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Why Choose SDM

“We advocate
relentlessly for our
clients, with integrity, preparedness and care.”

Cindy Saiter Partner

Cindy Saiter Signature

Scott Douglass & McConnico, LLP (“SDM”) is an Austin-based boutique litigation firm. Our seasoned trial lawyers seek the most strategic and cost-effective resolution for our clients’ issues, whether in a contract dispute, a professional malpractice claim, a tax dispute, or an oil and gas dispute.  Our attorneys’ vast courtroom experience and deep subject-matter expertise distinguishes SDM from other litigation firms, as does our nationally-recognized appellate practice.  SDM also has one of the largest administrative law practices in the state, including oil and gas and energy issues at the Railroad Commission, the General Land Office, and University Lands, state tax matters before the Comptroller’s Office, and related lawsuits and appeals.

Our primary mission is to serve as our clients’ advocates and to protect their interests. We represent a wide range of clients from a variety of industries in civil lawsuits and administrative proceedings. Our firm works with clients in many industries including energy, oil & gas, technology, manufacturing, pharmaceuticals, retail, and real estate, as well as professional services providers such as accountants, physicians, and attorneys. We represent family-owned businesses and huge multi-national public companies.


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Our Difference

Our Culture

SDM was founded in 1976 based on the principles of honesty, attention to detail, and exceptional client service. Our attorneys today strive to stay true to the firm culture and style of practicing law that our esteemed founders established.


Wally Scott and Frank Douglass founded our firm in 1976 based on the principles of honesty and exceptional client service.

Diversity &

SDM prides itself on its diversity and values the participation of minorities and women in the provision of legal services.

Pro Bono &

Scott Douglass & McConnico is consistently recognized as a Pro Bono Champion by Volunteer Legal Services of Central Texas.

Honors &

The Scott Douglass & McConnico team is proud to be recognized as one of the best in the industry. See more of our recent awards.

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