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Scott C. Harris

Senior Partner

Overview

Scott C. Harris is a Senior Partner at Milberg Coleman Bryson Phillips Grossman LLP and has been with the firm since its inception.

Mr. Harris’s practice focuses on fighting for individuals, homeowners, homeowners associations, and small businesses in complex litigation, including construction defect, mass tort, and product liability. He has played a vital role in securing substantial verdicts and settlements in a variety of cases. For instance, he has received a multi-million dollar verdict in favor of homeowners for a developer’s unfair and deceptive advertising and shoddy road construction and over a million dollar verdict in favor of homeowners whose homes were built on improperly compacted soil.

Mr. Harris earned his Bachelor of Arts from Hampden-Sydney College in 2001 and his law degree from Wake Forest University School of Law in 2006. He was admitted to the North Carolina Bar in 2006 and to the Florida Bar in 2013. He is also admitted to practice before the United States District Court for the Eastern, Middle and Western Districts of North Carolina, the United States Court for the Middle District of Florida, and the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit.

Before he attended law school, Mr. Harris taught 9th and 10th grade English at Orangeburg Preparatory School in Orangeburg, South Carolina. After graduating from law school, he joined the law firm of Lewis & Roberts PLLC where he focused his practice on complex civil and business litigation. He remained at Lewis & Roberts, PLLC until he left to help start Whitfield Bryson LLP in 2011. 

Mr. Harris’s success has been recognized by numerous professional associations. He has been named a North Carolina Super Lawyer for several consecutive years and a Super Lawyer Rising Star for several consecutive years prior. In addition, he has consistently been named a member of the Legal Elite by Business North Carolina. He is an active member of several trade organizations including American Association of Justice (AAJ), North Carolina Advocates for Justice (NCAJ), and Public Justice.

Recent Notable Cases

  • Co-Counsel in a class action lawsuit against Seterus Inc. alleging violations of debt collection laws and threatening “final notice” letters – Settlement of $7 million reached following three years of litigation
  • Co-Counsel in a class action lawsuit against Bell Partners alleging unlawful eviction fees and eviction letters – Settlement reached in 2021 in the amount of $4.75 million
  • Co-Counsel in a class action lawsuit against Camden Property Trust alleging illegally collected eviction fees from “hundreds of tenants” – Settlement reached in 2021 in the amount of $5 million
  • Co-Counsel in a class action lawsuit against Southwood Realty Company alleging unlawfully assessed eviction fees – Settlement reached in 2020, valued at over $7 million in combined cash and debt waivers

Education

  • J.D., Wake Forest University School of Law, 2006
  • B.A., Hampden-Sydney College, 2001

Bar Admissions

  • State of North Carolina, 2006
  • State of Florida, 2013
  • State of Georgia, 2018

Awards

  • North Carolina Super Lawyer, 2021-2023
  • North Carolina Super Lawyers, Rising Star, 2010, 2012-2018
  • Business North Carolina Member of the Legal Elite

Professional Activities

  • American Association of Justice
  • North Carolina Advocates for Justice Public Justice
  • Public Justice