Disciplined in Sophisticated Defense and Insurance Litigation

For Scott Hefner, a Senior Associate in our Charlotte office, no two days are alike in the world of Subrogation and Recovery.  This variety is what attracted Scott to the practice area and what keeps him constantly learning.  Scott’s experience includes a fire loss at a manufacturing facility that he favorably resolved with damages exceeding $11 million.  Scott also effectively settled a case which involved unmarked underground utilities that were damaged during construction activities.  He is also adept at handling construction defect issues, including a case where the contractor failed to properly attach the roof to the insured’s home.   In general, Scott’s litigation experience covers commercial disputes, catastrophic losses, construction defects, and product liability matters.  Some losses are relatively small, others are staggering, but in every case, his priority is obtaining the best resolution for the client.

Scott enjoys the intellectual sparring of making arguments and countering them.  An avid history buff, Scott’s interest in the Civil War and World War II has taught him that correct positioning and strategy is the key to success.  He uses this knowledge and his skill set to lay out carefully crafted plans for his clients, keeping them updated at every turn.

Supporting people in need both near and far, Scott is an active member of his community.  He is currently assisting his church with the planning and opening of a thrift store that will help fund an orphanage and school in Kenya.   Scott also provides pro bono representation for victims of domestic violence through Safe Alliance and free legal advice to North Carolina Legal Aid recipients through the Lawyer on the Line program.  

Admissions

  • Georgia
  • North Carolina
  • South Carolina

Education

  • North Carolina State University
    Bachelor of Arts in Political Science
  • University of North Carolina School of Law
    Doctor of Jurisprudence

Memberships

  • Chief Justice Williams H. Bobbitt American Inn of Court
  • Mecklenburg County Bar Leadership Institute – Class of 2015
  • North Carolina Bar Association
  • South Carolina Bar
  • Super Lawyers® – Rising Star 2015 & 2016

Blog Posts

September 04, 2020 BLOG POSTAmazon: Primed for Trouble?

Amazon recently suffered a loss when a California appellate court found that Amazon could be held strictly liable for defective products sold by third parties through Amazon’s website...

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November 09, 2017 BLOG POSTDon't Wreck Your Carmack Claim: Requirements for the Written Notice of Claim

Carmack claims are unique animals.  Carmack provides a shipper—or its subrogating insurance company—with the sole remedy for damages sustained when goods are shipped between states.  As the sole remedy, it’s imperative that a claimant strictly comply with Carmack’s notice of claim requirements and any additional notice requirements outlined in the bill of lading.  As subrogation professionals, when a cargo claim comes in, the bill of lading should be the first document reviewed to determine what needs to be done—in addition to the five items listed below—to provide proper notice of the claim to the carrier.  Failure to file proper written notice will bar the claim. 

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News

July 13, 2020 NEWSJULY - Congratulations to Our Newest Senior Associates!

Please join us in congratulating our newest Senior Associates in our firm. We thank them for their service and commitment to the firm.

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May 31, 2018 NEWSSuper Lawyers 2018

The 2018 Super Lawyer's List is here, and we're excited to show you our latest Super Lawyers and Rising Stars!

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