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S. Scott Morrison

Washington, DC Office

S. Scott Morrison focuses his practice on complex civil litigation matters involving business, real estate and construction clients. Scott is a skilled first-chair litigator, with extensive trial and arbitration experience at both the federal and state levels. He also serves as Deputy General Counsel to the firm.

He serves as lead trial counsel in sophisticated commercial disputes, handling multimillion-dollar claims brought by or against partnerships, joint ventures, real estate investment trusts (REITs), commercial development and brokerage firms, contractors and limited liability companies. His experience encompasses the full range of business claims, including breach of contract, fraud, Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act (RICO), breach of fiduciary duty, valuation, land use, lender liability, misappropriation, false claims, product liability, environmental and non-compete/non-solicitation agreements. Scott is also retained as special litigation counsel in bankruptcy, insurance and probate matters.

Scott is also experienced before the appellate courts, successfully managing matters at both the federal and state levels, including before the US Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit, the US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit, the Virginia Supreme Court, the Maryland Court of Appeals and the Ohio Supreme Court.

Shown below is a selection of Scott’s engagements.

  • Lead counsel in the easement litigation involving L'Enfant Plaza in Washington, DC.
  • Representation of the Lerner Family in connection with various partnership and mall litigations.
  • Lead counsel in complex construction litigation involving the Washington Harbour, Market Square and Gallery Place projects located in Washington, DC.
  • Lead counsel in numerous commercial litigation matters, representing locally and nationally based real estate developers.


Chambers USA, 2015–2019
Best Lawyers in America, 2008–2019
Super Lawyers, Washington, DC, 2008–2019
AV Preeminent Peer Review Rating by LexisNexis Martindale-Hubbell
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S. Scott  Morrison


  • JD, Stanford University Law School
    Served as Note Editor, Stanford Law Review
  • AB, Stanford University

Bar Admissions

  • Maryland
  • District of Columbia

Court Admissions

  • US District Court, Northern District of Texas
  • US Supreme Court
  • US District Court, District of Columbia
  • US Court of Appeals, Federal Circuit
  • US Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit
  • US Court of Appeals, District of Columbia Circuit
  • US District Court, District of Maryland
  • US Claims Court


Chambers USA
Best Lawyers in America
Super Lawyers
Washington, DC, 2008–2019
AV Preeminent Peer Review Rating by LexisNexis Martindale-Hubbell
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