M. Scott Davis



Office: (252) 514-2828; Ext: 7056
Direct: (252) 262-7056
Fax: (252) 262-7056
Mobile: (252) 571-2050


Practice Groups:

  • Business
  • Healthcare
  • Local Government

Bar Admissions:

  • North Carolina State Courts
  • United States District Court for the Eastern District of North Carolina


  • University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, B.A., 1987
  • Wake Forest University Babcock Graduate School of Business, M.B.A., 1989
  • Wake Forest University of Law School, J.D., 1994

Scott's practice encompasses a broad range of business law from initial entity organization to complex commercial transactions. He represents a wide range of clients including new start-up organizations, health care providers, and local governments.

Awards and Recognitions:

  • Recognized by Best Lawyers as one of America’s top lawyers in the field of Municipal Law, 2022-Present
  • Recognized by Business North Carolina magazine as a member of the “Legal Elite” in the field of Corporate Counsel, 2009
  • AV (Preeminent) Peer Review Rating for Ability & Ethics from Martindale-Hubbell
  • Wake Forest Law Review, Staff Member, 1992-1993
  • Wake Forest Law Review, Symposium Editor, 1993-1994

Professional Associations:

  • North Carolina Bar Association
    –Sections: Government and Public Sector
  • American Bar Association

Counsel to the following public entities:

  • City Attorney, City of New Bern
  • Town Attorney, Town of Oriental
  • Town Attorney, Town of Alliance
  • Town Attorney, Town of Vanceboro
  • Town Attorney, Town of Aurora
  • Attorney, Bay River Metropolitan Sewerage District

Recent Transactions and Engagements:

  • Represented and successfully defended several local governments in numerous zoning appeals.
  • Represented health care providers and various other businesses in business acquisitions and dispositions.
  • Served as a referee in a NC Superior Court proceeding regarding a complex business dispute over the ownership and operation of a “dockaminium” project.