Scott Woodruff, a follower of Christ since 1971, earned his law degree from the University of Virginia. After working for John Ashcroft as an Assistant Attorney General for the state of Missouri, and later for a major regional insurance company, Scott joined the HSLDA team in 1998. He is a member of the United States Supreme Court bar.
Over the last 24 years, he has assisted thousands of families in conflicts with social workers, police officers, truant officers, principals, superintendents, judges and prosecuting attorneys. He has testified before state legislatures to advance and protect homeschool freedom in Maine, Virginia, Arkansas, Maryland, West Virginia, Illinois, Iowa, Missouri, South Dakota, Nevada, Idaho, and the U.S. Virgin Islands. He has helped write portions of the homeschool laws and parental rights laws of several states. As HSLDA’s Director of Legal and Legislative Advocacy, he is responsible for overseeing five lawyers and their assistants. He is HSLDA’s main attorney for issues in Pennsylvania and several other states.
Scott and his wife Jane married in 1983. They have three adult children whom they homeschooled, one child still at home--a very special 10-year old--and six grandchildren.