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08.14.2014 Williams Mullen Litigation Partner Elizabeth Davenport Scott announces candidacy for North Carolina Court of Appeals

Press release from Elizabeth Davenport Scott

Elizabeth Davenport Scott, a litigation partner with the Raleigh law firm Williams Mullen, announced her candidacy today for the North Carolina Court of Appeals seat vacated by John Martin. Ms. Scott has 27 years’ experience representing manufacturers, long-term care facilities and financial institutions in business disputes.   

“With almost three decades of experience as a practicing attorney handling a wide range of cases, I feel well suited to serve as a North Carolina Court of Appeals judge,”  Ms. Scott said.  “I would be honored to fulfill the duties of this role.”

Ms. Scott is a graduate of the University of North Carolina and the University of North Carolina School of Law with Honors.  Following law school, Ms. Scott held clerkships on the North Carolina Court of Appeals and the North Carolina Supreme Court for the honorable judges Willis P. Whichard and Robert F. Orr.  Ms. Scott practiced law with Maupin Taylor Ellis & Adams until its merger with Williams Mullen in 2007.   Williams Mullen has three offices in North Carolina and approximately 225 lawyers.

Ms. Scott is a third generation attorney originally from Nash County.  She is the daughter of John Edwin Davenport and Mary Lib Pope Davenport of Raleigh. Ed Davenport practiced law in Nashville North Carolina for over 50 years and served in the North Carolina House of Representatives from 1973 to 1978.

Ms. Scott received Triangle Business Journal's "Women in Business" award in 2009 and has been listed in North Carolina Super Lawyer Magazine.  She has also been listed in Benchmark Litigation's publication: "Top 250 Women in Litigation.”

Ms. Scott is the current Chair of the Williams Mullen Women’s Initiative.  She is a former Ethics Co-Chair of the Litigation Section of the North Carolina Bar Association.  She also has served on the North Carolina District Export Counsel.  In the community, Ms. Scott has served on the Diaconate of White Memorial Presbyterian Church.  She served on the Shepherd's Table Soup Kitchen Board of Directors for 10+ years.

Ms. Scott is married to American Home Health Care president, Bob Scott, and has one son, Adderson Scott, who is employed with a local software development firm.