Scott M. Karson
Scott M. Karson of Stony Brook was re-elected treasurer of the New York State Bar Association for his third one-year term.
Karson is a partner of Lamb & Barnosky of Melville. He is the chair of the firm’s Professional Ethics Committee and Litigation Committee. He concentrates his practice on trial and appellate litigation, including municipal, com-mercial, real property title, land use and zoning and personal injury litigation. He has argued more than 100 appeals in the state and federal appellate courts.
Karson previously served a three-year term as vice president of the State Bar for the Tenth Judicial District (Nas-sau and Suffolk counties), is a member of the State Bar’s House of Delegates and is a member and former chair of the Association’s Audit Committee.
He is also a member and former chair of the Committee on Courts of Appellate Jurisdiction, and serves as a member of the Finance Committee, the President’s Committee on Access to Justice and the Committee to Review Judicial Nominations.
In addition, Karson is a past president of the Suffolk County Bar Association and is the delegate of the Suffolk County Bar Association to the American Bar Association House of Delegates. He is also a member of the American Bar Association Council of Appellate Lawyers. He 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 is a recipient of the Suffolk County Bar Association President’s Award (1996 and 2011) and Lifetime Achievement Award (2018).
Karson graduated from the State University of New York at Stony Brook and earned his law degree cum laude from Syracuse University College of Law.