Gailya Scott’s practice focuses on professional liability, premises liability and nursing liability, bringing almost two decades of litigation experience to the firm’s Atlanta office. “I conduct an ongoing thorough analysis of the legal issues presented, thoroughly develop evidence, create relationships with clients as their trusted advisors and focus on efficient resolution of matters,” she says.

Prior to joining MGC, Gailya practiced complex premises liability, opioid abuse litigation, accident defense for corporate clients, coverage opinions and employment discrimination in Atlanta. She also practiced professional liability in Missouri and was a staff attorney for the Honorable Justine E. Del Muro, a Circuit Court Judge for Missouri’s 16th Circuit. Gailya had a former career as a corporate human resources manager.

Outside of MGC, Gailya enjoys traveling and spending time with her Welsh Corgi, Duchess.

Practice Areas

  • Commercial Litigation
  • Director and Officer Liability
  • Insurance Coverage
  • Litigation
  • Nursing Home Liability
  • Premises Liability
  • Professional Liability


  • University of Missouri-Columbia (JD, Order of Barristers)
  • St. Edwards University, Austin, Texas ( MA, summa cum laude)
  • University of Missouri-Columbia (BS, cum laude)

Professional Memberships

  • Georgia Bar Association
  • Missouri Bar Association

Bar Admissions

  • 2007 Georgia
  • 2005 Missouri