Hometown Heroes:

By Joan Frances –

Scott West and Rey Aguilar.

Generous, altruistic, compassionate – three words that personify a volunteer. People who spend countless hours giving their time and talents to those in need in their community. Humble volunteers who seek no recognition and fight for the little guy. This month’s Hometown Hero fits this criteria to the letter, and we are privileged to feature Scott West.

West is a mechanical engineer and triple board-certified trial lawyer with The West Law Firm in Fort Bend County. He recently was added to the list of Americas’ “Top 100 High Stakes Lawyers,” a group of less than one-half of one percent of attorneys in the United States. Born and raised in Houston, West was educated in Austin. He is married to KK, who was born, raised and educated in Louisiana and was delivered to Scott on God’s timing.

KK is this hero’s hero, and they have four children and two grandchildren. The West family moved to Fort Bend in 1992, and they love it here! Scott is committed and passionate about the work he and his wife do in the community. They have been donating their valuable time to several organizations for over 26 years. “Our first official volunteering outreach was ‘Adopt-a-Family’ during Christmas at Second Baptist Church in Houston,” shared West. “After that Christmas,  our hearts were on fire. We next were drawn to the Fort Bend County Women’s Center, which we supported and served for years.”

When KK became president of the Fort Bend Junior Service League, West recalled, “I watched in absolute awe as my wife led hundreds of women in significant volunteering efforts. It was then I realized volunteering is not for the faint of heart – nor for those who do it for recognition.”

West is an original member of the Board of Directors of Fort Bend Lawyers Care (FBLC). He and KK served as the underwriter for the FBLC “Justice for All” Luncheon for each of its first eight years. In 2015, West had a trifecta honor when he served as the event underwriter, keynote speaker and was the recipient of the Suzanne Bartholomew Volunteer Award recognizing outstanding contributions to the organization. The luncheon is the primary fundraiser for FBLC, which provides access to justice for low-income residents of Fort Bend County.

Scott and KK West.

“I am a fighter by nature; it’s what I do,” said West. “I fight for things. It is my goal to fight for the right things: God, family, justice. As a trial lawyer, I get to do that. It is how I am wired. I am intrigued by the boxes of ‘circumstances’ clients present to me, whether it be a corporate client who has been wronged, or the victim of a life-changing or life-taking event that has produced serious injury or death. No two legal cases are the same, but the cause for each is the same: justice. To those affected, they are not cases; they are causes that are life and business altering.”

Scott and KK were honored to co-chair the American Cancer Society “Couture for the Cause” in 2009, and again in 2014 as co-chairs with four other couples. The collective efforts of these volunteers yielded record-setting funds for cancer research. Most recently, the Wests served as the Honorary Co-Chairs for the 2018 “Couture for the Cause” benefitting pediatric cancer programs.

Thank you Scott and KK West for your philanthropic commitments. Your purpose has opened the hearts of many in Fort Bend County, and we are blessed to have you.

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