Susan Harman-Scott

Professional Certifications

  • CERTIFIED NORTH CAROLINA ARBITRATOR
  • NCDRC CERTIFIED TO MEDIATE BEFORE THE CLERK
  • NCDRC CERTIFIED FAMILY FINANCIAL MEDIATOR
  • ADMITTED TO PRACTICE BEFORE THE US DISTRICT COURT, EASTERN DISTRICT OF NC

Susan Harman-Scott has been engaged in the practice of law in North Carolina since 1986. Her areas of practice include elder law, family law, estate planning and administration, guardianship and general civil litigation including personal injury, wrongful death, contract matters and real property disputes. Susan is a certified arbitrator; is a certified NCDRC Family Financial Mediator; and is certified by the NCDRC to mediate before the Clerk.

 

From negotiations to crisis management, this firm is skilled at providing excellent client service, comprehensive client counseling, and advocacy to achieve timely client solutions. Her interrelated areas of practice areas enable her to provide a comprehensive array of counseling, including matters involving retirement, blended families, disability, illness, addiction issues, Medicaid and Special Assistance planning, adoption, divorce, custody, property, debt, and all other subjects relating to marriage. This firm is dedicated to strong advocacy, compassion, support and obtaining the best possible results for our clients.

 

Ms. Harman-Scott is a native Alabaman who grew up in Davidson County, NC. A graduate of Lexington Senior High School in Lexington, NC, she received a B.A. and an M.F.A. in English from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro in Greensboro, NC. She subsequently earned her Juris Doctor at Wake Forest University School of Law in Winston-Salem, NC. She moved to the Outer Banks in 1986 and resides in Nags Head, with family in Lexington, NC and Fuquay-Varina, NC.

 

Professional Associations and Awards:
North Carolina Bar Association (NCBA)
First Judicial District Bar Association
National Association of Elder Law Attorneys (NAELA)
Recipient of the 2017 NCBA Citizen Lawyer Award

SUPPORT STAFF

Barbara Conway

Paralegal

Biography

Barbara Conway is a North Carolina Certified Paralegal and our firm’s estate administration paralegal. She has worked as a legal assistant/certified paralegal since 1981. She has many years of experience and is familiar with court personnel and the individual procedures of the clerk’s office. Barbara not only understands the procedures for working with the clerks and courts, but has lifelong experience and a love for working with our clients. She is a voice of kindness and understanding you will hear from as we guide you through the probate process.

Cheryl Ryan

Accounting

Biography

Cheryl Ryan provides financial accounting services in support of the daily operations. She is a native of Manteo North Carolina bringing 35+ years of accounting experience to the firm. Cheryl brings a diverse background that ranges from establishing several start-up businesses to providing management and administrative support services for numerous local businesses and professional service providers. Her vast experience and understanding of day to day business operations allows her to make the financial process understandable for clients. Putting the clients needs first has always been her philosophy.

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