Unwavering Dedication Pursuing The Best Possible Outcome

D. Scott Wesley, Esq.

Helping Sarasota Residents with Family Law Matters

Attorney D. Scott Wesley grew up in Hudson Valley, New York, and uses his legal skills with Kowtko Law Group practicing in family law areas that include dissolutions, paternity, dependency, parental responsibility, timesharing, modifications of previous cases, and child support. He graduated in 2016 with honors from Western Michigan University, Thomas Cooley Law School.

After graduating from California Polytechnic University in Southern California with a Bachelor’s of Science degree in construction engineering from, he worked as a contractor for IBM. He later opened two companies in northwest Washington—Full Spectrum Development, Inc. and Advantage Cable Television, LLC, which he sold in 1998 before attending law school. His understanding of business and legal matters makes him a strong advocate for residents of Sarasota.

Need legal assistance for your Sarasota family law case? Call (941) 208-9332 now for a free consultation about your case.

A History of Legal Excellence

Mr. Wesley strongly believes in supporting the local community and provides legal advice to the citizens of our community who lack the resources to otherwise afford legal counsel. He interned at Legal Aid of Manasota throughout law school and continues to donate his time to that great organization. He also interned at the Department of Children’s and Family Services in Sarasota and Bradenton during his last year in law school. Mr. Wesley has been honored by Legal Aid of Manasota with their Outstanding Service by a Young Lawyer Award for all the time he donated over the years.

When Mr. Wesley is not practicing law, he likes to spend time traveling, especially to Arizona, California, New York and Mexico. He also enjoys skiing, golf, tennis, hiking, and biking. Mr. Wesley dabbles in cooking, reading, spending time with family, his fiancée, and his four dogs.


  • Western Michigan University Law School, J.D., cum laude, 2016
  • Kaplan University, Concord Law School, J.D., 2012
  • California Polytechnic University, Pomona, CA, 1987

Professional Activities and Affiliations

  • Member, The Florida Bar, Sarasota County Bar Association, Manatee County Bar Association
  • Member, The Florida Bar - Family Law Section
  • Florida Supreme Court (September 2015 – present)
  • Accepted in the Middle District of Florida

Volunteer and Civic Activities

  • Legal Aid of Manasota, Sarasota, FL
  • Legal Aid of Orange County, CA


  • Outstanding Service by a Young Lawyer, 2018

Why You Should Hire Us?

  • Innovative Representation

    A cookie cutter approach to legal matters is never in the best interest of the client. At Kowtko Law Group, we access every case with outside-the-box thinking to achieve the best possible results for our clients.

  • Customized Case Strategy

    No case is the same. Therefore, our team is dedicated to getting to know you and the unique details of your case in order to formulate a customized case strategy that fits your personal and financial needs.

  • Courtroom Ready

    In the event that your case must be brought in front of a judge, you can rest assured that our team has the experience and track record of aggressively litigating in the courtroom.

  • Cost-Effective Legal Fees

    We understand legal issues that involve family matters can be emotionally taxing. We're not looking to add to that burden; therefore, we offer payment plans for those who need financial help.