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900 Elm Street
10th Floor
Manchester, NH 03101
300 TradeCenter
Suite 7000
Woburn, MA 01801
Tel: 603 628 1459

Scott H. Harris

Director, Litigation Department

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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).

Areas of Focus

  • Business Litigation
  • Labor & Employment Litigation
  • General Civil Litigation
  • Healthcare Law
  • Intellectual Property Litigation
  • Land Use and Development Litigation
  • Personal Injury Litigation


New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Pennsylvania and New York state courts, United States Supreme Court, United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit, United States District Courts for the Districts of New Hampshire and Massachusetts, United States Tax Court, United States Court of Federal Claims and accredited mediator in NH Superior Courts.


  • 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


  • New Hampshire Bar Foundation, Treasurer
  • New Hampshire Bar Association, President and past Vice President
  • American Bar Association
  • American Association for Justice
  • Court Historical Society
  • Board of Directors, Seacoast Science Center
  • Leadership New Hampshire, Class of 2015
  • Past President, New Hampshire Association for Justice
  • Past President, Daniel Webster Chapter American Inn of Court
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