Ohio Attorney & Public Affairs Counselor, Legal Services
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Scott Pullins's Bio:
Scott Pullins is an attorney, charter school board member, consultant, political analyst, and writer. He provides services to small businesses, individuals, financial entities, and political organizations.
Scott Pullins has advised clients on complex legal, business, marketing and public policy issues. He cofounded and led Ohio's only statewide, pro-taxpayer organization for over ten years. Through that work Scott Pullins appeared as a guest or was interviewed by the Fox News Channel, Court TV, the Ohio News Network, Ohio Public TV and Radio, Clear Channel Radio, National Public Radio, and various major television network affiliates. Scott Pullins was also interviewed or had guest columns appear in very major Ohio newspaper, several national newspapers and most other daily and weekly newspapers throughout Ohio.
Scott Pullins served as a top advisor to former Ohio House Speaker Larry Householder, the first speaker to take over after Ohio imposed term limits. He was widely credited for helping Mr. Householder secure that position. He served as a consultant to Ohio Members of Congress Jean Schmidt, Jim Jordan, and Bob Latta and wrote a popular blog.
During the recent economic crisis, Pullins joined JPMorgan Chase and worked in the Mortgage Banking Executive Office. There, he worked on the Independent Foreclosure Review and helped resolve highly escalated complaints that consumers made to the CFPB and government officials and agencies.
Scott Pullins now writes for 3rd Rail Politics, an innovative media site that covers the Ohio General Assembly. He is also a charter school board member. Scott Pullins is the Founding Chairman of the Board of Directors of ILEAD Spring Meadows charter school in Holland, Ohio. He recently joined the board of the South Columbus Preparatory Academy, part of the Accel network. Additionally, he is working to help establish ILEAD Columbus.
Scott Pullins's Experience:
Customer Care Analyst II - Subject Matter Expert at JPMorgan ChaseFebruary 2013 - June 2013 | Gahanna, Ohio
- Assigned to assist Senior Management in constructing complex timelines, in depth research, talking points, high level briefings, and media summaries. - Highly proficient in resolving foreclosure, reo, short sale, and other complex default issues. - Serves as a Subject Matter Expert (SME) in these areas and assigned to train and assist other team members. - Assigned to provide support to the Independent Foreclosure Review project.
Attorney & Counselor at Law at Scott A. Pullins Ltd. LPANovember 2003 - Present
I served as a legal counsel for a variety of businesses, individuals, and trade organizations. This included work for investors, banks, and investors on complex foreclosure, mortgage servicing, debt, and collections issues. My law license was temporarily suspended and then I was required to let it become inactive during my work at JPMorgan Chase Bank. I was reinstated on September 5, 2014.
Customer Care Research Specialist I - Mortgage Banking Executive Office at JPMorgan ChaseJune 2011 - February 2013
I work on very high level, escalated foreclosure related complaints that are directed to senior executives, the media, and to governmental agencies. - Assigned to a high level special project that reviewed initial results from the Independent Foreclosure Review. - Highly experienced in resolving foreclosure related complaints that originate from the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) and the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC). - Regularly review aged foreclosure cases for process breaks, bankruptcy issues, and compliance with Home Affordable Modification Program (HAMP) requirements. - Assigned to research and compile extensive timelines and executive summaries for Senior Managers in the Mortgage Banking Executive Office. - Highly proficient with banking and foreclosure related software including WebER, Ivault, LPS Desktop, MSP, Lender Live, Lexis, Pacer and other similar programs.
Chairman & CEO at Ohio Taxpayers AssociationJune 1995 - December 2006
Helped co-found and led Ohio's only statewide, pro-taxpayer organization. This group was at the forefront of every major public policy issue in Ohio throughout its existence.
Executive Vice President & General Counsel at Ohio Car Rental AssociationJanuary 2004 - December 2004
Served as chief statehouse lobbyist and advised members on legal and regulatory issues.
Special Assistant at Franklin County AuditorApril 1990 - May 1992
Top aide to the Franklin County Auditor.
Deputy County Auditor at Athens County AuditorDecember 1987 - March 1990
Oversaw the Personal Property Tax Division.
Summer Intern at Meigs County Probate and Juvenile CourtJune 1985 - September 1987
Research, answered phones, filed documents.
Work Study - Department of Political Science at Ohio UniversitySeptember 1986 - June 1987
Research, made copies, completed projects.
Founding Director at Pullins Group LLC1992 - Present | Mount Vernon, Ohio
The Pullins Group LLC provides business services, public affairs consulting, and runs grassroots marketing campaigns. But what does that really mean? Simply put, we work for companies, groups, and candidates that are affected by the decisions of government. In some cases, we analyze what the government has done and help those companies or groups make decisions and/or comply with complex government rules and regulations. But in other cases those companies and groups may want to do more than just sit on their hands while government destroys their livelihoods. In those cases, we run tough, hard-hitting grassroots campaigns to overturn the government decisions, defeat the elected officials that made the decisions, put grassroots pressure on these officials, or elect new people to these offices. In addition, we help small businesses and groups promote themselves through the use of social media sites, websites, blogs and other innovative marketing techniques. We also help companies and associations manage their state and federal campaign finance, lobbying, and other governmental reporting. We do this on a low cost, often flat fee basis.
Attorney & Counselor at Law at Pullins Law Firm LLCSeptember 2014 - Present | Mount Vernon, Ohio
The Pullins Law Firm LLC provides affordable and innovative legal services primarily to small businesses, investors, and political organizations. For a complete list of services, please visit our website.
Chairman of the Board of Directors at ILEAD Spring Meadows Charter SchoolFebruary 2016 - Present | Holland, Ohio
iLEAD Spring Meadows is a tuition-free public charter school offering a bright future for your child by providing Project Based Deeper Learning that promotes the development of the Collaboration, Critical Thinking & Problem Solving Skills needed for life-long success.
Political Writer at 3rd Rail PoliticsNovember 2016 - Present | Columbus, Ohio
Launched in August 2016, 3rd Rail Politics takes you behind the scenes not only in Ohio's capital city but throughout the rest of the Buckeye state. Through unique story telling and unprecedented access, readers can now see the side of politics other publications ignore. This publication will not settle for surface-level only treatment of major issues. Our brand of reporting will be in-depth and courageous enough to touch what other outlets shy away from covering. Those topics viewed as untouchable are the ones known as the “third rail” in American politics. We will cover stories that are interesting to us and our readers. We will touch the third rail every chance we get and we want your input on what is too often unreported and under-reported.
Scott Pullins's Education:
Capital University Law School1999 – 2003JD
The Ohio State University1993 – 1997BAConcentration: Political Science
Ohio University1986 – 1990Concentration: Political ScienceActivities: Student Senate, College Republicans
Scott Pullins's Interests & Activities:
gardening, shooting, bicycling, reading, travel.