Lexington

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Susan Harman-Scott

Professional Certifications

  • ACCREDITED VETERANS ADMINISTRATION ATTORNEY
  • 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; is certified by the NCDRC to mediate before the Clerk; and she is an Accredited Veterans Administration attorney.

 

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 counselling, 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

Support Staff - Staphanie

STEPHANIE HARKNESS-MOXLEY

Paralegal

Biography

Stephanie Harkness-Moxley is the litigation paralegal and is pursuing her NC certification. She has a B.A. from The Ohio State University in International Relations. She obtained her post-graduate paralegal certificate from the Technical College of the Lowcountry in South Carolina. She has practiced in NC and SC and has a high level of expertise in litigation practice and procedure. She is dedicated to supporting clients who may be in a crisis situation and providing reassurance regarding their situation. Based upon her personal experiences, Stephanie's high level of empathy for our family law clients allows her to provide an exceptional level of service.

Susan Harma-Scott, Attorney at Law, P.L.L.C
Support Staff - Missy

Melissa Balestra

Paralegal

Biography

Melissa Balestra is the firm’s estate administration paralegal. She brings to the practice years of experience and a high level of expertise in administering estates in North Carolina and Virginia. She has a particular understanding and affinity for the problems faced by families dealing with the loss of a loved one and is dedicated to relieving the surviving family members of the burden of dealing with estate administration issues. She is a voice of kindness and understanding you will hear from as we guide you through the probate process.

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