Email Scott Boardman
Member of the Florida Bar Association
Scott Boardman was born in Chicago and raised in the Chicago suburbs. After he graduated from Hoffman Estates High School, he attended Purdue University, in West Lafayette, Indiana where he graduated in 1987.
After graduating from Purdue, he worked as a commercial fisherman for a year in Ponce Inlet, Florida before beginning law school at Stetson University College of Law. While in law school, Scott discovered and developed a passion for criminal and constitutional law. As a result, during his senior year at Stetson, he applied for and was accepted into the Stetson University College of Law Public Defender Clinic. As such, and while he was still a student, he worked at the Hillsborough County Public Defender’s Office where he was responsible for the defense of numerous criminal cases. Moreover, he was able to participate, as lead counsel, in two jury trials while still a student at Stetson. After completing his time as an intern for the Hillsborough County Public Defender’s office, Scott was absolutely convinced that he wanted to be a criminal defense attorney.
His next move was to gain employment with Tampa Ordinance Violation Lawyers. Scott thereafter applied for and interviewed for the law clerk position at Frank de la Grana, P.A. The firm hired Scott while he was still in law school, and was able to immediately immerse himself in a vast array of criminal defense and constitutional law issues.
In fact, one of the areas in which the firm was heavily involved was the defense of First Amendment Issues. More specifically, the firm represented several adult bookstores with licensing, zoning, and criminal obscenity issue. As a result, Scott became well-versed in First Amendment issues, and soon thereafter became a member of the First Amendment Lawyers Association. He worked as an associate for Frank de la Grana P.A. until 1998, at which time he formed his firm: David Scott Boardman P.A. which maintained a very close working relationship with Frank de la Grana P.A., and, in fact, shared that same office space in Ybor City. Eventually, Frank de la Grana P.A. and David Scott Boardman P.A. merged into the present firm.
Scott Boardman has litigated virtually every conceivable type of case, in every conceivable arena involving First and Fourth Amendment Issues, and has participated in several murder trials which were the subjects of media attention. Click on the defense case titles below to read more:
Scott Boardman served for nine years on the Board of Directors of YANA, which is a non-profit organization dedicated to helping various 12-step recovery programs in Tampa. Scott is also a member of the First Amendment Lawyers Association; and volunteers and assists with the Hillsborough County Jail Programs.