David E. Scouton
Trial Group North, PLLP
800 Lonsdale Building
302 W. Superior Street
Duluth, MN 55802
Phone: (218) 722-0073
Fax: (218) 722-0390
Email: des@trialgroupnorth.com
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Employment Position: Partner

Areas of Trial Practice

Litigation Percentage

  • 100% of Practice Devoted to Litigation


  • Qualified Neutral pursuant to Rule 114 of the Minnesota General Rules of practice.

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Trial Attorneys of America
  • Minnesota Defense Lawyers Association
  • Defense Research Institute
  • Hennepin County Bar Associations


  • Minnesota Update: Asbestos Law and Trends - Harris Martin Asbestos Conference, September, 2013, St. Louis, MO
  • Minnesota Asbestos Law Update -Harris Martin's Midwest Asbestos Litigation Conference, 2012, St. Louis, MO


  • Rising Stars® list by Minnesota Law & Politics Magazine 2006-2012

Bar Admissions

  • Minnesota (2000)
  • North Dakota (2012)
  • Wisconsin (2012)
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Minnesota (2014)


  • University of Minnesota Law School (Minneapolis, Minnesota) J.D., 2000
  • St. Cloud State University (St. Cloud, MN) B.S., Biochemistry cum laude, 1993

Career Overview

David Scouton has been licensed to practice law in Minnesota since 2000. He is also licensed to practice in North Dakota and Wisconsin. Prior to joining Thibodeau, Johnson & Feriancek, PLLP, Mr. Scouton was a partner at Foley & Mansfield, where he managed the firm’s Toxic Tort and Products Liability Group for its Minneapolis office. Mr. Scouton has attended hundred s of deposition involving asbestos plaintiffs and fact witnesses in Minnesota, North Dakota and Wisconsin. He prepares corporate witnesses and defends their depositions. He represents clients that range from local contractors to Fortune 500 companies. His trial experience includes second/third chair, motion practice and witness preparation.

Mr. Scouton is a cum laude graduate of St. Cloud State University where he earned his Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry. Mr. Scouton received his law degree from the University of Minnesota Law School in Minneapolis, Minnesota.  He started his legal career as a plaintiff’s attorney at Meshbesher & Spence.

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