Carmen S. Scott

Carmen S. Scott

Motley Rice LLC

Recognized since 2018

Mount Pleasant, South Carolina

Practice Areas

Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs

Product Liability Litigation - Plaintiffs

Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2024 - Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs
Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2024 - Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2022 - Product Liability Litigation - Plaintiffs
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With a focus on women's products, Carmen Scott represents victims of harmful medical drugs and devices, medical negligence, and corporate misconduct. She also advocates for human trafficking victims who seek to hold hotel franchises and other corporate entities accountable for allegedly enabling trafficking for profit.

Carmen helps lead Motley Rice's mass tort pharmaceutical litigation by managing complex personal injury and economic recovery damages cases. She has been on the forefront of national litigation, including multidistrict litigation pending in California for thousands of women who developed severe health complications allegedly caused by Bayer Corp.’s contraceptive device Essure®. She previously litigated claims involving NuvaRing®, Yaz® and Yasmin® birth control drugs and devices, and served on the Plaintiffs’ Steering Committee in In re NuvaRing Products Liability Litigation. She also served as co-lead counsel in In re Mirena Product Liability state court consolidation in New Jersey, and as co-chair of the AAJ Mirena® IUD Litigation Group. She served on the Plaintiffs’ Steering Committee for the multidistrict litigation In re Power Morcellator Products Liability Litigation and currently In re Johnson & Johnson Talcum Powder Products Marketing, Sales Practices and Products Liability Litigation. Carmen also represents clients in a variety of drug product matters in state and federal courts, including as a member of the PSC and Co-Chair of Leadership Development Committee for In re: Zantac (Ranitidine) Products Liability Litigation, pending in Florida.

Prior to joining Motley Rice in 2005 and concentrating her efforts on the medical practice area, Carmen represented numerous clients in jury trials, working on products liability, personal injury and business cases for both plaintiffs and defendants.

Carmen is a frequent speaker on medical litigation and topics involving women's products, regularly lecturing at both legal seminars and public advocacy events on such issues as plaintiffs' rights in medical negligence and dangerous drug cases. She has been quoted in numerous national media outlets and publications, including The Associated Press, NBC News New York, Marie Claire and MotherJones.

A South Carolina native and active in the community, Carmen served as a College of Charleston alumni board member. She also proudly served on the Board of the South Carolina chapter of Make-A-Wish for many years, fundraising and promoting the organization's mission, and continues to serve as a "wish-granter" for families. She also formerly served as a board member for the nonprofit organization Charleston County Friends of the Library.

  • 28 Bridgeside Boulevard
    Mount Pleasant, SC 29464
  • The University of South Carolina, J.D., graduated 1999
  • College of Charleston, B.A., graduated 1996
Bar Admissions
  • South Carolina, 1999
  • American Association for Justice - Exchange Advisory Committee; Section and Litigation Group Coordination Committee
  • American Bar Association - Member
  • South Carolina Association for Justice - Member
  • South Carolina Women Lawyers Association - Member

Motley Rice LLC
Headquarters: Mount Pleasant, South Carolina

28 The Best Lawyers in America® awards

17 Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch® in America awards

Best Law Firms Badge Full Firm Profile

Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2024 - Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2022 - Product Liability Litigation - Plaintiffs
Named "Lawyer of the Year" by Best Lawyers® for:
  • Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs, Charleston, SC (2024)
  • Product Liability Litigation - Plaintiffs, Charleston, SC (2022)
Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America® 2024 for work in:
  • Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs
  • Product Liability Litigation - Plaintiffs
  • Lawdragon
    2020–2021 Lawdragon 500 Plaintiff Consumer Lawyers
  • Chambers USA

    2021 Product Liability: Plaintiffs – Nationwide, Band 3

  • Super Lawyers®
    2015–2020 South Carolina Super Lawyers® list
    Personal injury – products: plaintiff; Class action/mass torts: plaintiff
    2013–2014 South Carolina Super Lawyers® Rising Stars list

  • Charleston Regional Business Journal
    2013 Forty Under 40

Additional Areas of Practice:
  • Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Plaintiffs

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