Georgia House of Representatives
Room 511-E Coverdell Legislative Office Building 18 Capitol Square
Atlanta, GA 30334
2306 Briarcliff Commons NE
Atlanta, GA 30345
|Elected: 2010 Next Election: 2016|
|Spouse: Kathleen Oh |
BioScott Holcomb represents District 81 in the Georgia House of Representatives. Scott is the
Minority Caucus Chief Deputy Whip and he serves on the following committees- Public
Safety and Homeland Security, Defense and Veterans Affairs, Higher Education, and
Scott is an experienced attorney who has practiced since 1998. He began his career as a
lawyer with the U.S. Army JAG Corps, where he served as a prosecutor and international
law attorney. He served with the 3rd Infantry Division at Fort Stewart, Georgia, from 1998-
2001 and deployed to Bosnia for Operation Joint Forge. From 2001-2003, he served with
3rd Army at Fort McPherson, Georgia, and deployed overseas for Operations Enduring
Freedom and Iraqi Freedom. During those conflicts, he provided advice on the laws of war
to the three-star generals who commanded ground forces in Afghanistan and Iraq. Scott
received numerous awards and decorations for his military service.
Following his military service, Scott worked at Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP and
focused his practice on litigation. In 2006 and 2007, he was named a "Rising Star" by
Georgia Super Lawyers Magazine. In 2007, Scott became the general counsel for J.P. Turner
& Company, L.L.C., a local business. In 2011, he opened The Holcomb Law Firm, LLC.
Scott is a strong advocate for veterans’ issues and he provides pro bono representation to
veterans and their families. He serves on the Military Legal Assistance Committee of the
State Bar of Georgia and he is a member of Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America, the
American Legion, and Veterans of Foreign Wars.
Scott is active in the community and is a member of the Henderson Mill Elementary School
PTA and an adviser to the Northlake Community Alliance. He has served on the boards of
HOPE Atlanta, the Georgia Perimeter College Foundation, and the Georgia Asylum and
An expert in international law and foreign policy, Scott taught part-time at the Sam Nunn
School of International Affairs at Georgia Tech. He is a life member of the Council on
Foreign Relations and a Principal with the Truman National Security Project. His
commentary has been published in the Chicago Journal of International Law and several
newspapers including the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Savannah Morning News, and
Macon Telegraph. He has also appeared on CNN, NPR, and BBC Radio and other media
outlets to discuss politics and foreign policy.
Scott earned a B.A. from the University of Connecticut, a J.D. from West Virginia University,
and is currently pursuing the Executive MBA at The University of Georgia’s Terry College of
Business. In 2011, he completed the Legislative Health Policy Certificate Program at
Georgia State University. Scott has also spent time studying overseas as an American
Marshall Memorial Fellow, Manfred Worner Fellow, French-American Foundation Young
Leader, and student at the Bucerius Summer School on Global Governance.
In 2012, Scott was named one of Georgia’s 40 under 40 Honorees by Georgia Trend
Magazine. He also received Environmental Leadership Awards from Georgia Conservation
Voters in 2011 and 2012.
Scott is married to the former Kathleen Oh of Reidsville, Georgia. They have a son, Carter,
and a daughter, Kirsten, and attend Immaculate Heart of Mary Church.
An active athlete, Scott completed Ironman Florida and enjoys running marathons. Most
mornings, he can be found running in the Northlake area of his district.