Raleigh attorney named ‘extraordinaire’ woman

Posted October 18, 2008 9:05 p.m. EDT
Updated October 21, 2008 7:56 a.m. EDT

— Attorney Elizabeth Scott will receive one of Business Leader’s 2008 Women Extraordinaire awards on Dec. 8, according to a press release from law firm Williams Mullen.

The magazine will honor 10 Triangle women on Dec. 8. at the Raleigh Convention Center at a luncheon at which Fletcher Foundation President Barbara Goodmon will be the guest speaker.

Scott, a partner in Williams Mullen’s litigation section, was selected from 200 nominations.

Keith Kapp, vice president at Williams Mullen, and Karon Thornton, an 18-year colleague, nominated Scott.

“I am so honored and humbled to be considered in the same standing as the other outstanding women who have been named Business Leader 's Women Extraordinaire this year,” said Scott.

Scott earned her undergraduate and law degrees from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She clerked on the North Carolina Court of Appeals and Supreme Court before joining Williams Mullen.

Other 2008 winners are:

  • Sheila Ahler - Cherry Bekaert & Holland LLP
  • Theo Conrood - Saint Mary's School
  • Melissa Essary - Campbell University Norman Adrian Wiggins School of Law
  • Patricia Holland - Cranfill Sumner & Hartzog LLP
  • Cynthia Marshall - AT&T
  • Nancy McFarlane - MedPo Rx, Inc.
  • Maureen O'Connor - Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina
  • Dr. Christy Shaffer - Inspire Pharmaceuticals
  • Jill Wells Heath - Mulkey Engineers & Consultants