Scottie Lee focuses her practice on complex litigation, antitrust, and appeals. Scottie earned her law degree from Campbell Law School, where she was the editor-in-chief of the Campbell Law Review. After law school, she clerked for the Honorable James L. Gale on the North Carolina Business Court.
Scottie is a member of the North Carolina Bar Association’s Appellate Rules Committee, Appellate Practice section, and Antitrust & Complex Business Disputes Law section. She serves as an editor of the Appellate Rules Committee’s Guide to Appealability of Interlocutory Orders.
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Preetha Suresh Rini
Preetha Suresh Rini focuses her practice on complex litigation, products liability, and appeals. Many of Preetha’s cases involve intellectual property and copyright law, media law, defamation, and the First Amendment. As unfair and deceptive trade practice claims arise frequently in such cases, Preetha has significant experience in litigating nuanced areas of section 75-1.1.
Preetha graduated from Centre College and the University of North Carolina School of Law. After law school, she served as a law clerk to the Honorable Mark A. Davis on the North Carolina Court of Appeals.
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Steven Scoggan handles business disputes and products liability cases. In his commercial practice, Steven regularly advises clients in connection with key employee departures and guides clients through lawsuits involving employee raiding, trade secrets, non-competition/confidentiality agreements, and allegations of unfair competition. Steven regularly counsels clients in disputes over the management, control, and ownership of business enterprises. Steven also has experience navigating unfair and deceptive trade practice claims in cases involving medical devices and other types of products.
Steven graduated from Duke University School of Law and the University of Alabama. After law school, he served as a law clerk to the Honorable James L. Gale, a former Chief Judge of the North Carolina Business Court.
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Tom Segars litigates complex business disputes. A significant portion of Tom’s cases arise from the departure and subsequent competition of key employees, officers, business partners, and/or sellers of businesses. Tom has litigated many so-called “departing employee” cases that involve bids for emergency injunctive relief, expedited forensic discovery, covenants not to compete or solicit, tortious interference claims, fiduciary duty claims, and unfair and deceptive trade practice claims. With that experience, Tom helps clients develop and maintain litigation strategies that are consistent with their overall business objectives.
Tom graduated from Wake Forest University and the University of North Carolina School of Law. After law school, he served as a law clerk to the Honorable Jane R. Roth of the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit.
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Jamie Weiss focuses his practice on complex commercial litigation. This includes matters as diverse as defending real estate developers from accusations of fraud, prosecuting claims on behalf of companies and individuals involving trade secrets and employee mobility, and defending cases involving crane and rigging accidents.
Jamie received his B.A. from the University of Virginia and his J.D. from the Washington University School of Law in St. Louis, where he was Order of the Coif and an Executive Articles Editor of the Washington University Law Review.
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