Scott Kamenitsa is a graduate of Canfield High School. He graduated cum laude with a Bachelor of Science in Communication from Ohio University. He then went on to earn his Juris Doctor with a Certificate in Litigation, concurrently earning a Master of Business Administration, from the University of Akron.
While at Akron Law, Scott was a member and president of the school’s nationally ranked Mock Trial Team. His accolades on the team include finishing as the Regional Runner-Up in the American Association for Justice Student Trial Advocacy Competition, placing him as one of the top four student advocates in Ohio, Indiana, and West Virginia. Scott was also selected as one of Akron Law’s representatives for the prestigious Top Gun National Mock Trial Competition.
Scott’s professional experience during law school includes working as a legal intern for the City of Canton Prosecutor’s Office and the City of Youngstown Prosecutor’s Office. During his time at both offices, Scott personally handled over twenty bench trials and was co-counsel on two jury trials.
Scott joined Friedman & Rummell Co., L.P.A. in 2016 and is now a partner with the firm. During his time with the firm, Scott has handled a variety of matters for clients but currently focuses his practice on probate administration, probate litigation, business law, real estate law, and general civil matters. Scott was selected as a Rising Star in 2023 in the area of General Litigation for the Ohio and Kentucky Super Lawyers Magazine, a selection earned by peer nominations.
In his spare time, Scott serves as Chairman of the Advisory Board for the Mahoning County Area Salvation Army and as legal counsel for Canfield Strong, a non-profit organization focused on improving and renovating the athletic facilities of Canfield High School. Scott also serves on the Civil Service Commission and Income Tax Review Board for the City of Canfield. He is active in the Mahoning County Bar Association serving on the Board of Trustees, the Law Day Committee, Chairman of the Social Committee, and Chairman of the Certified Grievance Committee. Additionally, Scott gives back by serving as a coach for the University of Akron School of Law’s nationally recognized mock trial program.
Scott resides in Canfield, Ohio with his two children, Thomas and Joey.