Margaret W. Scott, partner in Alston & Bird’s Wealth Planning Group, has been recognized by the Emory Public Interest Committee (EPIC) with its 2018 “Outstanding Leadership in the Public Interest Award.”
Honored for her extraordinary contributions to public service, Scott was presented with the award at EPIC’s 22nd Annual Inspiration Awards Ceremony, hosted by Emory University School of Law on February 6, 2018.
A 2003 Emory Law graduate, Scott focuses her practice on estate planning and settlement, trust administration, charitable planning, and exempt organizations. She has served on Alston & Bird’s Pro Bono Committee since 2003 and founded the firm’s Wills Program for emergency services personnel and indigent Atlantans.
A fellow of the American College of Trusts and Estates Counsel, Scott serves as a trustee of The Charles Loridans Foundation, secretary/treasurer of The Vasser Woolley Foundation, and board member of the Chastain Park Conservancy, the Emory University Board of Visitors, and the Warren T. Jackson Elementary Education Foundation. She served on the board of the Atlanta Volunteer Lawyers Foundation for 12 years.
Formed in 1989, EPIC is a student-led organization committed to making public interest jobs accessible to Emory students.