Chief Executive Officer
Scott C. Trout is the Chief Executive Officer of Cordell Planning Partners, responsible for the firm’s operations. Additionally, he is the Executive/Managing Partner and Chief Executive Officer of Cordell & Cordell.
He has been recognized as one of the leading attorneys in the family law area. He has excellent courtroom presence and is well respected by judges, opposing counsel and most importantly, his clients.
Licenses and Admissions
Mr. Trout is licensed in Missouri, Illinois and Georgia. He is admitted to practice in all three District Appellate Courts in the state of Missouri, the Missouri Supreme Court, the 5th District Appellate Court in Illinois, as well as the 7th Circuit of the United States Court of Appeals.
He received his Juris Doctor from Saint Louis University School of Law and his B.S.B.A. in Finance Economics and Philosophy from Rockhurst University.
Mr. Trout was appointed in 2008 to serve on the St. Louis County Domestic Violence Council to review and make recommendations to changes in the law regarding Orders of Protection and to provide input as to reorganizing the court structure in hearing ex parte Orders of Protection from the perspective of representing men facing divorce.
He was appointed in 2010 as a Special Assistant Prosecuting Attorney for the Domestic Violence Court in St. Louis. This court assists men facing criminal violations for Adult Abuse/Domestic Violence actions.
Mr. Trout is a member of the Missouri, Illinois and Georgia State Bar Associations.
Mr. Trout has been recognized by his peers for his professional accomplishments by being named a Super Lawyer in the area of Domestic Relations from 2006 to 2009 and 2015 to 2016 by Super Lawyers, a Thomson Reuters rating service of outstanding lawyers.
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In 2016, Mr. Trout was named to The National Advocates Top 100 List. The list recognizes the Top 100 attorneys from each state or region who serve individuals and families needing attorneys to represent them in the American legal system.
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Mr. Trout is an Executive Board Member for Lawyers for Kids in St. Louis, Missouri, an organization ensuring the safety of children in high-conflict custody disputes. He also serves as the School Board President of West County Christian Academy in Town and Country, Missouri.