M. Scott Brumback was born in Michigan. He enlisted in the U.S. Army in 1979 as an armored crewman and did basic training at Fort Knox, Kentucky. After basic, Scott was assigned as a tanker with an armor company in the 3rd Infantry Division, Augsburg, Germany. After nearly three years in Germany, Scott was reassigned to Fort Carson, Colorado. Scott came off his first four years of active duty with the Army in 1983 at the rank of Sergeant.
Scott enrolled at Michigan State University and earned 2 degrees in four years. Scott studied for one year in Freiburg, Germany. After graduation, Scott enrolled at Case Western Reserve University School of Law in Cleveland, Ohio and graduated from law school in 1991. Scott moved first to Seattle and then to Yakima in 1994 to take a position as a deputy prosecutor with the Yakima County Prosecuting Attorney’s office. Scott spent a lot of time in court and tried many cases before juries and the bench.
In 1995, Scott went to work for the City of Yakima as an assistant city attorney/prosecutor. Scott joined Wiley Hurst in 1998 at the personal injury law firm of Wiley Hurst & Associates. In 2000, Scott became Wiley’s law partner and they remained partners and close friends until Wiley’s death in 2013. For 13 years, Scott partnered with Wiley Hurst and Joe Brusic in the firm known as Hurst, Brumback & Brusic. Joe Brusic was elected county prosecutor, and Scott continues on with Wiley’s legacy of helping injured people with his law partner, Sid Ottem.
In addition to private law practice, Scott kept active in the military for many years. Scott re-enlisted in the Washington Army National Guard in 1992 and rose to the rank of Staff Sergeant while serving as a tank commander. In 1997, Scott was a commissioned as a US Army (Reserves) JAG officer. Scott retired from the military in 2017 with about 30 years of combined enlisted and commissioned military service.
Scott now spends time with his family when not working at this law firm. Scott has served as a Judge pro tempore in Yakima County District Court. Scott is a member of the Washington State Bar Association, The Washington State Trial Lawyers Association, the Yakima County Bar Association, the National Rifle Association, the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 379 and the American Legion, Post 36. Scott is admitted to practice law in Washington State and the United States District Court, Eastern and Western Districts of Washington.
Scott is committed to helping people who need help.