Scott M. Karson
Scott M. Karson of Melville was re-elected treasurer of the 72,000-member New York State Bar Association for 2017-18.
Karson is a partner of Lamb & Barnosky of Melville. He concentrates his practice on trial and appellate litigation, including municipal, commercial, 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 served a three-year term as vice president of the State Bar for the Tenth Judicial District (Nassau and Suffolk Counties), is a member of the State Bar’s House of Delegates and is the former chair of the Association’s Audit Committee. He is a member and former chair of the Committee on Courts of Appellate Jurisdiction, and serves as a member of the President's Committee on Access to Justice, the Committee on Leadership Development and the Committee to Review Judicial Nominations. He 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.
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.
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. He is a resident of Stony Brook.