He might be the new top legal advisor for the City of Baytown, but he’s not new to the community. Scott Lemond’s family roots run deep in the area.
Scott said, “My dad grew up in Barrett Station and my grandmother, who placed a great importance on education, got a job as a lunch lady at Sterling High School here in Baytown. She took my aunts and uncles with her to town and dropped them off at the high school. They were part of the group that integrated Sterling. My youngest uncle was the quarterback of the 1972 Sterling High School Texas State Football team.”
It’s these connections, and more, that brought Scott back.
He said, “This is where we would go because it was the big city to go shopping, go dining, and go to the movies. This is the place where my aunts and uncles live. This is where my grandmother and grandfather made it a point to come here and work hard. If they were here to see me now, they would be thrilled to know that their grandson became the City Attorney in Baytown. It’s a big deal in my family for sure.”
Scott has the resume for the job. He went to college at the University of Texas before attending law school at the University of Houston. In addition to having his own practice and working for other major law firms in Houston, Scott clerked for a state court appellate judge and worked for the Harris County Attorney’s office.
“I have a deep knowledge of government, local government law and I thought I had a skillset that I could use well here in Baytown,” he said.
Scott likes to have a little fun as well. He’s a musician and enjoys talking about music. He likes to coach soccer, but also does volunteer work for the NAACP Legal Redress Clinic and has been on multiple boards, including Prevent Blindness Texas.
Out of all of these accomplishments though, none of them compare to his wife and son.
Scott said, “I’m married to Connica Lemond. She is the love of my life. We have a beautiful 16-year-old son Sebastian, who is going to be a senior next year. Connica is also a lawyer, but she’s way smarter than me. We’re just looking forward to seeing what Sebastian’s plans post-high school are going to be.”
Two lawyers in the house has to make for a lot of interesting conversations at the dinner table. So, will Sebastian follow in their footsteps?
Scott lovingly, but jokingly, said, “He’s a nice, brilliant kid who’s got two parents for lawyers. So, he’s definitely not going to be a lawyer.”
When it comes to the job, Scott wants the City of Baytown and its residents to know they have the right person, and team, guiding them through any legal issues.
He said, “We’re here to serve the residents of Baytown, but we’re here to serve our departments to be a good partner with them, and to provide them with all the legal support they need. I want to take what was already a good law firm and make it better and build it stronger.”
Scott finished with, “I am humbled and honored to serve the citizens of Baytown and I am humbled and honored to work with all these fine people here at the City of Baytown. It’s awesome.”
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