Bryan  - G. - Scott

Bryan G. Scott

  • Member
  • Co-Chair, Construction Group
Winston-Salem, N.C.
336.631.1061 - office
336.251.9744 - mobile


  • Appalachian State University, B.A., magna cum laude, 2001
  • Wake Forest University, J.D., 2004
  • National Trial Advocacy College, University of Virginia School of Law, 2012


  • North Carolina State Bar
  • Virginia State Bar
  • West Virginia State Bar
  • United States District Courts for North Carolina
  • United States District and Bankruptcy Courts for Virginia
  • United States District Court for the Southern District of West Virginia
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
Mr. Scott's primary areas of practice are construction law and litigation and commercial and business litigation, including creditors' rights, banking and consumer protection litigation, insurance coverage, and intellectual property litigation.

Representative Experience

  • Representing owner as project counsel for $66 million student housing project
  • Representing regional health system in construction defect disputes related to clinical teaching center project
  • Represented regional health system in negotiating contracts for construction of new $39 million cancer center
  • Defended highway contractor in patent infringement action related to accused slab leveling and soil stabilization methods
  • Represented national new home warranty company in arbitration proceedings related to structural warranty claim for alleged defects in monolithic slab foundation system
  • Representing and advising multiple community banks in connection with landlord-tenant issues following foreclosure of commercial and residential real properties
  • Represented specialty subcontractor in cost overrun claims related to high-profile emergency highway rockslide stabilization project
  • Representing and advising multiple community and super-regional banks in litigation and collection actions stemming from distressed commercial loans
  • Defended international manufacturer as project owner in cost overrun claims by contractor related to industrial piping installation
  • Served as local counsel to leading research university and pharmaceutical manufacturer in Hatch-Waxman patent infringement litigation
  • Representing multiple construction industry clients in filing and enforcing mechanic's liens arising from a variety of projects
  • Represented general contractor in cost overrun and delay claims against municipality, and product liability claims against piping manufacturer, related to nine-mile force main sewer installation project
  • Represented major industrial manufacturer in ground lease litigation involving environmental contamination
  • Represented insurers and insureds in complex insurance coverage and bad faith litigation arising from commercial general liability, errors and omissions, automobile, and workers' compensation policies
  • Served as lead and local counsel in business litigation involving all aspects of contract and commercial disputes
  • Represented two private security licensees in disciplinary proceedings before the North Carolina Private Protective Services Board
  • Represented insurance broker in disciplinary proceedings before the North Carolina Commissioner of Insurance
  • Litigated cases in federal and state appellate matters, jury and bench trials, and administrative hearings

Professional Affiliations

  • CLE Committee Chair, North Carolina Bar Association Construction Law Section
  • Virginia State Bar Construction Law and Public Contract Section
  • North Carolina Bar Association - Co-Chair, Legal Feeding Frenzy statewide food drive, 2012-2013; Pro Bono/Poverty Issues Committee, 2009-2012; Co-Chair, Domestic Issues Committee, 2008-2009
  • North Carolina State Bar Board of Paralegal Certification
  • Virginia State Bar/Young Lawyers Conference - Admission & Orientation Committee, 2006-2008 (Chair, 2007-2008)
  • University of Richmond School of Law - Coach, National Labor and Employment Trial Advocacy Team, 2007-2008; Coach, National Appellate Advocacy Team, 2006-2008


  • AV® Preeminent™ Peer-Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell
  • Named to Business North Carolina magazine's Legal Elite list in Construction Law, 2015-2017


  • Co-Presenter, "Collecting on Your Clients' Judgments," teleseminar for North Carolina Advocates for Justice, Commercial Litigation Section, January 14, 2014
  • Presenter, "Best Practices and Update on the Law," North Carolina Association of Private Investigators, 2013, 2011
  • Presenter, "The Lawyer's Perspective: What P.I.'s Should Know," North Carolina Association of Private Investigators, 2009


  • Co-Author, "Licensing of Construction Professionals" Chapter of North Carolina Construction Law Deskbook (7th Edition, 2016)
  • Editor, Change Order, newsletter of the North Carolina Bar Association, Construction Law Section
  • Co-Author, "Licensing of Construction Professionals" Chapter of North Carolina Construction Law Deskbook (6th Edition, 2012)
  • Author, "Recent Developments in Federal Preemption of Pharmaceutical Drug and Medical Device Product Liability Claims," The Defender, Fall 2009
  • Compendium of Product Liability Law Issues (North Carolina section), ALFA International, 2009
  • "Unfair Trade Practices v. Bad Faith," Insurance Bad Faith Claims, Lorman Educ. Svcs., 2005
  • "Discovery in Bad Faith Actions," Insurance Bad Faith Claims, Lorman Educ. Svcs., 2005

Community Affiliations

  • Member, Winston-Salem Zoning Board of Adjustment
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