About the Founder

When you subscribe to Baylawsuits.com, you get the personal news-gathering services of Scott Barancik, a veteran reporter who spent eight years writing about litigation for the St. Petersburg Times. Since its founding in 2008, Baylawsuits has produced nearly 9,000 reports for its subscribers, generating numerous front-page stories and thousands of other articles and TV news reports.

Before joining the Times in 2000, Barancik wrote about government regulation at the American Banker, penned freelance articles for the Washington City Paper and other publications, developed computer databases for the National Geographic Society, and published research at the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, a Washington, D.C., think tank.

Barancik lives in St. Petersburg with his wife, daughter and cats.