Scott M. Karson
Scott M. Karson of Stony Brook, a partner at Lamb
& Barnosky, is president-elect of the New York State Bar Association.
Karson is a commercial and municipal litigator
with a concentration in appellate work and has argued more than 100 appeals in
the state and federal appellate courts. He also chairs his firm’s Professional
Ethics Committee and its Litigation Committee.
A NYSBA member for 31 years, Karson has served on
the Executive Committee as vice president for the Tenth Judicial District
(Nassau and Suffolk counties), and still serves on the House of Delegates. He is
a member and former chair of the Audit Committee and is a member of the Finance
Committee, the President’s Committee on Access to Justice and the Committee to
Review Judicial Nominations. A longtime member of the Committee on Courts of
Appellate Jurisdiction, Karson worked during his time as chair to clarify court
rules to create a standard price that could be charged for court transcripts.
A past president of the Suffolk County Bar
Association, Karson was the county bar’s delegate to the American Bar
Association (ABA) House of Delegates. As president-elect, he will be a NYSBA
delegate to the ABA. He still serves on the ABA’s Council of Appellate Lawyers.
Karson is vice chair of the board of directors of Nassau Suffolk Law Services,
the principal provider of civil legal services to Long Island’s indigent
population. He has twice received the Suffolk County Bar Association
President’s Award, in 1996 and 2011, and received the bar’s Lifetime
Achievement Award in 2018.
Karson earned his law degree from the Syracuse
University College of Law, cum laude, and his undergraduate degree from the State University of New
York at Stony Brook.