Ellis & Winters Elects Three New Partners
Ellis & Winters is pleased to announce that Scottie Forbes Lee, Travis W. Martin, and Steven A. Scoggan, attorneys in the firm’s Greensboro office, have been elected partners of the firm as of January 1, 2023.
“We are very proud to elect these three exceptional lawyers to our partnership,” said Leslie Packer, managing partner of the firm. “They continue to contribute to the local and legal communities through their dedicated service and exemplary legal work.”
Scottie focuses her practice on business and product-liability litigation, appeals, and antitrust. She serves on the editorial board of the American Bar Association’s Antitrust Law Journal, on the leadership of the ABA Antitrust Law Section and the North Carolina Bar Association’s Appellate Practice and Antitrust & Complex Business Disputes Law Sections, and on the Board of Directors for the North Carolina Association of Defense Attorneys. She is also a member of the North Carolina Bar Association’s Appellate Rules Committee, which makes recommendations to the North Carolina Supreme Court on issues of appellate practice.
Travis is a national litigator and former in-house counsel for two publicly traded companies. His diverse practice includes handling mass tort, product liability, medical malpractice, and sophisticated business disputes. He has advised deputy general counsels, general counsels, and senior leaders on broad-ranging national and global litigation, primarily in the areas of product liability, complex commercial disputes, and multi-jurisdictional mass tort actions.
Steven focuses his practice on business litigation, appeals, and high-exposure products liability cases involving catastrophic injuries, deaths, or substantial property damage. He publishes and presents regularly on complex litigation issues by, for example, writing for the firm’s What’s Fair? blog, which tracks developments in the law governing unfair and deceptive trade practices, competition, and commercial litigation. Steven serves on the leadership council for the Antitrust & Complex Business Disputes Law Section of the North Carolina Bar Association. He also holds various leadership positions within DRI, an international organization for attorneys devoted to defending businesses and individuals in civil litigation.