ABOUT Scott H. Harris

Scott is a director in the firm's Litigation Department. He has tried cases in the state and federal courts in New Hampshire, Massachusetts and elsewhere for over fifteen years. His practice involves representing companies and executives in litigation and at trial in a range of commercial disputes including: tax matters, trade secret and restrictive employment covenant litigation, contract claims, shareholder rights, land use and other business disputes. Scott also represents both plaintiffs and professionals in professional malpractice and licensure litigation and has a substantial practice representing both plaintiffs and defendants in significant personal injury matters.

Scott received his J.D. from Vanderbilt University Law School (1988) and his A.B. from Franklin & Marshal College (Economics and Government) (1985).


•fellow, Litigation Counsel of America
•fellow, New Hampshire Bar Foundation
•fellow, American Bar Foundation
•Best Lawyers in America 2020 (Commercial Litigation; Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs)
Chambers USA: A Guide to America's Leading Lawyers (Litigation)
•Benchmark Litigation, Local Litigation Star, General Commercial
•United States Department of Justice Tax Division's Outstanding Trial Attorney Award, 1994
•New Hampshire Trial Lawyer's Special Recognition Award, 2004
•New England Super Lawyers 2008, 2011-present
•New England's Best Lawyers, 2013 - present
•AV Peer Review Rated, Martindale-Hubbell

Articles & Presentations

•For Many Casualty Events, There Is Insurance
•Mediation: When a Settlement Is a Better Alternative to Trial
•It's Time to Resuscitate Trial by Jury
•Nonprofits and Property Income: Renting to the wrong entity could result in a tax liability
•Accounting for Attorneys' Fees: Why the 'American rule' requires that each side in a case almost always pays its own
•Risk and the Corporate ‘Shield’
•Learn How to Grab the Next Branch
•Tackling Misleading Ads
•Umbrella Coverage, Come Rain or Shine: Explaining the concept of uninsured/underinsured motorist coverage
•When the courts are used to 'get even' - There are two types of claims where the civil legal process has been misused

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Areas of LAW

  • Intellectual Property

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