves on the Public Safety and Homeland Security, Defense and Veterans Affairs, and Children and Youth Committees. He received a 2011 Environmental Leadership Award from Georgia Conservation Voters.
Scott is an experienced attorney who has practiced since 1998. He began his career as a lawyer with the U.S. Army JAG Corps, where he served as a prosecutor and international law attorney. He served with the 3rd Infantry Division at Fort Stewart, Georgia, from 1998-2001 and deployed to Bosnia for Operation Joint Forge. From 2001-2003, he served with 3rd Army at Fort McPherson, Georgia, and deployed overseas for Operations Enduring Freedom and Iraqi Freedom. During those conflicts, he provided advice on the laws of war to the three-star generals who commanded ground forces in Afghanistan and Iraq.
Following his military service, Scott worked at Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP and focused his practice on litigation. In 2006 and 2007, he was named a "Rising Star" by Georgia Super Lawyers Magazine. In 2007, Scott became the general counsel for J.P. Turner & Company, L.L.C., a local business. In 2011, he opened The Holcomb Law Firm, LLC.
Scott is a strong advocate for veterans' issues and he provides pro bono representation to veterans and their families. He serves on the Military Legal Assistance Committee of the State Bar of Georgia and he is a member of Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America, the American Legion, and Veterans of Foreign Wars.
Scott is active in the community and is an adviser to the Northlake Community Alliance and a member of the Tucker Civic Association. He has served on the boards of HOPE Atlanta, the Georgia Perimeter College Foundation, and the Georgia Asylum and Immigration Network.
An expert in international law and foreign policy, Scott taught part-time at the Sam Nunn School of International Affairs at Georgia Tech. He is a life member of the Council on Foreign Relations and a Principal with the Truman National Security Project. His commentary has been published in the Chicago Journal of International Law and several newspapers including the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Savannah Morning News, and Macon Telegraph. He has also appeared on CNN, NPR, and BBC Radio.
Scott earned a B.A. from the University of Connecticut, a J.D. from West Virginia University, and is currently pursuing the Executive MBA at The University of Georgia's Terry College of Business. In 2011, he completed the Legislative Health Policy Certificate Program at Georgia State University. Scott has also spent time studying overseas as an American Marshall Memorial Fellow, Manfred Wörner Fellow, and student at the Bucerius Summer School on Global Governance.
Scott is married to the former Kathleen Oh of Reidsville, Georgia. They have a son, Carter, and a daughter, Kirsten, and attend Immaculate Heart of Mary Church.
An active athlete, Scott completed Ironman Florida and enjoys running marathons. Most mornings, he can be found running in the Northlake area of his district.