10.15.2008 Elizabeth Scott Named 2008 Women Extraordinaire Williams Mullen Attorney Elizabeth Scott Wins Business Leader’s 'Women Extraordinaire’ Award

Williams Mullen announced today that Elizabeth Scott has been selected as a recipient for Business Leader’s 2008 Women Extraordinaire award. Ms. Scott is among 10 winners who will be recognized at an awards luncheon held on December 8th at the newly opened Raleigh Convention Center. Winners underwent a rigorous selection process and were chosen based upon a blind nomination review process from over 200 nominations. Ms. Scott, a partner in the firm’s Litigation section, is the first Williams Mullen attorney to receive the honor.

“I am so honored and humbled to be considered in the same standing as the other outstanding women who have been named Business Leader 's Women Extraordinaire this year,” said Scott.

Elizabeth was nominated for the award by Keith Kapp, vice president at Williams Mullen, as well as Karon Thornton, an 18-year colleague who is now Associate Counsel at Duke University and Duke University Health System, Inc.

“We are so pleased with Elizabeth’s recognition in the Triangle community. She has been an important part of our firm for over 22 years now,” said Kapp. “She is very deserving of the recognition the Women Extraordinaire award provides.”

“I was thrilled to nominate Elizabeth for this award,” said Karon Thornton. “There could not be an honor more suited for her. Elizabeth is a loyal friend, nurturing mentor, fiercely passionate attorney, dedicated philanthropist, and respected community member.”

About Elizabeth Scott

Elizabeth Scott represents businesses in the manufacturing, banking, health care and petroleum transport industries on a broad range of issues, including products liability, contractual and unfair trade practices disputes, fiduciary duty claims and insurance coverage disputes. Ms. Scott also has served as primary litigation support to the environmental law practice group in the firm’s Raleigh office.

Ms. Scott is certified by the North Carolina Dispute Resolution Commission to mediate civil suits and serves as a mediator in cases pending before the North Carolina state courts, the Industrial Commission and the U.S. District Court for the Eastern and Middle Districts of North Carolina. Ms. Scott is also an NASD Regulation mediator.

Ms. Scott was admitted to the North Carolina State Bar in 1986 and she is admitted to practice in all three U.S. District Courts for the State of North Carolina, the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals and the U.S. Supreme Court. She is a member of the North Carolina Bar Association (Minorities in the Profession Committee), the Wake County Bar Association (Fee Dispute Committee), the North Carolina Association of Defense Attorneys, and the Defense Research Institute (Products Liability, Insurance Law and Trucking Law committees). Within the community, Ms. Scott is a board member of Shepherd's Table Soup Kitchen.

Ms. Scott received her undergraduate and law degrees from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and clerked on both the North Carolina Court of Appeals and Supreme Court before joining Williams Mullen.

More information about Elizabeth can be found at

About Business Leader in the Triangle

Business Leader Media publishes Business Leader magazine, Triangle Real Estate, Women in the Triangle and the Corporate Relocation Guide in the Triangle and the Park Guide and Park Newcomers Guide in RTP. Business Leader operates the area’s largest newswire featuring daily business news, business rankings and business profiles at The company hosts over 30 local business events each year in the Triangle, including the annual Movers & Shakers, Women Extraordinaire, Hall of Fame, Business Champion and Healthiest Company/CEO awards, as well as two monthly breakfast speaker series featuring top Triangle CEOs.

About Williams Mullen

Williams Mullen provides comprehensive legal services to regional, national and international clients. With 325 attorneys and offices in North Carolina, Virginia, Washington, D.C. and London, we deliver innovative solutions to support our clients’ diverse business activities. Close working relationships with clients have been the foundation of Williams Mullen’s progressive approach to law practice since the firm was founded nearly 100 years ago.