Attorney Profile: Scott Sternberg

New Orleans (Primary)
935 Gravier Street, Suite 2020
New Orleans, LA 70112

Baton Rouge
251 Florida Street, Suite 203
Baton Rouge, LA 70801

Phone: (504) 324-1887 | Fax: (504) 534-8961

Louisiana State University, B.A.M.C: Journalism
Louisiana State University, J.D./D.C.L., cum laude

Louisiana (All State & Federal Courts)
United States Supreme Court
Southern District of Texas

2022 Federal Bar Association – New Orleans President’s Award.
2020 and 2022 CityBusiness “Leaders in Law”
2018 LSBA “Citizen Lawyer”
2015 Gambit “40 Under 40”
2015 & 2019 LSBA Stephen T. Victory Award
Thomson Reuters SuperLawyer (2020-present)
– Selected Rising Star (2014-2019)
Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent Peer Rated in Litigation and Constitutional Law
New Orleans Magazine Top Lawyers (2014-2020)

Pro Bono Project Board of Directors (2019-present)
American Red Cross of Southeast Louisiana Board of Directors (2020-present)
Louisiana State Bar Association
– Board of Governors (2019-2020)
– Young Lawyers Division, Chair (2019-2020)
Federal Bar Association – New Orleans
– Board Member, (2019-present)
– Chair, Young Lawyers Division (2017-2018)
– Young Lawyers Division Board of Directors (2010-2017)
Louisiana Center for Law and Civic Education, Board of Directors (2016-present)
Jefferson Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors (2017-2020)
Young Leadership Council Board of Directors (2014-2016)
Adjunct Professor and Professional-in-Residence, Loyola University New Orleans School of Mass Communication (2012-2018)
Association for Corporate Growth, Young ACG Steering Committee (2014-2016)
Fellow, Loyola University Institute of Politics (2011)

– Business Counsel & Litigation
– Media, First Amendment & Public Affairs
– Business General Counsel
– General Litigation

Scott Sternberg is Managing Partner of Sternberg, Naccari & White, where he leads the firm’s operations and relishes a role as counselor to numerous individuals, media outlets, and businesses.

Scott’s litigation practice has taken him to courtrooms and conference rooms throughout the country. His has represented businesses large and small and has a particular interest in real-estate related litigation. Scott also has significant experience both bringing and defending a wide breadth of personal injury and contract cases.

Scott is perhaps best known for his vibrant media and open government practice: representing newspapers, television stations and media in public records, open meetings, libel, privacy and other First Amendment-related issues. To that end, Scott has his dream job: he is general counsel to the Louisiana Press Association and principal newsroom counsel to the state’s largest news organizations, including The Advocate and The Times-Picayune, among other respected news organizations.

Scott has significant experience writing and testifying before the Louisiana Legislature on public access to government, ethics and First Amendment issues. Scott has twice won the Louisiana State Bar Association’s Stephen T. Victory Award for his writing. In 2015, Scott was also named one of Gambit’s “40 under 40.” In 2018, the state bar association presented him with a “Citizen Lawyer” award.

Scott received his Juris Doctor and Diploma in Civil Law cum laude from Louisiana State University’s Paul M. Hebert Law Center, where he was a member of the Louisiana Law Review, selected for the Moot Court Board and elected president of the Student Bar Association. While earning his bachelor’s degree in Journalism at LSU, he edited The Daily Reveille.

Scott has political campaign and campaign finance experience, and during law school represented tens of thousands of students as the elected student-member of the LSU System Board of Supervisors.

Scott represents Orleans Parish on the state bar association’s Board of Governors. He also serves on the Board of Directors for the Pro Bono Project, American Red Cross of Southeast Louisiana, and the Louisiana Center for Law and Civic Engagement. 

Scott is a former Chair of the LSBA’s Young Lawyers Division and the Federal Bar Association – New Orleans’ Young Lawyers Division. He formerly served on the Boards of the Jefferson Chamber of Commerce, Young Leadership Council, LSU Law Alumni and Manship School of Mass Communication Alumni. 

From 2012-2018, Scott was on the faculty at Loyola University’s School of Communication, teaching Media Law and ethics to communications students. He is also a former adjunct professor at LSU.

Scott and his wife, Breland, are the parents of four children, and they never have a dull moment.