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Steven Scoggan practices in the areas of complex business litigation, appeals, products liability, and catastrophic injury and wrongful death defense.

In his appellate practice, Steven has argued in the North Carolina Supreme Court.  He has also submitted briefs to the U.S. Supreme Court, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit, and North Carolina’s state appellate courts.  He has trial court experience in the North Carolina Business Court, North Carolina Superior Courts, as well as the federal district courts of North Carolina and other states.

Steven has experience in a wide variety of matters, including contract disputes, trade secret disputes, unfair business practice allegations, counseling  and litigation involving restrictive covenants and confidentiality agreements, products liability claims, shareholder derivative lawsuits, construction defect claims, constitutional claims, and defamation claims. He has represented international corporations, small businesses, individuals, public entities, and public officials.

Steven joined the firm in September 2014 after serving as a law clerk to the Honorable James L. Gale, Special Superior Court Judge for Complex Business Cases, on the North Carolina Business Court.  During his clerkship, Mr. Scoggan focused on cases involving antitrust law, securities law, business and shareholder disputes, unfair business practices, intellectual property and software, biotechnology, trade secrets, and significant contract disputes.

Before his clerkship, Steven received his J.D. from the Duke University School of Law, where he served as the Articles and Comments Editor for the Duke Journal of Constitutional Law & Public Policy.  He also received the North Carolina Bar Association Certificate of Achievement for Pro Bono Service.

Steven received his B.A., summa cum laude, in philosophy and political science from the University of Alabama, where he was selected to join Phi Beta Kappa.

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Defense Research Institute
    • Young Lawyers Steering Committee, Publications Subcommittee Vice-Chair
  • American Bar Association, Litigation Section
  • North Carolina Bar Association
    • Antitrust & Complex Business Disputes Section
    • Young Lawyers Division

Publications

  • “Supreme Court Decision on Determining Entities’ Citizenship Signals the Need for Amendment of the Diversity-Jurisdiction Statute,” Antitrust & Complex Business Dispute News, Summer 2016

Admissions

  • North Carolina, 2013
  • United States District Courts
    • Middle District of North Carolina, 2014
    • Eastern District of North Carolina, 2015
    • Western District of North Carolina, 2016
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit, 2015