Scott D. Bergthold

2290 Ogletree Avenue, Suite 106, Chattanooga, TN 37421
Phone: 423.899.3025     Fax: 423.899.3029


Mr. Bergthold's national municipal law practice focuses on the drafting and defense of adult business regulations in state and federal courts.  Mr. Bergthold is a frequent lecturer for state municipal leagues and the International Municipal Lawyers Association (IMLA).  He is co-author of Local Regulation of Adult Businesses (West) and had authored articles for ABA State and Local Law News, Land Use Law & Zoning Digest, and Municipal Lawyer.  He served as lead brief writer for the city in City of Littleton v. Z.J. Gifts D-4, LLC, 541 U.S. 774 (2004).


Local Regulation of Adult Businesses, Thomson West (co-author with Prof. Jules B. Gerard)

Protecting Free Speech and Expression:  The First Amendment and Land Use Law    

American Bar Association Publishing, Daniel L. Mandelker and Rebecca Rubin, eds., 2001

Municipal Lawyer Magazine (International Municipal Lawyers Association)

City of Littleton v. Z.J. Gifts:  The Supreme Court Gives the Green Light to Sexually Oriented Business Licensing Ordinances, November/December 2004, Vol. 45, No. 6                

Alameda Books Reaffirms Renton's "Reasonably Believed to Be Relevant" Standard, Rejects Empirical Proof Requirement for Secondary Effects Ordinances, September/October 2002, Vol. 43, No. 5

City of Erie v. Pap's A.M. and the Future of Sex Business Regulation, September/October 2000, Vol. 41, No. 5

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