Gailya McElroy Scott

Atlanta, GA

Gailya McElroy Scott

Atlanta, GA

Gailya Scott’s practice focuses on insurance coverage, professional liability and premises 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 interned for former Missouri Supreme Court Judge Dwayne Benton, who now sits on the Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals. Gailya had a former career as a corporate human resources manager.

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

Practice Areas

Commercial & Business Litigation

Director & Officer Liability/Fiduciary

Healthcare Liability

Insurance Coverage


Management & Professional Liability

Nursing Home Liability

Premises Liability

Curriculum Vitae

Education (3)
  • University of Missouri (JD, Order of Barristers)
  • St. Edwards University ( MA, summa cum laude)
  • University of Missouri (BS, cum laude)
Professional Memberships (2)
  • Missouri Bar Association
  • State Bar of Georgia
Bar Admissions (2)
  • Georgia (2007)
  • Missouri (2005)