VVS (1990 Salutatorian)
Cornell (1994 B.S.)
University of Southern California (1997 J.D.)
Graduate of various courses at Naval Justice School, the Air Force JAG School, and the U.S. Army JAG School
Admitted to practice in New York, California, Washington DC and various federal and military courts
- Litigation Attorney at Steptoe & Johnson – specializing in complex, high-dollar, commercial disputes.
- Special Staff Officer and Deputy SJA to Marine Corps Mobilization Command – created the IRR Delay, Deferment, and Exemption process, advised the CG on various issues, including military justice. Prosecuted court-martials and administrative separation boards.
- Platoon Commander, G Company 2/24 – prepared platoon for invasion of Iraq (although not ultimately invited to the war).
- Defense Counsel, legal assistance attorney, and assistant SJA, Camp Pendleton and Quantico --- represented hundreds of Marines in criminal and civil disputes. Also advised the CG on various military and civilian legal matters.
- Law Clerk to the Honorable Marc G. Buyske of the Ninth Judicial District, Shelby Montana.
Scott Bielicki was born in Syracuse and raised in Sherrill and Verona Beach. He is a graduate of Vernon-Vernona-Sherrill Central High and Cornell University. After graduating from Cornell, Scott attended law school in Los Angeles at the University of Southern California. When Coach John Robinson declined Scott’s offer to join the Trojan’s football team, Scott joined the United States Marine Corps. While awaiting his initial orders, Scott clerked for a year for Judge Marc G. Buyske in Montana.
After training in Virginia and Rhode Island, Scott was stationed in San Diego, where he met his beautiful bride Amy (a Nebraska native). Scott spent over four years on active-duty, primarily representing Marines in various criminal, administrative, and civil matters. Scott also briefly deployed to the Middle East almost immediately after September 11th - where his crack legal and military skills were utilized making sure that former Assistant Commandant General “Butch” Neal and Deputy Commander-in-chief (CENTCOM), Lieutenant General Michael DeLong, always had fresh coffee and a company grade officer to insult – especially after their meetings with General Tommy Franks.
Scott briefly left active duty and served as a reserve platoon commander with G Company 2/24 in Madison, Wisconsin. When the invasion of Iraq began and 2/24 was not invited to participate, Scott accepted mobilization orders to Quantico to work in legal assistance and drive prosecutors mad. Scott completed his tour at Quantico and joined the Washington DC office of Steptoe & Johnson, an international law firm of approximately 500 attorneys. While at Steptoe, Scott represented a variety of corporate clients in complex civil litigation matters. Scott handled cases in various state and federal courts throughout the United States and worked on several cases with more than $1 billion at stake.
Scott’s time at Steptoe was interrupted by another mobilization “offer” from the Marine Corps. He was sent to Mobilization Command in Kansas City, Missouri where he created the IRR policy on the delay, deferment or exemption of involuntarily recalled Marines as part of the G-3 (operations) section. Scott also served as Deputy SJA (general counsel) to the command and handled a wide range of military and civilian legal issues.
When Scott and Amy’s oldest child reached school age, they decided it was time to move to an area more conducive than Washington, DC for raising children. Central New York was the obvious choice and Scott and Amy look forward to becoming part of the local community.