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Scottie Lee focuses her practice on complex litigation, antitrust, and appeals. She has represented clients in high-stakes disputes in a variety of industries. Scottie’s experience includes representing and advising clients on matters involving class actions, complex business and contract disputes, and trade secret disputes. She has represented clients in claims involving unfair and deceptive business practices, and is an editor of What’s Fair?, a blog on the law of unfair trade practices.

Scottie is active in the legal community, both locally and nationally. She serves on the leadership of the American Bar Association’s Antitrust Law Section, and is on the editorial board for the ABA’s Antitrust Law Journal. Scottie is a member of the North Carolina Bar Association’s Appellate Rules Committee, where she is an editor of the committee’s Guide to Appealability of Interlocutory Orders.

Before joining Ellis & Winters, Scottie served as a law clerk to Chief Judge James L. Gale on the North Carolina Business Court.

During law school, Scottie was an intern for Justice Paul M. Newby at the North Carolina Supreme Court, Judge Richard A. Elmore at the North Carolina Court of Appeals, Judge James L. Gale at the North Carolina Business Court, the North Carolina Attorney General’s Office, and the general counsel’s office for the Speaker of the North Carolina House of Representatives. She served as the editor-in-chief of the Campbell Law Review.




  • J.D., Campbell University School of Law, 2014
    • Campbell Law Review, Editor-in-Chief
  • M.P.A., North Carolina State University, 2014
    • Graduate Certificate: Public Policy 
  • M.B.A., North Carolina State University, 2014
  • B.A., North Carolina State University, 2009

Bar Admissions

  • North Carolina

Court Admissions

  • Eastern District of North Carolina
  • Middle District of North Carolina
  • Western District of North Carolina
  • Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals
  • United States Supreme Court

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • American Bar Association Antitrust Law Journal
    • Associate Editor, 2021-present
    • Research Editor, 2019-2021
  • North Carolina Association of Defense Attorneys
    • Board of Directors, 2022-present
    • Chair, Product Liability Group, 2021-2022
    • Vice Chair, Product Liability Group, 2020-2021
  • North Carolina Bar Association
    • Appellate Rules Committee, 2014-present
    • Antitrust & Complex Business Disputes Law Section, Council Member, 2021-present
    • Appellate Practice Section Council, Young Lawyers Division Liaison, 2018-present



Prior Work Experience

  • Clerkship, North Carolina Business Court, Hon. James L. Gale, Chief Business Court Judge, 2015-2017



  • Closely Held: Ethical Issues that Arise in Small-Business Disputes, North Carolina Bar Association Antitrust & Complex Business Disputes Law Section CLE, Cary, NC, February 13, 2020
  • Appeals Before a Final Judgment: Substantive and Procedural Strategies for Appealing “Final” Decisions, Strafford Publications CLE Webinar, October 17, 2019
  • North Carolina Business Court Update, 2019 Winter Workshop, North Carolina Association of Defense Attorneys, Durham, NC, January 25, 2019



  • North Carolina Lawyers Weekly, “Leader in the Law” (2023)
  • North Carolina Super Lawyers, Rising Star – Business Litigation (2022,2023, 2024)
  • Business North Carolina, Legal Elite, “Young Guns” (2022, 2024)
  • North Carolina Pro Bono Honor Society (2019)